Inside the Submissive Void — Propaganda, Censorship, Power and Control by Greg Maybury

George Orwell's 1984

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by Greg Maybury
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Perth, Western Australia
July 28, 2019

Updated: July 29, 2019 to add the Author’s note

“Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few; and the implicit submission, with which men resign their own sentiments and passions to those of their rulers.” — David Hume, “Of the First Principles of Government”, 1768.

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

NSA the only governmental agency that really listens to the people--DC Rally Against Mass Surveillance

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with Abby Martin

Empire Files on Apr 1, 2019

Abby Martin interviews former Technical Director of the National Security Agency, Bill Binney, who blew the whistle on warrantless spying years before Edward Snowden released the evidence. They discuss mass surveillance and the Intelligence Industrial Complex.

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Not a Shred of Evidence that Russia Hacked Emails or Served as a Source for WikiLeaks by David Swanson

Hacker in the darkness

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
January 8, 2017

The U.S. government has now generated numerous news stories and released multiple “reports” aimed at persuading us that Vladimir Putin is to blame for Donald Trump becoming president. U.S. media has dutifully informed us that the case has been made. What has been made is the case for writing your own news coverage. The “reports” from the “intelligence community” are no lengthier than the New York Times and Washington Post articles about them. Why not just read the reports and cut out the middle-person?

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America’s Surveillance State, Part 2: Inside The NSA: How Do They Spy?

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PressTV Documentaries on Oct 23, 2014

The Bug Stops Here

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We live in the United States of Surveillance — with cameras increasingly positioned on street corners and with much more invisible spying online and on the phone. Anyone who is paying attention knows that privacy could be out the window. All of this is not happening by accident -well funded powerful agencies and companies are engaged in the business of keeping tabs on what we do, what we say, and what we think.

To many in the world, today, the face of America also has A BIG NOSE for sniffing and sifting mountains of data—phone calls, emails and texts. And with many mouths silenced by paranoia to keep what they decide is secret, secret. America has become a Surveillance-Industrial State where everyone’s business has become its business, and where one huge US intelligence Agency has been given the sanction and unlimited amounts of money to spy on the whole world.

Mass Surveillance is the focus of this new 6 part investigative documentary series examining who is watching whom and why.

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Chris Hedges and William Binney on Obama #NSA Guidelines, Part 2 + Transcript

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Jan 10, 2014

On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges and William Binney answer the question: “What should the NSA policy look like?”

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Chris Hedges and William Binney on Obama #NSA Guidelines, Part 1 + Transcript

2013 DC Rally Against Mass Surrveillance 2

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Jan 9, 2014

Chris Hedges and NSA whistle-blower William Binney tell Paul Jay that there should be accountability, including the President himself, for the criminal practices used by the NSA against the American people.

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Glenn Greenwald on Massive Surveillance Apparatus + William Binney: On a Slippery Slope to a Totalitarian State

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democracynow Jun 10, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org – Speaking from Hong Kong where he broke the story of Edward Snowden outing himself as the NSA whistleblower, Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald joins us to discuss Snowden’s actions and the multiple disclosures he’s revealed about government surveillance. “There is this massive surveillance apparatus being gradually constructed in the United States that already has extremely invasive capabilities to monitor and store the communications and other forms of behavior not just of tens of millions of Americans, but of hundreds of millions, probably billions of people, around the globe,” Greenwald says. “It’s one thing to say that we want the U.S. government to have these capabilities. It’s another thing to allow this to be assembled without any public knowledge, without any public debate, and with no real accountability. What ultimately drove [Snowden] forward — and what ultimately is driving our reporting — is the need for a light to be shined on what this incredibly consequential [surveillance] world is all about and the impact it’s having both on our country and our planet.”

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William Binney: Everyone in US is Under Virtual Surveillance

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

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Dec 2, 2012 by

RT talks to William Binney, whistleblower and former NSA crypto-mathematician who served in the agency for decades. Virtual privacy in US, Petraeus affair and whistleblowers’ odds in fight against the authorities are among key topics of this exclusive interview.

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