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Guest Post: The Only Truly Compliant, Submissive Citizen In A Police State Is A Dead One

Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,“Do exactly what I say, and we'll get along fine. Do not question me or talk back in any …

Meet The "Surveillance State Repeal Act" – A Bipartisan Bill To Kill The Patriot Act

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,Revelations about the NSA’s programs reveal the extraordinary extent to which the program has

National Security Agency

Montreal Students Clash With Riot Police In Austerity Protests

Last week, anti-austerity protests in Germany turned the streets of Frankfurt into a veritable horror show as Blockupy supporters dressed as clowns …

Riot Police

Thai prime minister threatens to 'execute' journalists

Thailand's military leader has lashed out at journalists saying he would "probably just execute" those who did "not report the truth", in the latest outburst aimed at Thailand's media.

"We'll probably just execute them," Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Wednesday, when asked by reporters how the government …

Thailand

A Scientific Model Of What A Zombie Apocalypse Would Look Like (And Where Not To Hide)

The best spots for riding out a zombie apocalypse are sparsely populated areas of Montana and Nevada, which remain untouched even four months,

Zombie Apocalypse

Orwell & Kafka Do America: How The Government Steals Your Money - "Legally," Of Course

Did you also know that if you deposit too much money in modest sums, the government of Iran steals all your deposits? They will claim--oh, the …

Government

The Real Reason The American Dream In Unraveling

Submitted by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog,Marketwatch posted an article this week titled Why the American Dream is Unraveling, in 4 …

Poverty

Clinton Foundation’s Deep Financial Ties to Ukrainian Oligarch Who Pushed for Closer Ties to EU Revealed

Between 2009 and 2013, including when Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation received at least $8.6 million from the Victor

Clinton Foundation

Former NSA chief warns of cyber-terror attacks if Snowden apprehended

The former director of the National Security Agency and the CIA speculated on Tuesday that hackers and transparency groups were likely to respond with cyber-terror attacks if the United States government apprehends whistleblower Edward Snowden.

"If and when our government grabs Edward Snowden, and …

National Security Agency

Why privacy wars and the freedom of information are the struggle of our generation

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BY: BRIAN CAPITAO

Following all the recent brouhaha with Edward Snowden, the general public has decided that privacy is a …

Privacy

Meteorites and moon shadows: Kikuji Kawada's brooding sky – in pictures

Meteorites

See How a Celebrated Photographer Plans to Use Snapchat

Magnum Photos member Alec Soth will share images that disappear after 10 seconds

Alec Soth has, over his years as a photographer, developed a reputation for experimentation within his craft.

In 2010, when he was invited by the Brighton Photo Festival in the U.K. to produce a new series of images …

Photographers

Prism: How can this level of state surveillance be legal?

In the late 18th century the philosopher Jeremy Bentham developed a new type of institutional establishment which had a singular advantage over its predecessors: it allowed the authorities to observe inmates without their being able to tell in any particular moment whether or not they were being …

Surveillance

Grays The Mountain Sends by Bryan Schutmaat, reviewed by Harry Rose

“You might come here Sunday on a whim.

Say your life broke down. The last good kiss

you had was years ago. You walk these streets

laid out by the …

Graveyard

FBI Moves to Broaden Hacking Authority - Google Says it Poses “Monumental Constitutional Concern”

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg

FBI Moves to Broaden Hacking Authority – Google Says it Poses “Monumental Constitutional Concern”

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Google

Protect Michael Heizer's "City"

There has been an ongoing campaign in Nevada in the past few years to get a stretch of land, known as Basin and Range, designated with Monument …

Land Art

Administration sets record for withholding government files

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.

The government took longer to turn over files when …

Government

A turning point in Tunisia

What does it mean when fanatics attack relics and mosaics? Simply put, a jihadist front may be expanding to engulf Tunisia in chaos as it has done in neighbouring Libya.

There are three possible explanations. It would be easy to say that Tunisia's once-thriving tourism industry was the target of the …

Religion

Anatomy of a revolution through art

As the war in Syria enters its fifth year, millions of homes have been destroyed and almost half of the population has been displaced. Hundreds of thousands have been killed and injured- the war has resulted in the suffering of almost an entire population.

Many of those who fled the country try …

Art

Stunning pictures of anti-capitalist protesters setting cars on fire and clashing with police outside the new ECB headquarters

Wednesday's protests of the new European Central Bank headquarters by "Blockupy" demonstrators has turned ugly.

In Frankfurt, where the new building is set to open this morning, police cars are on fire, riot police are clashing with demonstrators, and the city's skyline is filled with smoke.

The …

Protest

On Everybody Street: Meet New York’s Famous Street Photographers

These are some of the questions raised by Everybody Street, a new documentary chronicling the life and work of 13 of New York’s most renowned street photographers, including Joel Meyerowitz, Bruce Gilden, Mary Ellen Mark, Elliot Erwitt, Jeff Mermelstein, Boogie and Martha Cooper.

In order to find …

New York

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A Police Gadget Tracks Phones? Shhh! It’s Secret

A powerful new surveillance tool being adopted by police departments across the country comes with an unusual requirement: To buy it, law enforcement officials must sign a nondisclosure agreement preventing them from saying almost anything about the technology.

Any disclosure about the technology, …

Policing

Twitter

Jane Goodall Is Still Wild at Heart

Jane Goodall was already on a London dock in March 1957 when she realized that her passport was missing. In just a few hours, she was due to depart on her first trip to Africa. A school friend had moved to a farm outside Nairobi and, knowing Goodall’s childhood dream was to live among the African …

Jane Goodall

Snowden at FutureFest: Mass Spying Isn’t Going To Stop the Next Terror Attack

While spying programmes serve a purpose, that purpose isn’t public safety.

It may come as a surprise, but Edward Snowden has defended spying as necessary; he just wants surveillance to have real oversight—and not to be conducted against all of us.

In a video interview broadcast at FutureFest in …

Edward Snowden

Where The Top 0.002% Of The World Live

We’ve talked quite a bit in the past about the foreign oligarch demand-driven boom in Manhattan real estate prices and the dollar strength-induced …

North America

Words Matter - The Propagandists Know

George Carlin