Saturday, February 19, 2011
As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her speech at George Washington University yesterday condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression, 71-year-old Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience in plain view of her by police and an unidentified official in plain clothes, brutalized and left bleeding in jail. She never paused speaking. When Secretary Clinton began her speech, Mr. McGovern remained standing silently in the audience and turned his back. Mr. McGovern, a veteran Army officer who also worked as a CIA analyst for 27 years, was wearing a Veterans for Peace t-shirt.
Under the banner of fighting child pornography, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice knocked out 84,000 websites last week. The websites did not host or link to child pornography as the government claims.
The United States has an unknown number of military bases abroad which leads many to believe the US is simply trying to build/expand its empire. Will the United States Empire ever cut back on the number of its military bases abroad? Jacob Hornberger from the Future of Freedom Foundation says the US is under no threat of invasion, there's nothing to defend against; this is just a department of empire and war.
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