Sneak-Preview?

“The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will […]

Pardon Snowden Now!

Earlier today, Antiwar.com Editorial Director Justin Raimondo published this letter: Dear Friend of Antiwar.com, When darkness begins to fall, some curse the shadows – and others turn on the lights. One man, a 29-year-old former spook and apparent libertarian, has stepped forward to reveal the truth about what our government is doing – and rescue […]

Judge, jury & executioner?

Could he [Mr. Obama] order the targeted killing of an American citizen [cleric Anwar al-Awlaki], in a country with which the United States was not at war [Yemen], in secret and without the benefit of a trial? The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel prepared a lengthy memo justifying that extraordinary step, asserting that while […]

Why are they so dangerous?

Why Julian Assange (and Wikileaks) are so dangerous. In Assange’s own words – – – Sun 31 Dec 2006 : The non linear effects of leaks on unjust systems of governance …different structures of power are differentially affected by leaks (the defection of the inner to the outer) [and] its motivations may become clearer. The […]

Iran: Parallax view

NOAM CHOMSKY: The Brookings Institute just a few months ago released extensive polls of what Arabs think about Iran. …They show that Arab opinion …—holds that the major threat in the region is Israel, that’s 80 percent; the second major threat is the United States, that’s 77 percent. Iran is listed as a threat by […]

Ominous in Afghanistan

The most ominous thing about Obama in Afghanistan is that Bush at least did us the courtesy of lying about Iraq as if “we the people” actually mattered. –Serious Soundbytes