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Is America a free country?

"In a revealing series of interviews on Amy Goodman’s “Democracy Now” program, three individuals targeted by the American surveillance state – William Binney, former top NSA official, Jacob Applebaum, an internet security specialist who works with WikiLeaks, and Laura Poitras, an Oscar-nominated documentary film-maker whose work has brought her to the attention of US authorities and led to her harassment by US government agents – give compelling evidence that the answer to the question in the title of this piece is clearly an emphatic no.

Binney resigned his position with the National Security Agency (NSA) after 40 years in protest at the government’s increasingly totalitarian methods of data-collection and retention, without judicial oversight. The government has targeted him: in 2007, his home was invaded by FBI agents after he went to the Senate Intelligence Committee with revelations about illegal NSA spying on American citizens: they pointed guns at him, and warned that he would “not do well” in prison. Applebaum and Poitras have been detained, searched, and interrogated every time they have re-entered the US from abroad – Poitras over 40 times – and had their laptops seized and presumably copied. None of these individuals have been charged with a crime."

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/04/22/is-america-a-f...

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The noose is tightening.

The noose is tightening.

Unplugging Americans -

Unplugging Americans From The Matrix -
by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Global Research, April 19, 2012,
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=30416

Quoting PCR = "Most of the people I know personally are not willing to be unplugged. I assume my readers are, so seize the opportunity to be further unplugged and read Ron Unz’s comparison of America and China. Then do what you can to unplug others." Worth reading ~
could be offered in a new thread /page.

Good article! Wasn't Paul

Good article! Wasn't Paul Craig Roberts in the Reagan administration?

Assistant Secretary of the Treasury,

yes,
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/
About Dr. Paul Craig Roberts,

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following.

see his latest article -
When did things begin going wrong in America?