The Rutherford Institute :: Don’t Shoot the Dogs: The Growing Epidemic of Cops Shooting Family Dogs | By John W. Whitehead |

March 19, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

The absurd cruelties of the American police state keep reaching newer heights.

Consider that if you kill a police dog, you could face a longer prison sentence than if you’d murdered someone or abused a child.

If a cop kills your dog, however, there will be little to no consequences for that officer.

Not even a slap on the wrist.

In this, as in so many instances of official misconduct by government officials, the courts have ruled that the cops have qualified immunity, a legal doctrine that incentivizes government officials to engage in lawless behavior without fear of repercussions.

This is the heartless, heartbreaking, hypocritical injustice that passes for law and order in America today.

Source: The Rutherford Institute :: Don’t Shoot the Dogs: The Growing Epidemic of Cops Shooting Family Dogs | By John W. Whitehead |

Look at the UK and see tyranny being imposed on disarmed Britons | Non-Intervention2 – Michael Scheuer

March 16, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Nearly three years ago, the majority of the British electorate voted in a referendum to leave the EU. The British voters were sick of Brussels’ authoritarians strutting, preening, and acting as their masters; the EU-sanctioned flood of unwanted, diseased, unskilled, uneducated, and violent migrants; the refusal of their own government to protect them from that wave of human refuse; and the increasingly clear reality that the power of the British Parliament, judiciary, and laws was being blunted by EU institutions. It also was clear — though nearly all British media ignored this fact — that the civil liberties of Britons were being constricted in favor of giving legal preference to migrants. So much is this the reality, that a native-born Briton defending himself against a threat by, say, a knife-wielding Muslim, is more likely to be damned than helped by the law.

While shocked by the public’s support for what was, in essence, a freedom referendum meant to make sure that Britons once again would be ruled by Britons, and that British sovereignty, independence, and nationalism could again flourish, Britain’s political class stayed cool. The oh-so-wise. British upper-class – long ensconced in the parts of the Conservative Party — joined with other Conservative, Liberal, and Labor leaders, business titans, and almost all of the nation’s media to undermine, slow-roll, terrify the citizenry, and, eventually, undo the result of a legitimate referendum that approved the UK’s departure from the EU. To date they have succeeded. With very few exceptions, those working to keep the UK mired in the EU swamp have used every possible artifice to disguise their obvious contempt for the pro-exit voters’ because of lower socio-economic status, lack of Oxbridge educations, and cheeky uppityness in challenging what their betters had so kindly done for them by making Britons the groveling subjects of the mighty EU.

Source: Look at the UK and see tyranny being imposed on disarmed Britons | Non-Intervention2

The Rutherford Institute :: Forced Blood Draws & Implied Consent Laws Make a Mockery of the Fourth Amendment | By John W. Whitehead |

March 6, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

You think you’ve got rights? Think again.

All of those freedoms we cherish—the ones enshrined in the Constitution, the ones that affirm our right to free speech and assembly, due process, privacy, bodily integrity, the right to not have police seize our property without a warrant, or search and detain us without probable cause—amount to nothing when the government and its agents are allowed to disregard those prohibitions on government overreach at will.

This is the grim reality of life in the American police state.

Our so-called rights have been reduced to technicalities in the face of the government’s ongoing power grabs.

Source: The Rutherford Institute :: Forced Blood Draws & Implied Consent Laws Make a Mockery of the Fourth Amendment | By John W. Whitehead |

The Prisoner Says ‘No’ to Big Brother – Consortiumnews – John Pilger

March 4, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Room 101 is the room in George Orwell’s prophetic novel, Big Br1984, where the thought police watched and tormented their prisoners, and worse, until people surrendered their humanity and principles and obeyed Big Brother Julian Assange will never obey Big Brother. His resilience and courage are astonishing, even though his physical health struggles to keep up.

The UN says he has the right of free passage to freedom, but this is denied. He has the right to medical treatment without fear of arrest, but this is denied. He has the right to compensation, but this is denied.

As founder and editor of WikiLeaks, his crime has been to make sense of dark times. WikiLeaks has an impeccable record of accuracy and authenticity which no newspaper, no TV channel, no radio station, no BBC, no New York Times, no Washington Post, no Guardiancan equal. Indeed, it shames them.

That explains why he is being punished.

Source: The Prisoner Says ‘No’ to Big Brother – Consortiumnews

Whatever Mueller Finds, Gag-Orders and No-Knock Raids Should Appall EVERYONE. | The Daily Bell – Joe Jarvis

January 31, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

I don’t care if you are the most rabid left-wing liberal, a staunch thin-blue-line conservative, or anywhere in between. This is the type of thing that should raise red flags to everyone who cares one iota about personal freedom or an impartial justice system.

It is a police state tactic, pure and simple.

Source: Whatever Mueller Finds, Gag-Orders and No-Knock Raids Should Appall EVERYONE. | The Daily Bell

Giuliani Says Assange Should Not Be Prosecuted – Consortiumnews – Joe Lauria

January 1, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, said Monday that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange had done “nothing wrong” and should not go to jail for disseminating stolen information just as major media does.

