Category: Repression

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Juan Cole: Egypt Shocks the World

An Egyptian court in the provincial center of El Minya on Monday shocked the world by sentencing 528 persons to death

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Glenn Greenwald: Obama’s New NSA Proposal

As always with Obama, it remains to be seen whether his words will be followed by any real corresponding actions

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Medea Benjamin: Egypt Kangaroo Court Sentences 529 Morsi Supporters to Death

The Egyptian court has just handed down one of the most grotesque sentences in Egyptian history, condemning 529 people to death

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Ryan Gallagher: Hunting and Hacking System Administrators

Across the world, people who work as system administrators keep computer networks in order – and this has turned them into unwitting targets of the National Security Agency

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Medea Benjamin: Why I Didn’t Make it to Gaza for International Women’s Day

When I boarded the plane to Cairo, Egypt, to make sure everything was in place for the women’s delegation headed to Gaza, I had no reason to think I’d end up in a jail cell at the Cairo airport

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Norman Solomon: The Feinstein Syndrome

“The Fourth Amendment for Me, But Not for Thee”

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Gary Younge: The CIA has Brought Darkness to America

After 9/11 the agency was given free rein to break the rules but when allowed to play dirty abroad, it’s difficult to stop at home

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Noam Chomsky: Government Security is a Public in the Dark

Often the attempt to maintain secrecy is motivated by the need to guarantee the security of powerful domestic sectors

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Paul Street: The Deep State and Beyond

The authority structures most regularly experienced by most Americans are found in workplaces, schools, prisons, public and private bureaucracies, streets, councils, churches and other often militantly and multiply hierarchical locations across the nation

Anthony Barnett: Water Cannon Will End an Era of Consent

If the Home Secretary goes ahead and permits their introduction into mainland Britain, water cannon will mark the official end of the post-war political order

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