CONTENT HEADERS - BOLD RED CAPS - IN ORDER OF PRESENTATION


EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS US // FLORIDA // FWS // UM / MDC / CIA/FBI // SAEK

THE STATE OF FLORIDA - ABUSE OF POWER BEYOND UNCONSTITUTIONAL - SAEK.info

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI  "MEDICAL-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX"- CIA's  MK ULTRA ALIVE AND WELL?

WHISTLEBLOWER // ESPIONAGE ACT // RETALIATION // TORTURE

Links here to documentary film SILENCED

DRONE STRIKES // WHISTLEBLOWER RETALIATION // OTHER/CIA/MK ULTRA*

*See John Stockwell video/print, Skolnick's Report links here

ACTS OF CONSCIOUS // TORTURED PAST / EDWIN BLACK // DEEP STATE**

**Bill Moyers interviews Mike Lofgren, a congressional staff member for 28 years
WHISTLEBLOWER // GENERAL INFO // FBI / RETALIATION

PRIVACY // CIVIL LIBERTIES // EDWARD SNOWDEN***

  SOCIETAL DISPARITIES

CRIMINAL JUSTICE // HUMANITY VS HATE // DISPARITY/INNOCENCE

OUR BROKEN POLITICAL SYSTEM

GUN VIOLENCE // COMPARING LAWS / CULTURES // MILITARY

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/04/opinion/thoughts-prayers-nra-funding-senators.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txq_5HFbUvg  (GPS 10.8.17 video; Timeline below)

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS 10.8.17 - STOP THE MADNESS - 'VEGAS 10.1'

ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION

MEDICAL // WHISTLEBLOWER // PROCEDURE RECORDING

DEMAND: Patients have a right to recorded and otherwise completely transparent procedures when it is possible for harmful agents to be maliciously administered - includes non-surgical, routine

JOURNALISM // SAFETY / CONFIDENTIALITY / FOIA / FREE PRESS/SPEECH

OUR HISTORY / IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS / DISCUSSION

See links to Peter Janney's Mary's Mosaic - Mary Meyer, JFK, and the CIA

BOOKS

PETITIONS

See links to: change.org - Ban drone sales to the public

eff.org - Reform the Espionage Act

REALLY???  DANGERS OF UNFETTERED INNOVATIONS


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CONTENT LINKS AS OUTLINED ABOVE - VIDEO/PRINT

Please note that each topic has a lot of links for your use and information.  For a quick guide to location, CRIMINAL JUSTICE IS ABOUT HALF-WAY DOWN (using your side scroll bar). 


EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS US // FLORIDA // FWS // UM / MDC / CIA/FBI // SAEK

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/o%e2%80%99reilly-told-trump-that-putin-is-a-killer -trump%e2%80%99s-reply-%e2%80%98you-think-our-country-is-so-innocent%e2%80%99/ar-AAmCCVG?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/05/02/dozens-russian-deaths-cast-suspicion-vladimir-putin/100480734/  

http://www.factcheck.org/2016/02/donald-trump-and-the-iraq-war/  (as referenced below*)

http://www.billoreilly.com/video/video-of-the-day?vid=-305286774943659178#play  (O'Reilly/Trump interview video - Start at 2:09 discussion on Putin - transcript below**)

http://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/341179-former-cia-director-says-trump-saying-it-was-an-honor-to-meet?rnd=1499611320  Former CIA Director John Brennan: "[Trump] said it’s an honor to meet President Putin. An honor to meet the individual who carried out the assault against our election? To me, it was a dishonorable thing to say.”

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article164520867.html  France Francois: "... In Latin America and the Caribbean, however, the outrage and confusion coming from the United States seems ironic. This country has been meddling in elections, propping up dictators, financing coups, and destabilizing governments in the regionfor so long that it’s cast a shadow over the meaning of democracy itself... Just as Vladimir Putin aims to sprinkle the Trump administration with his brand of authoritarianism, Latin America has functioned as the proxy for the whims of various American administrations.."   (See more on this topic under OTHER/CIA, specifically Stockwell links, two topics down)

http://www.weeklystandard.com/trump-got-this-one-right/article/2009045  "...one of them uses a knife to saw the child’s head off and holds it up in the air like a trophy. It is a scene reminiscent of the Islamic State’s snuff videos, except this wasn’t the work of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s men. The murderers were supposed to be the good guys: our allies.... While pockets of acceptable allies remain, there is no evidence that any truly moderate force is effectively fighting Assad, and President Trump was right to end the program of CIA support for the Syrian opposition..."

https://www.fff.org/2017/01/10/will-cia-retaliate-trump/#.WbsChvL3Cdw.email

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/14/us/politics/trump-charlottesville-left-right-react.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/the-rise-of-the-violent-left/534192/?  

  (See more below under Societal Disparities and Our Broken Political System)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/18/opinions/justice-scalia-no-autopsy-melinek/

http://nypost.com/2016/02/15/detectives-question-lack-of-autopsy-in-scalia-death/

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article153499299.html  Susp. Deaths


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VERY SERIOUS CONCERNS - FLORIDA - MEDICAL/GOVT INSTITUTIONS
INTEL APPARATUS IS LETHAL TO AMERICA AND OTHER LIVING THINGS
KILLERS AMONG US  - SEE  SAEK  BELOW - DETAILED  DISCUSSION***
PURSUE CRIMINAL CHARGES:  MIAMI-DADE (MDC) MAYOR GIMENEZ 
EX-MDC DERM - SUSAN MARKLEY  -  FWS TAMPA - RICHARD FLAMM
UM  -  STEPHEN NIMER - STUART HERNA - SUSANNA ARIAS MORALES

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Students Against  Extrajudicial  Killings -  www.SAEK.info  

For the SAKE OF HUMANITY


(SAEK.info is housed at this website - Please send comments/ideas to info@ourconstitution.info)

ED NOTE:  Please see below for information about unconstitutional and illicit activities of the Intelligence Apparatus including CIA/MK ULTRA, FBI, and NSAWe feel the purpose, mandate, and behaviors of these agencies  should be reevaluated, and, if they continue to exist, that they have rigorous civilian oversight, operate conservatively within the bounds of Our Constitution and Laws, and aside from coursework in related matters and general job fairs, are absent from our educational institutions.  Per its mandate, the CIA should not be operating in the US, and is now, and has been, illegally doing so.


UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI  "MEDICAL-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX"

See: Links to documents in discussion just below - Protest sign at bottom of this page

If you can offer investigative/financial/other assistance please contact us.


Please note that much documentation has been submitted to the following overseeing   organizations (among others) and is available for viewing to those concerned: OIG: State HHS & FWS, Federal HHS; Florida Bar; The Joint Commission; DOJ; City of Miami Police; FLBOG; FLCRC; FL: Supreme Court, Governor, Atty General; Palm/Boynton Attys 


From the above reporting, "Also, concerning events followed other particular instances, for example, while I have been handing out my pocket US Constitutions, outlined herein (40pp) as well.  These tragedies include the Muslim Judge found in the NY Hudson River, as well as the recent downing of the plane in Costa Rica with a number of Jews from NY and the Tampa area.  The recent train crashes in South Carolina and Virginia are also of concern in relation to timelines I know about (all discussed in the att).  I have also recently been protesting UM, with signs, at the base of their crossover bridge, over US 1 in Coral Gables [pg end]. 

Also very concerning are the deaths subsequent to, within a number of days, my 40 page reporting of very serious concerns enclosed here.  (I have also, within past days, filed legal papers regarding the retaliatory firing from UM.)

These concerning events subsequent to my 40 page report submissions include:
Sightseeing helicopter down in NY 3/11 - 4 died
Naval jet down in Key West 3/14 - 2 died
Military helicopter down in Iraq 3/15 - 7 died
Walkover Bridge collapse FIU 3/15 - 6 died"



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ON BEHALF OF ALL AMERICANS

TO EXPOSE AND STOP HARASSMENT, HOSTILITY, ABUSE, AND  

ILLICIT USE OF POWER AT OUR HIGHEST-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL, MEDICAL, & GOVT INSTITUTIONS ...

BEYOND UNCONSTITUTIONAL

(See also below MK ULTRA, other related illegal and unconstitutional)


***These are very concerning times, characterized by extremely horrific events.  We have added this topic after Bill O'Reilly's interview with President Trump on February 5, 2017. We note that we have knowledge of years of extreme retaliation and treatment against a whistleblower (12 year employee) who had reported multiple documented instances of cancer data manipulations and a threat, at the MEDICAL-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI TUMOR REGISTRY  (UM Medical Campus).  This cancer data collection  is mandated by State law and is supported with millions of dollars in federal (CDC/NPCR) funding;  the State overseeing Tumor Registry, Florida Cancer Data System, is managed by UM and is located at UM's Medical campus.  (The State does not want to change this "arrangement".  WHAT DOES THE FL DOH IG OR CASE MANAGER INSPECTOR PACCHIOLI  (this audit was quashed) KNOW???  WHAT DOES PI/ex-State employee JACK CALVAR KNOW???  WHAT DOES FWS OIG STAFF KNOW???)  Link here to see  some of these cases reported during a few months of working on Sylvester cancer cases.  These were deliberately left undone - note one as far back as 2005.  All cancer cases and treatments must be reported to the State within six months by Florida law.  There is more documentation of this but the State did not want anymore reported to them (referring BACK TO UM!!).  Reporting also involved, among other things, cases missed due to falsified patient "follow-up", which also appeared to be pervasive, at least as far back as 2008.  Link here to the first paragraph of one page of a complaint that documented falsified "follow-up" x5 (only a date, no research into patient status) between 2010-2012 (follow-up is only supposed to be done each year to year and a half).  Until this 2009 case was seen by this whistleblower, in 2012, the patient's 2nd and 3rd cancers and treatments, which should have been entered years prior, had not been entered (or sent to the State).  Not too long after this complaint, this concerned Compliance officer (she had this and other concerns), left UM medical campus under duress.  Cancer data entered properly ultimately ends up at the National Cancer Data Base and is used for American Cancer Society, CDC, and NIH statistics as well as by other researchers here and throughout the world.  This whistleblower was vilely threatened regarding a malicious act in 2016 by UM Tumor Registry manager  Stuart Herna because this person had, "complained about a lot of people"This person was also told, regarding this malicious act, that, "You have to prove it".  After receiving a good evaluation and an approximately $10,000 raise (link to these documents - despite multiple requests no one at UM would state which two people signed off on this raise)  about mid 2017 (for 2016), this person responded to the evaluation truthfully about this (illegal) threat, other retaliation including high-level hacking, cancer data manipulations, and other extremely serious concerns, and was forced to part ways with UM.  Aileen Ugalde, a senior attorney at UM, had not one response to detailed complaints. Unfortunately, there is documented reason to believe that others have been harmed lethally over these past years, also in retaliation for this reporting.  Hence, we have reason to believe there are extrajudicial (or otherwise planned, unlawful) "high-level" killings occurring within the US, and against citizens of the US.  This high-level lethality often appears as though someone has died in their sleep, or has had a heart attack.  Also, certain people suddenly become ill (though not mortally) and are then hospitalized or placed in a rehabilitation center, never to leave alive.  We personally know of  a  UM patient who took  "a turn for the worse" at her apartment in a nearby county shortly after UM wasreported to the Joint Commission  (link) regarding the threat and other extremely serious concerns.  (Somehow [?] within the past few years she had developed a chronic liver ailment, but had been generally healthy and never a drinker or smoker...)  The person was admitted to Bethesda Hospital East in Palm Beach County and unlawfully held in restraints  after concerns that she would not leave alive were voiced to local Boynton Beach Police Officer Jeanniton, who documented the call (the reasons for those concerns were noted as well).  This officer never returned follow-up calls or emails  (link).  This whistleblower was sent a web training on restraints at UM for the first time ever (in 12 years - although this whistleblower had NO patient contact on the job), this "training" was sent this past year, after the UM patient suspiciously died (THE MURDER OF JOAN M)-- her natural condition was not imminently fatal... Moreover, although police said there was an investigation into her death, no documents to that effect were found (via email correspondence).   Emails and calls to   Boynton Beach City  Attorney Cherof and State Attorney Aronberg were never returned Senator Rubio did nothing to help save her life  (link)President Obama did not respond to a letter of extreme concern.Governor Scott would not meet.  There were also  morbid hacked emails sent out the week of her death, time-lining her illness and demise(link)  Those source documents are available for review in hopes of determining the sender.   Also, two cases of cancer in UM  employees, very concerning as well for the timing, were also reported to the Joint Commission, along with the threat.  Besides Herna, Ugalde, and others at UM, those reported to local and State authorities include outside contacts  Rebecca Butler (artist/former acquaintance), Kristin Wipier  (Democrats of South Dade), and Jeff Borg (ACLU). NO response to letters EVER from UM Presidents Shalala and subsequently Frenk.


