Category: Repression

John Feffer: Mouth Wide Shut

Under Obama, whistleblowers face a total of 751 months behind bars — compared to 24 months for all other whistleblowers combined since the American Revolution

John Pilger: The Revolutionary Act of Telling the Truth

Wondrous technology has become both our friend and our enemy

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

Tom Engelhardt: Three Exceptional Facts About America

It’s Safe to Be Paranoid in the U.S.

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”

Taylan Tosun: The Building Up of Fascism in Turkey

When a society is sharply divided vertically and various segments struggle against an oligarchic power we’re facing a fascist regime

Denny Riley: The Saturday Before

On the Saturday before the Sunday of the Pride Parade, the Pride Celebration happened in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza and the surrounding grid of streets. From a stage in front of city hall live music blasted out over rows and rows of canopied booths where it appeared everything was for sale but washers and dryers. Booths purveyed savory ethnic dishes and ballpark food, healthy and not so healthy beverages, clothes, crafts, trinkets, sunglasses, hats, books, posters and miniature icons from India and little pipes

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