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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

One day we'll all be branded terrorists!

Dear Friends,

The National Security Snake continues to lash out as the Empire it represents continues its last gasps.

Edward Snowden continues to be hounded by the US government, while the information he provided continues to uncover the egregious abuses of power perpetrated by that same government.  When the madness will stop, no one can say.  One thing, however, is certain.  Nothing will change so long as people continue to let their institutions do their sinning for them (paraphrasing South African Methodist Bishop Peter Storey).

George Orwell once said that "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." Orwell was referring to just this sort of time and this sort of act.  Snowden, and all who have preceded and will follow him commit revolutionary acts.  And the Empire certainly does not appreciate revolutionaries of any sort.

In this video, on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Ray McGovern comments on the British Gov. calling journalist Glen Greenwald's partner a terrorist and on awarding Edward Snowden the Sam Adams award. Ray speaks truth to power in a sharp, compelling, and sometimes humorous, fashion, and we should listen and share this truth far and wide.




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