Professor Richard Wolff spends a couple of hours in Judson Church near Washington Square Park, NYC, talking about his new book Understanding Marxism and answering questions that people submitted online.
From late October to early December 2013, Columbia law professor Eben Moglen delivered a series of four lectures on the significance of Edward Snowden’s disclosures about the N.S.A.‘s until-then secret spying programs.… Read more
At the time this video was shot (2006), Hayden was Deputy Director of National Intelligence. He had been NSA director and was nominated to head the CIA. More than any other human being, he is the surveillance state personified.
This Wall Street Journal essay highlights disturbing facts about the aggressive militarization of U.S. police forces. Financed by Federal grants, police departments and government agencies are creating SWAT teams with weapons and capabilities equivalent to special military forces. They have … Read more
Shamai Leibowitz, a convicted and jailed FBI whistleblower, argues in a Guardian essay that the U.S. government’s vindictive war on leakers of conscience is backfiring. It’s a good piece, worth reading.… Read more
Unlike citizens of the United States, the German Green Party politician Malte Spitz successfully sued his privacy-invading message-interceptors (in his case, T-Mobile, not his government) for six months of his mobile-device metadata. This metadata had been captured and stored … Read more