Surveillance State

With the Shutdown Over, The Government Can Go Back to Suppressing Your Rights

Photo by Feral78 | CC BY 2.0 Source: counterpunch February 2, 2018 by Brian Saady In a bipartisan manner, Congress recently passed the FISA Reauthorization Act of 2017. On January 19th, President Trump signed this bill into law. That bill extended the controversial Section 702 program that allows the NSA …

Surveillance State

U.S. Government Targets “Homegrown Violent Extremists” In Broad Surveillance

Source: Activist Post October 26, 2017 By Aaron Kesel The U.S. government has increased its physical and digital surveillance to now include a broad definition of “homegrown violent extremists” in the Department of Defense’s manual which isn’t clearly defined, Reuters reported. The change actually happened last year, announced under the Obama …

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9/11 Gave Us the Police State With the ‘Patriot’ Act, After Vegas Get Ready for ‘USA Liberty’ Act

Source: The Free Thought Project October 6, 2017 By Rachel Blevins After 9/11, the United States government preyed on the fear felt by many Americans to justify the passage of the USA Patriot Act—a law that was supposed to prevent future terrorist attacks. Now, after the Las Vegas shooting, the …

Authoritarianism

It Has Happened Here

Paul Craig Roberts Infowars.com Feb 8, 2013 The Bush regime’s response to 9/11 and the Obama regime’s validation of this response have destroyed accountable democratic government in the United States. So much unaccountable power has been concentrated in the executive branch that the US Constitution is no longer an operable …

Privacy

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)

ACLU Challenges Unconstitutional Spying Law In July 2008, Congress capitulated to the White House’s demands and scare tactics by passing the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, giving the NSA even more power to spy on Americans without warrants than it exercised under its illegal surveillance program. The ACLU is asking …