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“Helpless Before the Corporate Onslaught”

RISE UP OR DIE By Chris Hedges/ OpEdNews/ May 20, 2013   We stand helpless before the corporate onslaught. There is no way to vote against corporate power. Citizens have no way to bring about the prosecution of Wall Street … Continue reading

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LEGALITY OF AMERICAN POLICE STATE ON TRIAL

The NDAA and the Death of the Democratic State By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ February 11, 2013 On Wednesday a few hundred activists crowded into the courtroom of the Second Circuit, the spillover room with its faulty audio feed and dearth … Continue reading

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Obama, “Dominatrix” of the Liberal Class

The S&M Election By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ November 5, 2012 Illustration by Mr. Fish I learned at the age of 10, when I was shipped off to a New England boarding school where the hazing of younger boys was the … Continue reading

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More Justified Paranoia: Police State Surveillance

ACLU FIGHTS THE GOOD FIGHT TO STOP GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE OF OUR CITIZENS Warrantless wiretaps intimidate several organizations and cast a chill over lawyers, journalists and human rights researchers By Naomi Klein/ The Guardian/ October 19, 2012 Naomi Wolf: ‘The ACLU … Continue reading

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U.S. Police State Forges Ahead

Obama wins right to indefinitely detain Americans under NDAA knowledgeisking.ning.com RT News/ September 18,2012 A lone appeals judge bowed down to the Obama administration late Monday and reauthorized the White House’s ability to indefinitely detain American citizens without charge or … Continue reading

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Smile, You’re On Government Surveillance

WIKILEAKS: Surveillance Cameras Around The Country Are Being Used In A Huge Spy Network By David Seaman/ Business Insider/August 10, 2012 The U.S. cable networks won’t be covering this one tonight (not accurately, anyway), but Trapwire is making the rounds … Continue reading

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The Bill of What?

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IT DOESN’T LOOK GOOD

This Is What Tyranny Looks Like by Carl Gibson/ Common Dreams/ May 23, 2012 Protesters clashed with police at the NATO summit meeting in Chicago on Sunday. (Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times) Remember when police beat Tea Party activists with … Continue reading

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The Security State Noose Tightens

Someone You Love: Coming to a Gulag Near You by Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ April 2, 2012 The security and surveillance state does not deal in nuance or ambiguity. Its millions of agents, intelligence gatherers, spies, clandestine operatives, analysts and armed … Continue reading

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Do You Feel Safe Yet?

BPR Editor’s Update: I cannot confirm the 30,000 number stated in this headline and story from The Intel Hub. Congress did authorize the use of drones within the U.S. but I could not find any specific number in the text … Continue reading

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