Police State & Civil Rights

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The NSA has compromised the guarantees that internet companies have given consumers that communications, online banking & medical records would be indecipherable to criminals or governments.

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Alongside the militarization of police which provides high powered weaponry and armored vehicles to state and local law enforcement, officers are receiving military-style training funded and supervised by the DOJ.

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In the past twenty plus years, a new criminal sanction has found its way into statutes in at least forty plus states: a life sentence without the possibility of parole (LWOP).

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As the public finally becomes outraged over the NSA’s illegal spying, members of government and the corporate media wage an information war to misdirect that anger to issues of less importance.

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Even If The Patriot Act Expires, Government Will Keep Spying On All Americans By Washington's Blog, May 28, 2015
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Associated Press Calls ‘Compromise’ a Section of the PATRIOT Act Which Could Send Its Sources to Jail for 10 Years By Jim Naureckas, May 28, 2015
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Peace, Security and Civil Rights: An Open Letter to President Barack Obama By Anthony Bellchambers, May 27, 2015
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US Establishment Shields Killer Cops By Andre Damon, May 27, 2015
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Kiev’s Repression of Anti-Fascism in Odessa By Eric Draitser, May 27, 2015
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From the Very Creation of the Internet, U.S. Spy Agencies Fought to Block Encryption By Washington's Blog, May 26, 2015
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Refusing to Resettle: Australia’s response to the Rohingya Asylum Seekers By Binoy Kampmark, May 26, 2015
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Police State Gears Up. The Recycling of Surplus Weapons by the Pentagon to “Law Enforcement” By Dave Lindorff, May 25, 2015
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Judge Clears Killer Cop in 2012 Cleveland, Ohio Shooting By Samuel Davidson and Andre Damon, May 25, 2015
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Mumia Speaks We Listen, Act and Work to Keep Him Alive and Recovering By Mumia Abu-Jamal, May 22, 2015
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Obama Signs Bill Creating “Amber Alert” System for Violence Against Police Officers By Carey Wedler, May 22, 2015
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Maryland Grand Jury Announces Charges against Six Cops in Killing of Freddie Gray By Nick Barrickman, May 22, 2015
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Obama, Master of Diversion, Proposes Bogus Reforms of Militarized Police By Glen Ford, May 22, 2015
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Color Revolution in Macedonia? By South Front, May 21, 2015
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TPP Could Criminalize Journalism and Whistleblowing By Washington's Blog, May 21, 2015
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Britain’s Anti-terror Law and the Global Assault on Democratic Rights By Jordan Shilton, May 21, 2015
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Tsarnaev Case Judge: FBI Interview Reports Are Unreliable—And Cast in Stone By James Henry, May 20, 2015
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False Claims of Anti-Semitism Climb on US Campuses: Allegations Based on Speech Critical of Israeli Policy By Nora Barrows-Friedman, May 20, 2015
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New Hi-Tech Police Surveillance: The “StingRay” Cell Phone Spying Device By Clarence Walker, May 19, 2015
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NSA Spying and the Patriot Act: Americans Don’t Trust the Government By Washington's Blog, May 19, 2015
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Obama’s Paramilitary Police By Andre Damon, May 19, 2015
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Bleak Times for Refugees on The Greek Island of Samos By Sofiane Ait Chalalet and Chris Jones, May 19, 2015
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Ousted Egyptian President Morsi and 105 Others Given Death Sentences By Abayomi Azikiwe, May 19, 2015
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Global Human Trafficking, a Modern form of Slavery By Joachim Hagopian, May 18, 2015
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A Tale of Two Nakbas. Palestinian Identity and Collective Memory. The War on Syria and Iraq By Eric Draitser, May 18, 2015
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US Human Rights Violations: Geneva Centre for Justice By Geneva International Centre for Justice, May 18, 2015
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UK Government Counter-Terrorism Bill Would Criminalize Speech, Political Activity By Jordan Shilton, May 18, 2015
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Burning Gold: Israel’s Destruction of Jordan Valley Harvests By Global Research News, May 17, 2015
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“The United States of Injustice” and the Boston Bombing Trial. Court of Public Opinion Lynching, Prosecutorial Distortions By Stephen Lendman, May 17, 2015
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Omar Khadr, Guantanamo, and the “Global War On Terrorism”: Exclusive Interview with Khadr’s Lawyer Dennis Edney Global Research News Hour Episode 104 By Michael Welch and Prof Michel Chossudovsky, May 16, 2015
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Despotic Saudi Regime Lobbies to Chair UN Human Rights Council By Stephen Lendman, May 16, 2015
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France’s Surveillance Law Amid Terror Created by The French Republic By Tony Cartalucci, May 15, 2015
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Police Shift Their Line on Australia’s Latest Terrorism “Plot” By Mike Head, May 14, 2015
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New World Order Martial Law Scenario? U.S. Government Pathological Lies Concerning “Jade Helm 15 Military Operation” By Joachim Hagopian, May 14, 2015
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Police State Surveillance under the US Patriot Act: Congress Should End Telephone Metadata Collection By Marjorie Cohn, May 13, 2015
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No Charges in Madison, Wisconsin Police Killing of Unarmed Youth Tony Robinson, Jr. By Niles Williamson, May 13, 2015