***A State (FWS) employee  from the Tampa Bay area  who  graduated  Texas A&M & a UM Marine Biology graduate acquaintance of his, who was a  former  Miami-Dade County DERM high-level employee, were both also reported. STUDENTS BEWARE -- MAKE SURE YOUR ADVISORS ARE VETTED  AND THAT THEY FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION!!  Demand that ALL government workers (OUR money!!) are ethical and follow the Constitution!!  If you have information or questions about this FWS (see FIU link below) or ex-DERM employee please contact us!! (This DERM employee had her students taken away from herabout the time the Miami-Dade County Manatee Protection Plan Review Committee (linksunsetted, about 2010 [tapes of meetings available at MDC].  In actuality, we believe most or all of the people mentioned/referred to here [and others reported elsewhere] should be in prison.)  (Please link here to an   FIU  related matterTwo pages here outlining major concerns.)  These concerns were also reported to the Senate Intelligence Committee while President Obama was in office.  Most certainly President Trump is aware of these concerns.  Unfortunately, it would appear there has been no investigation or arrests.  However, we do find Obama's timing of the end of the Cuba wet foot/dry foot policy more than curious, along with Trump's change in position regarding Israeli settlements.  The fact that Susana Arias Morales, a UM Tumor Registry supervisor also named in this whistleblower reporting, has pointedly stated that she has a relative in the FBI, and that there has not been one call returned from the FBI  regarding these complaints, also puts Comey's firing in a more curious light as well...


We also believe that President Trump has been advised not to, or prefers not to, state these concerns of extrajudicial killings publicly.  Moreover, his references several times to "killers" in the O'Reilly interview (link above/transcript below**) would not appear to, in the main, be referring to the Iraq war.  After all, these were our soldiers, following legitimate orders.  It is also out of character for Trump to be so denigrating of our troops, especially under such circumstances. Furthermore, Trump had, at one point, expressed support for the war (on Howard Stern's radio show 9.11.02 -- see fact check link above*).  Trump, also strongly highlighting that we are not the innocent nation some may think, seems to be driving a point much deeper than the Iraq war, as tragic as that was.  Our soldiers are all to be honored, and the death, scars, and mutilation caused by that war and all others are indeed a travesty. 


We feel that the American public would be outraged to know that such illegal, immoral, and unconstitutional events as extrajudicial killings are occurring on our soil, and against American citizens.  We consider such actions to be the highest of crimes one can commit -- more serious than murder (as we have known it)  and treason.  Not only do such actions undermine basic principles of Our Constitution and Declaration of Independence (Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness as well as Freedom of Speech, among others), such actions are the ultimate betrayal of what it means to be an American, sacrificing our laws, including due process, our personal security, and our well-being.  We demand an investigation into these well documented concerns.  We demand that due process proceed, and that justice, as so fairly and eloquently described in Our Constitution, be served.  Lastly, we are far beyond any protections a "well regulated Militia" may ensure; we demand that checks and balances are instituted so that high-tech and high-level weaponry are well secured, and that those persons with such knowledge and access are closely monitored, in perpetuity, for the sake of Our Constitution and Our Great Nation.       


**2.5.17 Bill O'Reilly interviews President Trump about Putin (see link to video above):

O:You talked to Putin last week. You had a busy week last week.
T:A pretty busy week. Busy week and a half.
O:Do you respect Putin?
T:I do respect him.
O:Do you? Why?
T:Well, I respect a lot of people. But that doesn't mean I'm gonna get along with them. He's a leader of his country, I say its better to get along with Russia than not, and if Russia helps us in the fight against ISIS, which is a major fight, and Islamic terrorism all over the world,
O:Right.
T:Major fight. That's a good thing. Will I get along with him? I have no idea. Its very possible I won't.
O:He's a killer though. Putin's a killer.
T:There's a lot of killers. We got a lot of killers. Well, you think our country's so innocent? Do you think our country's so innocent?
O:I don't know of any government leaders that are killers.
T:Well...take a look at what we've done to - made a lot of mistakes. I've been against the war in Iraq from the beginning

O:Yeah, but mistakes are different than
T:Made a lot of mistakes, ok, but a lot of people were killed, so
O:Alright.
T:A lot of killers around, believe me.
O:Let's talk about Mexico.


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WHISTLEBLOWER // ESPIONAGE ACT // RETALIATION // TORTURE


Thirteen Americans have been charged under the Espionage Act of 1917Eight of them were charged under President Obama, including Thomas Drake and John Kiriakou, who are featured in the film SilencedDrake is a former senior NSA official who complained of huge amounts of financial waste and abuse and Kiriakou is an ex-CIA officer who reported the use of waterboarding during interrogation. Jesselyn Radack has been legal counsel to both men and as a Justice Department lawyer challenged the Bush Administration’s treatment of John Walker Lindh


https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/part-I/chapter-37  Espionage Act  (legal code)

http://silencedfilm.com  (Whistleblowers charged under the Espionage Act)

https://www.nationalwhistleblowerday.org/  (original court documents, history, brief video)

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/662f25_a5b3f03177ac4d539bd232fb0d483f3e.pdf  (7.30.1778)
Founders unanimously pass America's first Whistleblower Protection Law (text above)

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/06/one-hundred-years-espionage-act  "In addition to conventional spying, however, the Espionage Act  has also been used to prosecute those who delivered confidential governmental information not to foreign governments, but to the press. Now there are threats that it may be used against the groups that publish that information."

https://act.eff.org/action/tell-lawmakers-to-reform-the-espionage-act   PETITION
http://www.disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/196996/SILENCED_The_War_On_Whistleblowers_KiriakouRadackDrake_2014/

https://www.acslaw.org/acsblog/leaking-v-whistleblowing-using-rhetoric-to-erode-rights

https://www.cato.org/blog/our-national-security-whistleblower-crisis  "... At Storch’s all-too-brief confirmation hearing last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee, he was not asked about the status of the Drake or Crane cases, or the reported misconduct of Ellard—amazing omissions by one of NSA’s chief Congressional oversight bodies. Unless Congress invests the time to thoroughly investigate, in open session, these past episodes of whistleblower retaliation and programmatic misconduct, we risk still more of the same—more taxpayer money squandered, and more Americans needlessly killed in avoidable intelligence failures..."

http://agoodamerican.org/film  "...story of Bill Binney and those, both inside the NSA and out, who backed ThinThread ... a chilling account of those willing to go on the record and what happened to them when they tried to expose the truth. Could  ThinThread  have prevented 9/11? Very likely, as a test-run has shown, whose results are still classified to this day..."

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/government-elections-politics/united-states-of-secrets/the-frontline-interview-william-binney/

http://www.salon.com/2012/02/09/obamas_unprecedented_war_on_whistleblowers/

https://www.whistleblower.org/blog/04242014-c-span-airs-american-whistleblower-tour-stop-daily-whistleblower-news

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/spc/multimedia/espionage/

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history_lesson/2010/12/the_hidden_history_of_the_espionage_act.html

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/06/one-hundred-years-espionage-act

https://www.c-span.org/video/?318762-1/challenges-facing-whistleblowers

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/jan/10/jake-tapper/cnns-tapper-obama-has-used-espionage-act-more-all-/

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024629995

http://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/portraits/jesselyn-radack

https://harpers.org/blog/2012/06/_traitor_-six-questions-for-jesselyn-radack/

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2004/01/anatomy-whistleblower

https://www.democracynow.org/2015/2/9/exclusive_freed_cia_whistleblower_john_kiriakou

http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/daniel_ellsberg_thomas_drake_jesslyn_radack_and_robert_scheer_20140423

http://www.johnkiriakou.com/JKNews/page/6/?page=12

http://timdillon.libsyn.com/054-inside-the-cia-john-kiriakou  (taped interview 00:21:12 - 01:33:50)

https://shadowproof.com/2013/05/29/imprisoned-cia-torture-whistleblower-john-kiriakou-pens-letter-from-loretto/  Kiriakou's "first" letter (from prison)

https://shadowproof.com/2013/07/02/cia-whistleblower-john-kiriakous-open-letter-to-edward-snowden/

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/41671-focus-torture-is-a-monster-and-a-terrorist-lover  (Kiriakou)

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-us-is-still-helping-run-black-site-prisons-where-detainees-allegedly-abused-tortured-2017-6

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/cia-torture-psychologists-avoid-trial-secret-settlement-231757598

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-trump-administration-moves-to-keep-full-cia-torture-report-secret-2017-6 Feinstein: "No senator, chairman or not, has the authority to erase history."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/us/politics/cia-deputy-director-gina-haspel-torture-thailand.html?_r=0

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/22/cia-torture-gina-haspel-court-deposition-trump

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/john-kiriakou-and-obamas-transparency

http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/01/23/10218309-ex-cia-agent-charged-with-leaking-classified-info-on-gitmo-case  (Kiriakou)

https://www.democracynow.org/2015/5/12/exclusive_cia_whistleblower_jeffrey_sterling_speaks

https://www.whistleblower.org/bio-thomas-drake

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-espionage-act-why-tom-drake-was-indicted-22-05-2011/

http://abcnews.go.com/US/chelsea-manning-leaked-classified-military-information/story?id=47942490

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/15/opinion/chelsea-manning-harvard-michael-morell.html?emc=eta1&_r=0   Manning has a lot to teach, Harvard doesn't agree 

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/44013-focus-what-reality-winner-did-was-heroic   Kiriakou: "I don’t care what her motivation for disclosing the document was. It’s irrelevant. What is relevant is that the American people have a right to know what she revealed...When I was at the CIA, I worked with a woman who was accused of providing classified information on Iran to a CNN reporter with whom she was having an affair. The leak was traced to her, she admitted passing the information, and she was suspended without pay for six weeks and barred from promotion for three years. Her career eventually recovered, and she was promoted into the Senior Intelligence Service. There was no Espionage Act prosecution for her."

https://twitter.com/JesselynRadack/status/872067692295061506  Radack: "Is Reality Winner a #whistleblower? Yes. Because her alleged disclosure was of information that is in the public interest to know."

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/07/trumps-leak-vendetta-sends-chills-240274   "...There are early indications that the White House considers the release of embarrassing information a transgression tantamount to the unauthorized disclosure of state secrets. Under Trump, there is concern that the full weight of these probes could be used to find political dissidents within the ranks — with the violation not being rooted in a criminal statute, but instead in Trump’s expectation of loyalty "...“There’s an increasing concern that they may be moving beyond monitoring official communications,” the second U.S. official said. It’s 'likely the case,' the official said, that the administration could be tracking the personal communications channels of federal employees ... including personal email accounts."

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/345218-trump-critics-say-latest-leaks-go-too-far  "...alarm that the transcripts of Trump’s phone calls with foreign leaders were leaked to The Washington Post..."


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DRONE STRIKES // WHISTLEBLOWER RETALIATION // OTHER/CIA/MK ULTRA

Sign PETITION near bottom of screen - Ban drone sales to the public 


https://www.c-span.org/video/?312317-1/senate-committee-examines-legality-us-drone-strikes


These excerpts are from the uncorrected CSPAN Closed Captioned transcripts at the above link.  Please listen to the recordings for exact remarks:


Rosa Brooks (19:48): "... THE U.S. USE OF TARGETED KILLING POLICY AS CURRENTLY UNDERSTOOD APPEARS TO BOTH CHALLENGE THE LEGAL FRAMEWORKS THAT EXIST AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUSLY UNDERMINE THE RULE OF LAW ... I THINK WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO, SENATORS, IS THAT RIGHT NOW WE HAVE EXECUTIVE BRANCH MAKING A CLAIM IT HAS THE RIGHT TO KILL ANYONE, ANYWHERE ON EARTH, AT ANY TIME, FOR SECRET REASONS BASED ON SECRET EVIDENCE IN A SECRET PROCESS UNDERTAKEN BY UNIDENTIFIED OFFICIALS. THAT FRIGHTENS ME..."


Peter Bergen (38:03): "... WE CALCULATE THERE WERE 4600 CASUALTIES. AL OF THOSE BUT FOUR TOOK PLACE UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA. WHO ARE THE TARGETS ARIZONA PROFESSOR INDICATED? MILITANT LEADERS ARE NOT REALLY BEING KILLED IN THE GREAT NUMBER. WE CALCULATE ONLY 2% OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASUAL ADVERTISE ARE PEOPLE YOU WOULD TERM LEADERS ..."

