Posts Tagged ‘Constitution’

Julian Assange, Daniel Ellsburg and Nic Robertson discussed “The Afghanistan War Logs” leak, Monday evening.

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via Charles “Rad Geek” Johnson’s blog: Freedom is not a conservative idea. It is not a prop for corporate power and the political-economic statist quo. Libertarianism is, in fact, a revolutionary doctrine, which would undermine and overthrow every form of state coercion and authoritarian control. If we want liberty in our lifetimes, the realities of our politics need to live up to the promise our principles—we should be radicals, not reformists; anarchists, not smaller-governmentalists; defenders of real freed markets and private property, not apologists for corporate capitalism, halfway privatization or existing concentrations of wealth. Libertarianism should be a people’s movement and a liberation movement, and we should take our cues not from what’s politically polite, but from what works for a revolutionary people-power movement. Here’s how:

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The Texas Board of Education votes to infuse more loyalism into the indoctrination of the youth.

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Kevin Carson on the principled unification of the so-called ‘left and right’ regarding torture and the branding of all dissent and discovery as ‘terrorism’.

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Kevin Carson at the Center for a Stateless Society on the perpetual tyranny necessary for a ‘war on drugs’.

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Angola 3 News interviewed Jeanne Theoharris who wrote an article this April at The Nation on the arrest, imprisonment and legal battles of Syed Hashmi, a U.S. citizen imprisoned in New York City prison with “Guantánamo-like conditions”.

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Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) takes questions on the Federal [sic] Reserve, fiat money and U.S. imperialism in the wake of his most recent book, End the Fed, on al Jazeera’s (AJE) “The Riz Khan Show” (22:25):

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On al Jazeera’s (AJE) “The Riz Khan Show”, leading journalist on Guantánamo Bay Andy Worthington and former Reagan and Bush I Administration U.S. Attorney David Rivkin discuss the U.S. detention center at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Bagram has been routinely referred to as “The Other Guantánamo”. Mr. Worthington comments on this appearance at his blog (22:31):

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Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) discusses the impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton the day before the vote, saying he would vote for impeachment, but that the charges were “too mild” (4:47):

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A May 2004 Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) Office of the Inspector General (O.I.G.) report [.pdf] details new revelations of the C.I.A. violating federal statutes and international law in torturing detainees — “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” or “E.I.T.’s” is the Newspeak term. The redacted report was released Monday, due to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (A.C.L.U.).

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Anthony Gregory discusses civil liberties under Obama — the Supreme Court, domestic spying, indefinite detention — ‘philosophical defects’ of the American political culture, and the economy (41:50):

http://dc159.4shared.com/download/123423564/144bb65f/_Civil_Liberties_in_the_Summer_of_Ob.mp3?tsid=20090806-193817-9eb5a4b5

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‘Wall Street banks are reaping outsized profits by trading with the Federal [sic] Reserve,’ Henny Sender reports today. The FED is one of Wall Street biggest customers for shit with no value. “You can make big money trading with the government,” said an executive at a leading investment management firm. “The government is a huge buyer and seller and Wall Street has all the pricing power.”

If you’re unsure how this works, msnbc’s Dylan Ratigan recently broke it down real well (8:39):

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Chicago Police Department (C.P.D.) Superintendent Jody Weis issued a new “deadly force” policy allowing cops to arbitrarily shoot drivers and passengers in vehicles to go into effect after this weekend.

“Effective next Monday, police officers will be able to fire their guns under circumstances where they previously could not,” Mike Krauser reports.

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Prof. Howard Zinn discusses the lost realities of three ‘romanticized, idealized’ American wars: the American Revolution, Civil War, and World War II. (36:50):

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Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio and Michael Badnarik, 2004 Libertarian Presidential Candidate, debate the question ‘How Much Government is Necessary?’ (4:10:04):

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