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- A death sentence here and abroad
- The FBI collected detailed data on political activities and Web postings of suspected members of a tiny environmentalist commune in southern California two years ago as part of a high-profile counterterrorism probe...
- HONEYWELL is developing a micro flying spy drone -- that would be used for civilian law enforcement!
- Daniel Ellsberg, the former U.S. intelligence official responsible for leaking the so-called Pentagon Papers to The New York Times and 18 other newspapers, told an audience of about 400 that the Bush administration most likely would respond to any terror attack on U.S. soil by severely restricting freedom of the press and the individual's right to speak out.
- ...control of our own lives and destinies is what freedom is about, what democracy is about, and at a very fundamental level, what life itself is about. And participating in control of our common lives together is what democratic society and democratic government is about. Controlling others through force, fear, coercion, or deceit is what war and imperialism are about, what racism, homophobia, anti-abortionism, religious fanaticism, slavery and torture are about.
- At its core, Echelon is a network of ground stations with dishes aimed at the dozen or so satellites that now shepherd much of the world's television, fax, Internet and voice data. High-capacity computers allow millions of signals per hour to be intercepted and scanned for keywords of interest to each country's intelligence community.
- Now this is dangerous, considering what we know about neocon efforts to foment terrorism: "A confidential memo circulating among senior Republican leaders suggests that a new attack by terrorists on U.S. soil could reverse the sagging fortunes of President George W. Bush as well as the GOP and 'restore his image as a leader of the American people..."
- Twelve percent of recruits in October had lowest acceptable scores
- 15 Questions
- The American people should be plenty worried when a federal agency has the power to secretly creep about in the electronic lives of ordinary citizens without warrants or even reasonable suspicion they broke a law. It’s because of the anti-liberty USA Patriot Act, and even people who have nothing to hide should fear the Patriot Act’s tentacles.
- The computerized files include intimate personal details on members of Congress; high-ranking local, state and federal officials; prominent media figures and ordinary citizens who may, at one time or another, have spoken out against the President or Administration.
- ...in the not too distant future (after taking our DNA samples in lieu of fingerprints at the local grocery store check-out lane), cops may be armed with VeriChip injectors along with their 9mms, Tasers, and Mace and will microchip "any person who has been detained … even if the person is not arrested or convicted."
- Avian Flu: Precedent for Martial Law and Globalist money spinner rolled into one.
- The FBI now issues more than 30,000 national security letters a year, according to government sources, a hundredfold increase over historic norms. The letters -- one of which can be used to sweep up the records of many people -- are extending the bureau's reach as never before into the telephone calls, correspondence and financial lives of ordinary Americans.
- The Plan is for the United States to rule the world. The overt theme is unilateralism, but it is ultimately a story of domination. It calls for the United States to maintain its overwhelming military superiority and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage. It calls for dominion over friends and enemies alike. It says not that the United States must be more powerful, or most powerful, but that it must be absolutely powerful.
- Americans still seem blissfully unaware of the fundamental changes to the political system. The cloak of disinformation and diversion has successfully obscured the perils of our present course. Freedom is no longer guaranteed in Bush’s America nor is liberty everyman’s birthright. The rickety scaffolding that supports the rule of law has been replaced by the unbridled authority of the supreme presidency. The country is slipping inexorably towards the Orwellian nightmare; the National Security State.
- To mark the one-year anniversary of President Bush's reelection Wednesday, a group called The World Can't Wait staged rallies at sites across the United States, calling for radical change in Washington.
- Tracking Everything Everywhere—The RFID Threat
- Lies are employed invariably to sell wars.
- More than 470 physicists, including seven Nobel laureates, have signed a petition to oppose a new U.S. Defense Department proposal that allows the United States to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states.
- U.S. troops in Iraq are firing .50-caliber machine guns at such a high rate, the Army is scrambling to resupply them with ammunition ...
- One of America's spy agencies faked key intelligence used to justify its intervention in the Vietnam War, it was disclosed yesterday.
- The school she was protesting -- originally called the School of the Americas -- is now called the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.
- Skills acquired playing video games put to use with real weapons
- "Rummy Flu"
- Kent State Administration Threatens Iraq Veteran with Expulsion for Counter-Recruitment Protest
- ...in the quest for national security, Americans are subjected to ubiquitous surveillance, the loss of our right to privacy, and the abridgement of personal liberties, who is going to protect us from our own government?
- Please take sensible precautions on Saturday the 5th November 2005
- Another month, another nuclear drill. Will it go live?
- It’s all part of a classified military exercise slated to begin November 1, an exercise that, with the inclusion of North Korea and a terrorist attack in the United States, suggests up-to-the-minute relevance
- The teenager was standing on the side of the road holding a sign that said “F*ck Bush”.
- One wonders how curbing the freedom of every man, woman and child in this country better prepares us for the next catastrophe.
- Dozens of active and former soldiers have abused their military uniforms and authority in a drug smuggling ring, government sources tell ABC News.
- All US passports will be implanted with remotely readable computer chips starting in October 2006, the Bush administration has announced.
- US military experts are attempting to create an army of super-human soldiers who will be more intelligent and deadly thanks to a microchip implanted in their brains.
- Pot Smokers Arrested In America At A Rate Of One Every 41 Seconds
- The Militarization of "Civil Society" Relief Organizations
- The separation of the power of declaring war from that of conducting it, is wisely contrived to exclude the danger of its being declared for the sake of its being conducted.
- The FBI has conducted clandestine surveillance on some U.S. residents for as long as 18 months at a time without proper paperwork or oversight...
