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Naomi Wolf on the Crackdown on Dissent in America

With the world watching the case of Wikileaks Julian Assange, Russia Today sat down with American author Naomi Wolf to discuss why journalists are finding it increasingly difficult to publish information the US government doesn’t want them to. Indeed, the Pentagon has been ordered to begin monitoring major news stations in the US to see if any media outlets are disclosing classified information. With the entire government now over-classifying everything, it’s a heavy-handed attempt to silence truth tellers and whistleblowers with threats of imprisonment, or worse. Wolf’s reaction is: “My immediate take is a profound feeling of nausea and a sense that somehow, the United States has collapsed into the Soviet Union circa the mid-1930s. This was horribly foreseeable, but I can’t believe it’s come to this.” (24:59)

via Naomi Wolf on the Crackdown on Dissent in America.

Campaign For Liberty — The Meaning of WikiLeaks    by Philip Giraldi

But in this case, the United States government, through its exploitation of Patriot and Military Commissions Acts, its resort to offshore prisons for people who have done absolutely nothing wrong, its use of national security letters and wiretaps to investigate ordinary citizens, its willingness to assassinate Americans overseas, and its manipulation of the court system through the state secrets privilege, has lost all moral authority. When confronting such a monster, it is justified using every tool that the citizen has to destabilize the inside the beltway business as usual. WikiLeaks is one such tool. It was a convincing argument.

via Campaign For Liberty — The Meaning of WikiLeaks    by Philip Giraldi.

The Nation: Ron Paul’s Fight For Transparency : NPR

“Rather than worry about the disclosure of embarrassing secrets we should focus on our delusional foreign policy,” argues Paul, who has run for the presidency as both the Libetarian nominee and a Republican primary candidate. “We are kidding ourselves when we believe spying, intrigue and outright military intervention can maintain our international status as a superpower while our domestic economy crumbles in an orgy of debt and monetary debasement.”

via The Nation: Ron Paul’s Fight For Transparency : NPR.

The Nation/NPR: Ron Paul’s Fight For Transparency | Ron Paul 2012 | Campaign for Liberty at the Daily Paul

Is anyone in official Washington standing up for transparency? Is anyone saying that we should be more concerned about the revelations of wrongdoing than killing the messenger?Yes, if you count Texas Congressman Ron Paul as a resident of official Washington…

http://www.npr.org/2010/12/13/132021734/the-nation-ron-paul-…

[Wonderful quotes include…]”Calling out the critics of WikiLeaks, Paul says, “The neoconservative ethos, steeped in the teachings of Leo Strauss, cannot abide an America where individuals simply pursue their happy, peaceful, prosperous lives. It cannot abide an America where society centers around family, religion or civic and social institutions rather than an all-powerful central state. There is always an enemy to slay, whether communist or terrorist. In the neoconservative vision, a constant state of alarm must be fostered among the people to keep them focused on something greater than themselves, namely their great protector — the state.”BINGO! No comments, yet…

http://www.npr.org/2010/12/13/132021734/the-nation-ron-paul-…

via The Nation/NPR: Ron Paul’s Fight For Transparency | Ron Paul 2012 | Campaign for Liberty at the Daily Paul.