Jul 21, 2013

Anti-Howard Zinn Witch-hunt | Your Week in Review

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  'You Are Being Tracked': License Plate Readers Capture Millions of Innocent Americans' Data
by Jacob Chamberlain
"Tens of millions of innocent Americans are being tracked by the police through vast license plate scanning systems, according to new documents obtained by the ACLU."
  Indiana's Anti-Howard Zinn Witch-hunt
by Bill Bigelow
"Gov. Daniels, now president of Purdue University, demanded that Zinn's work be hunted down in Indiana schools and suppressed."
  Military Industry Employee 'Throws Down Rifle' for 'Good of the World'
by Sarah Lazare
"Taking inspiration from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Brandon Toy publicly resigns from private 'defense' contractor and says 'you can do it too.'"
  I Hereby Resign in Protest Effective Immediately
by Brandon Toy
"At the time of my enlistment, I believed in the cause. I was ignorant, naïve, and misled. The narrative, professed by the state, and echoed by the mainstream press, has proven false and criminal. We have become what I thought we were fighting against."
  Edward Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
by Andrea Germanos
"A Swedish professor has nominated NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize for revealing the extent of the NSA's vast surveillance program 'in a heroic effort at great personal cost.'"
  Toshi the Organizer
by Nadine Bloch
"Toshi Seeger, wife of folk singer and activist Pete Seeger, is gone. With her passing on July 9 has come a flurry of public accolades long overdue. Count me as part of that chorus, as we now feel free to sing out praises that she actively avoided or dismissed in her lifetime."
  Unveiled! Portrait of American Truth Teller Edward Snowden
by Jon Queally
"Artist and author Robert Shetterly has released the most recent work in his Americans Who Tell the Truth series with this portrait of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden."
  An Open Letter to the Media on the 'Irony' of Snowden's Request for Asylum in Venezuela and Ecuador
by Latin America Experts
"The media has never noted the 'irony' of the many thousands of people who have taken refuge in the US, which is currently torturing people in a secret prison at Guantanamo, and regularly kills civilians in drone strikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and other countries."
  NSA Sued Over 'Blatantly Unconstitutional Attack on Civil Liberties'
by Andrea Germanos
"A diverse coalition of groups represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed suit against the NSA on Tuesday for its bulk, unconstitutional collection of Americans' phone records."
  Let the Light of Mandela Shine on U.S. Injustice
by Amy Goodman
"From South Africa to Sanford, Fla., from Pelican Bay to Guantanamo Bay, courageous people are taking a stand, fighting for justice, a fitting birthday tribute to President Mandela."

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