Posts Tagged: national security state
New debates, especially on the national security state, bring new vibrancy to our civic life. In death, even flawed politicians can do us that final service.
The late IPS co-founder consistently connected the dots between America’s military adventures overseas and economic and racial injustice at home.
Government spying is a problem for everyone. But people of color, religious minorities, and political dissidents are far more likely to be victims of unwarranted monitoring.
Under Obama, whistleblowers face a total of 751 months behind bars — compared to 24 months for all other whistleblowers combined since the American Revolution.
Someday in the distant future, I hope you’ll read this letter and smile indulgently at my worst fears.
The threat of "lone-wolf" terrorist attacks is greatly overblown. More worrying is what the security state "shepherds" are doing in the name of preventing them.
Americans are trading away their privacy, civil liberties, and billions of tax dollars for an intelligence complex that never seems to know what's going on in the world.
Mass incarceration and militarized police forces are two of the most potent tools in a panoply of repressive instruments of power used by Israel and the U.S.
No one knows what a major state would be like if it radically cut back its intelligence services--but based on the recent American record, it’s hard to imagine we could be anything but better off.