Naomi Wolf: U.S. instigating violent crackdown on whistleblowers, dissent

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Julian Assange’s case has raised numerous concerns among journalists and activists who fear being prosecuted for doing their job. RT interviews author and journalist Naomi Wolf, who says the US government is especially tough on those exposing official wrongdoing.

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The Granny Peace Brigade Stands Their Ground by Jill Dalton

by Jill Dalton
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Oct. 21, 2011

On Tuesday I found this information on the Occupy Wall Street website and was intrigued. Trust me these dames have been around the block more than once and good for them.

“Six years ago, 18 women attempted to enlist in the U.S. Military at the Recruitment Center in Times Square. Not only were we not welcomed, Continue reading

Naomi Wolf on Fascism in the US, Interviewed by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds

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originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
17 April, 2010

Naomi Wolf discusses the fascist shift in the United States, how the state of our liberties has been getting worse under the Obama administration, and how President Obama has assumed the same position as Bush on States Secrets Privilege, unlawful detention and torture, and other similar assaults on our liberties. Ms. Wolf talks about the deplorable state of our two-party system and alternative approaches, the hypocritical silence of liberal antiwar activists, the need for new grassroots institutions and approaches to take back our civil liberties, and more.

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Naomi Wolf: Surveillance Is Part Of A Police State (video no longer available)

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Naomi Wolf Thinks the Tea Parties Help Fight Fascism — Is She Onto Something or in Fantasy Land?

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By Justine Sharrock
AlterNet
March 30, 2010

Naomi Wolf, author of ‘End of America,’ talks about why she has become an improbable Tea Party darling, and if progressives can learn from the conservative activists

In her bestselling End of America, Naomi Wolf outlines the 10 warning signs that America is headed toward a fascist takeover. Using historical precedents, she explains how our government is mimicking those of Mussolini, Hitler and Stalin through practices like surveillance of ordinary citizens, restricting the press, developing paramilitary forces and arbitrarily detaining people.

The book was lauded by liberals under Bush: the Independent Publishers gave it the Freedom Fighter Award; John Nichols at the Nation named it the most valuable political book of 2007. Now, under President Obama, Wolf’s book is providing ammunition for the Tea Partiers, Patriots, Ron Paul supporters and Oath Keepers, who also warn of impending tyrannical government. Even when the book first came out pre-Obama, Alex Jones, Michael Savage and Fox News invited her on their shows, and agreed with her.

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via Naomi Wolf Thinks the Tea Parties Help Fight Fascism — Is She Onto Something or in Fantasy Land? AlterNet

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Financing Fascism, Part II by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

Is America ‘Yearning For Fascism?’ by Chris Hedges

The Iron Heel (1908) by Jack London

“The 15% Solution,” Serialization, 3rd Installment: Chapter Two

Talk by Naomi Wolf – The End of America (video) (must-see)

The End of America (full video; Naomi Wolf)

Tea-Parties and Progressives, Maybe We Should Listen to Each Other By Timothy V. Gatto

Guantánamo Bay: the inside story by Naomi Wolf

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by Naomi Wolf
Times Online
July 25, 2009

There’s a McDonald’s on the high street, suburban houses, rats the size of dogs, and 229 of the world’s most high-profile prisoners. Six months after President Obama declared that he would close it down, Naomi Wolf heads to Guantánamo Bay to see whether anything has changed

Six months ago this week President Obama, on his second day in office, promised to close the Guantánamo detention camp within a year, and to undo the secretive and coercive detention and interrogation policies of George W. Bush. But has Obama been as good as his word?

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As the military handlers made pleasant jokes about the heat, I took in a low-tech vision of Hell. This was the site of the first scenes from Guantánamo, where men sweltered in kennel-like cages. These were the cages themselves: about 50, each about 8ftx12ft, an aisle down the centre for guards to move in, a slab of corrugated iron on top of each cell, and a pipe with a funnel at groin level, in which to urinate; open to the elements; no walls, no true shade. Concrete floors. There had been buckets for defaecation, MC1 Dwight told us; but the prisoners had thrown the faeces at the guards. There was a communal shower, now crumbling — but the prisoners had not liked to shower in groups, naked.

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Naomi Wolf: Obama can lock up any US citizen without trial

A further step toward a police state – Obama seeks to institutionalize indefinite detentionby Tom Eley

Judge Orders Release From Guantánamo Of Kuwaiti Charity Worker by Andy Worthington

from the archives:

Former Insider Shatters Credibility of Military Commissions by Andy Worthington

Yemeni Prisoner Muhammad Salih Dies At Guantánamo by Andy Worthington

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Naomi Wolf: I had a vision of Jesus (2006)

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[Note: the first article is a repost from my old blog.]

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www.sundayherald.com, UK, Jan. 22, 2006
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Wednesday January 25, 2006

Naomi Wolf, one of America’s foremost feminist thinkers, has found a spiritual awakening in God after experiencing a “mystical encounter” with Jesus.

Wolf, best known as the author of the Beauty Myth, a groundbreaking 1991 polemic against the cosmetics industry that radicalised a generation of young women, revealed the cause of a hitherto unexplained mid-life crisis that set her on a “spiritual path”.

