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The President and the Power to Declare War

The President and the Power to Declare War | The American Empire | Scoop.it
The Constitution is quite clear on war power. Congress has the power to determine IF the country will wage offensive war and against WHOM. Once that decision is made by the Congress, the President...
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[154] Dirty Wars: Terror Begets Terror | Jeremy Scahill Breaks the Set

Abby Martin Breaks the Set with Jeremy Scahill on 'Dirty Wars' LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/BreakingTheSet FOLLOW Abby Martin @ http://twitter.com/Ab...
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This new documentary looks totally freakin awesome. I'll try to link the whole thing if I can manage to find a copy of it online; but may be hard to do since they are still in the private screening phase.

http://dirtywars.org/the-film

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Four librarians gagged and threatened with prison time under the Patriot Act - Police State USA

Four librarians gagged and threatened with prison time under the Patriot Act - Police State USA | The American Empire | Scoop.it
WINDSOR, CT -- The FBI demanded that 4 librarians produce private information about patrons' reading habits, gagging them under penalty of prison time.
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Chris Hedges - Our Only Hope Will Come Through Rebellion - 29th March 2014 - YouTube

"Refresh the page and check your Flash Player is up to date if you have Audio Issues!" Chris Hedges speaks on 29/3/2014 at the "One Nation Under Surveillance...

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Why Gitmo is Worse than You Think | Interview with Navy Lt. Commander Kevin Bogucki - YouTube

Abby Martin speaks with Navy Lieutenant Commander and Gitmo attorney, Kevin Bogucki, about the findings of the Obama's Periodic Review Board and if a closure...
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Sibel Edmonds Explains Who's At The Top Of The Pyramid - YouTube

SHOW NOTES: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=7094 In this sixth part of the ongoing Sibel Edmonds Gladio B conversation, we ask the question: Who is at the to...
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Want to know who's running the world?

Follow the money.

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10 reasons the U.S. is no longer the land of the free

10 reasons the U.S. is no longer the land of the free | The American Empire | Scoop.it
How national security laws are eroding freedom.
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"Dishonesty from politicians is nothing new for Americans. The real question is whether we are lying to ourselves when we call this country the land of the free."

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Criminalizing Dissent: Chris Hedges

Criminalizing Dissent: Chris Hedges | The American Empire | Scoop.it
The very name of the law itself—the Homeland Battlefield Bill—suggests the totalitarian credo of endless war waged against enemies within “the homeland” as well as those abroad.
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Bugging Mrs Merkel

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IN JULY, when revelations by Edward Snowden were just beginning to drip out about the breathtaking extent of American spying on its own citizens and allies along...
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On Wiretaps and Drone Strikes, It's Time for Liberals to Accept That Obama Is Worse Than Bush

On Wiretaps and Drone Strikes, It's Time for Liberals to Accept That Obama Is Worse Than Bush | The American Empire | Scoop.it
The US president is cool, calm and media-savvy. But presidents must be judged by their policies, not their personalities. And, seen from a liberal perspective, US national security policies aren't pretty.
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"I guess we shouldn't have taken it seriously when Senator Obama claimed in 2005 that President Bush's Patriot Act "seriously jeopardises the rights of all Americans and the ideals America stands for". We shouldn't have listened when he pledged to end the "illegal wiretapping of American citizens" in August 2007. We should have put our hands over our ears in November that year when we heard Candidate Obama, on the campaign trail, outlining his plan to "lead by example" on human rights and civil liberties. "That's easy," he said. "Close down Guantanamo. Restore habeas corpus. Say no to renditions. Say no to wireless wiretaps."


"Nor should we have expected a professor of constitutional law to respect a constitutional right to privacy (or, for that matter, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize to opt for diplomacy over drones).

 

"These were unrealistic expectations. We should have assumed the worst."

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US Abandons Detroit to Sponsor Foreign Armies | Brainwash Update

Abby Martin talks about the amount of money squandered by the US government in bailing out corporations, propping up foreign militaries and maintaining its 9...
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Is Guantanamo Obama's Greatest Disgrace?