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/former-drone-pilots-denounce-morally-outrageous-program-n472496

https://www.democracynow.org/topics/drones/3

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pratap-chatterjee/drone-whistleblowers-step-out-of-the-shadows_b_9748958.html

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/killer-drones-empire-state  (Drones at pubic NY airport)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/james-risen/

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-untold-casualties-of-the-drone-war-20160218

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/06/obamas-whistleblowers-stuxnet-leaks-drones

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/10/15/should-he-flee-whistleblowers-worry-

for-new-drone-leaker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfDZo3KzD0w Counter Intelligence (Part 5) Drone Nation

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/jody-williams-helped-ban-landmines-can-she-stop-killer-robots-n340661

http://www.stopkillerrobots.org/

https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/21/16177828/killer-robots-ban-elon-musk-un-petition

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/navy-promotes-seal-commander-in-defiance-of-congress/ar-BBz898w?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout

http://origins.osu.edu/article/americas-big-brother-century-us-domestic-surveillance

"...In 1947, the National Security Act established the Central Intelligence Agency. Similar to concerns over the original Bureau of Investigation, opponents warned the CIA could become a secret police force, an American Gestapo. To forestall any abuse of the intelligence system, Congress forbade the CIA from operating domestically, leaving domestic security the responsibility of the FBI...TheCIA did not begin domestic spying programs in the 1950s. It did, however, begin some long-lasting domestic programs at that time..."

https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/interview-with-an-ex-spy-ishmael-jones-on-his-book-the-c-i-a-and-the-lawsuit  "...more than ninety per cent of C.I.A. employees live and work entirely within the United States, in violation of the C.I.A.’s founding charter..."

https://www.c-span.org/video/?191928-1/state-war-secret-history-cia  (With James Risen)

https://www.c-span.org/video/?55355-1/president-truman-four-cia-directors

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/president-harry-truman-and-the-cia_us_5852cd5ae4b05f567d8bd71f

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/20794-trumans-true-warning-on-the-cia

http://projectcensored.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/C17_09_Buttar_IkesDystopianDream-copy.pdf  (Eisenhower warns: military-industrial potential for "disastrous rise of misplaced power")

https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=90 (Eisenhower Farewell/Warning 1961)

http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/~hst306/documents/indust.html (Text Eisenhower Farewell 1961)

http://www.npr.org/2011/01/17/132942244/ikes-warning-of-military-expansion-50-years-later

Gaates: "What it takes is the political will and willingness, as Eisenhower possessed, to make hard choices - choices that will displease powerful people both inside the Pentagon, and out."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/just-what-the-middle-east-needs-110-billion-more_us_5920669be4b0e8f558bb26e9?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/10/opinion/yemen-war-unconstitutional.html?emc=eta1

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-trump-administration-moves-to-keep-full-cia-torture-report-secret-2017-6 Feinstein: "No senator, chairman or not, has the authority to erase history."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/05/opinion/the-permanent-militarization-of-america.html

http://www.npr.org/2017/01/23/511185078/america-in-laos-traces-the-militarization-of-the-cia

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/terror-in-little-saigon/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYi9R7534wE  Peter Janney talk - Mary's Mosaic CIA JFK

https://22novembernetwork.wordpress.com/page/2/

https://www.propublica.org/article/finding-oscar-massacre-memory-and-justice-in-guatemala

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/380151-cia-privacy-wikileaks-vault7/  (Kiriakou:CIA paramilitaryorg)

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/40621-john-kiriakou-on-blowing-the-whistle-on-cia-torture-and-why-trump-s-presidency-worries-him  Kiriakou: "...The FBI investigated me for a full year and then determined that I had not committed a crime, and they closed the case against me. But when President Obama was inaugurated, the CIA asked him to secretly reopen the case against me, [...and so they began digging]...and I was investigated for another three years. I had no idea I was under investigation...If you pick up a copy of The New York Times or The Washington Post, you're going to see classified information. And indeed, former CIA Director David Petraeus gave the names of 10 covert officers to his adulterous girlfriend and was not prosecuted. In my case, there was another CIA officer, a disgruntled former CIA officer, who provided this reporter with the names of seven covert officers. He was not prosecuted, because he didn't blow the whistle on the torture program..."

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/05/cia-long-history-kill-leaders-around-the-world-north-korea

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/41433-i-have-come-to-the-conclusion-the-country-does-not-need-a-cia  (Kiriakou)

https://www.democracynow.org/2014/1/8/from_cointelpro_to_snowden_the_fbi  (part 2)
"...there was a buildup of additional revelations, including coming to understand what COINTELPRO was, and then Sy Hersh’s article [next link] in December 1974 that revealed that the CIA, in violation of its charter, was also engaged in massive domestic surveillance..."

http://www.nytimes.com/1974/12/22/archives/huge-cia-operation-reported-in-u-s-against-antiwar-forces-other.html?_r=0  "Those other alleged operations, in the fifties, while also prohibited by law, were not targeted at dissident American citizens, the sources said, but were a different category of domestic activities that were secretly carried out... began using the same techniques for foreigners against new targets here...Under the 1947 act setting up the C.I.A., the agency was forbidden to have 'police, subpoena, law enforcement powers or internal security functions' inside the United States. Those responsibilities fall to the F.B.I."

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/386601-wikileaks-cia-vault-documents-leak/  Ret US Colonel Ann Wright: "We certainly are concerned about our national security, but what we’re seeing is that the US government has been using that canard to eavesdrop and spy on everyone."

https://atruthsoldier.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/rodney-stich-blowback-911-and-cover-ups-2005.pdf

http://prospect.org/article/when-student-movement-was-cia-front

*http://www.apfn.org/skolnicksreport/cia_fronts.html  (Includes ACLU)

*http://www.apfn.org/skolnicksreport/index.html

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/search/site/mk%20ultra (MK ULTRA)

http://www.theblackvault.com/documentarchive/cia-mkultra-collection/ (MK ULTRA)

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h09VcP-Us5Q (Stockwell: AIDS, MK ULTRA)

7:25 (Stockwell) "... Experiment on population centers ... never happen in this country ... and then I find that the MK ULTRA thing in over 200 medical schools and mental hospitals ... MK ULTRA was the CIA's program ... to experiment on population centers with disease and drugs ... started in the 50's ... CIA destroyed thousands of files of victims, people it had experimented on ... Supposedly it was stopped except it was such a broad program that there was never any one bill that said stop this -- it was just that the exposure made everybody presume that the thing would be stopped ... I ... I ... I ... You have to be very troubled and very skeptical -- not one person was punished, lost a paycheck, or was censored ... or fired, much less jailed ... for experimentation on American citizens with disease and drugs... Would like to get inside Fort Detrick's files ..."

*https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1978/05/11/penitent-voice-from-the-cia-front-lines/fa83d49f-5489-46ab-a7cb-e28e693e5ba7/?utm_term=.84001d56b595 (Stockwell interview)  "...He secretly had to admit that 'we were not contributing to peace in that country [Burundi]. We were stirring things up.'  ... He believes, instead, that the  CIA should be an intelligence-gathering organization only, with no covert operations, no involvement in paramilitary operations. 'I have wound up profoundly skeptical and distrustful of the secrecy game,' he says. 'Secrecy breeds mediocrity and arrogance.' "

*http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Stockwell/John_Stockwell.html (Links to his books, lectures)  From his 1978 book, In Search of Enemies, Stockwell states,"Over the years, a profound, arrogant, moral corruption set in. Incompetence became the rule. The clandestine services, established a solid record of failure: failure to produce good intelligence; failure to run successful covert operations; and failure to keep its operatives covert. And its directors also failed to respect the sacred responsibility they were given of extra-constitutional, covert license. Eventually, like any secret police, they became abusive of the people: they drugged American citizens; opened private mail; infiltrated the media with secret propaganda and disinformation; lied to our elected representatives; and set themselves above the law and the Constitution...The clandestine service is an unfortunate relic of the Cold War, entrenched in our government, protected by our self-indulgent, nostalgic commitment to its existence. The CIA presence in American foreign affairs will be judged by history as a surrender to the darker side of human nature."

https://www.democracynow.org/2014/12/23/how_the_iraq_war_began_in panama

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/11485819/kill-messenger-gary-webb-true-story.html  CIA/Drugs in US  ".. 'ends justify the means,' and that they sold almost a tonne of cocaine  in  1981 alone, the profits of which were going to the Contra revolution...had even been mention in the press of the Contra's link with the drug trade in the U.S. – and by default, CIA involvement. But what Webb did that nobody else had was to follow the supply chain – right to the poverty stricken streets of Los Angeles..." 

(More on drugs see Societal Disparities, Criminal Justice)  

*https://www.c-span.org/person/?johnstockwell

*https://www.c-span.org/video/?10353-1/secret-wars-cia (Stockwell)

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9uw5pdrBh0 (detailed videos Stockwell, related)


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ACTS OF CONSCIOUS // TORTURED PAST / EDWIN BLACK // DEEP STATE

Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst (pictured at page top, left to right, in 1942)

resisted the Nazis as members of the White Rose,

a secret student group. (DenkStatte WeiBe Rose)
FOR THEIR COURAGE, THEY MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE


http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-secret-student-group-stood-up-nazis

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-white-rose-a-lesson-in-dissent

http://societyandthestate.com/28-jacob-hornberger-on-what-we-can-learn-from-the-white-rose/

https://anightatthegarden.com/more/ Thousands of Nazis rally in New York, 1939

https://theintercept.com/2017/10/29/a-night-at-the-garden-is-the-most-terrifying-movie-you-can-watch-this-halloween/

https://www.firstlook.media/about

https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005267  US refusal Jews, the St. Louis

https://jewishjournal.com/old_stories/2090/  St. Louis - Voyage of the Damned, passengers

http://edwinblack.com/  Max Wallace: "Edwin Black connects the dots masterfully in Nazi Nexus to remind us that Hitler's horrors were as deeply rooted in American board rooms as they were in German war rooms. It's impossible to observe current world events without seeing Nazi Nexus as a chilling cautionary tale."

https://www.speroforum.com/a/NYUKSEZHTH43/83192-Edwin-Black-the-new-challenge-posed-by-the-algorithm-ghetto

https://www.c-span.org/video/?285699-1/nazi-nexus Edwin Black-Amazon.com: "... Nazi Nexus is the long-awaited wrap-up in a single explosive volume that details the pivotal corporate American connection to the Holocaust. The biggest names and crimes are all there. IBM and its facilitation of the identification and accelerated destruction of the Jews; General Motors and its rapid motorization of the German military enabling the conquest of Europe and the capture of Jews everywhere; Ford Motor Company for its political inspiration; the Rockefeller Foundation for its financing of deadly eugenic science and the program that sent Mengele into Auschwitz; the Carnegie Institution for its proliferation of the concept of race science, racial laws, and the very mathematical formula used to brand the Jews for progressive destruction; and others."

https://www.c-span.org/video/?178617-1/war-weak-eugenics  Jack Fischel onEdwin Black's War Against the Weak: "American eugenicists contributed to Nazi racial hygiene policy. The Nazi experiments with X-rays to sterilize their victims, euthanasia and even the gas chamber were all at one time or another proposed by American eugenicists as a means of eliminating the unfit from American life."

http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-germanys-extermination-program-for-black-africans-a-template-for-the-holocaust/  "Decades before the Nazis turned to the Jews, German colonialists in Southwest Africa – now Namibia – dehumanized, built death camps for, and slaughtered tens of thousands of tribespeople in a systematic genocide. Here, Edwin Black reveals the full horrors of an eerie and odious precursor of the Shoah, and its legacy in the US."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/edwin-black/ibm-holocaust_b_1301691.html  IBM & holocaust

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iskCSbJs8Fgs   Edwin Black - History Oil vs Alt Energy

http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/new-cia-agent-whistleblower-risks-all-to-expose-the-shadow-government/  SHADOW GOVERNMENT AND DEEP STATE - Ex CIA Kevin Shipp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYS647HTgks   DEEP STATE - "Mike Lofgren, a congressional staff member for 28 years, joins  Bill Moyers to talk about what he calls Washington's 'Deep State,' in which elected and unelected figures collude to protect and serve powerful vested interests. 'It is how we had deregulation, financialization of the economy, the Wall Street bust, the erosion or our civil liberties and perpetual war...' "

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzQYA9Qjsi0  Bill Moyers - "Economist Paul Krugman explains how the United States is becoming an oligarchy - the very system our founders revolted against."

http://metanoia-films.org/counter-intelligence/ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtsnKjCaZrI  Counter-Intelligence Part 2 of 5 DEEP STATE  "...Counter-Intelligence is a 5 part series that explores in-depth, the vast, sprawling and secret National Security State that operates throughout the United States--and indeed the world. The series examines the foundations of the Military-Industrial-Intelligence Complex, charting through to the myriad consequences in today's world where secret intelligence organisations continue to hijack governments, manipulate elections and commit heinous crimes against humanity--all under the cloak of "National Security". In the wake of the continued revelations of the NSA PRISM program, this series is now more important than ever to provide a solid historical context to the workings of the rapacious and ever-expanding National Security State..."

http://thehill.com/homenews/media/367223-former-gop-rep-jason-chaffetz-on-fox-the-deep-state-is-very-real

https://theintercept.com/2018/01/24/nsa-core-values-honesty-deleted/


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WHISTLEBLOWER // GENERAL INFO // FBI / RETALIATION

https://whisper.exposefacts.org/

http://reason.com/archives/2018/01/30/fbis-unsavory-history-casts-shadow-over

http://reason.com/blog/2018/01/30/everybodys-talking-about-the-memo-and-ig?utm_medium=email ///  https://www.justsecurity.org/51385/releasing-memo/

Julian Sanchez: "One need not believe that there are ongoing partisan conspiracies within the FBI and Justice Department to support more stringent civil liberties safeguards on the broad spying authorities the intelligence community has accumulated over the past two decades. But it is very hard to understand how one could believe such a conspiracy exists—indeed, continues to be covered up by sitting officials—yet reject even the idea of pausing to debate such safeguards before renewing precisely the sorts of powers one claims have been abused."

https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201802011061246480-nunes-memo-release-partisan-blindness/  "...Kiriakou pointed out that one does not need to be a Trump supporter to also want law enforcement and intelligence agencies to be held accountable for alleged abuses of power, even when those abuses were levied at Trump. However, he said, most Democrats don't have seem to have processed that and oppose the memo being released simply because Trump supports it..."