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Naomi Wolf: Obama can lock up any US citizen without trial

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July 14, 2009

Barack Obama’s indefinite detention claim, coupled with the enemy combatant right he inherited, enables him to lock up any US citizen forever without a trial, author and political consultant Naomi Wolf told RT.

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Busted, Pentagon – Why The Photos Probably Do Show Detainees Sodomized and Raped By Naomi Wolf

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By Naomi Wolf
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May 29, 2009 “Huffington Post

The Telegraph of London broke the news – because the US press is in a drugged stupor — that the photos Obama is refusing to release of detainee abuse depict, among other sexual tortures, an American soldier raping a female detainee and a male translator raping a male prisoner. The paper claims the photos also show anal rape of prisoners with foreign objects such as wires and lightsticks. Major General Antonio Taguba calls the images `horrific’ and `indecent’ (but absurdly agrees that Obama should not release them – proving once again that the definition of hypocrisy is the assertion that the truth is in poor taste).

Predictably, a few hours later the Pentagon issues a formal denial.

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One on One: Naomi Wolf

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In this episode, Sheryl and her guest approach the upcoming election by looking back on our nation’s history. Naomi Wolf created a sensation in 2007 with her provocative book “The End of America.” Her latest book, “Give me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries” answers some of that controversy.

Journalist Sheryl McCarthy talks with newsmakers about their sources of inspiration. She has private conversations about public affairs issues with the people who report on them and those who ARE the story. The subjects range from global warming issues to domestic ones.

Watch more at http://www.cuny.tv/series/onetoone

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We Are All Torturers in America By Naomi Wolf

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By Naomi Wolf
ICH
April 28, 2009 “The Guardian

As citizens’ outrage over the torture memos heats up, and the US Congress is barraged with calls to appoint a special prosecutor, Americans may be about to commit an egregious miscarriage of justice. Republicans have now accused Democrats in Congress of having “blood on your hands too” in relation to the escalating calls to investigate. I would go further: not only do Congressional Democrats have blood on their hands – but so do we, the American people. And CIA agents may be about to be sacrificed to assuage their – and our – actual and associative guilt.

The suddenly urgent calls by our Congressional Democratic leaders, and even by many of the American people, to prosecute CIA operatives, military men and women and contractors who were certainly involved with, colluded in or turned a blind eye to torture are not only the height of hypocrisy, they are a form of unconscionable scapegoating. The scapegoating is political on the part of Congressional leaders, and psychological on the part of many Americans who are now “shocked” at what was done in their name.

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John Yoo’s Legal Groundwork for Subverting the Republic by Naomi Wolf

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by Naomi Wolf
The Nation
3.3.09

If history gets this recent era right, future textbooks will have to show that the US narrowly averted a carefully planned but thorough and unmistakable conspiracy to subvert the rule of law and the process of democracy from 2001-2008. For three years, since writing End of America, I have been arguing that the Bush team sought irretrievably to subvert our liberty. Fortunately, this appalling and conceivably irrevocable subversion of the tenets of freedom was narrowly averted by citizens at every level — from the grassroots to the courts — resisting in time. But the release this week by the Justice Department of the “secret memos” sought valiantly by the ACLU confirms that Bush’s legal architects were building up the framework for something even scarier than our most anguished projections.

You can see the documents themselves online — but, as usual, there is a gap between the cautious journalistic interpretation of the event and the dense legalese in which they are written, and no one yet has really explained to citizens who are not attorneys what these memos claimed to give Bush the right to do. This is my initial reading of these documents:

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US Justice Department memos: the specter of military dictatorship

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4 March 2009

A set of nine secret memos released by the US Justice Department Monday reveal that in the weeks and months after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks the US government began erecting the legal scaffolding for a full-blown military dictatorship.

Attorney General Eric Holder declared that the release of the documents, which were posted on the Justice Department’s web site, signaled a new era of “transparency and openness.” The actions of the Obama administration in recent weeks, however, including the invocation of national security and state secrets to quell lawsuits challenging the worst abuses of the Bush era, make it clear that the threat revealed in these memos is far from over.

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Naomi Wolf: No mass activism? No “America”

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Naomi Wolf – ‘Fake’ Activism

Worldwide Feminism on Jul 22, 2010

Naomi Wolf, author of The End of America, argues that bureaucracy has killed effective protesting because mass social protests in the U.S. now have a feeling of “Disneyland activism.”

“It feels fake, because it is fake,” she says.

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Naomi Wolf interviews Sgt. Matthis Chiroux about IVAW arrests

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10/29/08: Naomi Wolf interviews Sgt. Matthis Chiroux

Naomi Wolf discusses with Veteran Sergeant Matthis Chiroux the events that took place on October 15th, 2008 at the final Presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

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The End of America (full video; Naomi Wolf)

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This excellent documentary is presented by author and lecturer Naomi Wolf. America has followed a 10 step path that has led us into a fascist dictatorship. Naomi Wolf takes us through these 10 steps and clearly demonstrates that this descent into fascism is in fact The End Of America.

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