Chelsea Manning received a Presidential commutation but deserves much more. She is owed a pardon, compensation and an apology
Chicago anti-war activists protest the annual Air and Water Show’s message that war planes and war are cool, simultaneously educating the public on the wars the U.S. is involved in.
Tom Gilliam, an activist and survivor of the Vietnam War, was run down from behind by a mini-van. Police are stonewalling the investigation.
So overwhelming has been the past year’s flow of revelations about the U.S. government’s spying on virtually everyone that even President Obama’s hand-picked review panel had to acknowledge it. Though noting the potential for abuse of the state’s mountains of covertly gathered data, nowhere does the report by Obama insiders grapple with the question of just what sort of totalitarian instrument the militarized top secret government has become.