Apr 042024
2024-04-02  RFK Jr. renews pledge to pardon ‘American hero’ EDWARD SNOWDEN if elected: ‘I’m going to build a statue to him’.   New York Post, Ryan King

Independent presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has re-upped his commitment to pardon US accused spy and anti-surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden if elected. The Kennedy scion rolled out a petition Monday calling for the pardon of Snowden — while hailing the now-Russian resident for exposing highly classified domestic government surveillance operations. Demand the Pardon of Edward Snowden […]

Jan 152017

The arrival of four thousand U.S. Veterans at Standing Rock on the side of the Sioux and non-violent resistance marks a high-water point in the revolution against the Lords of the American Corporate Empire. (Interpreted through the historical record.) Some people will want to skip straight down to heading  “CONVERSION“. RELATED: 2016-12-21 Why I Kneeled Before Standing […]

Oct 162016
2016-10-14   This is a chiller.  Journalists Amy Goodman, Deia Schlosberg and actor Shailene Woodley face criminal charges over filming of Dakota Access Pipeline protests

I’ve followed developments in North Dakota starting back when oil spills did a number on the water that these people are dependent upon.   They came together to try and stop events that make their homes uninhabitable.   Excellent and dedicated people doing what you or I might do under similar circumstances. The story is a repeated one.  The oil and gas […]

Apr 152016
2016-04-15    Jean-Michel Jarre and Edward Snowden collaborate on new song "Exit" – video.   (Snowden is penetrating, as usual!)

You might not be a fan of this kind of music.  Don’t let that prevent you from listening to the video! Excerpts from the dialogue: “music is the thing that can humanize even the most abstract moment.” “Technology can actually increase privacy.” “Saying that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have […]

Mar 112016

Three items on the same story, each with a different contribution. Item #3 (youtube) is more comprehensive, takes more time.  Under 3 minutes, youtube NEWSCAST from RT,  Snowden re the FBI / Apple court fight:    https://youtu.be/UITZVlxCBJg  Text report:  Snowden: FBI’s claim about unlockable iPhone is ‘bulls***’ (http://www.cnet.com/news/snowden-fbis-claims-about-unlockable-iphone-are-bulls/?ftag=CAD090e536&bhid=20145214483259223425769339227594  ) The FBI is lying about its inability to […]

Jan 022016

Edward Snowden: A ‘Nation’ Interview November 17, 2014 Issue In a wide-ranging conversation, he discusses the surveillance state, the American political system and the price he’s paid for his understanding of patriotism. By Katrina vanden Heuvel and Stephen F. Cohen October 28, 2014 (All photos by Nicola Cohen) On October 6, Nation editor and publisher […]

May 092015
2015-05-07  NSA's phone spying program ruled illegal by appeals court,  Reuters

(For Next-day commentary see:   2015-05-09   The courts stood up to NSA mass surveillance. Now Congress must act .  The Guardian) – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/07/us-usa-security-nsa-idUSKBN0NS1IN20150507  Technology | Thu May 7, 2015 NEW YORK | By […]

May 092015
2015-05-09   The courts stood up to NSA mass surveillance. Now Congress must act .  The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/09/the-courts-stood-up-to-nsa-mass-surveillance-now-congress-must-act The appeals court in New York found that the ‘collect it all’ policy is unlawful. On 1 June, Congress can make sure it is stopped once and for all After the Edward Snowden leaks not enough has been done to stop mass surveillance. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP One of the documents that Edward Snowden delivered […]

Mar 032015

I HIGHLY recommend this video.  I would love if every person in Canada and in the U.S. could see it. . . . violence engaged in by Muslims against the West.  (Terrorist)  It’s really just a term to legitimize the kind of violence that we do ourselves and de-legitimize the violence that is used against us. … WATCH:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq2Hi_SD8pQ […]