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textInternet Anonymity is Pure Fiction! by Mike
Internet anonymity is pure fiction. The TOR anonymity network and ALL commercially available proxy systems are easily hacked. Governments and Internet companies easily identify and track users' online activities. WordPress has identified my publishing group through TOR browser, and evidently sold our private information to hostile third parties....
Posted: Sat Oct 5, 2019 12:31AM
textMoveOn’s Phony New Campaign for ‘Protecting Whistleblowers’ by Norman Solomon
Only some get the nod...
Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:58AM
textThe Political Theology of the New Right by Rolf Schieder
The new right-wing movements try to create a state of emergency with the help of apocalyptic rhetoric enabling them to suspend rules and procedures. Apocalyptics long for the final struggle between good and evil. Eschatologicsts are driven by a theology of hope. The feeling of completely losing control is the motivational driver for accepting right-wing offers....
Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:39PM
textThe Way to Authoritarianism is Paved with Lies by Jurg Muller-Muralt
Lying is part of the human condition. But democracy is in peril when politicians make lying into a "business principle." Lying is a second nature for Trump. Trump lies strategically and doesn't have a bad conscience. For Trump, the borders between true and false have largely disappeared. Liars and bullshitters undermine trust in language and calculable communication....
Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:58AM
textWhite House Policy Paper on Homelessness Misrepresents Evidence, Drives Wrong Conclusions by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
September 17, 2019, Washington, DC — On Monday evening, President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisors released a white paper that ignores and directly contradicts the evidence-based consensus of 19 of his own agencies. Last year, those agencies published the Federal Strategic Plan to End Homelessness, stating that housing, low barrier shelter, and decriminalization is the best way to end homelessness....
Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:03PM
textPeople's Park: AntiFascism and Park Defense by Anon-E-Moose
After anti-fascists announced plans for a rally in People's Park, the UCB chancellor sent out a press release that the UC is determined to move forward on their plans to eradicate the park....
Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:36AM
textNationwide Effort Calls for Housing, Not Handcuffs by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
(July 17, 2019, Washington, D.C.) – Today, the #IAskForHelpBecause Campaign launched its second round of a nationwide effort to strike down bans on panhandling and to replace them with more constructive policies that address the root causes of homelessness. Since the 2015 decision in Norton v. Springfield that found any targeting of speech asking for donations for punishment invokes the strictest scrutiny under First Amendment protections, every ordinance limiting panhandling, begging, or sol...
Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:24AM
textMayor Schaaf Rents Oakland Police Officers to Home Depot by ann nomura
Oakland Mayor Schaaf's rent a police officer program at Home Depot....
Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:28PM
textSanta Cruz County Homeless Union President Launches RV Park-In Protest by Robert Norse & Alicia Kuhl
Recent renewal of harassment of RV dwellers along Woodrow has prompted Alicia Kuhl of the SC Homeless Union Park-In to protest the threatening vigilante behavior. More details below....
Posted: Tue Jul 2, 2019 1:53PM
textAustralian police powers risking the criminalisation of public interest journalism by GetUp!
This is unprecedented. As I write, the Australian Federal Police are crawling through the headquarters of our national broadcaster. Accessing private emails. Scouring hard-drives. Rounding up handwritten notes. They have the power to collect, decrypt, alter and delete whatever they want.1 Why? Because the ABC dared to report on allegations that Australian soldiers unlawfully killed children in Afghanistan.2...
Posted: Wed Jun 5, 2019 5:40AM
textChelsea Manning Returned to Prison; Illegal Arrests of Embassy Protectors by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
On the same day, May 16, 2019, the remaining 4 Venezuelan Embassy Protectors were falsely arrested by US police who illegally entered the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington D.C. and Chelsea Manning was returned to prison as a political prisoner for refusing to cooperate with the witchhunting grand jury, and this time, the reactionary Judge Anthony Trenga added the threat of daily fines of up to $500 a day after 30 days and rising to $1000 a day after 60 days. We heard not a peep of opposition t...
Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:20AM
textSan Francisco Becomes First in the Country to Ban the Use of Facial Recognition by Oakland Privacy
San Francisco Approves Oversight of Surveillance Tech and Becomes 1st Municipality in the Country to Ban The Use of Facial Recognition...
Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 3:18PM
textIndependent Oversight of Texas Prisons by Comrade Malik
In this essay, Comrade Malik details the forms of oversight, abuse and oppression that occur regularly in Texas prisons....
Posted: Sun May 5, 2019 4:45PM
textFalse Harassment Due To Operation Dollhouse by Jody Williams
Recall Steve Wagstaffe campaign...
Posted: Sat May 4, 2019 2:46AM
textAmid Surprise Jail Closure Announcement, Calls for Alameda Sheriff Accountability Grow by Danny Thongsy
Oakland community members demand a financial and performance audit of the Sheriff’s office as budget shortfalls, civil lawsuits, and reports of substandard jail conditions continue to mount....
Posted: Fri May 3, 2019 11:05AM
textFreedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide by Mathias Broeckers
CIA Director Pompeo claims Wikileaks is a "hostile secret service" and Julian Assange is not a journalist. Wikileaks embodies what a free press should be as the fourth branch - control power. This indispensable function as a democratic watchdog is the reason why press freedom is an essential asset of all constitutional states....
Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:50AM
textExradition: Wikileaks and the IRA in SF by Michael Steinberg
The looming extradition of Julian Assange to the US reminds us off another such case in San Francisco 25 years ago....
Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:34PM
textJulian Assange of Wikileaks was arrested by cops in London by Lynda Carson
Double crossed by the Ecuadorian Ambassador and the Ecuadorian government's withdrawal of asylum, in an urgent tweet from WikiLeaks it said, “Ecuador has illegally terminated Julian Assange's political asylum in violation of international law. He was arrested by the British police inside the Ecuadorian embassy on April 11, 2019!...
Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:43AM
textThe Struggle against Authoritarian Populism by Daniel Haufler
The US finds itself in the worst crisis of its democracy in decades, perhaps even since the Civil War. The political system has failed. Trump constantly mocks the constitutional state and democracy. The Democrats are absolutely obliged to protect the country from an authoritarian coup from above. Voting Trump out of office is the only realistic way out....
Posted: Mon Apr 1, 2019 8:11AM
textUrban Shield may end on February 26 .... with your help! by Oakland Privacy
Since 2013, the Bay Area has been trying to transform Urban Shield from a highly militarized SWAT competition and weapons expo into a community-focused safety and resilence exercise. And now we are almost there....
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:47PM