Posts Tagged ‘Repression’

Pete Seeger’s HUAC Testimony

Posted in Curated Links on January 28th, 2014 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Pete Seeger was heroic in his testimony before the House Unamerican Activities Committee in 1955.

“I decline to discuss, under compulsion, where I have sung, and who has sung my songs, and who else has sung with me, and the people I have known. I love my country very dearly, and I greatly resent this implication that some of the places that I have sung and some of the people that I have known, and some of my opinions, whether they are religious or philosophical, or I might be a vegetarian, make me any less of an American. I will tell you about my songs, but I am not interested in telling you who wrote them, and I will tell you about my songs, and I am not interested in who listened to them.”

Read Pete’s full testimony: House Un-American Activities Committee, August 18, 1955 – PeteSeeger.net.

Remembering Eugene Debs

Posted in Curated Links on December 19th, 2013 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

“On the day of his release, the warden ignored prison regulations and opened every cell-block to allow more than 2,000 inmates to gather in front of the main jail building to say good-bye to Eugene Debs,” according to Howard Zinn. “As he started down the walkway from the prison, a roar went up and he turned, tears streaming down his face, and stretched out his arms to the other prisoners.”

Read More: Eugene Debs: Dreaming of a red Christmas » peoplesworld.

The Obama Administration is Afraid of You

Posted in Curated Links on July 2nd, 2013 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Snowden: “In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised — and it should be.”

Read the Full Statement at Wikileaks: Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow.

I Am Bradley Manning

Posted in Curated Links on June 24th, 2013 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

If you saw incredible things – awful things – what would you do?

Is truth the enemy?

Learn more at IAM.BRADLEYMANNING.ORG.

Glenn Greenwald on the NSA Story

Posted in Video on June 10th, 2013 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Glenn Greenwald appeared on Morning Joe to discuss recent revelations concerning the NSA’s surveillance programs. I would urge you to watch the first 17 minutes.

You can see the full interview with Edward Snowden on the Guardian Website.

Anaheim Explodes

Posted in Curated Links on July 31st, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Anaheim Riots Sparked By Power Imbalance, Police Shootings In Time-Tested Formula. [The Huffington Post] - While much of the country watched in shock, people who study urban unrest and police community relations say that Anaheim, a Southern California city best known as the home of Disneyland and a seat of Orange County conservatism, shares the social tinderbox characteristics that have set other communities ablaze from Detroit to Los Angeles.

Permanent War at Home and Abroad

Posted in Curated Links on June 12th, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Here’s an important article from awhile back that I’m just getting around to linking. It’s another reminder that everything is connected, and if we’re going to survive to usher in a more peaceful and just society, we need to understand the connections.

How the War on Terror Has Militarized the Police. [Arthur Rizer & Joseph Hartman | The Atlantic] – In recent years we have witnessed a proliferation in incidents of excessive, military-style force by police S.W.A.T. teams, which often make national headlines due to their sheer brutality. Why has it become routine for police departments to deploy black-garbed, body-armored S.W.A.T. teams for routine domestic police work? The answer to this question requires a closer examination of post-9/11 U.S. foreign policy and the War on Terror.

Big Brother’s Secret Legal Theory

Posted in Curated Links, News on March 16th, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

I wish I could tell you more about the government’s “secret legal theory” that allows them to spy on you, but it’s – you know – a secret.

Democratic Senators Warn About Use of Patriot Act. [NYTimes.com] - WASHINGTON — For more than two years, a handful of Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee have warned that the government is secretly interpreting its surveillance powers under the Patriot Act in a way that would be alarming if the public — or even others in Congress — knew about it.

On Thursday, two of those senators — Ron Wyden of Oregon and Mark Udall of Colorado — went further. They said a top-secret intelligence operation that is based on that secret legal theory is not as crucial to national security as executive branch officials have maintained.

Inside HR 347

Posted in Curated Links on March 8th, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Though many believe that HR347 was enacted specifically to quell the growing tide of protest, some think it simply gives legal weight to policies long in practice.

Inside that new anti-Occupy bill. [Salon.com] - HR 347 makes it a prosecutable offense to knowingly, and without lawful authority, enter “(1) the White House or its grounds or the Vice President’s official residence or its grounds, (2) a building or grounds where the President or other person protected by the Secret Service is or will be temporarily visiting, or (3) a building or grounds so restricted due to a special event of national significance.”

Snipers and Aerial Surveillance Ready for G8 Chicago

Posted in Curated Links on February 16th, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Face Masks, Snipers and Aerial Surveillance: Chicago’s Newest Anti-Protest Measures Revealed. [Truthout] - Each time a new measure that the city of Chicago is preparing for the coming NATO and G8 summits is unveiled, the tension in the city ratchets up a notch. The latest news comes in the form of reports that Chicago has purchased face shields, and may be considering the implementation of airborne surveillance technology.