Alleen Brown | Arrests of Journalists at Standing Rock Test the Boundaries of the First Amendment

“Indigenous people are here to stay. And we’re not going to move unless it’s on our own terms, because this is our treaty land, this is our ancestral land, this is where our people have been for thousands of years.”    1,026 more words

Greg Palast | Here’s what we do now – a personal note

Being right never felt so horrid.

By Greg Palast  GregPalast  November 20, 2016

“This is the story of the theft of the 2016 election.
It’s a crime still in progress.”

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Mapping Reveals Rising Use of Social Media Monitoring Tools by Cities Nationwide

Alongside commercial ventures, local governments and police are using social media monitoring products to probe posts on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Google+, and Vine for information on protests, potential threats, breaking news, and more.      1,135 more words
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Extreme Center Goes After Anti-Trump Protesters

 Bershidsky, for some odd reason, thinks these protests are about convincing Trump in some interpersonal manner. They’re actually about demonstrating mass disapproval of the pending regime and its stated goals, not appealing to Trump’s better angels.    1,378 more words
Human Rights

Glenn Greenwald | Three New Scandals Show How Pervasive and Dangerous Mass Surveillance Is in the West, Vindicating Snowden

With each new investigation and judicial inquiry, and as more evidence is unearthed, Snowden’s core claims are increasingly vindicated.

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Standing Rock: At the Minnesota Governor's Mansion

Governor’s Mansion St. Paul, Minnesota. Prayer, ceremony, and bannering for Standing Rock

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Chris Hedges | Trump Will Crush Dissent With Even Greater Violence and Savagery (Video)

Given what is going to be the seismic reaction to the ineptitude and inability on the part of the Trump presidency to respond to the most pressing issues facing the majority of Americans, they will use all of the tools at their disposal…    47 more words

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