"In his press conference Tuesday, President Obama repeated that he wanted to shut Guantanamo Bay but blamed Congress for stopping him. "They would not let us...
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Who is Behind “Al Qaeda in Iran”? | Global Research

Who is Behind “Al Qaeda in Iran”? | Global Research | The American Empire | Scoop.it
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more smoke & mirrors

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Robert Gibbs: As press sec, I was ordered not to acknowledge the existence of the drone program

Robert Gibbs: As press secretary, I was ordered not to acknowledge the existence of the drone program
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Whistleblower: NSA stores 80% of all phone calls, not just metadata - full audio

Whistleblower: NSA stores 80% of all phone calls, not just metadata - full audio | The American Empire | Scoop.it
At least 80 percent of all audio calls are gathered and stored by the NSA, whistleblower William Binney has revealed. The former code-breaker says the spy agency’s ultimate aim is no less than total population control.
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Exposing the secrets of unaccountable power

Exposing the secrets of unaccountable power | The American Empire | Scoop.it
British journalist and WikiLeaks editor Sarah Harrison, who helped NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden get to safety on his flight from Hong Kong to Moscow, discusses the "Battle against unaccountable power."

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Has the Dept. of Homeland Security Become America’s Standing Army?

Has the Dept. of Homeland Security Become America’s Standing Army? | The American Empire | Scoop.it
DHS: A beast that is accelerating our nation’s transformation into a police state “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison...
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The third largest federal agency.... In the 12 years since it was established to “prevent terrorist attacks within the United States,” the DHS has grown from a post-9/11 knee-jerk reaction to a leviathan with tentacles in every aspect of American life.

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Life in the Emerging American Police State: What's in Store for Our Freedoms in 2014?

Life in the Emerging American Police State: What's in Store for Our Freedoms in 2014? - The Huffington Post

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1. Gen. Wesley Clark, Democracy Now! interview, 2007 - YouTube

1. Gen. Wesley Clark, Democracy Now! interview, 2007. Objective: take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Iran. http://w...
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Must See!!  (Part 1 of 3)

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What Is The Real Agenda Of The American Police State?

What Is The Real Agenda Of The American Police State? | The American Empire | Scoop.it
In my last column I emphasized that it was important for American citizens to demand to know what the real agendas are behind the wars of choice by the Bush and Obama regimes.  These are major long...
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We Have Very Sophisticated Big Brothers in the World Now | Global Research TV

We Have Very Sophisticated Big Brothers in the World Now | Global Research TV | The American Empire | Scoop.it
Jeremy Scahill: “The only beneficiaries of any of these wars have been the elite, the rich! And in the current context: huge corporations. They are...
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Why Snowden’s Passport Matters: Reprisal from a US Surveillance and Warfare State that Operates in the Shadows

Why Snowden’s Passport Matters: Reprisal from a US Surveillance and Warfare State that Operates in the Shadows | The American Empire | Scoop.it
When the State Department revoked Edward Snowden’s passport four months ago, the move was a reprisal from a surveillance-and-warfare state that operates largely in the shadows. Top officials in Was...
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The President and the Power to Declare War

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The Constitution is quite clear on war power. Congress has the power to determine IF the country will wage offensive war and against WHOM. Once that decision is made by the Congress, the President...
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Obama Drone Strikes Are 'Mass Murder' - Jeremy Scahill

"Weighing in on President Obama's targeted drone strikes in the Middle East, journalist Jeremy Scahill did not mince words. During his appearance on MSNBC's ...
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Fantastic opinion piece from TYT from last year.

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US Gov. Software Creates 'Fake People' on Social Networks

US Gov. Software Creates 'Fake People' on Social Networks | The American Empire | Scoop.it
The US government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage "fake people" on social media sites. Private security firms
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Article is from 2011, but still relevant.

If anybody has any up to date links on this, link 'em.

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The War on Libya: A Grand Display of NATO’s Lynch Mob Mentality | Global Research

The War on Libya: A Grand Display of NATO’s Lynch Mob Mentality | Global Research | The American Empire | Scoop.it
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One of the best articles I've seen on the real reasons that we helped to kill Gaddafi in Libya, and why we are so intent on having a military presence in Africa and intervening in the affairs of other nations there. 

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