- The Pentagon paid $20 each for plastic ice-cube trays that once cost 85 cents.
- ...with Congress restoring nearly all of the PATRIOT Act's sun-setting provisions to their scorching, oppressive noon day glory, the time has come to ask ourselves—has freedom finally fallen to the fatalistic tandem of fear and security?
- We now have a Homeland Defense organization that has ever-reaching powers over the citizenry and a blank check to, if not shackled by law, become our version of the Geheime Staatspolizei-the Gestapo or Secret State Police
- The "final mission" is two-fold: destruction of nation-states, and establishment of a New Age global-socialist New World Order.
- Want to keep your DNA out of the hands of the government? Think your DNA is too private to be forced to give to government bureaucrats to analyze, catalog, share, retain indefinitely and possibly abuse? Tough luck.
- "Underground democracy movements ... will always need the anonymity of simple paper documents, but this technology makes it easier for governments to find dissenters...Even worse, it shows how the government and private industry make backroom deals to weaken our privacy by compromising everyday equipment like printers."
- Looking back at the Bali bombing and new whistleblowers
- Being poor is a big hazard when it comes to mistreatment by police officers and the legal system. So is being a person of color.
- Driving to work, you notice the traffic beginning to slow. And because you have your cell phone on, the government senses the delay, too.
- The US has announced the creation of a new intelligence agency led by the CIA to co-ordinate all American overseas spying activities
- Called the "Hugs and Kisses" infant protection system, manufactured by VeriChip, this tracking technology involves a tiny RFID (radio-frequency identification) radio transmitter that is placed on the baby's ankle.
- One major focus will involve identifying a larger active-duty force that will be organized and trained to respond immediately...to a domestic crisis...
- Ron Paul says indictment story is far more damaging than media is portraying, avian flu martial law provisions aimed at gun confiscation
- by Michel Chossudovsky - The Road towards Martial Law
- Filipino security officials said they were unaware of the presence of the US ship. Nothing on its bow identified what class the vessel was, except a US flag hoisted on the deck.
- Is it possible the police—increasingly militarized, trained in SWAT-tactics, often toting automatic weapons instead of sidearms—are not serving our interests at all and are in fact serving the interests of the sociopaths who pass themselves off as our rulers?
- Chips that track boxes on trucks and ships soon may be sophisticated enough to monitor every move of consumers...
- Hutchinson-Central Technical High School automatically enrolls freshmen in Jr. ROTC. But parents may keep their children out of the program by signing a statement. Some parents and the New York ACLU say that the process of opting out, in effect, makes the program compulsory, mandatory and illegal.
- The Fight for Free Speech at Union Square
- How do legally manufactured AK-47 bullets get into the hands of mercenaries and child soldiers? Their journey tells us much about the modern world...
- Two New Orleans police officers repeatedly punched a 64-year-old man accused of public intoxication, and another city officer assaulted an Associated Press Television News producer as a cameraman taped the confrontations.
- Some form of twisted logic has the people believing they are defeating the "terrorists" by doing absolutely nothing and allowing the authorities to trample all over their civil liberties.
- IBM...filed a patent application in 2001 which contemplates using this wireless snooping technology to track people as they roam through ''shopping malls, airports, train stations, bus stations, elevators, trains, airplanes, rest rooms, sports arenas, libraries, theaters, museums, etc." An IBM spokeswoman insisted the company isn't really prepared to go this far. Patent applications are routinely written to include every possible use of a technology, even some the company doesn't intend to pursue. Still, it's clear somebody at IBM has a pretty creepy imagination.
- George Orwell, who imagined the ultimate dystopia more than 50 years ago, wouldn’t be surprised at developments in today’s technology-saturated workplaces.
- New evidence suggests US & Russia are embroiled in an illegal race to harness the power of hurricanes & earthquakes
- New generation of microwave and laser weapons set to transform crowd control techniques
- Connecticut libraries lost an emergency Supreme Court appeal on Friday in their effort to be freed from a gag order and participate in a congressional debate over the Patriot Act.
- Florida is the new California in terms of excitement. But it may not be the kind of excitement tourists had in mind, according to this article from Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine, unless of course they are looking for a good old fashioned shoot-out.
- For years, governments all over the world have secretly been collaborating with the high-end color laser printer industry in order to track the origin of every color copy made.
- ... two separate "preliminary" tests done at a local lab confirmed tularemia, but a third "conclusive" test sent to a Center for Disease Control [CDC] lab turned up negative.
- One student "had taken a photo of George Bush out of a magazine and tacked the picture to a wall with a red thumb tack through his head. Then he made a thumb’s down sign with his own hand next to the President’s picture, and he had a photo taken of that, and he pasted it on a poster."
- According to a draft of the recommended change in state law, every woman in Indiana seeking to become a mother through assisted reproduction therapy such as in vitro fertilization, sperm donation, and egg donation, must first file for a "petition for parentage" in their local county probate court. Only women who are married will be considered for the "gestational certificate" that must be presented to any doctor who facilitates the pregnancy.
- The shirt had pictures of members of the Bush Administration, and a phrase based on the movie "Meet the Fockers," but with one crucial vowel changed.
- by Michel Chossudovsky - Militarization of Public Health; Multibillion Financial Bonanza for the BioTech Conglomerates
- To require soldiers to serve as a police force, especially during the very tense periods that frequently follow natural disasters, would result in unnecessary conflicts. And fatalities would likely be commonplace.
- Could proposed new intelligence-gathering powers for the Pentagon lead to spying on U.S. citizens? The question is being asked as the White House considers new roles for the military inside America's borders.
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