Posts Tagged ‘state’

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FASCISM is not in any way an exaggeration.

Murderous spooks drive journalism project to WikiLeaks

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Tortured & Enslaved: Enter the World’s Biggest Prison

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Criminal state practices:

“Take control of your targets and monitor them regardless of encryption and mobility …

Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

WikiLeaks Reveals Hacking by Governments Worldwide

“It allows you to covertly collect data from the most common desktop operating systems, such as: Windows, OS X, Linux,” the email claimed.

“Furthermore, Remote Control System can monitor all the modern smart phones: Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows phone. Once a target is infected, you can access all the information, including: Skype calls, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Line, Viber and many more—device location, files, screenshots, microphone, virtual currencies and much more.”

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Pope Francis continues to surprise the world.

Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.

PS.

Fuck the Israelis.

Death-Chamber

How immoral does one have to be to support a system that regularly kills people who are later found to be completely innocent?

It’s not such a rhetorical question, as this is reality today.

40 Years of Death Row: 1,359 Executed; 890 Convictions Overturned

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Instead, the state allowed companies to drill more than 170 waste-disposal wells into aquifers suitable for drinking or irrigation, according to data reviewed by The Chronicle. Hundreds more inject a blend of briny water, hydrocarbons and trace chemicals into lower-quality aquifers that could be used with more intense treatment.

State let oil companies taint drinkable water in Central Valley

Why don’t these people ever go to jail?

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(Theft of property without due process should be considered a crime.)

DPA:

Eric Holder just issued a huge blow to the drug war. This is big.

Today the Justice Department barred local and state police from using a federal program to seize a person’s property without evidence of a crime.

That might sound odd, since you would assume that it was already illegal in America for police to take your property without due process – but you would be wrong. Originally pushed in the 1980s as a way to combat illegal drugs, civil asset forfeiture has become common throughout the country.

Today people all over America who are simply suspected of drug law violations can have their assets seized without any ability to defend themselves in a court of law. Even if they are never convicted, or even charged with a crime they can have their property, bank accounts, cars, and assets taken from them forever. If this doesn’t enrage you, I don’t know what will. 

Civil asset forfeiture is another ugly aspect of the drug war, and here at the Drug Policy Alliance we are making it a top issue in 2015.

If you stand with us tweet out your support now to end unjust civil asset forfeiture for good!

Today’s actions by Eric Holder are a good first step to ending the unjust enforcement of this program once and for all. But now Congress needs to pass legislation to make this change permanent.

Sincerely,

Bill Piper
Director, National Affairs
Drug Policy Alliance

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Louis Proyect at Counterpunch:

Why Selma Matters Now More Than Ever

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Police killings highest in two decades

WASHINGTON — The number of felony suspects fatally shot by police last year — 461— was the most in two decades, according to a new FBI report.

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