Category: Civil Liberties

John Pilger: The Revolutionary Act of Telling the Truth

Wondrous technology has become both our friend and our enemy

Edward Snowden: Call for Global Privacy Treaty

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, Brazilian privacy activist David Miranda and others have launched a new campaign to establish global privacy standards. The proposed International Treaty on the Right to Privacy, Protection Against Improper Surveillance and Protection of Whistleblowers would require states to ban mass data collection and implement public oversight Read more…

Alfredo Lopez: EU Court Advocate General Deals Severe Blow to NSA Surveillance

It’s the most comprehensive spy program in U.S. history and much of its activity involves servers in other countries because that’s where much of the data the NSA wants is stored

Paul Street: The Nature and Mission of U.S. Corporate Mass Media

The United States corporate and commercial mass media is a bastion of power-serving propaganda and deadening twaddle

Tom Engelhardt: Three Exceptional Facts About America

It’s Safe to Be Paranoid in the U.S.

Noam Chomsky: Media, NATO, ISIS, Free Trade Agreements & Humanity

Interview on the significance and role of whistleblowers, the alternative media, activism and a host of other related issues

Whitney Benns: American Slavery, Reinvented

The Thirteenth Amendment forbade slavery and involuntary servitude, “except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted”

John Gibler: ‘It Was the State’: Unmasking the Official Ayotzinapa Narrative

A year has passed and we still do not know the fate of the 43 rural college students from Ayotzinapa forcibly disappeared on Sept. 26, 2014 in Iguala, Mexico

Tim MacGabhann: Mexico’s Plan Merida on Trial

Plan Merida has been blamed for worsening the country’s security situation and allowing atrocities like the Ayotzinapa disappearances to flourish

Andalusia Knoll: Ayotzinapa: Necropolitics and the Media as Judge and Jury

Necropolitics: where the state has the “power and the capacity to dictate who may live and who must die”

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