Privacy Matters

Rep. Hank Johnson: Is the NSA spying on US persons?

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After NSA whistleblowers accused the secretive, behemoth military snooping agency of dragnet electronic surveillance, Representative Hank Johnson asked the head of the NSA, General Keith Alexander, some tough questions.

Appelbaum on "cyber security" legislation and electronic surveillance

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Listen to Jacob Appelbaum discuss so-called "cyber security" legislation and electronic surveillance. The clip was filmed before the House passed CISPA; a similar bill is currently working its way through the Senate.

Anarchists: the FBI thinks you are paranoid

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Drug war provides cover for retroactive surveillance without probable cause

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Biometrics nightmare: coming to a street corner near you

Think you can escape the biometrics matrix because you've never been arrested, or because you are a US citizen? Not so fast.

Graeber, O'Brien and others on occupy and democracy

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David Graeber: "there's nothing that terrifies the American government so much as the threat of democracy breaking out in America."

The ongoing criminalization of dissent

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On May 6, 2012, an Oakland police officer shot dead Alan Blueford, a black high school student. The city held a community meeting where residents and activists voiced their outrage to police chief Howard Johnson and the city leadership. Watch the video above to see what happened that night.

#NATO3 in solitary confinement

"Principles of Control": Military civil disorder operations, then and now

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The Obama legacy: assassinations and vacuum style electronic surveillance

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Don't miss the above clip, with investigative blogger Marcy Wheeler on the US administration's assassination regime. Wheeler reminds us that when asked if the DOJ thought it legally justifiable to assassinate US citizens without due process on American soil, officials didn't provide a definitive answer.

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