Category: Repression

Andrew Smith: Selling repression around the world

The UK’s role, and that of UK arms companies, in promoting tear gas and weapons for state repression around the world

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Ryan Gallagher: Documents Reveal Canada’s Secret Hacking Tactics

Canada’s electronic surveillance agency has secretly developed an arsenal of cyberweapons capable of stealing data and destroying adversaries’ infrastructure, according to newly revealed classified documents. Communications Security Establishment, or CSE, has also covertly hacked into computers across the world to gather intelligence, breaking into networks in Europe, Mexico, the Middle East and North Africa, the Read more…

John Hanrahan: Whistleblowers and the Press Heavyweights

Why do these stars of the news media so readily brush off concerns about our dangerous warfare/surveillance state revealed by Snowden, Manning and the others?

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Paul Street: Look Home, Obama

People who live in glass, dollar-drenched houses of fake democracy should not throw stones

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Dean Baker: Scott Walker Ends Freedom of Contract in Wisconsin

This is a bill about taking away workers’ freedom of contract in a way that will weaken their bargaining. It is a lie to gloss over this fact and pretend there is some issue of individual rights at stake. There isn’t

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Yesenia Barragan: The Dangers of Vintage Racism

The SAE anthem is the ugly veneer of the kind of institutional racism that led to the fact that over the past two years, the black residents of Ferguson accounted for 85% of all traffic stops

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Glenn Greenwald: The Orwellian Re-Branding of “Mass Surveillance” as Merely “Bulk Collection”

There is a clearly coordinated theme that has arisen in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand as the last defense against the Snowden revelations

Nadia Prupis: ‘Patriot Act 2.0’?

Senate Cybersecurity Bill Seen as Trojan Horse for More Spying

William Boardman: Rahm Emanuel, the Face of Democratic Fascism, Deserves to Lose

Rahm Emanuel is a particularly nasty piece of work as a political being. Why would anyone think it a good idea to be governed by a nasty piece of work?

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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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