Category: Repression

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Norman Solomon: Race, Leaks, and Prosecution at the CIA

Information about the CIA program only reached the public because Risen took the risk of putting it in a book.

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Justin Podur: Online Privacy Is Worth The Extra Work

If people assume they have the right to privacy and join the free software movement, it is better for everyone

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Walden Bello: Bloody US-Directed Raid Destabilizes Philippine Politics

A raid to “neutralize” an international terrorist that went awry has severely discredited the administration of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III

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John Pilger: Why the Rise of Fascism is Again the Issue

Like the fascism of the 1930s and 1940s, big lies are delivered with the precision of a metronome: thanks to an omnipresent, repetitive media and its virulent censorship by omission

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Vijay Prashad: The night is long

Rural Egypt, now battered with the reduction of the cotton subsidy, had been relatively immune to Tahrir. Now things might change

Binnaz Saktanber: ‘Cease and censor’ in Turkey’s war on social media

Turkey has a track record of ruthlessly cracking down on social media users, and both Twitter and Facebook appear happy to play ball with the censors

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Jeremy Scahill: The Great SIM Heist

U.S. and British spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world, stealing encryption keys used to protect the privacy of cellphone communications across the globe

Lauren McCauley: NSA-Linked Spyware Found in Hard Drives Worldwide

“The NSA has multiple ways of obtaining source code from tech companies, including asking directly and posing as a software developer”

Kara Z. Dellacioppa: Remembering the Watts Rebellion

Operation Chaos and the Infectious Logic of National Security

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Kathy Kelly: The Front Page Rule

As drone warfare proliferates, as the stings of the drone become more lethal and terrifying, the peace activists hold a newsworthy message

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