Police State

A Story of Surveillance

By Ellen Nakashima Washington Post Staff Writer Original posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007 His first inkling that something was amiss came in summer 2002 when he opened the door to admit a visitor from the National Security Agency to an office of AT&T in San Francisco. “What the heck is the NSA doing here?” Mark Klein, a former AT&T technician, […]

One American Who Isn’t For Sale

By Robert Scheer So it’s true, as filmmaker Michael Moore once warned us, the Carlyle Group is Big Brother. That’s the $176 billion private equity firm that once employed former President George H.W. Bush, his Secretary of State James A. Baker III and a host of political luminaries that would put any other list of America’s ruling elite to shame. […]

Lifting the veil of secrecy…

Menwith Hill is the jewel in the crooked crown of a global electronic spy network run by the United States to support its military power projection by Steve Schofield Situated close to the town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire and occupying nearly a full square mile of high moorland, its official designation is RAF Menwith Hill. In reality, it is […]

Debunking The Dangerous “If You Have Nothing To Hide, You Have Nothing To Fear”

By Rick Falkvinge Every so often, you hear the argument “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear”, in order to justify increased and invasive surveillance. This argument is not only dangerous, but dishonest and cowardly, too. In the comments to yesterday’s post about Sweden’s DNA register, some expressed the “nothing to hide” argument – that efficiency […]

George Orwell’s –  1984 – The Movie

Probably the definitive novel of the 20th century, a story that remains eternally fresh and contemporary, and whose terms such as “Big Brother”, “doublethink” and “newspeak” have become part of everyday currency, Nineteen Eighty-Four has been translated into more than 65 languages and sold millions of copies worldwide, giving George Orwell a unique place in world literature. Video Runtime 108 […]

Another Truth-Teller Steps Forward

Edward Snowden, the person who disclosed top-secret documents on the U.S. government’s massive surveillance programs, is reportedly in Hong Kong and seeking asylum from countries that value openness and freedom, conditions seen as slipping away at home by Ray McGovern Before the U.S. government and the mainstream media engage in the customary character assassination of truth-teller Edward Snowden – a fate […]

We Steal Freedom II – Defending Edward Snowden

An update to yesterday’s article by Simon Wood (The 99.99998271%) The NSA whistleblower has now been identified as Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former CIA technical assistant who, until the leak, worked in Hawaii for defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. His identity was made public at his own request. There can be no doubt that Mr. Snowden is a classic example […]

We Steal Freedom

By Simon Wood (The 99.99998271%) “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare” – Mark Twain For those tired of being dismissed as ‘conspiracy theorists’ for the crime of paying attention and digging deeper than a Yahoo.com news headline, this has been a week of vindication. An unidentified whistleblower trusted […]

The Dissolution of the West

“The United States Is A Police State” Paul Craig Roberts. Video Interview with Paul Craig Roberts. From economic turmoil to social dissolution and cultural chaos, it can no longer be denied that the once-opulent West is on the brink of collapse. In his new book, respected economist and father of Reaganomics, Paul Craig Roberts, explores the roots of this crisis […]