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/24/editorial-whats-going-on-with-the-fbi

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/48028-treason  (Kiriakou)

https://www.whistleblower.org/multimedia/atlantic-why-intelligence-whistleblowers-cant-use-internal-channels

https://www.whistleblowersblog.org
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/02/legal_protections_for_civil_servants_who_refuse_to_carry_out_illegal_orders.html
https://www.whistleblower.org/timeline-us-whistleblowers
https://www.freespeech.org/tags/whistleblower

http://www.whistleblowers.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=128  FBI retaliation

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/mar/4/fbi-must-fix-whistleblower-retaliation -culture-/

https://www.democracynow.org/2004/4/9/two_fbi_whistleblowers_accuse_bureau_of

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-whistleblower-harassed/

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/showsknew/  "...O’Neill came to believe America should kill Osama bin Laden before Al Qaeda launched a devastating attack, but his was often a lonely voice. A controversial figure inside the buttoned-down world of the FBI, he was forced out of the job he loved and entered the private sector – as director of security for the World Trade Center.."

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/40550-in-the-wake-of-the-comey-firing-don-t-forget-the-violence-of-the-fbi-itself

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival= 19120#.WRzryE7MpbA.twitter  (Coleen Rowley interview on Comey, Mueller)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5936a148e4b033940169cdc8 (Coleen Rowley article on Comey, Mueller)

https://consortiumnews.com/2017/06/21/at-fbi-mueller-oversaw-post-911-torture/


??? WHY WAS COMEY FIRED ???***

***https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73bIlOzjFHo (6.8.17 James Comey testimony begins 23:11)

Wyden 1:16:30 "How would you characterize Attorney General Session's adherence to his recusal... In particular with regard to his involvement in your firing -- which the president has acknowledged was because of the Russion investigation?"  Comey: "That's a question I can't answer. I think it's a reasonable question. If ... if as the President said, I was fired because of the Russian investigation, why was the Attorney General involved in that chain -- I don't know -- and, so I don't have an answer for the question."  Wyden 1:20:20 "And finally, let's see if you can give us some sense of who recommended your firing. Besides the letters from Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, do you have any information on who may have recommended or who may have been involved in your firingComey: "I don't... I don't." Wyden: "Thank you Mr. Chairman."

***https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2017/live-updates/trump-white-house/james-comey-testimony-what-we-learn/?utm_term=.08fd11739417
"When asked why Trump suddenly fired him last month, Comey said that he has one idea.
'It’s my judgment that I was fired because of the Russia investigation,' Comey said. 'I was fired in some way to change, or the endeavor was to change, the way the Russia investigation was being conducted.'  During an earlier round of questioning, Comey acknowledged that he did not know for sure but pointed out that he was taking Trump 'at his word.'  After Comey was fired, Trump’s White House claimed the dismissal was due to his handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe, based on the recommendation of top Justice Department officials and needed because the FBI was in disarray. But in an interview with NBC News that week, Trump threw those reasons aside, saying he had the Russia probe in his mind when firing Comey
."

http://origins.osu.edu/article/americas-big-brother-century-us-domestic-surveillance

https://www.democracynow.org/2014/1/8/it_was_time_to_do_more  (1971  FBI burglary that exposed COINTELPRO part 1, see part 2 next)

https://www.democracynow.org/2014/1/8/from_cointelpro_to_snowden_the_fbi  (part 2)

"...documents that immediately became news and explained that these dirty tricks operations had been going on since 1956. They were harassment. They were kind of activities that would seem to have nothing to do with law enforcement or intelligence gathering. Instead, they were secret harassment, sometimes quite violent and destroying people’s reputation...radically unconstitutional, illegal...assassination..."


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PRIVACY // CIVIL LIBERTIES // EDWARD SNOWDEN


**http://www.intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/snowden-was-justified  (Debaters Ellsberg, McCarthy, Wizner, Woolsey)  (Link here to text or see/hear all content at link just above.) 


Ben Wizner 00:16:06: "Wyden had asked, did the NSA collect any type of data on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans? Clapper's answer was, 'No, sir.' Now, this brazen falsehood is most often described as Clapper's lie to Congress, but that's not what it was. Wyden knew that Clapper was lying. Only we didn't know. And Congress lacked the courage to correct the record -- allowed us to be deceived by the Director of National Intelligence."


Daniel Ellsberg  01:14:06: "What I'm saying is that this sort of thing can't be decided by you or me or by the press, it has to be decided by intelligence committees in a court that have an entirely different technical capability and backup and access -- technical access to NSA programs that does not exist now. And I've been trying to give one specific example of that, when Russell Tice has said numerous times and in public that he had evidence, personal knowledge, of targeting of every member of the Armed Service Committee, every member of the Intelligence Committee, including Feinstein, her staff, and home, prepared to testify that under oath -- when he said that he wanted to testify, NSA immediately sent him a letter, which I've seen, saying, 'You are --' this is to the Armed Services Committee, your old committee -- and he said, 'I want to testify to Armed Services.' And they said, 'We remind you of your oath under NSA, the Armed Services Committee --' and they didn't distinguish between staff and members -- 'the Armed Services Committee is not cleared for that information.' ... This is an absolutely broken system."  


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3JVWVqtgLQ  (Snowden, Greenwald from Germany)

http://www.businessinsider.com/snowden-leaks-timeline-2016-9  (Leaks 2013-2014)

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180213/10334439224/inspector-general-intelligence-community-buried-report-showing-whistleblower-retaliation.shtml

"A report by Kevin Poulsen for The Daily Beast shows, once again, that those suggesting Ed Snowden should have used the proper channels to voice his concerns about domestic surveillance are either ignorant or deliberately obtuse."

http://www.dw.com/en/can-whistleblowers-be-recognized-as-refugees/a-38632030

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/28/us/politics/nsa-surveillance-terrorism-privacy.html?_r=0  (NSA Halts Collection Emails About Foreign Targets)

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48656.htm  Trump signs law allowing mass spying

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/whats-the-matter-with-metadata

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/08/we_are_defining_private_data_wrong/
https://www.democracynow.org/2013/6/12/more_intrusive_than_eavesdropping_nsa_collection
(Landau metadata)
https://www.democracynow.org/2006/1/3/exclusive_national_security_agency_whistleblower_warns  (Tice "Police State")
https://www.c-span.org/video/?420109-1/cato-institute-hosts-forum-privacy-government-surveillance

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/21/sharyl-attkisson-rips-media-for-ignoring-weaponiza/?  "...has warned of the weaponization of intelligence agencies since her laptop for CBS News stories was hacked on multiple occasions in 2013...U.S. intelligence agencies under former President Barack Obama were manipulated for political purposes - and that pundits are willfully ignoring it.."
http://origins.osu.edu/article/americas-big-brother-century-us-domestic-surveillance  

https://www.c-span.org/video/?323275-5/discussion-surveillance-oversight

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4519531/surveillance-privacy-civil-liberties

https://www.eff.org/about/history  "...We also develop technologies that can help individuals protect their privacy and security online, which our technologists build and release freely to the public for anyone to use.  In addition, EFF is engaged in major legislative fights, beating back digital censorship bills disguised as intellectual property proposals, opposing attempts to force companies to spy on users, championing reform bills that rein in government surveillance, and much more..."

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SOCIETAL DISPARITIES

Wouldn't it be great to have our political representatives demand that the tobacco, alcohol, and sugar industries, and/or those consumers, pay not only for the products, but the actual cost to society as well?  That would include healthcare costs associated with all the diseases these products cause.  Some of these are cancers, diabetes, COPD, emphysema, and cirrhosis, etc.  That might cause the price of a pack of cigarettes and a bottle of alcohol to be hundreds of dollars (or more), so likely the manufacturer would have to be responsible (!!).  Non-users of these products should NOT be paying increased healthcare costs and insurance prices due, no doubt, in large part to the very serious health effects from these products.  Also, as we all know, our healthcare system is at the breaking point.  Many people do not even have insurance -- and everyone should!!!  This cost to society should be going elsewhere -- helping fund education and healthcare for all would be important goals.  Healthy food and life-styles should be available and affordable for all ... and the bad stuff more costly!! 


http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article5358243.html (Pot and Smoke)

By Judith Futerfas 1.4.15 Miami Herald:


Regarding federal rulings that could potentially accelerate the greater use of marijuana (Dec. 13’s Indian tribes can grow, sell pot on own lands, feds say), it seems that much more costly and important issues could be at stake.

Some of the tribes mentioned have already stated their opposition, citing drug dependency and environmental concerns. A healthy population and the best, affordable, healthcare and insurance for all should be overriding issues. Nonrecreational and medical uses aside, our already heavily burdened healthcare system should not be further taxed by the increased cancers, respiratory, and other illnesses such rulings might facilitate.

Second hand smoke of any kind is a serious health matter. Moreover, we all pay the bill for increased medical care.

Working hard to make a difference in this regard, a big thank you to Miami-Dade County’s Tobacco Free Workgroup. They have done wonderful community outreach against tobacco use, especially regarding our youth.  Help support your TFW and decrease smoking in 2015.


https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-issues-national-slavery-and-human-trafficking-prevention-month-proclamation

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/02/01/582214032/was-your-seafood-caught-with-slave-labor-new-database-helps-retailers-combat-abu

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/healthcare/336091-soda-taxes-are-a-sweetener-for-public-health-efforts

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gop-rep-nobody-dies-from-not-having-health-care/ar-BBAOBDw?li=BBnb7Kz

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/40642-many-more-people-would-die-if-republicans-are-successful

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-history-of-why-the-us-is-the-only-rich-country-without-universal-health-care/ar-BBEGidF?li=BBnbcA1  "Medical-industrial complex"

http://theweek.com/articles/709581/liberals-story-straight-single-payer 

http://international.commonwealthfund.org/countries/  Health care systems compared

http://www.ncai.org/about-ncai/mission-history  National Congress of American Indians

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-state-of-hate-in-america/ar-BBE4pA5?

http://ifsatwitter.com/i-am-the-son-of-a-terrorist-heres-how-i-chose-peace-zak-ebrahim/

http://jewishjournal.com/blogs/podcasts/twonicejewishboys/230198/episode-74-calling-bs-bds/

"In 2015, SodaStream announced that it would be shutting down its plant in the West Bank and laying off 500 Palestinian workers. A movement that claimed to be protecting the rights and privileges of the Palestinians was suddenly forced to reconcile with the fact that they had just cost 500 of these people their jobs.  Bassem Eid was born in Jerusalem but today he’s a Palestinian citizen of Israel. Bassem is an ardent Palestinian human rights activist and he joins us today to talk about BDS and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict."

https://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2017/06/the-forgotten-truth-about-the-balfour-declaration/  "...The key to understanding the fuller story is this: in regard to Palestine, Britain could not have acted alone, because it belonged to an alliance. The Allied powers, especially Britain and France but also Russia, Italy, and later America, were fighting together. Their policies had to be coordinated. It would have been unthinkable for Britain to have issued a public pledge regarding the future of territory yet to be taken in war without the prior assent of its wartime allies—especially those that also had an interest in Palestine."
http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Thousands-of-women-call-on-Israeli-PA-leaders-to-make-peace-507005

http://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/brightons-two-israeli-footballers-one-jewish-one-arab-talk-friendship-peace-and-football/

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/young-israeli-and-palestinian-musicians-band-together-to-promote-peace/

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/500-Israelis-and-Palestinians-converge-in-Tel-Aviv-to-talk-peace-462191

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/the-inside-story-of-israels-campaign-of-assassination

"...the story is of a great or many, many, many great tactical successes of the intelligence community, but yet a strategic failure  from its leaders thinking that they can use violence or they can use the intelligence to stop history, rather to turn to compromise, political discourse and statesmanship."

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/maher-defends-trump-on-jerusalem-1.5769019

"They were attacked more than once and they  took land in those wars that they won and there has been peace offers on the table ever since to give part of that land back."

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-mass-murder-is-intimate-affair-180967958/

https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/seymour-hersh-owes-the-world-an-explanation-for-his-seth-rich-comments-f9b2756123d3

http://reason.com/reasontv/2018/01/30/stossel-how-free-are-you?utm_medium=email

"America rose 7 spots...to number 17. But it's still far from where it once was."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/25/us/politics/joe-arpaio-trump-pardon-sheriff-arizona.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/trump-pardon-joe-arpaio-unpardonable-article-1.3444461

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/director-smithsonians-african-american-history-museum-releases-statement-charlottesville--180964576/?

https://www.indexoncensorship.org/2017/08/free-speech-must-apply-even-find-offensive/

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/trump-scores-a-win-in-the-culture-war-as-nfl-seeks-to-ensure-players-stand-for-national-anthem/ar-AAthg3n?ocid=se

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/books-behind-bars/  Banned books

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/13/us/charlottesville-rally-protest-statue.html?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-george-washington-lee-slavery-20170820-story.html#nws=true   "...Confederate Constitution, which Lee took an oath to uphold and defend, prohibited laws “impairing the right of property in negro slaves,” meaning that no state could ever abolish slavery even if it wanted to."