“Let’s take the Pentagon Papers,” Giuliani told Fox News. “The Pentagon Papers were stolen property, weren’t they?  It was in The New York Times and The Washington Post.  Nobody went to jail at The New York Times and The Washington Post.”

Giuliani said there were “revelations during the Bush administration” such as Abu Ghraib.  “All of that is stolen property taken from the government, it’s against the law. But once it gets to a media publication, they can publish it,” Giuliani said, “for the purpose of informing people.”

Source: Giuliani Says Assange Should Not Be Prosecuted – Consortiumnews

The Rutherford Institute :: A Crisis in the Making: Know Your Rights or You Will Lose Them |

December 12, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

We are approaching critical mass, the point at which all hell breaks loose.

The government is pushing us ever closer to a constitutional crisis.

What makes the outlook so much bleaker is the utter ignorance of the American people—and those who represent them—about their freedoms, history, and how the government is supposed to operate.

Source: The Rutherford Institute :: A Crisis in the Making: Know Your Rights or You Will Lose Them |

Prosecution of Julian Assange, America’s Betrayal of Its Own Ideals – Antiwar.com Original – Nozomi Hayase

November 26, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

As Trump’s administration now carries on Obama’s legacy, vowing to destroy WikiLeaks for engaging in publishing activities that are protected under the First Amendment, American people are slowly coming to see their own government’s dirty war that has been waged in their name.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains arbitrarily detained in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. As he is in a critical situation under a special protocol imposing prison-like surveillance, news emerged that shed light on the grave danger he has been facing. Last week, the Washington Post reported that the US Justice Department, in what appeared to be an error of cut and paste in their court filing, inadvertently disclosed criminal charges against Assange exist under seal.

Assange’s lawyer Jennifer Robinson responded to the revelation of a secret US government’s prosecution against the publisher, by noting that it confirms what Assange and his legal team have been suspecting. She pointed out how a criminal investigation into WikiLeaks started in 2010 in relation to disclosures made by WikiLeaks in partnership with other major newspapers revealing the evidence of US war crimes. She made it clear that this risk of his extradition to the US has been the reason why Assange sought and was granted asylum by Ecuador in 2012.

Source: Prosecution of Julian Assange, America’s Betrayal of Its Own Ideals – Antiwar.com Original

An Online Vigil in Defense of Julian Assange With Daniel Ellsberg, Craig Murray, Bill Binney and Ray McGovern – Consortiumnews

September 3, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Joe Lauria, editor-in-chief of Consortium News, on Saturday helped moderate a daylong chain of interviews in defense of WikiLeaks and its publisher Julian Assange, including a discussion with Daniel Ellsberg. 

#Unity4J online vigil was held on Saturday to defend the WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, whose sanctuary at the Ecuadorian embassy in London has turned into torturous solitary confinement.

Among the participants on Saturday were Craig Murray, a former U.K. ambassador; Nat Parry, son of Consortium New’s founder and first editor, Robert Parry; Bill Binney, former technical director at the National Security Agency, and Ray McGovern, a former CIA officer. Joe Lauria interviewed Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers whistleblower and author of The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. 

Source: An Online Vigil in Defense of Julian Assange With Daniel Ellsberg, Craig Murray, Bill Binney and Ray McGovern – Consortiumnews

Twitter Is “Shadow Banning” Prominent Republicans Like the RNC Chair and Trump Jr.’s Spokesman – American Renaissance

July 26, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Twitter is limiting the visibility of prominent Republicans in search results — a technique known as “shadow banning” — in what it says is a side effect of its attempts to improve the quality of discourse on the platform.

The Republican Party chair Ronna McDaniel, several conservative Republican congressmen, and Donald Trump Jr.’s spokesman no longer appear in the auto-populated drop-down search box on Twitter, VICE News has learned. It’s a shift that diminishes their reach on the platform — and it’s the same one being deployed against prominent racists to limit their visibility. The profiles continue to appear when conducting a full search, but not in the more convenient and visible drop-down bar. (The accounts appear to also populate if you already follow the person.)

Source: Twitter Is “Shadow Banning” Prominent Republicans Like the RNC Chair and Trump Jr.’s Spokesman – American Renaissance

Diabolical plot to extradite Assange to US | Intrepid Report.com

July 25, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Assange’s asylum is gravely threatened. In May, Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Fernanda Espinosa said talks between her government and Britain were ongoing to decide his fate, adding:

“There is a dialogue. There is a will and an interest to move forward in the solution of that matter.”

Illegally revoking his asylum ahead of arresting and extraditing him to America appears imminent.

Source: Diabolical plot to extradite Assange to US | Intrepid Report.com

The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities

June 26, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

THE SECRETS ARE hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering, windowless skyscrapers and fortress-like concrete structures that were built to withstand earthquakes and even nuclear attack. Thousands of people pass by the buildings each day and rarely give them a second glance, because their function is not publicly known. They are an integral part of one of the world’s largest telecommunications networks – and they are also linked to a controversial National Security Agency surveillance program.

Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. In each of these cities, The Intercept has identified an AT&T facility containing networking equipment that transports large quantities of internet traffic across the United States and the world. A body of evidence – including classified NSA documents, public records, and interviews with several former AT&T employees – indicates that the buildings are central to an NSA spying initiative that has for years monitored billions of emails, phone calls, and online chats passing across U.S. territory.

Source: The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities

Supreme Court Rules That the U.S. Government Must Get a Warrant Before Accessing Cellphone Location Data

June 23, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

IN A LANDMARK privacy decision, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday that police must get a warrant in order to obtain your cellphone’s location data over an extended period of time.

The decision is a major victory for privacy advocates, who have long argued that the law has failed to keep pace with the amount of intrusive data we voluntarily hand over to private companies.

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberal justices on the court, declaring that even though the data is held by a third party, the government still needs a warrant to obtain it.

Source: Supreme Court Rules That the U.S. Government Must Get a Warrant Before Accessing Cellphone Location Data

A Future Surveillance World

June 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Assange’s Ecuadorian Cave – Antiwar.com Original

June 17, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

For over two months Julian Assange had no internet access and no contact with anyone besides his lawyer. Fifteen days is prohibited by the UN as prolonged solitary confinement under the Mandela Rules.

His situation now appears unchanged except that he was visited last Thursday by two officials from Australia’s High Commission. It has not yet been reported what was discussed, but if consistent with that government’s action to date this would be an exercise to wash their hands of him, much as Ecuador appears to be doing.

Source: Assange’s Ecuadorian Cave – Antiwar.com Original

Jared Taylor Wins First Round in Anti-Censorship Suit Against Twitter – American Renaissance

June 17, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Yesterday, California Superior Court Judge Harold E. Kahn rejected Twitter’s petition to dismiss the suit Jared Taylor brought against Twitter for banning his Twitter account and that of his organization, American Renaissance. The judge also rejected Twitter’s motion under California’s Anti-SLAPP law to strike the complaint, adding that it was “hard to imagine a clearer public interest lawsuit.”

Judge Kahn described Taylor’s complaint as “very eloquent,” adding that “it goes to the heart of free speech principles that long precede our constitution.”

Source: Jared Taylor Wins First Round in Anti-Censorship Suit Against Twitter – American Renaissance

The SPLC State…And The Unprecedented Threat To Civil Liberties | VDARE.com

June 7, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The American Constitution utilizes checks and balances to prevent any one faction or person from controlling the State. Yet power over society is not exercised solely through government. Those who favor mass immigration and the abolition of American sovereignty project power from inside and outside the government simultaneously, leveraging law enforcement, the courts, financial institutions, and the media to their ends. And no single group does this better than the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), ostensibly a “Non-Governmental Organization” (NGO) but increasinglybecoming a kind of proto-government unto itself.

The SPLC is so effective because it exercises power through multiple levels, each building on the other. Because of “hate crimes” legislation, the political ideology or affiliations of a criminal become highly relevant to any investigation. Though the FBI no longer lists the SPLC on its “resources” page, it continues to work with the organization to investigate hate crimes. It also trains local law enforcement in how to deal with “extremists” and “hate groups.” This begs the question of who constitutes these groups. This is where the SPLC’s “Intelligence Project” comes in, which, as the name implies, serves as a kind of domestic intelligence agency.

Source: The SPLC State…And The Unprecedented Threat To Civil | VDARE.com

Comey Doesn’t Like Trumpworld, but He Helped Create It

April 20, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Comey has been a central figure in the gutting of the fourth amendment of the Constitution and in attempts to make sure the FBI and the rest of the US government can break your encryption and spy on you illegally. It is true that Comey did not want to go as far in that direction as former vice president Dick Cheney, but he wanted to go so far as nevertheless to make the constitution meaningless and to make Americans vulnerable to hacking. You see, the tech companies cannot create backdoors for the FBI without creating backdoors for Russian troll farms in St Petersburg.

Am I saying Comey did it to himself? I am saying Comey did it to himself. And to the rest of us.

Source: Comey Doesn’t Like Trumpworld, but He Helped Create It

The Isolation Of Julian Assange Must Stop

April 1, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

We call on the government of Ecuador to allow Julian Assange his right of freedom of speech.

If it was ever clear that the case of Julian Assange was never just a legal case, but a struggle for the protection of basic human rights, it is now.

Citing his critical tweets about the recent detention of Catalan president Carles Puidgemont in Germany, and following pressure from the US, Spanish and UK governments, the Ecuadorian government has installed an electronic jammer to stop Assange communicating with the outside world via the internet and phone. As if ensuring his total isolation, the Ecuadorian government is also refusing to allow him to receive visitors. Despite two UN rulings describing his detention as unlawful and mandating his immediate release, Assange has been effectively imprisoned since he was first placed in isolation in Wandsworth prison in London in December 2010. He has never been charged with a crime.

Source: The Isolation Of Julian Assange Must Stop

John Pilger: Blocking internet access for Julian Assange is a war on freedom of speech

April 1, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

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