Our Democracy?

Robert Jensen Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/08/31-5 An edited version of a presentation on the panel “Our Democracy in Crisis: The Rise of the Total Surveillance State and the War on a Free Press” organized by Chicago Area Peace Action at North Park University, Chicago, Thursday, August 29, 2013. The issue-packed title...

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The U.S. Behaves Nothing Like a Democracy

Noam Chomsky AlterNet http://www.alternet.org/visions/chomsky-us-poses-number-threats-future-humanity-our-youll-never-hear-about-it-our-free-press?paging=off In a powerful speech, Chomsky lays out how the majority of US policies are practically opposite of what wide swathes of the public wants. I’d like to comment on topics that I think should regularly be on the front pages but are not – and in...

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