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/347296-vice-correspondent-charlottesville-protesters-did-not-discuss  "...they didn't talk about Robert E. Lee being a brilliant military tactician. They chanted about Jews. Like, they wanted to be menacing..."

http://www.salon.com/2017/08/17/lets-enjoy-the-white-supremacist-freakout-after-dna-tests-show-they-arent-100-percent-white/? "... one of my grandfathers was secretly Jewish."

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/22/alan-dershowitz-violent-antifa-movement-is-trying-/?  "I think it’s the obligation of liberals to speak out against the hard left radicals just like it’s the obligation of conservatives to speak out against the extremism of the hard right...we’re both a nation of immigrants and a nation of discrimination against immigrants. That’s an important history for us to remember."  

(See also Our Broken Political System below)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-perspec-page-confederate-monuments-trump-0820-story.html#nws=true  "Statues...don't have to be destroyed...moved."

https://crimethinc.com/2017/08/17/why-we-fought-in-charlottesville-a-letter-from-an-anti-fascist-on-the-dangers-ahead  "...What if we had done as the mayor recommended and stayed away from Emancipation Park, so as not to 'feed into a cycle of violence'

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/could-the-police-have-prevented-bloodshed-in-charlottesville/536775/   "...officers had intended to keep the marchers and counter-demonstrators separate to avoid clashes... 'They didn’t want to be separated.' "

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/texas-adoption-agencies-could-ban-jews-gays-muslims/ar-BBAOIgH?li=BBnbfcL

http://www.israelhayom.com/2017/10/06/us-muslim-jewish-group-seeking-to-fight-hate-crimes-branches-out/

http://www.wxyz.com/news/political/spotlight-on-the-news/spotlight-on-the-news-inside-a-new-national-muslim-jewish-organization-honoring-3-american-icons

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article157688724.html  CA bans most state funded travel to 8 states it views as discriminatory to gays, trans

http://abcnews.go.com/US/chelsea-manning-leaked-classified-military-information/story?id=47942490    

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/15/opinion/chelsea-manning-harvard-michael-morell.html?emc=eta1&_r=0  Manning has a lot to teach, Harvard doesn't agree

http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/45791-the-remarkable-story-of-michelle-jones-redemption-and-harvards-cowardice

http://soldiersforthecause.org/category/international/

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/buffett-calls-obamacare-replacement-a-huge-tax-cut-for-guys-like-me/ar-BBAP0fe?li=BBnb4R7

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-questions-whether-key-funding-source-for-historically-black-colleges-is-constitutional/ar-BBAP254?li=BBnb4R7

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article157066424.html  prayer law unconstitutional

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/fred-grimm/article160012514.html

anti-science law public schools

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/study-imprisoning-drug-offenders-doesnt-impact-drug-use-w488915?

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/miami-dade-laws-force-sex-offenders-into-homelessness-and-squalor-9559894?

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/features/americas-war-on-drugs-inside-engrossing-new-series-w487917?utm_source=rsnewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_ content=daily&utm_ campaign=061517_16  "New four-part docuseries dives into links between CIA, DEA and military, providing 'secret history of the past 50 years.' ... injustice after injustice, with poor people of color almost always on the losing end. In one piece of footage from 1996, CIA director John Deutch is grilled at a community forum in South Central Los Angeles about the CIA's link to the crack trade ... With America in the midst of an opioid crisis, fifty-odd-years worth of cautionary tales about how not to fight a war on drugs is more relevant than ever. "

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/01/18/how-establishment-undermines-american-democracy.html    Kiriakou: “monsters who have ignored the Constitution…and international law. They have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity.” They together with lesser figures like George Tenet, Jose Rodriguez, Michael Morell and John McLaughlin authorized technical spying on nearly everyone, torture, rendition of suspects so they could be tortured by others, random killing of “profiled” foreigners and targeted killing of American citizens. Brennan was in charge of a “kill list” for President Obama.

https://www.cfr.org/event/road-not-taken-edward-lansdale-and-american-tragedy-vietnam

http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2018/01/17/the-road-not-taken-in-vietnam

http://www.businessinsider.com/social-progress-index-us-is-flatlining-2017-6?

http://www.mintpressnews.com/declaring-opioid-crisis-national-emergency-trump-sends-troops-guard-afghan-poppies/231216/    "There is no way to uncouple the massive surge in Afghan’s opium production from the burgeoning crisis of opioid use in the United States. In banishing all thought of an Afghan 'endgame,' has Trump just made our 'national emergency' of opioid abuse a permanent one?"  See also:  http://www.mintpressnews.com/rumors-persist-that-the-cia-helps-export-opium-from-afghanistan/209687/  (See also Criminal Justice, CIA)

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE // HUMANITY VS HATE // DISPARITY/INNOCENCE

See also articles on the militarization of America under DRONE STRIKES

(listed third above) and GUN VIOLENCE below


"The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons."
attributed to Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky


PEOPLE IN POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY OVER ANY OTHER HUMAN BEING, PARTICULARLY INVOLVING CIVIL LIBERTIES, NEED TO HAVE AN INHERENT, OR AT LEAST A DEVELOPED SENSE OF ETHICS... THIS LACK OF THOUGHTFULNESS AND HUMANITY IS PERHAPS OUR GREATEST IMPEDIMENT TO BEING A

TRULY PRODUCTIVE SOCIETY AND LEADER OF PEACE IN THE WORLD --

THESE ARE THE VALUES OUR CONSTITUTION STANDS FOR -- NOTHING LESS... ELLSBERG QUOTED ABOVE (SNOWDEN), "THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY BROKEN SYSTEM"..

SEE ALSO ABOVE, ABERRANT CULTURES OF OUR HIGHEST INTELLIGENCE/LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES -- CIA, NSA, FBI...

IT IS NO WONDER WE HAVE SUCH BRUTALITY IN OUR REGIONAL AND LOCAL

CRIMINAL "JUSTICE" SYSTEM -- THIS ENTIRE "SYSTEM" MUST BE GUIDED AWAY FROM  ANTAGONISM, SECRECY, BIAS, AND BRUTALITY IF

WE ARE TO LIVE UNDER THE US CONSTITUTION AND REGAIN OUR STATUS AS AN INSPIRATION & TRUE BEACON OF HOPE FOR THE WORLD       


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/video-shows-us-border-officers-telling-mexican-teen-to-drink-the-liquid-meth-that-killed-him/ar-AAp1uf3?li=BBnb7Kz  "...agency’s Office of Professional Responsibility investigated the incident and 'determined that no further action was warranted and the officers involved were not disciplined.' ...complaint alleged violations of constitutional rights, including the right to not be subjected to punishment without due process. It also accused government officials of not adequately training border officers. Tolles said there was no misconduct on his client’s part 'that would’ve risen to the level of denial of due process. There is no violation of any clearly established constitutional right,' he said.... Acevedo wasn’t a U.S. citizen and had no connections with the United States that entitled him to any constitutional rights."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/09/15/public-ignorance-about-the-constitution/? (May require log-in)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/11485819/kill-messenger-gary-webb-true-story.html

CIA/Drugs in US  "...'ends justify the means,' and that they sold almost a tonne of cocaine in 1981 alone, the profits of which were going to the Contra revolution...had even been mention in the press of the Contra's link with the drug trade in the U.S. – and by default, CIA involvement. But what Webb did that nobody else had was to follow the supply chain – right to the poverty stricken streets of Los Angeles..." (More on drugs - Societal Disparities above)  

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-racism-whites-blacks-20170727-story.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/police-killing-racial-bias-white-people-us-african-americans-shot-dead-shooting-study-racist-culture-a7863501.html

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/miami-dade-county-police-deploy-military-unit-armored-trucks-across-town-9559428?

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/utah-officer-fired-after-nurses-arrest-caught-on-video/ar-AAtgVA3?ocid=se

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/04/john-kiriakou-cia-officer-turned-whistle-blower-170427093213752.html  (torture, CIA, Obama, Trump, Kiriakou's time in US prison)

https://www.c-span.org/video/?400754-1/discussion-criminal-justice-system-overhaul

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/29/nyregion/trump-police-too-nice.html?mcubz=0  Suffolk County Police Dept. NY  Twitter: "As a department, we do not and will not tolerate roughing up of prisoners...Violations of those rules are treated extremely seriously."

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/trump-pardon-joe-arpaio-unpardonable-article-1.3444461  

http://www.businessinsider.com/theres-blatant-inequality-at-nearly-every-phase-of-the-criminal-justice-system-2015-8

https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2011/06/28/the-war-on-drugs-is-a-war-on-minorities-and-the-poor/#46b94353624c

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/study-imprisoning-drug-offenders-doesnt-impact-drug-use-w488915? 

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/40655-repair-the-damage-from-the-drug-war-susan-burton-on-a-new-way-of-life-to-end-mass-incarceration

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article148811539.html  ("The bill, if signed, would automatically administratively seal court records of nearly anyone who is found not guilty or is acquitted during a trial or has the charges dropped or dismissed. Sen. Greg Steube, a Sarasota Republican who sponsored the bill, said the bill will remove a stigma that follows people who were never convicted by the court system. 'People that went to trial or had a judgment of acquittal by a judge still have all of this on their record, and it’s still hard for them to get a job' Steube said. 'These people want to be contributors to society, and we’re not giving them the opportunity to do it.' ")

http://www.laweekly.com/news/california-law-would-hide-arrest-records-from-would-be-employers-8651816

http://www.sentencingproject.org/issues/racial-disparity/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-quigley/40-reasons-why-our-jails-are-full-of-black-and-poor-people_b_7492902.html

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chan-zuckerberg-bail-industry-criminal-justice-reform_us_59dcda8de4b0b34afa5c78c5 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/11/18/ferguson-black-arrest-rates/19043207/

https://www.innocenceproject.org/

https://www.innocenceproject.org/dna-exonerations-in-the-united-states/

http://time.com/79572/more-innocent-people-on-death-row-than-estimated-study/

http://www.forensicsciencetechnician.net/25-wrongly-convicted-felons-exonerated-by-new-forensic-evidence/

https://www.hrw.org/news/2004/05/13/prisoner-abuse-how-different-are-us-prisons

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/25/opinion/sunday/end-mass-incarceration-now.html

http://www.npr.org/2016/10/20/498688702/reports-of-prison-guard-brutality-in-new-york-draw-a-harsh-spotlight

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/05/06/they-left-him-everything-hang-himself/KVbjAopCsOsPVZ3y2StGSN/story.html

http://www.ips-dc.org/whos-profiting-americas-private-juvenile-prisons/

http://www.prwatch.org/news/2013/09/12255/violence-abuse-and-death-profit-prisons-geo-group-rap-sheet

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/04/ending-mass-incarceration/475563/

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2012/01/30/the-caging-of-america

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-10/trump-deportation-plan-to-hand-windfall-to-a-dying-u-s-industry

http://sentencingproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Too-Good-to-be-True-Private-Prisons-in-America.pdf

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bernie-sanders/we-must-end-for-profit-pr_b_8180124.html

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2005/09/hitchens200509  (Scandalous Brutality US Prisons)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/prison-abuse/

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/14/nyregion/clinton-correctional-facility-inmate-brutality.html?  

http://neworleanscitybusiness.com/blog/2011/11/17/opp-guards-inmate-detail-brutality-inside-jail/

http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2015/06/11/prison-reform-sentencing-reform-new-york-jail-break

http://www.dw.com/en/life-after-prison-re-entering-society-is-no-easy-task/a-18051657

http://www.businessinsider.com/10-ex-criminals-who-completely-turned-their-careers-around-2012-6?op=1/#rmer-hacker-kevin-mitnick-was-on-the-fbis-most-wanted-list-before-launching-his-own-security-firm-1

http://prospect.org/article/six-charts-explain-why-our-prison-system-so-insane

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/02/26/prisoner-rehabilitation-around-the-world/

https://www.prisonpolicy.org/research/international_incarceration_comparisons/

http://www.therichest.com/luxury/10-of-the-most-humane-prisons-around-the-world/

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/09/why-scandinavian-prisons-are-superior/279949/

https://mic.com/articles/109138/sweden-has-done-for-its-prisoners-what-the-u-s-won-t#.Xg3syr0z3

https://wakeup-world.com/2016/08/04/the-most-successful-prison-system-in-the-world-is-also-the-most-radically-humane/

http://www.cheatsheet.com/business/3-reasons-why-norways-prison-system-should-not-be-replicated-in-america.html/?a=viewall

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/jarrett-adams-unlikely-path-prison-lawyer

http://www.wcpo.com/news/once-in-prison-for-bank-robbery-ex-felon-now-in-law-school

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/felon-back-in-court-mdash-as-an-attorney/

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/special-reports/florida-prisons/article127340579.html

https://www.c-span.org/video/?417610-1/discussion-focuses-reentry-following-incarceration

https://www.floridiansforafairdemocracy.com/  sign petition - restore felon voting rights

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/special-reports/florida-prisons/article152147207.html "...spraying an inmate in the face with chemicals and locking him in a supply closet... alleges that the corrections officers killed Jordan-Aparo and that the officers, nurses, doctors and warden — all named in the suit — conspired to cover up his death by removing evidence, doctoring reports and threatening witnesses...That lawsuit is among a series of legal actions filed against the agency involving inmates who died or were seriously injured, as a result of mistreatment by corrections officers or medical staff or both. The lawsuits claim that the agency has a history of corruption that involves destroying and concocting evidence to hide the suspicious deaths of Florida prisoners."

