The U.S. State Department revoked the passport of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, whose "crime" was to educate Americans and the world about the dangerous growth of the U.S. surveillance state.
Former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has said that if the contents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were known, it could not be passed because it would be so unpopular.
The budget debate in Washington, D.C., is going nowhere good.
Meticulous researchers have documented that U.S. drones are killing many innocent civilians in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere. Drones are making the world less stable and creating new enemies. We're going to ban weaponized drones from the world.
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Anti-Fascist Action Ukraine estimated that 30 percent of the protesters in Kiev's Independence Square were far-right ultranationalists, and that was before the shooting began, when more of them joined the street battles.more
Ukraine: This place feels familiar. I've been here before.
Or maybe it just reminds me of another place. Was it Iran, 1953? Guatemala, 1954? Was it Congo, 1961? Chile, 1973? Maybe it was Iraq, 1990. Or Iraq, 2003. Or Libya, 2011. Or Syria, 2013. Or Vietnam. Or.....more
The escalating crisis in Ukraine has set off reckless missile-rattling and muscle-flexing in this country. My Post colleague Charles Krauthammer sees this as a Cold War faceoff, calling for the United States to ante up $15 billion for Ukraine and send a flotilla to the Black Sea. A front-page headline in The Post on Sunday said that the crisis "tests Obama's focus on diplomacy over force," quoting Andrew C. Kuchins of the Center for Strategic and International Studies decrying President Obama for "taking the stick option off the table." Right-wing and Republican posturing fills the airwaves.more
“It’s not hard to bring out the worst in large numbers of citizens by constantly pressing their buttons; fear, hate, greed, false pride and blind loyalty are the main emotions used to manipulate people so much these last years. Reversing this process and empowering people through courage, love, generosity, humility and critical thinking is harder but it can and must be done.”
- Coleen Rowley; early endorser of RootsAction.org and FBI whistle blower