Category: Obama Admin

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Peter Van Buren: Dead Is Dead

Drone-Killing the Fifth Amendment

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Jeremy Scahill: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence”

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Shamus Cooke: How Obama is a Direct Accomplice to Israeli War Crimes

This ongoing bloody dynamic continues in large part because the U.S. government allows it

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Kevin Zeese: People Are Mobilizing

The people of the United States no longer support war and the people of the world are rebelling against US rule

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Shamus Cooke: Obama’s Influence Abroad is Evaporating

There was once a time, not too long ago, when the U.S. government’s ability to steer the policies of other nations was near absolute

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Paul Street: Seven Things

The joblessness and under-employment that capital imposes masses of people is a giant, fundamentally public issue with gigantic implications for the common good

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Ramzy Baroud: Obama’s Failure and Richard Perle’s Whitewashing of the Iraq War

Richard Perle’s statements in an interview were yet another testament to the intellectual degeneration of a group that had once promised a ‘new Middle East’, only to destabilize the region with violent consequences that continue to reverberate until this day

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Glenn Greenwald: Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans—including a political candidate and several civil rights activists, academics, and lawyers

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Noam Chomsky: Iraq

Albert interviews Chomsky: Virtually without exception, the US sledgehammer has severely harmed Iraqi society, going back 50 years to when direct US intervention began with support for a military coup

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Norman Solomon: An Assault from Obama’s Escalating War on Journalism

Five organizations—RootsAction.org, the Nation, the Center for Media and Democracy, the Progressive, Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR), and the Freedom of the Press Foundation—have joined together to start a campaign for protecting the confidentiality of journalists’ sources

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