Category: Repression

Dave Zirin: ‘Exporting Gaza’

The arming of Brazil’s World Cup security

Julian Assange: About WikiLeaks & Snowden

Assange discusses his new legal bid in Sweden, the ongoing grand jury probe in the United States, and WikiLeaks’ efforts to assist National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden

Amr Kotb: Me, my mom, and President Sisi

This time I was not backing down; I had to get to the bottom of why – after all of this- she still supported Egypt’s former army chief

Sonali Kolhatkar: Orwell’s Dystopian Future Is Almost Here

Interviewing Greenwald. In Orwell’s world, “nobody actually knew whether they were being watched at all times. In fact they didn’t know if they were ever being watched”

Jon Queally: ‘Collect It All’

NSA Targets Those Seeking Web Privacy

Alfredo Lopez: FaceBook Experiments with Manipulating Your Mind

If the Internet’s content can affect your feelings, the manipulation of that content can exert powerful social control

Justin Podur: Haiti’s New Dictatorship

Review by Stephen Roblin. Podur’s insightful and concise overview of Haiti’s recent history is an important work of revisionist scholarship that contains valuable lessons, particularly for outsiders who want to contribute constructively to the ongoing struggle for freedom and dignity in Haiti.

Peter Van Buren: Shredding the Fourth Amendment

Four Ways It No Longer Applies

Jim Hightower: Officer Friendly Is the Policeman of the Past

Militarization is a dangerous and ultimately deadly perversion of the honorable purpose of policing — and it is out of control

Ryan Gallagher: How Secret Partners Expand NSA’s Surveillance Dragnet

Huge volumes of private emails, phone calls, and internet chats are being intercepted by the National Security Agency with the secret cooperation of more foreign governments than previously known

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