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The Fact of Sisyphus

Partly as a consequence of my natural rambunctiousness, I’ve spent a total of five months over the past few years of incarceration being held in 23- …

Why prairies matter and lawns don’t

Prairies – those critically endangered and complex ecosystems understood by few and misunderstood and destroyed by millions of people.<p>Lawns – those …

Dean Rusk Also Missing, Feared Dead

hen we left off our discussion of Niall Ferguson’s introductory chapter to <i>Kissinger 1923-1968: The Idealist,</i> the former Harvard professor had just …

The Government Explains Why It Took My Email

NOT LONG AGO I WAS LYING IN MY BUNK in the hole, just minding my own business as always and thinking about some of the video games I have known and …

Stop Sending Me Jonathan Franzen Novels

AS I NOT ONLY LIVE in a federal prison but am also currently being held once again in a 23-hour-a-day lockdown punishment cell due to my incorrigible …

Santa Muerte, Full of Grace

LAST TIME I MENTIONED that I’d been thrown into the hole, otherwise known as the Special Housing Unit (SHU), after a “random” breathalyzer test that …

A Visit to the Sweat Lodge

BACK IN THE GO-GO DAYS of 2011 I got into some sort of post-modern running conflict with a certain declining superpower that shall remain nameless, …

The cyber-intelligence complex and its useful idiots

It's a fine thing to see mainstream American media outlets finally sparing some of their attention toward the cyber-industrial complex – that unprecedented conglomeration of state, military and corporate interests that together exercise growing power over the flow of information. It would be even …

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Project PM | Courage Brown

In June 2011, Project PM released its report on Romas/COIN, after researching the programme by sifting through the HB Gary emails. Barrett’s report, …

Surveillance

Journalism | Courage Brown

Cyber-intelligence<p>Barrett contributed to <i>Toward Freedom</i>‘s Summer 2004 magazine, ‘Stubborn Facts,’ with a piece titled ‘Silence Is Brutal: Texas …

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The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: The Poetry of William Blake

Ever since I was a young boy growing up amid the hardscrabble streets of Highland Park, it has been my fondest dream to write a bi-monthly column for</i> …

The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: Secrets of the Illuminati, or, Yay, Cookies!

At the end of 1990, the U.S. federal prison system held about 65,000 inmates. At the end of 2010, it held 210,000. During the same period, the total …

The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: The White People Meeting

Toward the end of my first week here at the Seagoville Federal Correctional Institution, I was approached by another inmate.<p>“You ready, Brown?”<p>“Ready …

The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: Enter the Kissinger!

Not long ago I requested and received <i>White House Years</i>, Henry Kissinger’s 1,500-page account of his stint in the Nixon Administration, the Ford …

The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: Mutilated Animal Farm

Back in the late ’90s, the Secker & Warburg publishing house released an 11-volume edition of George Orwell’s correspondence, newspaper and magazine …

The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: It Turns Out That Gerald Ford Is Dead

I’m in the odd but not unpleasant position of regularly receiving in the mail books ordered for me by strangers whose identities I often have no way …

The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: I Wish I Could Do, Like, Magic

Shortly after I was transferred from the notoriously low-end Mansfield Law Enforcement Center jail unit over here to the posh Seagoville Federal …

The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: The Spy Who Misspelled Me

Two horrifying finds from the jail library: a volume by Glenn Beck entitled <i>Being George Washington</i>, plus <i>Stories I Only Tell My Friends</i>, which, I …

The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: More Like George Bernard Flaw

The other day I was holding forth to one of my fellow inmates about the perfidy of the federal justice system and what have you, noting that the …

The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: A Visit to the Hole

I’m afraid I’m now being kept in the Seagoville federal prison Special Housing Unit, or SHU, known more informally as “segregation” and even more …

The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: There Was a Bad Mutha Who Lived in a SHU

In the last edition of this column, I noted that the powers that be here at the Seagoville Correctional Institution had seen fit to place me in the …

The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: We'll Take the Hole SHU-bang

I was released back into the relative freedom of the jail unit the other day after spending a month and a half in the hole, or “SHU,” where I had …

The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: His Real Crime Was Getting That Tattoo

Although I noted last time that I’d been released from the faux-oppressive confines of the hole/SHU and moved into the jail unit, I have one more …

The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: Let Me Just Drop Everything and Respond to Your Libel

I was sitting in my jail cell the other day, plotting the next step in My Eternal and Sacred War Against All Things That Are Not Me, when the mail …

The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: The Dread Destroyer Has 5 Points of Armor

With the exception of the month and a half I spent in the hole over the summer, my cellmate for most of the last six months has been a white-haired …

Another Story That Rolling Stone Failed To Fact Check Properly

After receiving a tip I’d sent to them through a colleague, the <i>Washington Post</i> yesterday ran an online piece regarding an article about my case that …

The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: I Got Kicked OUT of a Prison

A week before Christmas, a half-dozen guards at the Seagoville Federal Detention Center pulled me from my cell, handcuffed me, and took me to the …

The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: If Anyone Needs Me, I’ll Be in Prison

Although I am grateful to my longtime friend and editor Tim Rogers for his typically funny and insightful article on my sentencing hearing last week, …

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