▶ William Blum on Covert Wars • Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum

The CIA began as a spy agency after World War Two, but soon the CIA was planning and executing covert operations across the globe without proper congressional oversight. 327 more words

U.S. Foreign Policy

Ida B. Wells: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

 A pioneering African-American journalist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the 1890s is celebrated on her birthday with a Google Doodle.

Art by Google for Ida B. 941 more words

Constitutional Rights

▶ Michael Ratner | Magna Carta at 800: A Promise Unfulfilled

As the world marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, Michael Ratner says the promised guarantees of liberty are unfulfilled as our elected leaders continue to flout the law through indefinite detentions in Guantanamo, illegal wars and imprisonment of millions. 197 more words

Civil Liberties

Cornel West: These Military Style Raids Are Unacceptable and Must Stop!

We call on everyone to join us, both in resisting these raids and in manifesting resistance in October that is powerful enough to change the way millions of people see the way the criminal justice system mistreats so many people.

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Civil Liberties

Behind the Curtain: A Look at the Inner Workings of NSA's XKEYSCORE

 Based on documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, The Intercept is shedding light on the inner workings of XKEYSCORE, one of the most extensive programs of mass surveillance in human history. 1,900 more words

Civil Liberties

From Dreamers to Screamers

I keep hearing about all this hate from the right about gay rights. I don’t see the hate they are talking about. I think most people that are conservative are much like myself in their opinions. 319 more words


▶ Glenn Greenwald on America's Surveillance Society | Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum

In our quest to defeat terrorism, are we sacrificing free speech and creating a conformist society?   

BraveNewFilms.org  June 26, 2015

Perhaps no one has stirred the pot on the reach of the national security state than journalist Glenn Greenwald when he released information about the NSA from whistleblower Edward Snowden. 

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Human Rights