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article149026764.html  (Graphic photos stir doubts about prison death)

http://media.miamiherald.com/static/media/projects/2015/cruel-and-unusual/

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article35763540.html (Prison Safety)

By Judith Futerfas, 9.18.15, Miami Herald:


Re the Sept. 13 article, Broomstick attacks: a prison ritual: We, as a society, must demand safety for all our members including those who are incarcerated and those who work in the prison system.

Currently, it appears there are those involved with the penal system who think that they are above the law, while these same people treat others as though they are undeserving of the law’s protections — both clearly dangerous behaviors.

One readily accessible solution would be to install more security cameras throughout all facilities, leaving no room to hide. These tapes should be controlled by outside entities and accounted for during every shift.

This ongoing brutality is among the most horrific imaginable and needs to be halted immediately.

There’s no excuse not to take all steps available to ensure the safety of everyone within these facilities. Because of the inability to stop this barbarity thus far, the federal government should step in and help fund these cameras and monitoring in Florida and wherever else needed.


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OUR BROKEN POLITICAL SYSTEM


"...However combinations or associations of the above description [includes 'will of a party', 'projects of faction'] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion..."


President George Washington*
Farewell Address | Saturday, September 17, 1796


http://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/quotes/

https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=15  (Washington Farewell Address)

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/washing.asp  (Washington's Farewell Text) (*Quote above is from the 18th paragraph) (See also OUR HISTORY below)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/09/15/public-ignorance-about-the-constitution/?  (May require log-in)

https://thinkprogress.org/three-electoral-reforms-that-would-improve-and-enrich-our-system-of-representative-democracy-ed0901b2f36f

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/08/08/congress-could-learn-lesson-civility-supreme-court-toy-mauro-column/546657001/?csp=opinion

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/where-liberals-and-conservatives-are-wrong-about-the-constitution/?

https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/dnc-shatters-the-illusion-of-american-democracy-in-order-to-keep-peoples-27-bucks-eaccc01ad3bd

https://theintercept.com/2017/11/03/dnc-donna-brazile-hillary-clinton-barack-obama/  Clinton campaign bailed out the DNC and, in exchange, effectively took it over

http://www.npr.org/2017/11/03/561976645/clinton-campaign-had-additional-signed-agreement-with-dnc-in-2015?

https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2018/01/daily-chart-21

"America sits in 21st place in the ranking, level with Italy. It remains a “flawed democracy” for the second year in a row."

https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201802011061246480-nunes-memo-release-partisan-blindness/   Becker, Kiriakou

Colleen Rowley, Twitter 2.1.18: Partisanship IS the problem as it masks overall picture of rampant corruption at the highest levels. Whistleblower: Democrats Oppose Nunes Memo Release on Partisan Grounds

http://time.com/3921112/presidential-debates/  (One Small Change To Fix Our Broken Political System - Hayden, McChrystal, Stavridis)

https://medium.com/@benrattray/how-technology-can-improve-democracy-c089fc8f9463

https://www.wired.com/story/us-scientists-please-run-for-office-the-planet-needs-you/?

https://berniesanders.com/issues/money-in-politics/

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/350999-trump-makes-good-on-pledge-to-donate-to-harvey-relief?rnd=1505578201

http://nypost.com/2017/10/13/carlos-beltran-if-puerto-rico-doesnt-get-help-people-are-gonna-die/

http://freakonomics.com/podcast/idea-must-die-election-edition/

https://theintercept.com/2017/09/28/yet-another-major-russia-story-falls-apart-is-skepticism-permissible-yet/

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/347229-dershowitz-russia-investigation-endangers-democracy?rnd=1503193349  //  https://soundcloud.com/the-answer-hosts/alan-dershowitz  "...Criminalization of politics endangers democracy...We have a problem...Russia has been trying to influence American elections...That's not a republican problem, it's not a democratic problem. It's an American problem...Congress ought to have appointed a special committee, much like the 9-11 Committee...Do it publicly with both sides presented...[not in] darkness and secrecy...Get the facts...let the American people decide...A lot of racism in this country...Don't destroy history [Confederate statues]...Reject extremes...right and left..."


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GUN VIOLENCE // COMPARING LAWS / CULTURES // MILITARY

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/40762-new-public-database-reveals-striking-differences-in-how-guns-are-regulated-from-state-to-state

http://gunlawscorecard.org/   (State by State)

https://www.vox.com/2015/10/5/9454161/gun-violence-solution

https://www.propublica.org/series/guns

http://smartgunlaws.org/gun-laws/policy-areas/classes-of-weapons/assault-weapons/

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-winkler-folly-of-assault-weapon-ban-20151211-story.html

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-01-13/guns-dont-kill-people-gun-culture-does

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/miami-dade-county-police-deploy-military-unit-armored-trucks-across-town-9559428?

http://www.insightcrime.org/news-analysis/does-strict-gun-legislation-reduce-violent-crime-in-latam

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2013/0128/From-Brazil-to-Japan-gun-laws-around-the-world

http://www.cfr.org/society-and-culture/us-gun-policy-global-comparisons/p29735

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/other-countries-do-things-differently-different-take-on-guns- in-america-part-5

https://www.povertyactionlab.org/evaluation/military-conscription-and-crime-argentina

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2014/04/ptsd_and_violence_by_veterans_increased_murder_rates_related_to_war_experience.html

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-america-loses-wars-it-starts-2017-6

http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Military/Conscription

http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Military/Service-age-and-obligation

https://www.quora.com/Why-do-some-countries-have-compulsory-military-service

http://www.thenational.ae/world/americas/us-gun-deaths-off-the-charts-but-other-countries-tell-a-different-tale

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2024.html

http://www.factcheck.org/2012/12/gun-rhetoric-vs-gun-facts/

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/house-votes-to-scrap-rule-meant-to-keep-guns-from-severely-mentally-ill/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/nation/gun-homicides-ownership/table/

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2015-06-29/what-americans-could-learn-from-israel-s-gun-culture

http://world.time.com/2012/12/20/the-swiss-difference-a-gun-culture-that-works/

http://www.npr.org/2013/03/19/174758723/facing-switzerland-gun-culture

http://www.newsweek.com/gun-violence-gun-control-how-us-compares-469708

https://matadornetwork.com/change/can-americas-gun-problems-fixed-rest-world-might-know-answer/

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2015/12/4/9850572/gun-control-us-japan-switzerland-uk-canada

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/01/worldwide-gun-control-policy/423711/

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2017/may/31/an-update-on-blocking-the-saudi-arms-deal-with-senator-rand-paul/#.WTH4YlKAo2Y.twitter?

 

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ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION

http://fusion.net/show/the-traffickers/

https://www.whistleblowers.org/wildlife

https://www.seeker.com/conservation/billions-of-pieces-of-plastic-are-sickening-the-worlds-coral-reefs

http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-new-york-city-before-epa-documerica-2017-10?

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2017/02/02/congress-scraps-obama-rules-coal-mining-guns/FhqkI9FG401ANdVklUVQzO/story.html

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/how-trump-is-changing-science-environment/

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/27/politics/trump-climate-change-executive-order/

http://www.newsweek.com/timeline-100-days-trump-assault-environment-591985

https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/870104138943791105   Neil deGrasse Tyson‏ @neiltyson 
"If I and my advisors had never learned what Science is or how & why it works, then I’d consider pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord too."

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/06032017/climate-change-denial-scientists-richard-lindzen-mit-donald-trump

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-point-of-no-return-climate-change-nightmares-are-already-here-20150805?

http://www.mintpressnews.com/us-government-has-experimented-with-controlling-hurricanes/233111/#.Wd6Z8euQARM.email

http://truthstreammedia.com/2017/10/10/inventor-cloud-seeding-created-weather-weapons-war/

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/when-will-the-planet-be-too-hot-for-humans-much-much-sooner-than-you-imagine/ar-BBE6TNd?ocid=ientp

http://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/disturbing-before-and-after-photos-show-what-major-us-cities-could-look-like-in-the-year-2100/ss-BBDm23I?ocid=ientp

http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-of-e-waste-in-developing-countries-2017-6?

https://www.alternet.org/environment/our-addiction-palm-oil-decimating-wildlife-and-threatening-food-security#.Wd67nE3o8ek.email

http://www.timesunion.com/news/crime/article/Watchdog-At-least-200-environmental-activists-11285599.php  Enviro activists killed in 2016

http://mashable.com/2017/03/22/trump-rusty-patched-bumblebee-endangered/#8VlaN_ LNUaqM  "...This might be the Trump administration's first pro-environment move. The rusty patched bumblebee is now on the endangered species list, making it the first bee species in the continental United States to be considered endangered...'Just 20 years ago, the rusty patched bumblebee was a common sight, so ordinary that it went almost unnoticed as it moved from flower to flower, collecting nectar and pollen.' "

http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/articles/cocoa-farmers-create-a-buzz-in-ghana"... Rainforest Alliance has introduced beekeeping as an alternative to improve living standards..."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/04/world/africa/ape-trafficking-bonobos-orangutans.html?emc=edit_ta_20171104&nl=top-stories&nlid=69697177&ref=cta

http://travel.iafrica.com/bulletinboard/1051811.html  "...More than 14 elephants, including a mother and her young calf, have been poisoned in and around Zimbabwe’s premier game reserve, Hwange National Park...Some had their tusks hacked off."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/02/hampton-court-flower-show-ivory-poaching- flooding-climate/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw  "Perhaps the most eye-catching entry is called Not for Sale, which draws attentions to the ivory trade by encouraging visitors to walk through an archway that represents the average number of elephants killed each day by poachers in Africa."  (Ed note: Kill rate of elephant poaching is about 90 per DAY.) 

https://twitter.com/tusk_org?t=1&cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjcw%3D%3D&refsrc=email&iid= c950d2f91f9a4d90b51bb9a2f32f16fe&uid=809169683840696320&nid=244+289476619

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/10/dark-world-of-the-rhino-horn-trade    https://www.savetherhino.org/rhino_info/rhino_population_figures  "In 2012, fewer than 100 Sumatran rhinos were living in Indonesia, and between 58-61 Javan rhinos were estimated to remain in Java. The births of male Sumatran rhino calf Andatu in 2012 and female calf Delila in 2015 are therefore hugely significant."


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MEDICAL // WHISTLEBLOWER // PROCEDURE RECORDING

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/03/30/va-retaliation-against-whistleblower-doctor-kept-in-empty-room.html

https://www.statnews.com/2018/01/30/state-of-the-union-trump-right-to-try/

https://www.statnews.com/2018/02/01/right-to-try-cancer-fda/  not a good idea

https://healthjournalism.org/blog/2018/01/nih-lifts-ban-on-dangerous-pathogen-research/

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/special-reports/florida-prisons/article152147207.html  "...alleges that the corrections officers killed Jordan-Aparo and that the officers, nurses, doctors and warden— all named in the suit — conspired to cover up his death by removing evidence, doctoring reports and threatening witnesses...That lawsuit is among a series of legal actions filed against the agency involving inmates who died or were seriously injured, as a result of mistreatment by corrections officers or medical staff or both. The lawsuits claim that the agency has a history of corruption that involves destroying and concocting evidence to hide the suspicious deaths of Florida prisoners."

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/an-8-year-old-was-taken-off-life-support-his-organs-donated-now-police-are-investigating/ar-BBCB5le?li=BBnb7Kz  "...one of only a handful of known criminal investigations into a doctor's role in an organ donation, and it offers a window into the ethical issues that can play out during a donor's last moments of life..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h09VcP-Us5Q (Stockwell AIDS, MK ULTRA)
7:25 (Stockwell) "... Experiment on population centers ... never happen in this country ... and then I find that the
MK ULTRA thing in over 200 medical schools and mental hospitals ... MK ULTRA was the CIA's program ... to experiment on population centers with disease and drugs ... started in the 50's ... CIA destroyed thousands of files of victims, people it had experimented on ... Supposedly it was stopped except it was such a broad program that there was never any one bill that said stop this -- it was just that the exposure made everybody presume that the thing would be stopped ... I ... I ... I ... You have to be very troubled and very skeptical -- not one person was punished, lost a paycheck, or was censored ... or fired, much less jailed ... for experimentation on American citizens with disease and drugs ... Would like to get inside Fort Detrick's files ..."

https://www.propublica.org/series/nurses

https://www.propublica.org/series/patient-safety

https://www.propublica.org/article/doctor-confesses-i-lied-to-protect-colleague-in-malpractice-suit

http://www.businessinsider.com/cia-interrogation-torture-program-lawsuit-psychologists-2017-6

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/whistleblowers-claim-retaliation-revealing-va-horrors-n707996

http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/10/federal-agency-confirms-phoenix-vas-retaliation-against-whistleblower/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/27/va-whistle-blowers-leery-of-trump-order-veterans-affairs-accountability/100977198/

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/23/watch-trump-sign-va-bill.html  Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act pushes to protect VA employees who expose problems and make it easier to fire workers for wrongdoing.

