Henry A. Giroux: The War on Terrorism Targets Democracy Itself

George Orwell’s nightmarish vision of a totalitarian society casts a dark shadow over the United States. The consequences can be seen clearly in the ongoing and ruthless assault on the social state, workers, unions, higher education, students, poor people of color and any vestige of the…

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Human Rights

Nation of Change: DOJ Admits FBI Forensic Examiners Gave False Testimony for Decades

The Department of Justice and FBI have openly admitted to providing scientifically invalid testimonies for decades. The result: numerous innocent convicts have been exonerated and released from prison. 749 more words

Human Rights

Jade Helm, just an Exercise?

Most of us are aware of the Jade Helm exercises that are going to be happening starting July 15 and running until September 15. For those of you that are unaware, it is a joint effort with the Green Berets, Navy Seals, the 82nd Airborne Division, USAF Special Operations Command, USMC Special Operations Command and expeditionary units each participating in the exercise. 529 more words


Just Security: The Patriot Act’s Sunset is the Perfect Chance to Make the FISA Court More Like a Real Court

 The collection of Americans’ personal information by intelligence agencies is one of the most intrusive powers the executive branch can exercise. Such programs require a strong check in the form of robust judicial review. 1,171 more words


Google Bullies, Censors MintPress & AntiWar.com Over Abu Ghraib Photos

MintPress News and AntiWar.com have both been targeted by Google AdSense with threats to kill ad revenue for publishing the infamous photos of Abu Ghraib detainee torture by American troops.

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Corporate Empire

Political Smears in U.S. Never Change: the NYT’s 1967 Attack on MLK’s Anti-War Speech

 The attack of the NYT editors on King for that speech is strikingly familiar, because it’s completely identical to how anti-war advocates in the U.S. are maligned today.

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Constitutional Rights

▶ John Oliver: Government Surveillance (Interview with Edward Snowden)

There are very few government checks on what America’s sweeping surveillance programs are capable of doing. John Oliver sits down with Edward Snowden to discuss the NSA, the balance between privacy and security, and dick-pics. 90 more words

Constitutional Rights