April 2012

By Firmin DeBarbander

The surveillance state expands. Since 9-11, our phones are subject to warrantless wiretaps. Our email and internet transactions leave a trail for some to follow. (more…)

The United Methodist Task Force on Immigration held a rally in Tampa over the weekend to protest against the growing private prison system in the United States. (more…)

John Pilger

You are all potential terrorists. It matters not that you live in Britain, the United States, Australia or the Middle East. Citizenship is effectively abolished.  Turn on your computer and the US Department of Homeland Security’s National Operations Center may monitor (more…)

Laura Flanders The Nation

Add ten more Americans to the list of non-CEOS who’ve gone to jail since the start of the financial crisis. On Monday afternoon, police arrested ten protesters at the office of Wells Fargo in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, among them a former Methodist minister, a Vietnam veteran, several unemployed Iowans and at least a couple of family farmers. (more…) Also available here

Thirty-three activists were arrested Sunday afternoon outside Hancock Air Field base in New York. Nore than 150 had turned out to protest the use of US drones to attack countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Iraq. The activists were preemptively arrested two blocks from the base. (more…)

Eric W. Dolan Rawstory

On Monday, the mother of a U.S. citizen who was allegedly tortured at a naval base in Charleston asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate a lawsuit against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other government officials on behalf of her son. (more…)

Whistleblowing website’s backers look to break ‘bank blockade’ 500 days after Visa, MasterCard and PayPal blocked donations  (more…)

It’s safe to assume that Big Brother would still have prevailed over Winston Smith had the ill-fated protagonist of George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984” been appointed the help of public defender Stephen Downs. But we have reason to believe that Downs, who represents Muslim activists in trials that amount to little more than terrorist witch hunts, would not have backed down. (more…)

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