Police State & Civil Rights


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.


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.


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).


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.

Even If The Patriot Act Expires, Government Will Keep Spying On All Americans By Washington's Blog, May 28, 2015
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
US Establishment Shields Killer Cops By Andre Damon, May 27, 2015
Kiev’s Repression of Anti-Fascism in Odessa By Eric Draitser, May 27, 2015
From the Very Creation of the Internet, U.S. Spy Agencies Fought to Block Encryption By Washington's Blog, May 26, 2015
Refusing to Resettle: Australia’s response to the Rohingya Asylum Seekers By Binoy Kampmark, May 26, 2015
Police State Gears Up. The Recycling of Surplus Weapons by the Pentagon to “Law Enforcement” By Dave Lindorff, May 25, 2015
Judge Clears Killer Cop in 2012 Cleveland, Ohio Shooting By Samuel Davidson and Andre Damon, May 25, 2015
Mumia Speaks We Listen, Act and Work to Keep Him Alive and Recovering By Mumia Abu-Jamal, May 22, 2015
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
Obama, Master of Diversion, Proposes Bogus Reforms of Militarized Police By Glen Ford, May 22, 2015
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
Britain’s Anti-terror Law and the Global Assault on Democratic Rights By Jordan Shilton, May 21, 2015
Tsarnaev Case Judge: FBI Interview Reports Are Unreliable—And Cast in Stone By James Henry, May 20, 2015
False Claims of Anti-Semitism Climb on US Campuses: Allegations Based on Speech Critical of Israeli Policy By Nora Barrows-Friedman, May 20, 2015
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
Obama’s Paramilitary Police By Andre Damon, May 19, 2015
Bleak Times for Refugees on The Greek Island of Samos By Sofiane Ait Chalalet and Chris Jones, May 19, 2015
Ousted Egyptian President Morsi and 105 Others Given Death Sentences By Abayomi Azikiwe, May 19, 2015
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
Are Human Rights Becoming a Tool of US "Smart Power"?
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
Mideast Israel Boycott Hits Home
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
Despotic Saudi Regime Lobbies to Chair UN Human Rights Council By Stephen Lendman, May 16, 2015
France’s Surveillance Law Amid Terror Created by The French Republic By Tony Cartalucci, May 15, 2015
Police Shift Their Line on Australia’s Latest Terrorism “Plot” By Mike Head, May 14, 2015
New World Order Martial Law Scenario? U.S. Government Pathological Lies Concerning “Jade Helm 15 Military Operation” By Joachim Hagopian, May 14, 2015
Police State Surveillance under the US Patriot Act: Congress Should End Telephone Metadata Collection By Marjorie Cohn, May 13, 2015
No Charges in Madison, Wisconsin Police Killing of Unarmed Youth Tony Robinson, Jr. By Niles Williamson, May 13, 2015
First a Bomb irradiated Hiroshima, and we did not Speak Out… By Global Research News, May 13, 2015
American Cops Are More Heavily Armed than Front Line U.S. Combat Soldiers in Active War Zones By Washington's Blog, May 12, 2015
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
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
The Anatomy of Fear and Ignorance By Tomasz Pierscionek, May 09, 2015
Guantanamo and the Case of Omar Khadr. Conversation with his Lawyer Dennis Edney By Michael Welch, May 08, 2015
Netanyahu Appoints Ayelet Shaked—Who Called For Genocide of Palestinians—as Justice Minister in New Government By Ben Norton, May 08, 2015
US Appeals Court Strikes Down Bulk NSA Phone Spying on Americans By Stephen Lendman, May 08, 2015
Police State USA: Counterterrorism Unit Eyed “Vegan Potlucks,” Documents Reveal By Mikael Thalen, May 08, 2015
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
Israeli-Trained Police Invade Baltimore in Crackdown on Black Lives Matter By Rania Khalek, May 07, 2015
Haiti: Hooligans Tied to President Martelly Attack Opposition Militants Demanding Higher Wages By Isabelle Papillon, May 06, 2015
Palestine: More Than 11,000 Demolition Orders Pending in West Bank By Middle East Monitor, May 06, 2015
The Baltimore Uprising and the U.S. Government’s Record on Human Rights By Matt Peppe, May 06, 2015
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
The Chickens Come Home to Roost in Baltimore By Marjorie Cohn, May 05, 2015
Vaccines and National Security By Ulson Gunnar, May 05, 2015
Police Attack Demonstration Against Police Violence in Israel By Chris Marsden, May 05, 2015
Racist Israeli Supreme Court Decisions
Racist Israeli Policies Target Ethiopian Jews By Stephen Lendman, May 05, 2015
Lebanon Police Demolish Fishermen Homes: “The Israelis Treated Us Better” By Global Research News, May 04, 2015
The Decline and Fall of the United States By David Swanson, May 04, 2015
Baltimore Workers and Youth Speak Out: “It is a War Zone” By World Socialist Web Site, May 04, 2015
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
The Looting of Iraq
The Politics of ‘Looting’ and ‘Violence’ By Eric Draitser, May 02, 2015
It’s Official: Police Were Ordered to Stand Down and Let the Baltimore Riots Rage Out of Control By Michael Snyder, May 01, 2015
Military Police Attack Brazilian Teachers, Leaving Over 200 Injured By Bill Van Auken, May 01, 2015
Police Van Carrying Freddie Gray Made Previously Undisclosed Stop: Report By Deirdre Fulton, May 01, 2015
American Psychological Association Played Critical Role in CIA Torture Program By David Walsh, May 01, 2015
University of Illinois Protected White Supremacist, but Fires Steven Salaita For Criticizing Israel By Ali Abunimah, May 01, 2015
Hundreds Protest Shooting of Detroit Man by Federal Officer By Shannon Jones, April 30, 2015
Canada’s Fascist Shift By Mark Taliano, April 30, 2015
Lawless President Obama Chides Baltimore “Criminals And Thugs,” Ignores Savagery Of Baltimore Police By Bruce A. Dixon, April 30, 2015
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
Baltimore Protests: Little-Known Facts By Washington's Blog, April 30, 2015
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