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Chris Hedges - Our Only Hope Will Come Through Rebellion - 29th March 2014 - YouTube
military industrial complex does what it wants and asks and gets what it wants. // Truth is hidden. Decent is criminalised. // things are only to get worse. // protect corporate state and spy on other corporate states and corporate entities. // for-profit military industrial complex // 9/11 opportunist, false flag, to profit from program X to protect our nation // no warrent needed - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warrant_(law) // the corporate state has no incentive to give up Stasi 2.0 // >> = Totalitarian state // we have totalitarian structures! period. // reform can not come from those who are in the center of power and a implicit of the status quo ... meaning only a revolution through rebellion is the option. defying the law and opting for civil disobedience. moral and physical courage needed.
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
DECLINE of EMPIRES: The Signs of Decay - YouTube
Chalmers Johnson, author of Blowback, Sorrows of Empire and Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic , talks about the similarities in the decline of the Roman and Soviet empires and the signs that the U.S. empire is exhibiting the same symptoms: overextension, corruption and the inability to reform [ in face of global change and internal ideology.] - min 15 + fiscal overstretch that does not serve people (economic multiplier, ie NSA, military bases, personnel, and long-term obligations ie pension and benefits) ... and unable to change bc of ideology married with identity (the American Dream is still alive and this country is fair and meritocratic) as well unable to keep up with global economic competition as a whole (take out Silicon Valley). & unable to smell crony capitalism (no shared economic interest), corruption and bribery when its showing up (ie TTIP, NAFTA and co.) &! Politics & Big Business communication run by PR & Spin Doctors (see also corporations = people).
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
NSA phone data collection 'illegal', US court rules - BBC News
A federal appeals court has found that the National Security Agency’s collection of millions of Americans’ phone records isn’t authorized under the Patriot Act. http://pando.com/2015/05/07/judges-say-its-illegal-for-the-nsa-to-collect-americans-call-records/
surveillance  state  Orwellian  NSA  Five  Eyes  presidency  barackobama  Patriot  Act  Constitution  Privacy  Internet  Privacy  human  rights  FISA  Court  FISAAA  Secret  Courts  GCHQ  UK  USA  Edward  Snowden  Whistleblower  metadata  Big  Data  analytics 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
John Oliver Edward Snowden Interview - YouTube
language shapes thoughts. how you communicate and on what level. US elected official talk is always about "keeping America and Americans, safe." what % of baby boomers or millennial do knows what meda data, profiling, and big data is or do or how it can be leveraged. they know what a selfie and a selfie stick is. That's why Career Politicians and Lobby organisations hire PR people. CORPORATE (Wall Street) PR PEOPLE!!! Talking 5 minutes to the nation and saying nothing at all of concrete notion, IS CORPORATE PR SPEAK. Setting the tone for the public discourse, its sort of art and honed down to a science. // &! Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance (HBO) >> https://youtu.be/XEVlyP4_11M >> Section 215 - bulk collection // principle, no to self-censorship
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Supreme Court to Cops: 'Get a Warrant' for Cell Phone Searches - Businessweek
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a decision with broad implications for digital privacy rights and police investigations, ruled today that police must generally get a warrant before searching the cells phones of people they arrest. The court heard two cases related to warrantless searches of cell phones and how the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable search and seizure applies to new technologies.
Constitution  USA  digital  privacy  cell  phone  searches  warrant  probable  cause  surveillance  state  surveillance  NSA  FBI  Internet  Orwellian 
june 2014 by asterisk2a
The Snowden affair: The perils of whistleblowing - YouTube
See very last part of the discussion: Stasi Officers Interview 'it is naive to think that this intelligence will not be used (abused) for other purposes.' ... ie throwing off other foreign state officials that have done wrong, and USA, the West wants to have removed for a more Western leaning replacement. ... Let's say Erdogan. Stuff got on the internet about him and his family; bribery, taxevasion, corruption etc. leading up to local elections. ... That is just a coincidence. right!? just serendipity. + NSA Whistleblower - Jesselyn Radack & Thomas Drake | London Real :: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEq42BDBVWk + Annie Machon - Whistleblower | London Real :: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7U-lv0uAbY
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march 2014 by asterisk2a
Edward Snowden | Chelsea Manning receives Sam Adams Award | Oxford Union - YouTube
Career Politicians caught in the prisons they build themselves - ala 2nd essay from Doris Lessing in The Prisons we choose to live in. // || Democracy is not working if the public doesn't know 100% what their elected officials are doing. and can't be held accountable.
