Orwell, Huxley and the Scourge of the Surveillance State By Henry A. Giroux

In spite of their differing perceptions of the architecture of the totalitarian superstate and how it exercises power and control over its residents, George Orwell and Aldous Huxley shared a fundamental conviction. They both argued that the established democracies of the West were moving quickly toward a historical moment when they would willingly relinquish the noble promises and ideals of …

Slave or Rebel? Principles for Escaping the Matrix and Standing Up to Tyranny By John W. Whitehead

“Until they become conscious, they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled, they cannot become conscious.”—George Orwell The more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s a shell game intended to keep us focused on and distracted by all of the politically expedient things that are being said—about militarized police, surveillance, and government corruption—while the government …

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EXCLUSIVE: TSA Chief Sacked for 95% Failure Rate By JUSTIN FISHEL, PIERRE THOMAS, MIKE LEVINE and JACK DATE

The series of tests were conducted by Homeland Security Red Teams who pose as passengers, setting out to beat the system. According to officials briefed on the results of a recent Homeland Security Inspector General’s report, TSA agents failed 67 out of 70 tests, with Red Team members repeatedly able to get potential weapons through checkpoints. In one test an undercover agent …

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REPORT: TSA SCREENING EQUIPMENT NOT BEING MAINTAINED; SAFETY OF AMERICANS IN JEOPARDY – Steve Watson

A report published by a government accountability group states that the TSA is jeopardizing the safety of travelers and aircraft because it is not adequately maintaining security equipment. The report, by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General, states that the TSA does not know which screening equipment is working correctly or in need of repair because maintenance procedures …

America’s Main Problem: Corruption

The Cop Is On the Take Government corruption has become rampant: Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day surfing porn sites instead of cracking down on financial crimes Nuclear Regulatory Commission workers watch porn instead of cracking down on unsafe conditions at nuclear plants An EPA employee who downloaded 7,000 porn files, then spent 2-6 hours each workdaywatching porn. He’s been doing it …

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EXCLUSIVE: TSA’S SECRET BEHAVIOR CHECKLIST TO SPOT TERRORISTS

Fidgeting, whistling, sweaty palms. Add one point each. Arrogance, a cold penetrating stare, and rigid posture, two points. These are just a few of the suspicious signs that the Transportation Security Administration directs its officers to look out for — and score — in airport travelers, according to a confidential TSA document obtained exclusively byThe Intercept. The checklist is part …