Tag Archives: Surveillance

Lamar W. Hankins :
FILM | Oscar-winning ‘Citizenfour’ documents one citizen’s sacrifice for our liberty

Laura Pointras tells Snowden’s story in an engaging account that is both enlightening and unsettling. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | March 22, 2015 Citizen Four is the name used by 29-year-old Edward Joseph Snowden when he … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
FILM | Oscar-winning ‘Citizenfour’ documents one citizen’s sacrifice for our liberty

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Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | ‘Technocreep’ and how we are seduced by surveillance

Thomas Keenan has written a helpful description of the kinds of surveillance undertaken by corporations, governments, criminal enterprises, and just plain creeps every second of every day. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | August 5, 2014 [Technocreep: The … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | ‘Technocreep’ and how we are seduced by surveillance

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Tom Hayden : Is Obama Really in Control?

This plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to land in Vienna despite Obama’s earlier comment that he “wouldn’t scramble jets against a 29 year old hacker.” Photo by Andres Gutierrez / AP. Refs being ‘worked’? Does Obama control … finish reading Tom Hayden : Is Obama Really in Control?

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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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James McEnteer : Escape to Ecuador

Edward Snowden and the flag of Ecuador. Image from Salon.com. Rehanging the crepe paper:Escape to Ecuador Edward Snowden is the latest insider who pulled back the curtain to reveal the wizardry of American Freedom as the diabolical machinations of a … finish reading James McEnteer : Escape to Ecuador

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Lamar W. Hankins : Government Lies and Secrecy Destroy Credibility

Whistleblower Edward Snowden. Image from MGN Online. Government lies andsecrecy destroy credibility “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” — Benjamin Franklin. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Government Lies and Secrecy Destroy Credibility

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Jack A. Smith : Big Brother’s Getting Bigger

Another sign of the times. Image from City Limits.Our civil liberties under attack:Big Brother’s getting even bigger Abuses of civil liberties are taking place with increasing frequency, but the public outcry has mainly been muted, an enticement for the authorities … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Big Brother’s Getting Bigger

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Ron Jacobs : Creeping Fascism? Ask the Cop on the Corner

Police state shown busily creeping. Image from The End of the World.Ask the cop on the corner:Creeping fascism The infant U.S. police state is no longer learning to crawl; it has learned to walk and will soon be stomping its … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Creeping Fascism? Ask the Cop on the Corner

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Peter Finn : Drone Used in Austin Raises Privacy Issues

Wasp III drone — the kind used by Texas DPS in 2009 Austin police operation. Grab from KVUE.com / Austin.Drones over Austin:Law enforcement use of aerial dronesraises issues of privacy, civil liberties By Peter Finn / CommonDreams / January 24, … finish reading Peter Finn : Drone Used in Austin Raises Privacy Issues

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Judy Gumbo Albert : The More Things Change…

L-R: Stew Albert, Attorney William Kunstler, and Judy Gumbo Albert, December 14, 1975. Photo from Wide World Photos.Adventures with the FBI:The more things change… By Judy Gumbo Albert / The Rag Blog / October 13, 2010 Last week a story … finish reading Judy Gumbo Albert : The More Things Change…

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