For decades, activists have warned of the advancing police state in the United States. The police state arrived, not amidst a storm of riot police, but through the completely unmitigated expansion of total surveillance.
Citizens refusing to be robbed to the point of poverty by South Africa's controversial e-tolling scam, have been declared targets for criminal proceedings against them, signed into law by ANC state president Jacob Zuma.
Is America really a police state? The term is saturated in articles critical of US government policies on any number of issues and commonly prefixed with 'heading towards'. But based on prison population alone, we've got one.
A plan by the mayor and police chief of a crime-ridden Arkansas city to deploy heavily-armed and armored police units that will conduct spot interrogations and ID checks is being compared to martial law and a suspension of constitutional rights.
In a recorded speech broadcast before tens of thousands of supporters in the streets of Sadr City in Iraq, radical Shi’ite leader Moqtada al-Sadr noted an end to the American occupation is a starting point for “reconstruction and rebuilding.”
One day in 1863, American blacks woke up to hear that a white Republican President had given them their freedom. Now, their descendants have woken up to hear a black Democratic President has taken theirs away. And everybody else's.
The city of Toronto is on partial lockdown after stores were vandalized, vehicles smashed, police cars set on fire and tear gas being set off in various parts of the downtown core. This is part of a G20 protest that began earlier today.
The British state's attempt to push through detention without charge for 42 days is a precursor to a plan to impose indefinite internment, targeted disproportionately against Muslims and ethnic minorities.
The United States of America was founded on freedoms and rights. Freedoms of speech and religion, the right to pursue happiness. The right to privacy in your own home. Somewhere along the lines in the past decade something has gone terribly wrong.
Demonstraters storm Macy's on 34th Street protesting the Staten Island, New York grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer involved in the chokehold death of a black man, December 5, 2014 in New York City