Category Archives: civil liberties

How Fear of Russia Misleads Americans

NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake sees grave dangers in the U.S. government and media exaggerating foreign threats as a means to mislead and control the American public, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Source: Consortium News Russia has been … Continue reading

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America’s Real Red Scare

The Slow-Motion Collapse of the American Empire By William J. Astore Source: TomDispatch.com Jump into your time machine and let me transport you back to another age. It’s May 2001 and the Atlantic Monthly has just arrived in the mail. … Continue reading

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The West’s War on Free Speech

By Tony Cartalucci Source: Land Destroyer With a name like the “National Democratic Institute” (NDI) one might expect the US State Department-funded, corporate-financier chaired front to be the premier proponent of freedom and democracy worldwide. And although it poses as … Continue reading

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The Government Is Still the Enemy of Freedom

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news even … Continue reading

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Our Hopelessly Dysfunctional Democracy

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds When the system is rigged, “democracy” is just another public-relations screen to mask the unsavory reality of Oligarchy. Democracy in America has become a hollow shell. The conventional markers of democracy–elections and … Continue reading

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Lessons from George Orwell’s ‘1984’

By Ethan Indigo Smith Source: Waking Times “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” — George Orwell Some fictional literature is so profound as to … Continue reading

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Cycle of Insurgency: How the US military is expected to put down an insurrection

By Justin King Source: The Fifth Column One of the overriding questions when discussing an insurgency within the United States has always been the debate over how the military would respond. Those who hope for the military to break ranks … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Freedom: The Police State Is Alive and Well

By John W. Whitehead Source: Battlefield America “What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that … Continue reading

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