Happy Fourth of July, Edward Snowden

By: Thursday July 4, 2013 1:36 pm

The whistleblowing of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears to have ignited a movement to restore the Fourth Amendment, the fundamental right of people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, of which the NSA routinely violates through its warrantless collection of citizens’ personal data. [...]

The Occupy National Gathering’s Independence Day March

By: Friday July 6, 2012 2:08 pm

On the night of the Fourth of July, occupiers gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the Occupy National Gathering planned for ending their five-day event with a march to the Philadelphia Art Museum, where they could hear a concert put on by the musical group The Roots and watch fireworks. A march of at least five [...]

Occupying the Fourth of July

By: Wednesday July 4, 2012 10:11 am

“… I shall see, this day, and its popular characteristics, from the slave‚Äôs point of view. Standing, there, identified with the American bondman, making his wrongs mine, I do not hesitate to declare, with all my soul, that the character and conduct of this nation never looked blacker to me than on this 4th of [...]

JOHN KIRIAKOU’S LETTERS FROM LORETTO
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