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Progressive Commentary Hour – 02.07.18

An deep view into the FBI and its role in the Steele dossier and the aftermath    Coleen Rowley is a former FBI special agent who was with the agency for 24 years. From 1990 to 2003, she was the Chief Division Counsel operating out of Minneapolis.  In May 2002, she blew the whistle and later testified before the Senate …

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Theresa May’s Surveillance Bill Is Chilling

WHEN my union, the National Union of Journalists, has been campaigning about secret state surveillance it has often felt like we are boxing with shadows. No member of the public is allowed to know the extent of the types of operations involved and no-one is able to access the policies that relate to whether or not journalists and trade unionists …

Paul Buchheit – How the Super-Rich Will Destroy Themselves

Perhaps they believe that their underground survival bunkers with bullet-resistant doors and geothermal power and anti-chemical air filters and infrared surveillance devices and pepper spray detonators will sustain them for two or three generations. Perhaps they feel immune from the killings in the streets, for they rarely venture into the streets anymore. They don’t care about the great masses of ordinary people, nor …

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John R. Schindler – BREAKING: Hillary Clinton Put Spies’ Lives at Risk

For months you’ve read about EmailGate in this column. I’ve elaborated how Hillary Clinton, the apparent Democratic frontrunner for President this year, put large amounts of classified information at grave risk through slipshod security practices by herself and her staff. Now that scandal has taken a significant turn for the more ominous. Last Friday afternoon the State Department’s latest court-mandated release of Hillary …

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Gary Null, PhD – Radiating Corruption: The Frightening Science and Politics of Cell Phone Safety

In an article published in the New York Times last week entitled “At C.D.C., a Debate Behind Recommendations on Cellphone Risk”, author Danny Hakim discusses the controversy surrounding the potential health risks of using cell phones. Hakim writes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidelines recommending “caution in cellphone use”, due to the potentially harmful effects …

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Robert Abele – America’s Transition from a Democracy to a National Security State, in Five Easy Steps

There seems to be a formula for a superpower’s intent to dominate the world: massive surveillance + use of military might in foreign wars and domestic control of citizens (e.g. armored cops; packed prisons, etc.) + control of each method by elites for their own interests = international and domestic dominance by fear and force. Domestically this is called the National …

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Stephen Lendman – US Warplanes Kill Defecting ISIS Field Commanders

On Sunday, Fars News said US warplanes killed 27 ISIS field commanders – 26 in a bombing raid on a Raqqa, Syria command center, the sole survivor eliminated separately. According to Fars, they “sought to break allegiance with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the…main (ISIS) ringleader, a move (looked on as) surprising (and) suspicious.” It’s more evidence of ISIS in disarray since …

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Pepe Escobar – Dr. Strangelove is naked

The whole Global South is now informed about how the Russian campaign in Syria has swiftly smashed all of ‘Exceptionalistan’s’ elaborate plans for a “Greater Middle East.” These plans span everything from the Wolfowitz Doctrine to Dr. Zbig “Grand Chessboard” Brzezinski’s categorical imperative of preventing the emergence of a strategic competitor across Eurasia. But the subtext is even more intriguing: …

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John Whitehead – Public School Students Are the New Inmates in the American Police State

In the American police state, you’re either a prisoner (shackled, controlled, monitored, ordered about, limited in what you can do and say, your life not your own) or a prison bureaucrat (police officer, judge, jailer, spy, profiteer, etc.). When you’re a child in the American police state, life is that much worse. Microcosms of the police state, America’s public schools …

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Project Censored – 04.21.15

On the Project Censored Show Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips discuss Smart Meters, Mass Surveillance, and Public Health Concerns. They’ll look at some of the controversies surrounding Smart Meters, including those revealed in e mails between CA PG&E and the CA PUC, among these are spying on customer use and sharing private information with third parties, which has been confirmed by the …