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Todd Gitlin : The Wonderful World of Informers and ‘Agents Provocateurs’

  Old school spying. Image from Outside the Beltway. Close encounters of the lower-tech kind: The wonderful American world of informers and agents provocateurs Here is a preliminary attempt to sort out some patterns behind what could be the next … finish reading Todd Gitlin : The Wonderful World of Informers and ‘Agents Provocateurs’

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Journalism at its Best : Rachel Maddow Takes on Tom Ridge

Rachel Maddow leaves Tom Ridge begging for Homeland Security In what essentially amounted to a seminar on left-leaning critiques of the Bush administration, Maddow asked pointed questions on the gamut of security issues… By Joe Coscarelli / September 2, 2009 … finish reading Journalism at its Best : Rachel Maddow Takes on Tom Ridge

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Land of the Fearful, Home of the Almost Brave

Starting June 1, 2009 anyone crossing into the United States from Canada will require a passport or a special document approved by the U.S. government. Photo: Craig Glover/Toronto Star.Smile! The U.S. sees you comingBy Tonda MacCharles / May 23, 2009 … finish reading Land of the Fearful, Home of the Almost Brave

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Feds Warn Cops : Watch Out for Right Wing Hate

Klan cross burning. Could the fire next time be sooner than we think? Homeland Security has issued an alarming report — alarming, at least, to those who haven’t been paying attention — that warns of further substantial growth in already … finish reading Feds Warn Cops : Watch Out for Right Wing Hate

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Muslims Denied Air Service; Airline Apologizes

Here’s an example of neglecting refusing to try a worthy New Years’ resolution, instead kicking off 2009 with the status quo. This article shows that racism is still alive and well in America. Richard Jehn / The Rag Blog Atif … finish reading Muslims Denied Air Service; Airline Apologizes

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The TSA and Airport Security: A Dismal Failure

The Things He CarriedBy Jeffrey Goldberg / November 2008 Airport security in America is a sham—“security theater” designed to make travelers feel better and catch stupid terrorists. Smart ones can get through security with fake boarding passes and all manner … finish reading The TSA and Airport Security: A Dismal Failure

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Border Patrol Busts Continue on Olympic Peninsula

More Border Patrol action on the Olympic Peninsula reminds me that the permanent war on terror is simply the excuse for the permanent destruction of American democracy in favour of the Amerikkkan police state. Here is another example of innocent … finish reading Border Patrol Busts Continue on Olympic Peninsula

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Further Confirmation That We Now Live in a Fascist Police State

Bush administration widens domestic spy agency powersBy Naomi Spencer / August 25, 2008 In recent weeks, Bush administration officials have introduced a number of provisions that substantially widen the powers of intelligence and law enforcement agencies to conduct spying and … finish reading Further Confirmation That We Now Live in a Fascist Police State

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Police State Amerikkka, Right in My Own Backyard

I was astounded to read that a Border Patrol roadblock was erected for several hours last week on SR 104 near the Hood Canal Bridge. Welcome to police state Amerikkka, I thought. And I tend to agree with the Port … finish reading Police State Amerikkka, Right in My Own Backyard

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Remember : This Could Be YOU (Without Warning)

Pa pilot says he’s on watch list, sues to save jobBy Peter Jackson / August 20, 2008 HARRISBURG, Pa. — A commercial airline pilot and convert to Islam who says his name is on the U.S. government’s secret terrorist watch … finish reading Remember : This Could Be YOU (Without Warning)

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Now, We Seem to Have Lost the Dots

Flaws Found In Watch List For TerroristsBy Siobhan Gorman / August 22, 2008 The government’s main terrorist-watch-list system is hobbled by technology challenges, and the $500 million program designed to upgrade it is on the verge of collapse, according to … finish reading Now, We Seem to Have Lost the Dots

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Homeland Security Hard at Work

Hack your local subwayby Grant Martin / August 13, 2008 Frequent travelers on any metropolitan subway system know that the two major means for fare tracking and billing are via magnetic strip and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). And every nerd … finish reading Homeland Security Hard at Work

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