The War on Terror Is a War on American Freedom

July 21, 2013 in News

Anthony Gregory | In the aftermath of 9/11, President George W. Bush guided the Patriot Act through Congress, unilaterally expanded surveillance of Americans, amplified executive detention authority and took other dramatic measures that shifted the balance between liberty and government…

The Dictionary of the Global War on You: Definitions for a New Age

July 3, 2013 in News

Tom Engelhardt | In the months after September 11, 2001, it was regularly said that “everything” had changed. It’s a claim long forgotten, buried in everyday American life. Still, if you think about it, in the decade-plus that followed — the years of the PATRIOT Act, “enhanced interrogation techniques,” “black sites,” robot assassination campaigns…

TOR Radio: June 8, 2013 – Marcy Wheeler on NSA Surveillance, Verizon, PRISM, and Patriot Act: Section 215

June 9, 2013 in TOR Radio

TOR Radio | Download TOR Radio: June 8, 2013 | Guest: Marcy Wheeler | We cover the NSA surveillance scandal, the collection of “metadata” from Verizon customers, and revelations of a program code-named PRISM, FISA, Section 215 of the Patriot Act and much more.

Congress Exploits Our Fears to Take Our Liberty

April 22, 2013 in News

Ron Paul | This week, as Americans were horrified by the attacks in Boston, both houses of Congress considered legislation undermining our liberty in the name of “safety.” Gun control continued to be the focus of the Senate, where an amendment expanding…

How Panic and Hysteria Led U.S. Anti-hacking Law Far Astray

March 14, 2013 in News

CNet | The 1983 movie “WarGames” led to an anti-hacking law with felony penalties aimed at deterring intrusions into NORAD. Over time, it became broad and vague enough to ensnare the late Aaron Swartz.

Sex and Violence: Petraeus bails after Benghazi, Broadwell SNAFU

November 27, 2012 in TOR TV

“Recorded as an addendum to my talk with Guillermo Jimenez from the previous episode of Traces of Reality Radio…”

Tyranny? What Tyranny? [From TORradio #5]

August 22, 2012 in TOR TV

  “If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck…” To listen to the Full episode, follow the links below: YouTube: “Checkpoints Revisited and Tyranny Defined”   Podcast: [...]

Super Congress Assembled – Super Heroes or Super Villiains?

August 11, 2011 in News

With House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi making her selections known today, the historic Super Congress is now complete.  James Clyburn (SC), Chris Van Hollen (MD), and Xavier Becerra (CA) join [...]