'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things' Modern day hero, Edward Snowden, stands up to power in a way few of us have been willing to do, since the U.S. declared war on terrorism. He, Bradley Manning, and others like them, are paving the way for the rest … Continue reading NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden
Barack Obama: "You can't have 100% security and also then have 100% privacy and zero inconvenience" President Barack Obama has defended newly revealed US government phone and internet surveillance programs, saying they are closely overseen by Congress and the courts. Mr Obama said his administration had struck "the right balance" between security and privacy. He … Continue reading Barack Obama Defends US Surveillance Tactics
"Lethal" and "unobtrusive" micro-drones are being developed by the Air force to mimic the behavior of bugs. U.S. Air Force Micro-Drones The Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf Tuesday highlighted a “terrifying” prospect on the military technology horizon. The U.S. Air Force are building micro-drones that are “unobtrusive, pervasive, and lethal” weapons. According to a feature in the … Continue reading Micro-drones will "hide in plain sight"
The Last Letter To: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From: Tomas Young I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on behalf … Continue reading A Message To George W. Bush And Dick Cheney From A Dying Veteran
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—I flew to Kansas City last week to see Tomas Young. Young was paralyzed in Iraq in 2004. He is now receiving hospice care at his home. I knew him by reputation and the movie documentary “Body of War.” He was one of the first veterans to publicly oppose the war in Iraq. … Continue reading The Crucifixion Of Tomas Young
“We are at War. Somebody is Going to Pay.” – George W. Bush, Sept 11th, 2001. Kabul Eleven years later, we are still at war. Bullets, mortars and drones are still extracting payment. Thousands, tens of thousands, millions have paid in full. Children and even those yet to be born will continue to pay for … Continue reading The People Who Are Paying: We Are At War
Exclusive: Though the 9/11 attacks occurred more than a decade ago, Congress continues to exploit them to pass evermore draconian laws on “terrorism,” with the Senate now empowering the military to arrest people on U.S. soil and hold them without trial, a serious threat to American liberties, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. Ambiguous but alarming … Continue reading Bringing The Battlefield Home: Are Americans In Line For Gitmo?
March 28, 2003 Following the events of 9/11 the FBI created an Arab American Advisory Committee after hate crimes against people perceived to be "Arab" or "Muslim" increased by 1700%. 1700% Project: Mistaken for Muslim This film is the 2010 recipient of the Grand Prize award for LinkTV's One Chicago, One Nation film competition. Using … Continue reading Because We Refuse To End In Violence
We are intimately familiar with security measures encountered in airports, but may not realize most of the technology is purchased from Israel. How much more of these "security technologies" have been imported into our governments, industries, and academia? Technologies promoting warfare and the military industrial complex (including security) are often packaged with medical advancements and … Continue reading Israeli Defense Claims U.S. As Its Leading Customer
Written by Charlie Skelton How the world changed after 9/11 On the day of September 11, Charlie Skelton attends a symposium of critical thinkers in New York The heavy syllables of the victims' names boomed out along the streets around Ground Zero. The public were patted down, then allowed up a cramped side road to … Continue reading Cognitive Infiltration