Will Griffin: Origins of the Modern Surveillance State

DC Rally Against Mass Surveillance

Image by Susan Melkisethian via Flickr

by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 7, 2022

“Since the dawn of capitalism, the capitalist class has had to keep an eye on the working class in order to keep them in check. This surveillance has been around for a long time but the story of the modern surveillance state begins about a century ago.”


“When the pentagon talks about technological advances to be used on the so-called enemy, you better bet your ass that the state will be using it on the people back home.” — Will Griffin

The Peace Report on Jul 4, 2022

0:00 Introduction
1:52 Support TPR
2:11 Two Major Points
3:44 First Manual Information Regime
9:22 Second Computerized Information Regime
13:39 Third Robotic Information Regime
25:06 Conclusion

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See also:

In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power, by Alfred W. McCoy

From the archives:

Federal Bureau of Intimidation, by Howard Zinn

Kristinn Hrafnsson: Pegasus Spyware Leaks Show Nobody is Safe From Surveillance!

The War at Home: Part 2: Blacklist

Will Griffin: Pine Gap: Australia’s Most Secret Site + Menwith Hill: NSA’s Largest Overseas Spying Base

Will Griffin: How Military Satellites Spy on You

Chris Hedges and Bill Binney: It Was The Intelligence Coup Of The Century

Edward Snowden: The Dangers Are Real

Abby Martin and Bill Binney: Mass Surveillance and the Intelligence Industrial Complex

Thomas Drake: From 9/11 to Mass Surveillance, The Man Who Knew Too Much (must-see) Updated: Sept. 12, 2021

Bill Arkin: “Top Secret America” + Tim Shorrock: Why did it take them 7 years to do this story?

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