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First a Bomb irradiated Hiroshima, and we did not Speak Out… By Global Research News, May 13, 2015
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American Cops Are More Heavily Armed than Front Line U.S. Combat Soldiers in Active War Zones By Washington's Blog, May 12, 2015
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The Baltimore Upheaval: On Race and Class in America By Jerry White, May 12, 2015
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Europe’s Border Policy is Designed to Push Refugees into the Sea By Rania Khalek, May 11, 2015
The Criminalization of Wall Street: Will Any Exec at Goldman Sachs Go to Jail?
The Prison Gates Swing Open for US Peace Activists By David Swanson, May 11, 2015
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Sandy Hook Massacre: Disturbing Anomalies in Pozner Coronor’s Report By Prof. James F. Tracy, May 10, 2015
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Surveillance Britain: Toryland and Police Prying By Binoy Kampmark, May 10, 2015
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The Anatomy of Fear and Ignorance By Tomasz Pierscionek, May 09, 2015
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Guantanamo and the Case of Omar Khadr. Conversation with his Lawyer Dennis Edney By Michael Welch, May 08, 2015
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Netanyahu Appoints Ayelet Shaked—Who Called For Genocide of Palestinians—as Justice Minister in New Government By Ben Norton, May 08, 2015
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US Appeals Court Strikes Down Bulk NSA Phone Spying on Americans By Stephen Lendman, May 08, 2015
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Police State USA: Counterterrorism Unit Eyed “Vegan Potlucks,” Documents Reveal By Mikael Thalen, May 08, 2015
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Netanyahu Forms New Racist, Fascist Government By Stephen Lendman, May 07, 2015
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The Power and Symbolism of Voting By William John Cox, May 07, 2015
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French National Assembly Passes Draconian Electronic Surveillance Law By Anthony Torres, May 07, 2015
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Israeli-Trained Police Invade Baltimore in Crackdown on Black Lives Matter By Rania Khalek, May 07, 2015
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Haiti: Hooligans Tied to President Martelly Attack Opposition Militants Demanding Higher Wages By Isabelle Papillon, May 06, 2015
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Palestine: More Than 11,000 Demolition Orders Pending in West Bank By Middle East Monitor, May 06, 2015
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The Baltimore Uprising and the U.S. Government’s Record on Human Rights By Matt Peppe, May 06, 2015
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Challenging India’s Neoliberal Agenda: Greenpeace India Faces Imminent Shutdown By Colin Todhunter, May 05, 2015
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A Bold Proposal: Palestine Should Give Its Refugees Citizenship By Global Research News, May 05, 2015
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The Chickens Come Home to Roost in Baltimore By Marjorie Cohn, May 05, 2015
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Vaccines and National Security By Ulson Gunnar, May 05, 2015
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Police Attack Demonstration Against Police Violence in Israel By Chris Marsden, May 05, 2015
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Racist Israeli Policies Target Ethiopian Jews By Stephen Lendman, May 05, 2015
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Lebanon Police Demolish Fishermen Homes: “The Israelis Treated Us Better” By Global Research News, May 04, 2015
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The Decline and Fall of the United States By David Swanson, May 04, 2015
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Baltimore Workers and Youth Speak Out: “It is a War Zone” By World Socialist Web Site, May 04, 2015
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Baltimore: Unverified ‘Threats,’ Uncritically Reported – A Tradition as Old as Protest By Adam Johnson, May 04, 2015
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America’s Responsibility for the Global Refugee Crisis By Margaret Kimberley, May 02, 2015
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The Politics of ‘Looting’ and ‘Violence’ By Eric Draitser, May 02, 2015
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It’s Official: Police Were Ordered to Stand Down and Let the Baltimore Riots Rage Out of Control By Michael Snyder, May 01, 2015
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Military Police Attack Brazilian Teachers, Leaving Over 200 Injured By Bill Van Auken, May 01, 2015
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Police Van Carrying Freddie Gray Made Previously Undisclosed Stop: Report By Deirdre Fulton, May 01, 2015
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American Psychological Association Played Critical Role in CIA Torture Program By David Walsh, May 01, 2015
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University of Illinois Protected White Supremacist, but Fires Steven Salaita For Criticizing Israel By Ali Abunimah, May 01, 2015
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Hundreds Protest Shooting of Detroit Man by Federal Officer By Shannon Jones, April 30, 2015
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Canada’s Fascist Shift By Mark Taliano, April 30, 2015
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Lawless President Obama Chides Baltimore “Criminals And Thugs,” Ignores Savagery Of Baltimore Police By Bruce A. Dixon, April 30, 2015
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The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement against Israel and the Criminalisation of Free Speech By William Hanna, April 30, 2015
Poll: Majority of Jewish Israelis oppose attack on Iran
Oppose the Canadian Government’s Threat to Criminalize Criticism of Israel: Independent Jewish Voices – Canada (IJV) Confronts Harper Government By Independent Jewish Voices, April 30, 2015
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Baltimore Protests: Little-Known Facts By Washington's Blog, April 30, 2015
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Baltimore and the Human Right to Resistance: Rejecting the Framework of the Oppressor By Ajamu Baraka, April 29, 2015
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State of Emergency for the Ruling Class: African American Youth Draw the Line in Baltimore City By Abayomi Azikiwe, April 29, 2015