Police State

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 […]

The Criminalization of Political Dissent in America

In a series of prosecutions, precedents are being established for the criminalization of political dissent in America by Tom Carter (World Socialist Web Site) Last week, Massachusetts high school student Cameron D’Ambrosio was arrested and charged under “terrorism” laws merely for posting lyrics on Facebook that make reference to the Boston Marathon bombings. He faces 20 years in prison. A […]

A Look Into Your Future

Naked Citizens – A Look Into Your Future Welcome to London The Worlds Capital of Surveillance. Increasing numbers of ‘terror suspects’ are being arrested on the basis of online and CCTV surveillance data. Authorities claim they act in the public interest, but does this intense surveillance keep us safer? “I woke up to pounding on my door”, says Andrej Holm, […]

Within The National (In) Security State: Fear as a Constant Companion

By Phil Rockstroh “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.”―Søren Kierkegaard Life, as lived, moment to moment, in the corporate/consumer state, involves moving between states of tedium, stress, and swoons of mass media and consumer distraction. Therein, one spends a large portion of one’s economically beleaguered life attempting to make ends meet and not go mad from the pressure and the […]