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Repressing “Un-American Activities”: The Historical Roots of Today’s Homeland Surveillance State By Greg Guma Global Research, June 07, 2013 Url of this article:
Political rights are so easily taken for granted – until they’re threatened or curtailed by repressive laws. In the United States, they are usually most vulnerable when people are anxious about some outside threat.
After World War II, for instance, dissent became risky as relations with Russia hardened into Cold War I. Hysteria about domestic Communist subversion led quickly to state and congressional investigations of “un-American activities.” And in 1951, a Supreme Court decision led to the imprisonment of eleven Communist leaders, not for any overt acts threatening national security, but rather for trying to organize a political party and teach Marxism.
Today the threats to political liberty are n…

Free Bradley Manning 13

Daniel Ellsberg: ‘I’m sure that President Obama would have sought a life sentence in my case’By Timothy B. Lee, Published: June 5, 2013 at 11:24 am

In 1971, an American military analyst named Daniel Ellsberg gave a New York Times reporter a copy of “United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense,” a multi-volume work that became known as the Pentagon Papers. The massive, classified study painted a candid and unflattering portrait of the military’s conduct of the Vietnam War. The Supreme Court rejected the government’s request for an injunction against its publication later that year in a 6-3 ruling. Ellsberg became the first person prosecuted under the 1917 Espionage Act for releasing classified information to the public. But the case was thrown out after the judge learned that the government had engaged in the illegal wiretapping of Ellsberg and other misconduct. Today, Ellsberg is one of the most outspoken critics of the Ob…

Roxana Spicer

Ik sprak vanmiddag een Canadese filmmaakster, Roxana Spicer. Ze doet onderzoek voor een film over haar moeder die net na de oorlog als bevrijde Russische krijgsgevangene van de nazi's met een Canadese militair trouwde in Amsterdam. Hier is de foto. Weet iemand van de lezers waar precies deze foto in Amsterdam is genomen? AdR, jij misschien?


Enemy of the State

Top 5000 Enemy of the State(1998)12132 min  -  Action|Drama|Thriller  - 7 January 1999 (Netherlands) 7,2 Your rating:
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'Bij Obama speelt het erg over het verdedigen van verworven rechten.'
'Het is beter voor Nederland en de internationale gemeenschap dat Obama de verkiezingen wint.' Geert Mak. 2012
Nu de werkelijkheid: Obama Orders List of Foreign Cyber TargetsSaturday, 08 June 2013 09:53By David S CloudMcClatchy Newspapers | Report 4