By Madison Ruppert Editor of End the Lie
President Barack Obama has leveraged heavy rhetoric on the subject of transparency for some time now, even going as far as to publish on the official White House website that his “Administration is committed to an unprecedented level of openness in Government.”
If this is open government, I can’t begin to imagine what a closed government is.
After Anwar al-Awlaki was allegedly assassinated in Yemen, the New York Times sought to find out the legal basis for the Obama administration’s secretive “kill list” which apparently can now include United States citizens.
Angela Davis, activist, scholar, and author of Are Prisons Obsolete?, marks the 40th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising with her critique of the "prison-industrial complex."
by Tom Burghardt
Urged by one and all to "tone down" what media pundits and political elites describe as "strident," even "violent" rhetoric that has "poisoned" our "national conversation" and "sharply polarized" the population, the shooting rampage in Tucson which claimed six lives, including that of a nine-year-old girl is, in fact, emblematic of the moral bankruptcy and utter hypocrisy of those selfsame capitalist elites.
from The Informant: Cops, Courts & Communities in the Bay Area
December 15, 2010 9:29 AM By Ali Winston
Documents recently obtained by The Informant reveal the significant involvement of state and federal law enforcement in monitoring the various Oscar Grant protests in Oakland over the past two years.
According to internal Oakland Police Department documents about the July 8th protests that followed Johannes Mehserle’s involuntary manslaughter conviction, agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency, United States Secret Service, and the California Department of Justice were assigned to monitor crowd activities.
The following message was sent by United for Peace and Justice (www.unitedforpeace.org),an antiwar coalition. It includes a list of demonstrations planned by local groups in approximately 20 different cities over the next few days in response to last Friday’s FBI raids, described below. The report by the Office of the In
Detroit Imam Assassinated by FBI Agents
By Abayomi Azikiwe Pan-African News Wire, Detroit Friday, October 30, 2009
State to spy on parents, make sure kids go to bed on time, attend school
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com <http://prisonplanet.com/> 
Monday, August 3, 2009
The UK government is about to spend $700 million dollars installing
surveillance cameras inside the private homes of citizens to ensure that
children go to bed on time, attend school and eat proper meals.
No you aren’t reading a passage from George Orwell’s *1984* or Aldous