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Locking Out the Voices of Dissent by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 15, 2013

#D17 Protest and My Arrest

Image by zroberts via Flickr

NEW YORK—The security and surveillance state, after crushing the Occupy movement and eradicating its encampments, has mounted a relentless and largely clandestine campaign to deny public space to any group or movement that might spawn another popular uprising. The legal system has been grotesquely deformed in most cities to, in essence, shut public space to protesters, eradicating our right to free speech and peaceful assembly. The goal of the corporate state is to criminalize democratic, popular dissent before there is another popular eruption. […]

via Truthdig

Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His latest books are Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, Death of the Liberal Class, and The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.

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Antiwar Vets Convictions Immediately Dismissed Over Arrests at 2012 Event Honoring Dead U.S. Troops

democracynow on Jul 15, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org – A group of 12 U.S. war veterans and their allies have had their convictions dismissed for an antiwar protest in New York City last fall. The Veterans For Peace members refused to leave the Vietnam Memorial in Lower Manhattan at the 10 p.m. curfew so they could continue reading the names of thousands of dead U.S. soldiers dating back to Vietnam. The group was convicted on Friday. But in a rare decision, the presiding judge immediately ruled that throwing away their convictions was in the best interest of justice.


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  7. The uprising of fear the establishment has and the ruling establishment that rules the Establishment that you think is the establishment.

      • I am to spell it out, the financial Empire that informs governments on what manipulation is to occur for the repression and depression of the public’s mind set, i.e, the amount of sport the public should be dosed on, as a sedative to take their minds of their own destruction, say?
        For further reading you may look at Dr John Coleman, on The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, he claims to be exCIA, who become aware as to the insider program, as a curiosity of whereabouts of Coleman, I find no trace of him? also check out his video, I think he has been dealt, and no longer exists.

        • Coleman was supposedly former MI6, not CIA. His work is very controversial.

          • Thanks for the correction, long time since going in to Coleman, all the same what difference is CIA or MI5/6,? yes he is controversial, but why is he silent? these days, surely someone knows something interesting, about him, do you think he is lying on his video? if so whats he getting out of it?

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