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/04/27/whistleblower-calls-public-prosecutions-va-officials-trump-administration

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/former-neurosurgeon-sentenced-for-purposely-maiming-patients/ar-AAn9VWQ?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=mailsignout

http://www.natlawreview.com/article/are-recorded-surgeries-future-medical-malpractice-investigation-and-medical-error-pr

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/22/health/black-box-surgery/index.html

http://www.wisn.com/article/waukesha-family-wants-option-of-cameras-in-operating-rooms/6326391

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/05/16/growing-push-document-surgeries-cameras-operating-rooms

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JOURNALISM // SAFETY / CONFIDENTIALITY / FOIA / FREE PRESS/SPEECH

https://cpj.org/  Committee to Protect Journalists

https://cpj.org/blog/2016/12/transition-to-trump-what-obamas-freedom-of-informa.php

https://www.revealnews.org/about-us/   Center For Investigative Reporting

https://www.c-span.org/video/?321005-1/news-conference-confidential-news-sources

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/james-risen/

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/05/03/comey-says-only-reason-assange-not-apprehended-yet-hes-out-reach

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/turkey-journalists-in-prison_us_5909da1ce4b02655f842b556

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/05/03/theres-not-much-to-celebrate-on-world-press-freedom-day/

https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/voices/journalism-needs-freelancers-and-freelancers-need-protection?

https://www.democracynow.org/2017/4/21/glenn_greenwald_trumps_doj_prosecuting_WikiLeaks  

http://www.palmerreport.com/opinion/trump-russia-scandal-u-s-announces-its-seeking-arrest-of-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange/2372/

https://truthagainstthemachine.com/mediaite-editor-suggests-usa-launch-terrorist-attack-ecuador-kill-assange/

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/is-u-s-congress-declaring-war-on-wikileaks/

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/terror-in-little-saigon/

https://www.propublica.org/article/help-us-investigate-murder-of-vietnamese-journalists

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/article127345509.html  (Russia Manning leaks clemency)

http://abcnews.go.com/US/chelsea-manning-leaked-classified-military-information/story?id=47942490  

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article145906879.html  (Washington Post discussion charges against WikiLeaks)

https://rsf.org/en/ranking  (Reporters Without Borders 2017 World Press Freedom Index)

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2017/april/24/candidate-trump-i-love-wikileaks-president-trump-arrest-Assange/

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/democracyondeadline/mediaownership.html

https://www.freepress.net/ownership/chart

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2016/06/01/these-15-billionaires-own-americas-news-media-companies/#7443d298660a

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Media/Media%20Censor_ProjCensor.html 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/seungyoon-lee/julian-assange-media-censorship_b_7666654.html

http://americanfreepress.net/mainstream-media-censorship-exposed/

http://lawdigest.uslegal.com/first-amendment-law/censorship/7240

http://www.crf-usa.org/america-responds-to-terrorism/press-freedom-versus-military-censorship.html

http://library.sonoma.edu/about/news/censorship-united-states

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-trump-administration-moves-to-keep-full-cia-torture-report-secret-2017-6  Feinstein: "No senator, chairman or not, has the authority to erase history."

http://projectcensored.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/C17_09_Buttar_IkesDystopianDream-copy.pdf  (Eisenhower warns: military-industrial potential for "disastrous rise of misplaced power")

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiN9EznSoTc  (Project Censored - examples at 00:48)

http://www.npr.org/2011/01/17/132942244/ikes-warning-of-military-expansion-50-years-later

https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=90 (Eisenhower Farewell/Warning 1961)

https://theintercept.com/2017/05/06/oklahoma-governor-signs-anti-protest-law-imposing-huge-fines-on-conspirator-organizations/

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/filmmaker-michael-moore-launches-trumpileaks-website-for-whistleblowers/ar-BBCbIym?li=BBnbfcL

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-based-iranian-journalist-granted-asylum-israel-2061364

http://www.matthewvandyke.com/blog/james-foley-steven-sotloff/

http://www.danielpearl.org/home/about-us/about-danny/

"The world has come to know Daniel Pearl as the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in Pakistan in early 2002, just four months after 9/11. People around the world, along with his pregnant wife and family, prayed for his release. Since then, he has been remembered as a symbol of hope: a man who built bridges between diverse cultures — as a writer and a gifted musician."

https://www.2livesfoundation.org/  Steven Sotloff was savagely murdered by a member of ISIS on September 2, 2014. Felice Friedson, Steven’s editor at The Media Line, called him “one of the most courageous, talented and insightful journalists that I have met.  The 2LIVES Foundation is dedicated to the support of journalists by providing scholarships for journalism students, implementing global safety best practices for journalists working in conflict-torn regions of the world, and promoting policy changes in U.S. and worldwide hostage laws.

https://www.jamesfoleyfoundation.org/  By becoming a conflict journalist, Jim was able to merge his interest in writing with his compassion for the poor, disadvantaged, and suffering amid conflict. His life demonstrated an uncompromising commitment to the freedom of the press and to advocacy for basic human rightsThe Islamic State in Iraq and Syria posted a video online showing his murder August 19, 2014.         


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OUR HISTORY / IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS / DISCUSSION

https://www.ourdocuments.gov/content.php?page=milestone

https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=90 (Eisenhower Farewell/Warning 1961)

http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/~hst306/documents/indust.html (Eisenhower Farewell 1961)

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/washing.asp  (Washington Farewell 1796)

https://www.brookings.edu/research/eisenhowers-farewell-addresses-a-speechwriter-remembers/

"Historians largely agree that Washington's written farewell, along with Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1961 farewell address are the most significant in American history."

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs?page=constitution_transcript_content.html&title=The%2520Constitution%2520of%2520the%2520United%2520States%253A%2520A%2520Transcription

https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc_large_image.php?flash=true&doc=36   Lincoln's Gettysburg address document image Nicolay copy   11.19.1863

http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/gettysburg.htm

http://teachingamericanhistory.org/

http://constitutioncenter.org/

http://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution

http://constitutioncenter.org/experience/programs-initiatives/past-programs/

https://www.c-span.org/video/?415980-1/qa-edward-larson (on George Washington)

https://www.c-span.org/video/?298016-1/depth-pauline-maier  (For quick overview and beginning discussion on The Constitution, forward to 19:41.)

https://www.c-span.org/video/?325952-1/akhil-reed-amar-law-land

https://www.c-span.org/video/?415280-1/akhil-reed-amar-discusses-constitution-today

https://www.c-span.org/video/?416589-2/framers-coup

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/10/our-fragile-constitution/403237/

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/12/09/our-broken-constitution

https://www.cato.org/blog/blame-it-constitution (on Levinson article)

http://www.kennethballard.com/?p=487 (on Levinson article)

https://www.c-span.org/video/?422676-2/sovereign-duty

http://theweek.com/articles/677164/case-against-american-constitution

http://www.history.com/news/new-study-refutes-theory-of-how-humans-populated-north-america

http://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history

"...nomadic ancestors are believed to have traveled via a long-gone land bridge across the Bering Strait at least 13,000 years ago. Displaced and often persecuted by European explorers and the settlers that followed, Native Americans have struggled to maintain their ancestral practices, while increasing their representation in American political and cultural life."

http://www.history.com/topics/exploration/exploration-of-north-america

http://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/american-indian-wars  (Beginning 1600s)

https://www.timetoast.com/timelines/the-history-of-american-music--2   (From 1700s)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-george-washington-lee-slavery-20170820-story.html#nws=true  "...Confederate Constitution, which Lee took an oath to uphold and defend, prohibited laws “impairing the right of property in negro slaves,” meaning that no state could ever abolish slavery even if it wanted to."

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-issues-continental-currency  (6.22.1775)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/washington-takes-command-of-continental-army

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-establishes-u-s-post-office  (7.26.1775)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-votes-for-independence  (7.2.1776)

The statue of King George III is pulled down in New York City  (7.10.1776)

In support of the American Revolution, Louis XVI declares war on England  (7.10.1778)

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/662f25_a5b3f03177ac4d539bd232fb0d483f3e.pdf  (7.30.1778)

Founders unanimously pass America's first Whistleblower Protection Law

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-constitution-ratified  (6.21.1788)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/george-washington-is-elected-president  (2.4.1789)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-first-supreme-court  (9.24.1789)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/white-house-cornerstone-laid  (10.13.1792)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/capitol-cornerstone-is-laid   (9.18.1793)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rosetta-stone-found  (7.19.1799)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chief-tecumseh-urges-indians-to-unite-against-whites  (7.2.1809)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-nicknamed-uncle-sam  (9.7.1813)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/key-pens-star-spangled-banner  (9.13.1814)

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-thomas-jefferson-owned-qur-1-180967997/  Thomas Jefferson owned Quaran among his library transferred to Washington, DC 1815  "...the number of enslaved men and women with a connection to Islam when they arrived in colonial America and the young United States was likely in the tens of thousands..."

http://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/trail-of-tears  (1830s)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mutiny-on-the-amistad-slave-ship  (7.2.1839)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/smithsonian-institution-created?  (8.10.1846)

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ambitious-young-sculptor-gave-us-lincoln-capitol-180964974/#Xibpu3xwlBJkX6Ax.03  Vinnie Ream born 9.25.1847 - first female artist commissioned to create a work of art for the U.S. government - Lincoln - Capitol statue

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/moby-dick-published  (11.14.1851)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-browns-raid-on-harpers-ferry  (10.16.1859)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-brown-hanged  (12.2.1859) "...On the day of his execution, 16 months before ... the Civil War, John Brown prophetically wrote, 'The crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood.' ”

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/origin-of-species-is-published-2  (11.24.1859)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-issues-emancipation-proclamation  (9.1862)  http://blitzlift.com/rare-civil-war-photos/?v=t127-17&utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=msn-msn&utm_term=Horrifying+Civil+War+Photos+Recently+Released+From+Government+Vault

http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/the-54th-massachusetts-infantry   (Feb 1863)

"Civil War’s first call for black soldiers. Massachusetts did not have many African-American residents, but by the time 54th Infantry regiment headed off to training camp two weeks later more than 1,000 men had volunteered. Many came from other states, such as New York, Indiana and Ohio; some even came from Canada. One-quarter of the volunteers came from slave states and the Caribbean. Fathers and sons (some as young as 16) enlisted together. The most famous enlistees were Charles and Lewis Douglass, two sons of the abolitionist Frederick Douglass."

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-gettysburg-ends  (7.3.1863)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-delivers-gettysburg-address  (11.19.1863)

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-arlington-national-cemetery-came-to-be 
"...The first soldier laid to rest there was Pvt. William Christman, 21, of the 67th Pennsylvania Infantry, who was buried in a plot on Arlington's northeast corner on May 13, 1864. A farmer newly recruited into the Army, Christman never knew a day of combat. Like others who would join him at Arlington, he was felled by disease; he died of peritonitis in Washington's Lincoln General Hospital on May 11..."
https://www.civilwar.org/learn/galleries/end-civil-war-detail  (June 1865)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/14th-amendment-adopted  (7.28.1868)

http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/history  Metropolitan MuseumOpens (4.13.1870)

https://www.thoughtco.com/helen-keller-1779811   Born 6.27.1880

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/washington-monument-completed  (12.6.1884)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/statue-of-liberty-arrives-in-new-york-harbor  6.1885   

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/geronimo-surrenders  (9.4.1886)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yosemite-national-park-established  (10.1.1890)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-army-massacres-indians-at-wounded-knee 1890

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-nobel-prizes-awarded  (12.10.1901)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-airplane-flies (12.17.1903)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-york-city-subway-opens  (10.27.1904)

http://time.com/4905006/adl-charlottesville-white-supremacy-nazis-leo-frank/  (8.17.1915)

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article164116762.html Silent March (7.28.1917)  "...nearly 10,000 African-Americans marched down Fifth Avenue, in silence, to protest racial violence and white supremacy in the United States."

http://www.history.com/news/world-war-is-native-american-code-talkers  (1918)

"...When the United States entered World War I in April 1917, it had not yet granted citizenship to all Native Americans, and government-run boarding schools were still largely attempting to stamp out their languages and cultures. Nonetheless, several thousand Native Americans enlisted in the armed forces to fight the Central Powers. Nearly 1,000 of them representing some 26 tribes joined the 36th Division alone, which consisted of men from Texas and Oklahoma..."

