National Security

Voters: Don’t Reward Bad Behavior

Voters: Don’t reward bad behavior! by Greg Foisie, CSULA graduate student US voters are often compartmentalized into groups: Democrats vs. Republicans; liberals vs. conservatives; alt right vs. progressives; and so on. For attempting to understand how average voters relate to our current presidential race, a better analysis could be seeing voters as either 1)benefiting or…

Politics as Reality Television

by Charles Fredricks Reality TV may not have prepared Trump to be president, but it has prepared him to win those who prefer entertainment to hard realities Failing Tao, man resorts to Virtue. Failing Virtue, man resorts to humanity. Failing humanity, man resorts to morality. Failing morality, man resorts to ceremony. Now, ceremony is the…

The President’s Leftovers

THE PRESIDENT’S “LEFTOVERS” By Rob Macon As the election approaches, President Obama prepares to walk the Oval Office one final time. Many agree Obama has done an outstanding job concerning the nation’s economy. Then there are what we can identify as “leftovers.” Leftovers are conditions prevailing during the Obama Administration, as well as past presidents,…

US Subverts Eritrea, “Africa’s Cuba”

U.S. Sets Stage for Libya-Like Regime Change in Eritrea, “Africa’s Cuba” by BAR executive editor Glen Ford “Eritrea’s fierce independence has put it in imperialism’s crosshairs.” The US is setting the stage for a so-called “humanitarian” military intervention against the small northeast African nation of Eritrea, under legal pretexts much like those used to justify…

Documents reveal Failed CIA Coup Attempt in Ecuador

New Documents Reveal Failed CIA Recruitment Agency in Ecuador by teleSUR TV http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/New-Documents-Reveal-Failed-CIA-Recruitment-Agency-in-Ecuador-20160613-0011.html On Sept. 30, 2010, Ecuador’s police and military revolted in a failed coup that saw President Rafael Correa held against his will. New classified documents revealed by teleSUR show how the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, or CIA, inflitrated and strengthened its presence…

Project for the New American Century still rolling

Following the course outlined by the Project, the United States and the Defense Department are carrying on perpetual wars. Ashton Carter, the Secretary of Defense, has announced an enemies list of Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, and ISIS/Daesh, in that order. So, why don’t they call it the War Department?

Truth on Trial

Bradley Manning, Crimes Against Humanity and the Values of International Law By VIJAY PRASHAD During his June-July 2013 court martial, Private First Class Bradley Manning sat impassive. He had been in custody from May 2010, which included harsh treatment for almost a year at the military base in Quantico, Virginia. Manning had already pleaded guilty…

Surveillance Blowback

The American surveillance state is now an omnipresent reality, but its deep history is little known and its future little grasped. Edward Snowden’s leaked documents reveal that, in a post-9/11 state of war, the National Security Agency (NSA) was able to create a surveillance system that could secretly monitor the private communications of almost every American in the name of fighting foreign terrorists.

Surveillance State

A Prime Aim of the Growing Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald Several weeks ago, a New York Times article by Noam Cohen examined the case of Aaron Swartz, the 24-year-old copyright reform advocate who was arrested in July, after allegedly uploading academic articles that had been placed behind a paywall, thus making them available for free…

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