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Snowden, Surveillance and The Secret State

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By David Cromwell and David Edwards Edited by: Ac.Krtashivananda Reports of Washington’s anger directed at surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden indicate a basic truth about power. Noam Chomsky has expressed it as the underlying problem for genuine democracy, even in so-called ‘free’ societies: ‘Remember, ¬†any state, has a primary enemy: its own population.’ (Noam Chomsky, Understanding Power, edited by Peter R. Mitchell and John Schoeffel, The New Press, 2002, p 70. Anyone who steps out of … Continue reading

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Egyptian Uprising

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Ac. Krtashivananda A few realities are emerging in recent Egyptian uprising. President Morsi has been deposed¬† by the military. The population is divided into two camps. One is Muslim brotherhood who was instrumental in bringing down Mubarak regime in 2011. Muslim brotherhood represents the Islamic hard liners similar to the clerics of Iran. It is clear from the conflict that the military, supported by the economic tycoons and the administrative structure that is remnants of … Continue reading

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