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/monkey-trial-begins  (7.10.1925)

http://www.history.com/news/the-infamous-40-year-tuskegee-study 1932-72 Syphilis blacks

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/radio-city-music-hall-opens  (12.27.1932)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/amelia-earhart-disappears  (7.2.1937)

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/documentary-shows-1939-nazi-rally-madison-square-garden-180965248/#gcEIWudVl4uRe23h.03

https://chgs-blog.org/2018/01/08/harvesting-tattoos-a-thesis-from-buchenwald from 1939

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/american-ballet-theatre-company-history/3853/ 

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lascaux-cave-paintings-discovered  (9.12.1940)

http://slippedisc.com/2015/11/musical-firsts-a-woman-principal-in-a-us-orchestra/  1941

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pearl-harbor-bombed  (12.7.1941)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-nominated-for-unprecedented-third-term 

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-writes-to-manhattan-project-physicist-dr-robert-oppenheimer  (6.29.1943)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/anne-frank-captured  (8.4.1944)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-bomber-drops-atomic-bomb-on-hiroshima 

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nuremberg-trials-begin  (11.20.1945)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yeager-breaks-sound-barrier  (10.14.1947)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-streetcar-named-desire-opens-on-broadway

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bernstein-copland-seeger-and-others-are-named-as-communists  (6.22.1950)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-far-weve-fallen-from-the-marshall-plan/2017/06/05/58d55370-49f9-11e7-9669-250d0b15f83b_story.html  (may require log-in)  Danielle Allen: "...In 1954, as part of fighting the Cold War, the United States added the phrase 'under God' to the Pledge of Allegiance, thereby dividing the phrase 'one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all.' The goal was to distinguish the theistic United States from the atheistic Soviet Union. Paradoxically, we thereby took the conflict into our midst, driving a wedge between the secular and the faithful with regard to the capacity of each group to embrace a basic ritual of affiliation...To counteract the gravitational pull in the direction of our main competitor, we Americans need tight relationships with our friends in Europe, whose political systems are like our own, who recognize the value of an education for citizenship, and who continue to preserve an education in the humanities and social sciences as well as in STEM fields. We need a learning partnership with, for instance, Britain, whose traditions of constitutional rights and decision-making through parliamentary debate provide the world’s longest-lived example of free institutions. We need context and occasion for relearning that a shared moral interest in itself supplies a strategic interest."

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rules-about-how-to-address-us-flag-came-about-because-no-one-wanted-to-look-like-a-nazi-180960100/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/05/09/under-god-in-pledge-of-allegiance-is-constitutional-says-massachusettss-highest-court/?utm_term=.97df1b72459f

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ellis-island-closes  (11.12.1954)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-gorilla-born-in-captivity  (12.22.1956)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nevada-is-site-of-first-ever-underground-nuclear-explosion   (9.19.1957)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/central-high-school-integrated  (9.25.1957)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nasa-created  (7.29.1958)

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article160998219.html 1960s-70s SHAD, Projects 112 - Pentagon secret bio-chemical tests on US troops

Dovey Roundtree admitted to all-white Women’s Bar Association District of Columbia; broke the color bar in the Washington legal community 1963 (marysmosaic below)

President Kennedy assassinated  Dallas, Texas  (11.22.1963)

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/10/jfk-assassination-john-mccone-warren-commission-cia-213197

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOx8ees18Yw  (videos JFK death Stockwell, Shaw)

https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/2017-release

http://www.marysmosaic.net/bio.htm  (Peter Janney on CIA and death of Mary Meyer, JFK)

https://www.c-span.org/video/?429392-4/national-security-president-john-f-kennedy-part-2  Peter Janney on his book Mary's Mosaic, 3rd Edition, begins about 00:46:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYi9R7534wE  Peter Janney talk - Mary's Mosaic CIA JFK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdRYUffzPKg  Interview: Peter Janney on Mary's Mosaic

http://www.newsweek.com/cia-releases-secret-interviews-russian-spy-imprisoned-jfk-assassination-642486

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-kkk-kills-three-civil-rights-activists  (6.21.1964)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-signs-civil-rights-act  (7.2.1964)

Verdict of not guilty in the matter of U.S. v. Ray Crump (7.30.1965) (see marysmosaic above)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vietnam-air-war-escalates  (6.29.1966)

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-america-loses-wars-it-starts-2017-6

http://davidswanson.org/warlist/?  US wars and hostile actions

https://www.fff.org/?s=history+of+cia+wars

Thurgood Marshall - first African American Supreme Court Justice (8.30.1967)

Martin Luther King assassinated  Memphis, Tennessee  (4.4.1968)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/armstrong-walks-on-moon  (7.20.1969)

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-untold-story-of-the-pentagon-papers-co-conspirators  1971

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/supreme-court-strikes-down-death-penalty6.1972

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/worlds-first-test-tube-baby-born (7.25.1978)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vietnam-veterans-memorial-dedicated  (11.13.1982)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2014/12/08/the-taliban-indoctrinates-kids-with-jihadist-textbooks-paid-for-by-the-u-s/?utm_term=.eda2cf90c7da  (may require log-in)  "...the United States had spent millions of dollars beginning in the 1980s to produce and disseminate anti-Soviet textbooks for Afghan schoolchildren. The books encouraged a jihadist outlook, which was useful propaganda at the time...Since the Taliban's ouster in 2001, American authorities have invested heavily in helping modernize Afghanistan's woeful education system... the Taliban is reprinting and using old U.S.-sponsored jihadist books to influence children in areas where the militants still hold sway... unintended consequences of foreign aid policies in countries riven by conflict.."

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/achille-lauro-hijacking-ends  (10.10.1985)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/skeleton-of-tyrannosaurus-rex-discovered?  8.12.90

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-space-shuttle-docks-with-russian-space-station   (6.29.1995)

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/10/10/us/gay-man-beaten-and-left-for-dead-2-are-charged.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/10/matthew-shepard-wyoming-gay-rights-laws

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/al-gore-concedes-presidential-election  (12.13.2000)

9.11.2001

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/45715-the-constitution-was-a-victim-of-september-11th-too  (Kiriakou)

https://lastrealindians.com/father-of-misty-upham-speaks-out-against-sexual-violence/ 

Her body found 10.16.2014  "..an institutional problem that exists in in many Organizations and Corporate America including Religious Orders, Law Enforcement, Politics, Education, Federal, State and local Governments. The victims are not just women; they include men, elderly, mentally ill, children (male and female) of all races and even some animals..."

https://www.thenation.com/article/russias-attacks-on-democracy-arent-only-a-problem-for-america/

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/12/09/369562383/live-blog-senate-expected-to-release-long-held-cia-torture-report   "...It all came to a dramatic head on the floor of the Senate in March.  Feinstein accused the CIA of trying to thwart her committee's work by deleting files and later by illegally spying on Senate computers..."

https://navajotimes.com/wires-wp/index.php?id=1769087040&kid=ywoinDewv3rr77B9#apfeed
School teacher in New Mexico developed a
  braille code for the Navajo language  Oct 2015
http://www.businessinsider.com/r-trump-administration-moves-to-keep-full-cia-torture-report-secret-2017-6  "No senator, chairman or not, has the authority to erase history."

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/17/544183178/psychologists-behind-cia-enhanced-interrogation-program-settle-detainees-lawsuit

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/article163913468.html  (Article dated 7.27.2017)  "For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases..."

http://www.mintpressnews.com/declaring-opioid-crisis-national-emergency-trump-sends-troops-guard-afghan-poppies/231216/   "There is no way to uncouple the massive surge in Afghan’s opium production from the burgeoning crisis of opioid use in the United States. In banishing all thought of an Afghan 'endgame,' has Trump just made our 'national emergency' of opioid abuse a permanent one?"  See also:  http://www.mintpressnews.com/rumors-persist-that-the-cia-helps-export-opium-from-afghanistan/209687/

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/science/cassini-grand-finale-saturn.html?  9.14.2017

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/3/16405052/mass-shooting-politicize-gun-violence  "... Las Vegas shooting on Sunday night, killing at least 59... the only way to get significant legislation passed is by staying on an issue, particularly when it’s on the news, usually due to a crisis... reducing the number of guns ..." (Above section gun violence)

https://www.quora.com/If-bumpstocks-are-made-illegal-do-you-think-the-law-will-be-effective-The-NRA-may-support-the-ban#!n=12 "anyone with s home shop could make their own..." (sic)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/arts/music/metropolitan-opera-high-note-exterminating-angel.html?emc=edit_ne_20171108&nl=evening-briefing&nlid=82273256&te=1  High A - a first

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/11/08/election-moment-transgender-community/843385001/?csp=short_list  Phillipe Cunningham, Andrea Jenkins - first out trans black people to be elected to the city council of a major US city; Danica Roem - first openly transgender person elected and seated in US state legislature


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BOOKS:

Black, Edwin.  All his books. (See links above Edwin Black)

Brooks, Rosa.  How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything  Tales from the Pentagon

Larson, Edward.  George Washington, Nationalist 

Maier, Pauline.  Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788

Roundtree, Dovey J.  Justice Older than the Law

Stockwell, John.  In Search of Enemies: A CIA Story



PETITIONS:

https://www.change.org/p/info-ourconstitution-info-drone-sales-to-public-more-risk-than-benefit-heed-eisenhower-s-military-industrial-warning   (See link to article below - private drone with pilot lands on aircraft carrier unnoticed.)


https://act.eff.org/action/tell-lawmakers-to-reform-the-espionage-act  100 years old

"The Espionage Act is an overbroad and poorly written law originally intended to combat spying and subversive activities that has more commonly been used to prosecute whistleblowers and other news sources. When enforced in this way, the law, threatens the country’s free speech and press freedom protections."

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REALLY???  DANGERS OF UNFETTERED INNOVATIONS

Just because [a product] makes money doesn't make it a good thing for the future of America, or the World.  At this point we must also strongly consider potential risks, both internal and external, and especially regarding the rise of technology and the sacrifice of liberty, in light of Eisenhower's warning of an increasingly military-industrial society. 


Excerpt from Common Sense - An Update For Our Times

"...In terms of capitalism, the innovations as a result of this system are incomparable. However, we do not need to allow all products passing current requirements to be available in the marketplace and indeed they should not be. For example, drones are a good resource for science and other sanctioned uses. I see no beneficial reason for my neighbor, either next door or three miles away, to have a drone for personal use. In fact, it seems voyeurism would be the main reason for a regular citizen to have such a product that flies high and to such distances. Moreover, our legal, widespread gun availability and abuse has led to the murders of multitudes of men, women, and children. We do not even yet have control of that old, deadly invention. It is unreasonable to blame general gun violence on the perpetrators; they are not all of unsound mind and weren’t born with such a weapon. As we know, many times guns are a weapon of convenience. Yes, there are also people out to do us harm. However, it is undeniable that gun violence correlates with the amount and types of guns available. (If there were no guns, there would be no gun violence.) Why should the even more, potentially, deadly drone, be legal to the public?..."

Judith Futerfas 8.14.16


"When we cure all disease & stop aging, the leading cause of death will be Car Accidents, unless we develop Self-driving Cars."  Neil deGrasse Tyson, Twitter 6.6.17


http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30290540  (video and text)  Stephen Hawking: "The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race...Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn't compete and would be superseded."  

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/technology/facebook-shuts-down-robots-after-they-invent-their-own-language/ar-AApeJzt?

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/technologyinvesting/elon-musk-issues-a-stark-warning-about-ai-calls-it-a-bigger-threat-than-north-korea/ar-AApTZVS    "...Reacting to the news that autonomous tech had bested competitive players in an electronic sports competition, Musk posted what appeared to be a photo of a poster bearing the chilling words, 'In the end, the machines will win'..."
Elon Musk Twitter: Nobody likes being regulated, but everything (cars, planes, food, drugs, etc) that's a danger to the public is regulated. AI should be too.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/21/16177828/killer-robots-ban-elon-musk-un-petition
http://www.businessinsider.com/drone-lands-on-hms-queen-elizabeth-aircraft-carrier-unnoticed-2017-8"I could have carried two kilos of Semtex and left it on the deck."

http://www.businessinsider.com/cgi-ai-fake-video-audio-news-hoaxes-information-warfare-revenge-porn-2017-8?

http://www.businessinsider.com/ai-video-editing-fake-obama-talking-doctored-footage-2017-7  

http://www.businessinsider.com/when-robots-will-take-peoples-jobs-2017-6   "...researchers found AI could automate all human tasks by the year 2051 and all human jobs by 2136...'Advances in [AI] artificial intelligence ... will transform modern life by reshaping transportation, health, science, finance, and the military...' "

http://www.businessinsider.com/house-of-lords-to-carry-out-public-inquiry-into-ai-advances-2017-7   

https://futurism.com/2-expert-thinks-ai-will-undoubtably-wipe-out-humanity/  "Michael Vassar shares his belief that  artificial super-intelligence will wipe out humanity if we do not approach AI with significant caution." 

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PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN - GETTYSBURG ADDRESS

NOVEMBER 19,1863

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"... It is rather for us, the living, we here be dedicated to the great task remaining before us that, fromthese honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion  that we here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain; that thenation, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth..."



PRESIDENT DWIGHT EISENHOWER - FAREWELL ADDRESS 

JANUARY 17, 1961

(See full text under OUR HISTORY & DRONE STRIKES)

SEE INFORMATION ON OUR BOOK EISENHOWER'S WARNING UNDER OUTREACH


"... we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the

disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
... We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

... Down the long lane of the history yet to be writtenAmerica knows that this world of ours, ever growing smaller, must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate..."



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