Edward Snowden: Liberty VS Surveillance

Edward Snowden: Liberty VS Surveillance

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Ruptly TV on Apr 18, 2017

National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden is due to participate via a video link during an international conference at College of William & Mary in Williamsburg on Tuesday, April 18.

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“Making America Great Again” by Reducing the World to Ashes? by Felicity Arbuthnot + Larry Wilkerson: U.S. Should Stop the Threats

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
April 19, 2017

In the event of a nuclear war, there will be no chances, there will be no survivors – all will be obliterated… nuclear devastation is not science fiction – it is a matter of fact. The world now stands on the brink of the final abyss. Let us all resolve to take all possible practical steps to ensure that we do not, through our own folly, go over the edge.

— Former First Sea Lord, Louis Mountbatten (1900-1979) Strasbourg, 11 May 1979

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SPIN: The Art of Selling War (2004)

Corporate Greed

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Originally posted June 15, 2011

on Jan 29, 2007

Directed by Josh Rushing, a veteran Marine Corps media spokesman, “SPIN: The Art of Selling War” is an investigative documentary that looks at the standard justification for going to war by the American administrations of past and present.

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Lawrence Wilkerson: The Danger of a Clinton or Trump Presidency

The Trump & Clinton Show

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TheRealNews on Aug 3, 2016

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss Hillary Clinton’s militarist track record and Donald Trump’s bellicose rhetoric.

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How Putin’s Leverage Shaped the Syrian Ceasefire by Gareth Porter + Larry Wilkerson: Will the Syrian Ceasefire End the US-Russia Proxy War?

No war on Syria protest in San Francisco - August 29

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by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at Middle East Eye
Washington
March 28, 2016

By his military withdrawal, Putin was actually enhancing his leverage over both the military situation and the political negotiations still to come

When Russian President Vladimir Putin had a substantive meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry last week, it was an extremely rare departure from normal protocol.  There was some political logic to the meeting, however, because Putin and Kerry have clearly been the primary drivers of their respective governments’ policies toward Syria, and their negotiations have already led to a stunningly successful Syrian ceasefire and possible Syrian negotiations on a political settlement.

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Abby Martin and Lawrence Wilkerson: The US Empire Is Ready To Collapse

State of the Union

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Dec 11, 2015

Abby Martin interviews retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former national security advisor to the Reagan administration, who spent years as an assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell during both Bush administrations. Today, he is honest about the unfixable corruption inside the establishment and the corporate interests driving foreign policy.

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The Real Story Behind the Republicans’ Iran Letter by Gareth Porter + Larry Wilkerson: Open Letter to Ayatollah From the Republicans

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at Middle East Eye
Washington
March 13, 2015

Tom "Benedict Arnold" Cotton

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The real story is how enforcers of Likudist policy on Iran used a young Republican politician to try to provoke a breakdown in nuclear talks

The “open letter” from Senator Tom Cotton and 46 other Republican Senators to the leadership of Iran, which even Republicans themselves admit was aimed at encouraging Iranian opponents of the nuclear negotiations to argue that the United States cannot be counted on to keep the bargain, has created a new political firestorm. It has been harshly denounced by Democratic loyalists as “stunning” and “appalling”, and critics have accused the signers of the letter of being “treasonous” for allegedly violating a law forbidding citizens from negotiating with a foreign power.

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Bradley #Manning Not Guilty of Aiding the Enemy + Guilty of 19 Counts

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Barack Obama’s Message — Continuation of the National Emergency with respect to the Actions of the Government of Syria + Wilkerson: Obama Under Pressure to Seek Regime Change in Syria and Iran

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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Propaganda Alert!

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
May 7, 2013

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:

Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622(d), provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency, unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. Continue reading

Barack Obama’s Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Iran + Wilkerson: US Objective Is Regime Change

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Propaganda Alert!

The White House

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
March 12, 2013

On March 15, 1995, the President issued Executive Order 12957, which declared a national emergency with respect to Iran and, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), took related steps to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of the Government of Iran. Continue reading

Hubris: Selling the Iraq War + Hubris Isn’t the Half of It by David Swanson

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Updated: Feb. 20, 2013

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Lawrence Wilkerson: Dissent is the Highest form of Patriotism

FISA - illegal domestic spying - feb 2001, BEFORE 9/11

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on Jan 4, 2012

Col. Larry Wilkerson speaks at Sam Adams Awards ceremony honoring Jesselyn Radack and Thomas Drake [November 21, 2011]

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Pearl Harbor: 70 Years on, Is Iran the New Japan? by Finian Cunningham + Kucinich: War with Iran! Are you kidding me? + Wilkerson: US War with Iran ‘3 yrs. Away’

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
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East Africa
9 December 2011

Is Iran the new Japan – 70 years after the Pearl Harbour incident that led to a US declaration of war and an unspeakable nuclear nightmare?

Two concurrent articles on Global Research deserve close reading because taken together they suggest that history is in danger of repeating itself, with even greater catastrophic consequences.

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A Forum on the Precarious State of the American Republic, the US Constitution and Civil Liberties, Post-9/11

fuck the patriot act

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by William Hughes
Vimeo

A roundtable discussion was held on September 12, 2011, at Busboys & Poets in Washington, D.C. It featured the people’s lawyer, Ralph Nader; Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, US Army (ret), and ex-Chief of Staff to Secretary of State, Colin Powell; Bruce Fein, adjunct scholar with the American Enterprise Institute; and Michael German, Policy Counsel to the ACLU on National Security, Immigration and Privacy, and also a former Special Agent for the FBI. The event dealt broadly with the “US government’s reactions to 9/11.”

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Lawrence Wilkerson: War is Not About Truth, Justice and the American Way

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End of the Empire (2)

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Wilkerson: For Truth, Justice and the American Way

Lawrence Wilkerson, Collin Powell’s former Chief of Staff, reflects on his life journey from “cold warrior” to harsh critic of US foreign policy

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