July 2013

Glenn Greenwald Guardian U.K.

Pew finds that, for the first time since 9/11, Americans are now more worried about civil liberties abuses than terrorism (more…)

Yochai Benkler Guardian U.K.

Since the 9/11 trauma, America has allowed the national security state to ride roughshod over vital liberties. (more…)

More than a month after Edward Snowden’s leaks became public, his dad, Lon Snowden, spoke about his son and the country’s perception of him with TODAY’s Matt Lauer. (more…)

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Mickie Lynn  TimesUnion.com

A 73 year old great grandmother, currently serving an unreasonable and punitive 10 year prison term has been denied compassionate medical release by the Bureau of Prisons. (more…)

Michael Hudson ICH

Yesterday President Obama chose Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois (originally founded by anti-slavery activists in the 1830s) to float the economic program he has been working out with Wall Street investment bankers. His aim is to wrap this program in a democratic rhetoric. (more…)

Glenn Greenwald  Guardian U.K.

One of the worst myths Democratic partisans love to tell themselves – and everyone else – is that the GOP refuses to support President Obama no matter what he does. (more…)

The U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users’ stored passwords, according to two industry sources familiar with these orders, which represent an escalation in surveillance techniques that has not previously been disclosed. (more…)


Abdulelah Haider Shaye, a Yemeni journalist who was kept in prison for three years at the request of the Obama administration after he uncovered a deadly U.S. drone strike in which dozens of innocent Yemeni civilians were killed, was finally released from prison on Tuesday. (more…)

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