On 1 Year, Snowden, Manning and More

Julian Assange Wikileaks Let’s be very careful about who we call “traitor.” Edward Snowden is one of us. Bradley Manning is one of us. They are young, technically minded people from the generation that Barack Obama betrayed. It has now been a year since I entered this embassy and sought...

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Humanity’s Oldest Story

David Sirota Creators.com This is a tale of two presidents — the one we hope we have and the one we actually have. It is also a tale of two kinds of violence — the surgical and the indiscriminate — and how the latter blurs the distinction between self-defense and...

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Trust me

Jeff Cohen Common Dreams Political Spying + Computers = Big Brother I know the issue of political spying – and not just because my lawful, nonviolent activism got me spied on by local, state and federal “intelligence” agencies (whose spy files on me were unearthed through successful lawsuits and partly...

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Repeal the Patriot Act

Jim Hightower Creators.com It’s back. The Patriot Act — that grotesque, ever-mutating, hydra-headed monstrosity from the Bush-Cheney Little Shop of Horrors — has risen again, this time with an added twist of Orwellian intrusiveness from the Obamacans. Since 2006, Team Bush, and then Team Obama, have allowed the little-known, hugely...

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Dead Man Walking, 20 Years On

Amy Goodman TruthDig.com Thirty years ago, a Catholic nun working in a poor neighborhood of New Orleans was asked if she would be a pen pal to a death-row prisoner. Sister Helen Prejean agreed, forever changing her life, as well as the debate on capital punishment in this country. Her...

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