Edward Snowden

Today’s Assassination Target

Granted anonymity, US intelligence officials and defense contractors say that the desire to assassinate Edward Snowden is widespread. “I think if we had the chance, we would end it very quickly,” he said. “Just casually walking on the streets of Moscow, coming back from buying his groceries. Going back to his flat and he is […]

The Real MLK

“I get so tired of people turning Dr. King into a dreamer. They made him safe. He was a revolutionary.”   Prof. Doreen Loury, Arcadia University. Six of the “greatest MLK speeches you have never heard” have been posted on CNN with commentary and links. His sermon at the Riverside Church is included. The speech lost […]

“The Burglary”

In a new book by former Washington Post journalist Betty Medsger, the story of how ordinary Americans revealed the secret program of J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO, to infiltrate and discredit dissident groups. In 1971, three months before Daniel Ellsberg released The Pentagon Papers, this small group broke into an FBI field office, stole documents, and […]

MLK Reading

“During the 1960’s, Martin Luther King was the most powerful moral authority in the country. As he enlarged his nonviolent activism against racial segregation in order to articulate the seamless relationship between militarism, poverty, and racism, to campaign for an end to the Vietnam War, and to design a Poor People’s campaign, he threatened the […]