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february 2014 by asterisk2a
UN declares that the right to privacy, including online privacy, is a human right : worldnews
This is a misleading article. Here is the press release: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2013/gashc4094.doc.htm "The draft, approved without a vote, would have the General Assembly call upon Member States to review their procedures, practices and legislation on the surveillance of communications, their interception and collection of personal data, including mass surveillance, with a view to upholding the right to privacy by ensuring the full and effective implementation of all relevant obligations under international human rights law" So no. The UN did not declare it. The Third committee submitted a draft.
privacy  NSA  Edward  Snowden  surveillance  state  Orwellian  human  rights  Constitution 
december 2013 by asterisk2a
Augstein-Kolumne: Große Koalition stabilisiert soziale Spaltung - SPIEGEL ONLINE
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prekariat >> "Eine große Studie hat jetzt den Zusammenhang zwischen sozialer Stellung und Wahlverhalten untersucht. Das Ergebnis ist eindeutig: Die gesellschaftlichen Verlierer wenden sich vom System ab. Sie fühlen sich nicht mehr vertreten - und sie werden auch nicht vertreten. 17,6 Millionen Deutsche verweigerten die Wahl. 2,7 Millionen mehr als für die CDU stimmten. Und je niedriger der Status, desto größer die Wahrscheinlichkeit, dass ein Wähler zu Hause bleibt. Die Autoren der Studie sprechen von einer "sozial prekären" Wahl."
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december 2013 by asterisk2a
Op-Ed: What happens to WikiLeaks matters to everyone
The problem is that this concern for the First Amendment protections of the press and of citizens in general, is a new development. Just last year the Department of Justice was caught spying on the offices of the Associated Press. That spying led to a source going to prison for 43 months. That was not an isolated incident and the DOJ’s war on journalism goes back quite some time. In 2006, it was revealed that DOJ was targeting a freelance journalist covering the Free Trade Area of the Americas conference. That is certainly nowhere near as important to the Department as shutting down a vile enemy of freedom like WikiLeaks. But they managed to find the resources to go after a freelance journalist covering a trade agreement.
First  Amendment  Constitution  USA  DOJ  NSA  barackobama  presidency  Wikileaks  Julian  Assange  freedom  of  press  free  speech  journalism  investigative  journalism 
november 2013 by asterisk2a
Syrien-Einsatz: Britisches Parlament blockiert Einsatz in Syrien - SPIEGEL ONLINE
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-08-29/uk-rejects-syria-military-strike-obama-willing-go-it-alone "More importantly, the "people" in the UK actually had a voice, which is more than can so far be said about developments in the US. And speaking of the US, the NYT reports that even as the Syrian war "option" is slowly being shut out for staunch US allies (except for France of course), that Obama is "willing to move ahead with a limited military strike on Syria even while allies like Britain are debating whether to join the effort [ZH: and have now voted against it] and without an endorsement from the United Nations Security Council" citing senior administration officials." + Pushback on Syria (Doug Bandow) /watch?v=knCUxNj0wQI
Constitution  Politics  Syria  foreign  policy  UK  geopolitics  foreignaffairs  United  Nations  Security  Council  USA  davidcameron  barackobama  NATO  democracy  presidency 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
Here’s What Candidate Obama Said About Military Intervention In 2007 | Zero Hedge
Obama:  The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.
