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Being Julian Assange

Chris Hedges calls out the “vast subterranean network of governmental and intelligence agencies from around the world dedicated to destroying Wikileaks and arresting its founder, Julian Assange.”

According to Hedges, on Hans Crescent Street in London is a red-brick building housing the Ecuadorean Embassy and in some of its rooms lives the “world’s best-known political refugee.”

Julian Assange was offered sanctuary there beginning last June. Read below the fold...

Obama/Congress Traitors to Privacy, Assembly, Due Process

According to Naomi Wolf, the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund filed a request for documentation records about government surveillance of the Occupy Movement. Read below the fold...

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Why Do Social Security Offices Need Hollow Point Bullets?

The Social Security Administration is requesting bids for supplying 174,000 rounds of hollow-points. Earlier this summer, NOAA ordered 46,000, and DHS asked for 450 million rounds. Read below the fold...

Massive operational DHS "ADVISE" data mining system using personally identifiable data suspended, one day after Gonzales bails

Coincidence? You be the judge. What's clear is that, as is typical of Bush's operations, the program was run without regard to the law. The Christian Science Monitor:

The $42 million cutting-edge [ADVISE] system, designed to process trillions of pieces of data, has been halted and could be canceled pending data-privacy reviews, according to a newly released report to Congress by the DHS's own internal watchdog.

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When internal passport controls go into effect, will DHS "Behavior Detection Officers" profile us like DEA does now?

If so, it's very simple to understand the new experiences Americans are about to have in their new, unfree country (internal passports; preventive detention; satellite surveillance; Read below the fold...

How can I get that Wal-Mart greeter job if DHS blacklists me?

The Immigration Bill really, really sucks:

The American Civil Liberties Union today expressed grave concerns about the due process and privacy implications of the Senate immigration bill.
The proposed legislation would create a vast federal database to verify the work eligibility of all job applicants in America - including U.S. citizens; expand indefinite detention; and deny effective judicial review of Department of Homeland Security errors denying immigration status.

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Democrats Who Love Tyranny

I promise you, the ones in South Shore and Boystown will always work perfectly, while the ones in certain lily-hued, properly religious neighborhoods will strangely malfunction whenever one of the Good Chicagoans is misled into temptation by a gay, black devil. Read below the fold...

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Palast Questioned by DHS


September 11, 2006Not Greg and Matt
by Greg Palast

It’s true. It’s weird. It’s nuts. The Department of Homeland Security, after a five-year hunt for Osama, has finally brought charges against… Greg Palast. I kid you not. Send your cakes with files to the Air America wing at Guantanamo.

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