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172 Countries and Territories?!!

AMERICA’S FORGOTTEN WARS New York Times Editorial/ October 23, 2017 The United States has been at war continuously since the attacks of 9/11 and now has just over 240,000 active-duty and reserve troops in at least 172 countries and territories. … Continue reading

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THE AMERICAN EMPIRE

It’s Time to Finally Admit We’re an Empire By David Sirota/ AlterNet/ September 28, 2013 Is America an empire or not? It is a loaded question because in the modern age, that word — empire — is not a moniker … Continue reading

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DOES THE CONSTITUTION STILL MATTER?

Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta: Lawsuit Challenging Targeted Killings ACLU/ October 24, 2012 The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights(CCR) have filed a lawsuit challenging the government’s targeted killing of three U.S. citizens in drone strikes far from … Continue reading

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BETTER THAN EVEN BUSH

Obama Campaign Brags About Its Whistleblower Persecutions Excuse me if I don’t join in Democrats’ sycophantic cheerleading for an Obama presidency that has shredded laws and liberties By Glenn Greenwald/ The Guardian/ September 5, 2012 A US drone strike in … Continue reading

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The Morally Corrupt But Brilliant Secret Strategy of the Military/Industrial/Homeland Security Complex

by Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report “War is a racket… easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious… It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives….It is conducted for … Continue reading

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OBAMA: “GEORGE W. BUSH ON STEROIDS”

Drone wars and state secrecy – how Barack Obama became a hardliner He was once a liberal law professor who campaigned against the Iraq war. Now, according to revelations last week, the US president personally oversees a ‘kill list’ for … Continue reading

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You Couldn’t Take Away Our Freedom, bin Laden….That’s Our Job

The War on Terror and its various civil liberties assaults have escalated, not been reversed or even slowed down By Glenn Greenwald/ Salon.com/ May 1, 2012 In the wake of Osama bin Laden’s summary execution one year ago, many predicted … Continue reading

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Chilling Video: Media Censorship

Jeremy Scahill article in The Nation, March 14, 2012: Why Is President Obama Keeping a Journalist in Prison in Yemen?

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BPR Quote of the Day: That is Something!

Regarding the assassination by CIA drones of Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born al Qaeda leader in Yemen on Sept. 30, 2011, Michael Hayden, CIA and NSA chief under President G. W. Bush, said:  “We needed a court order to eavesdrop on him but we … Continue reading

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