5 Ways the U.S. Government Has Built ‘An Architecture of Oppression’ | Alternet

Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old NSA whistleblower who leaked a byzantine collection of classified documents, insists that the US government is building “an architecture of oppression.” While it has not yet become a reality, the capabilities of the security state are astounding, as Snowden notes.

Similar rhetoric has been recently used by Brian Jenkins, a man at the other end of the spectrum. A counter-terrorism expert and high-level consultant, Jenkins helped create the first database of international terrorists in 1971. In an interview with Slate, Jenkins remarked: “What we have put in place is the foundation for a very oppressive state.”

via 5 Ways the U.S. Government Has Built ‘An Architecture of Oppression’ | Alternet.

 

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