history  USA  Constitution  barackobama  War  Syria  presidency 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
FAZ.NET-Fernsehkritik: Alles, was wir privat nannten, ist jetzt weg - FAZ.NET-Frühkritik - FAZ
„Alles, was wir einmal Bürgerrechte oder Privatsphäre nannten: Das ist alles weg.“ Ein fulminanter Satz. In historischer Perspektive bedeutet das nichts anderes als den Verlust dessen, was unsere Vorfahren seit der Aufklärung als die Essenz der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft erkämpft haben. Gerade die Bundeskanzlerin, wie auch der Bundespräsident, sollten als ehemalige DDR-Bürger wissen, was das bedeutet. [...] Ihr „Nullsprech“ mag politisch opportun sein, wäre aber nichts anderes als die Bankrotterklärung Europas vor seiner eigenen Geschichte. [....] >> https://www.facebook.com/monitor.wdr/posts/576794722359472 "eine solche Opposition hat keine Chance gegen eine Kanzlerin, die im politischen Niemandsland alleine durch Schweigen ihre Mehrheit sichert." + http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/debatten/ueberwachung/offener-brief-an-angela-merkel-deutschland-ist-ein-ueberwachungsstaat-12304732.html
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july 2013 by asterisk2a
Interview mit Snowdens russischem Anwalt Kutcherena - SPIEGEL ONLINE
SPIEGEL ONLINE: Haben die Amerikaner Kontakt zu Ihnen aufgenommen? Kutscherena: Die Botschaft hat mich angerufen, sie wollen ein Treffen. Was mich verwundert: Es gibt bis heute kein offizielles Auslieferungsgesuch von Seiten der USA. Ich wiederhole: Amerika hat kein Auslieferungsgesuch gestellt! Und Amerika hat nicht verlautbart, dass Snowdens Vorwürfe nicht stimmen. Snowden hat der Welt die Augen geöffnet. SPIEGEL ONLINE: Russland hat einen riesigen Geheimdienstapparat. Abgehörte Telefonate Oppositioneller tauchen schon mal in der Kreml-nahen Presse auf. Ist der demonstrative Einsatz für Snowden nicht scheinheilig? Kutscherena: Ich bin für Ehrlichkeit. Die Amerikaner predigen von der Kanzel, dass sie die Verfassung schützen. Der Mensch steht dort an erster Stelle, seine Rechte und Freiheiten sind unantastbar. Natürlich erlauben die Gesetze auch Spezialoperationen und Einschränkungen, etwa im Kampf gegen Terroristen. Aber doch nicht in solcher Masse!
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july 2013 by asterisk2a
Jakob Augsteins Kolumne zu Merkels Schweigen im NSA-Skandal - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Noch sonderbarer ist das Schauspiel der konservativen Publizisten, die sich schützend vor eine versagende Regierung stellen: Die Überwachung durch Amerikaner und Briten sei erstens nicht neu, zweitens nicht schlimm, diene, drittens, unserem Schutz und viertens lasse man auf die amerikanischen Freunde nichts kommen. Beispiele sind Springers "Welt" und "Welt am Sonntag", wo Edward Snowden ein "Verräter" ist und alle Kritiker der US-Politik endlich "wieder einmal dem plumpen Antiamerikanismus freien Lauf" lassen wollen. Und die "Bild am Sonntag", die ein Gespräch zwischen Außenminister Guido Westerwelle und dem scheidenden US-Botschafter Philip Murphy veröffentlicht, das durch seine vernebelnde Belanglosigkeit beeindruckt. >>> Es geht nicht um Sicherheit, es geht um Macht ... [...] auch gegenüber einem angelsächsischen Verständnis von Freiheit, das sich von seinen Wurzeln weit entfernt hat.
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july 2013 by asterisk2a
Bundesbank questions legality of EU bail-outs - Telegraph
Germany's Bundesbank has issued a blistering critique of EU bail-out policies, warning that the eurozone is drifting towards a debt union without "democratic legitimacy" or treaty backing.

"The latest agreements mean that far-reaching extra risks will be shifted to those countries providing help and to their taxpayers, and entail a large step towards a pooling of risks from particular EMU states with unsound public finances," said the bank's August report.It said an EU summit deal in late July threatens the principle that elected parliaments should control budgets. The Bundesbank said the scheme leaves creditor states with escalating "risks and burdens" yet no means of enforcing fiscal discipline to make this workable.
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august 2011 by asterisk2a
A New Aristocracy?
The latest evidence of this growing aristocratic power is the story about a special deal to exempt union members from the new health care tax. Consider Jane and Joe. They work for two different companies, but they do the same job. They make the same pay and they have the same benefits. Jane belongs to a group that has been overtly supportive of current administration's policies — a union. Joe does not. A 40 percent excise tax will be levied on Joe's health insurance plan, but Jane will be exempt. Is this a big deal? It is a $60 billion benefit. Is it constitutional? Probably not.
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february 2010 by asterisk2a

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