- Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin
- 8 New items including:
- A Defiant Ecuador Seeks Solutions in Assange Case
- Aviva Chomsky | What's at Stake in the Border Debate
- CIA shouldn’t get away with redacting torture report
- The Snowden Effect: This Is Still Not America,
- The 25th Hour
- Cecily McMillan didn't get off easy. Her case is a threat to the future of protest
- The Post-Constitutional Era
- The Latest Affirmative Action Decision Isn't Just About Race
Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
A Defiant Ecuador Seeks Solutions in Assange Case, Eva Golinger, CounterPunch
The Assange case goes beyond just simple political asylum and issues of sovereignty. It is matter of principle in a time in which information and secrecy have become ever more the tools of the most powerful. Justice must be done for those who have sacrificed their liberties to warn us of these dangers.
Aviva Chomsky | What's at Stake in the Border Debate, Aviva Chomsky, Tom Dispatch
- America’s Continuing Border Crisis
- The Real Story Behind the “Invasion” of the Children
- Washington’s persecution of immigrant children
CIA shouldn’t get away with redacting torture report, Dana Milbank, Washington (DC) Post
Obama’s overall failure to deliver on his promise to create a more transparent government has been one of the greatest disappointments of his leadership.
The Snowden Effect: This Is Still Not America, Charles P. Pierce, Esquire
Uncertainty is born of everything we don't know, and the people who don't want us to know what they're doing in our name are its midwives. They know what they're doing. They are cultivating it quite deliberately, and for their own purposes. Very little of what they do is accidental. An uncertain people is a people easily led. That's the way it works now. That's the way it has always worked.
The 25th Hour, Rebecca Gordon, Tom Dispatch
- Still Living With Jack Bauer in a Terrified New American World
- A nation of cowards
- Chomsky: Obama ‘Determined To Demolish The Foundations Of Our Civil Liberties
Cecily McMillan didn't get off easy. Her case is a threat to the future of protest. Allison Kilkenny, The Guardian (UK)
- Three months in jail might seem like a light sentence. But the Occupy movement was suppressed by the heavy hand of police brutality – and a legal system that discouraged and ultimately dissolved dissent.
- The U.K. 'Can't Tell Its Terrorists from Its Journalists'
The Post-Constitutional Era, Chris Hedges, Truthdig
The Supreme Court’s refusal to hear our challenge to the law that lets the military indefinitely imprison U.S. citizens is another example of the transformation of the judiciary into an enemy of the Constitution.
The Latest Affirmative Action Decision Isn't Just About Race, Patricia J. Williams, The Nation
The Supreme Court's decision sweeps away decades of equal protection precedent.