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Forum Post: Chris Hedges: From WikiLeaks to AP Scandal, U.S. Nears "Totalitarian Security & Surveillance State"

Posted 1 year ago on May 15, 2013, 4 p.m. EST by itsmyblood (10)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E1gllH4its Published on May 15, 2013 Watch the full interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges on Democracy Now! at http://owl.li/l3xAO. Hedges says that the Obama administration's monitoring of Associated Press phone records continues a pattern of targeting press freedom that began with WikiLeaks. "I find all of these measures to essentially shut down the freedom of information -- including the persecution of Julian Assange and Bradley Manning -- as symptomatic of a reconfiguration of our society into a totalitarian security and surveillance state," Hedges says. "One where anyone who challenges the official narrative, who digs out cases of torture, war crimes -- which is of course what Manning and Assange presented to the American public -- is going to be ruthlessly silenced. And I find the passivity on the part of the mainstream press [who used WikiLeaks'] information and turning their backs on Manning and Assange to be very shortsighted for precisely this reason. If they think is just about Manning and Assange, and no conception of what it is that's happening."

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[-] 3 points by Middleaged (5140) 1 year ago

Chris Hedges was on Neil Conan, NPR Radio Show, Talk of the Nation, Today, I only heard the last 5 minutes. The post the Audio at 6 PM Each Day.

http://www.npr.org/programs/talk-of-the-nation/ Looking Ahead: Chris Hedges On Poverty, Politics, U.S. Culture

Hey... Trashy should Try Journalism and Publish on Torture, Kidnapping, Disappearing, Rendition, Denial of Due Process, and the Loonicy of Spending $1 Trillion Dollars on a War where the Enemy has no Army, No Air Force, No Navy, No Satellites, No Borders, and No Country.

Then Trashy would really understand the Freedom of Press in the USA....

[-] 3 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

the shit is hitting the fan.

[-] 1 points by itsmyblood (10) 1 year ago

check out my new post we are all in grave danger http://occupywallst.org/forum/boston-bombers-friend-executed-by-fbi/

[-] 0 points by JGriff99mph (507) 4 months ago

Why stop at hoodies? This idiot wants to ban pajamas in public.

http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/01/17/louisiana-official-moves-to-ban-wearing-pajamas-in-public/

Can just put all politicians on a boat and ship em off somewhere?

[-] 0 points by JGriff99mph (507) 4 months ago

More stupidity from the police state: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/03/sex-workers-rounded-up-in-arizona-and-pushed-into-church-based-programs-without-charges/

Great use of tax dollars as usual. These freaks have a program for just about everything.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 4 months ago

U R in a Mall - out of the weather - Do U really need to have Ur Hoodie up?

[-] 0 points by JGriff99mph (507) 4 months ago

Is having it up "dangerous"? Lets make them take off their hats and shades too while we're at it?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 4 months ago

Is having it up "dangerous"?

EDIT - Nope - but why cry about it? You have something to hide?

Hats and shades? Well now your getting to a real hardship - I don't wanna carry my hat - a hood does not need to be carried separately - nor do I wanna carry my shades - though I suppose They could hang on a lanyard - HUH ...................... I wear my sunglasses at night - so I can - so I can ..... .....................