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Global Police, Pre-Crime and the War on Domestic 'Extremists'

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Now connect the dots, from the 2009 Extremism reports to the NDAA and the UN's Strong Cities Network with its globalized police forces, the National Security Agency's far-reaching surveillance networks, and fusion centers that collect and share surveillance data between local, state and federal police agencies.

Venezuelans Mass For Year's Largest Anti-Government Protests

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands donned white and took to the streets in cities across the country Saturday in the biggest show of frustration wi...

Six Days of Violent Death, Literary Honor, and Politics in Rio de Janeiro

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

From the killer thief on the street, through the heartless bureaucrat, to the insatiable CEO, all the way to the politician who'll sacrifice young lives merely to increase his power, the disease of inhumane cynicism sometimes seems like an inescapable epidemic.

Time to Smack Down Trespassing Vigilantes and Thugs

Mark Boslough | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Mark Boslough

Unfortunately, there is a dangerous and growing movement spawned by greedy welfare ranchers and motorized recreation industries to grab public treasure for their own gain.

The Tea Party Is Dead! Long Live the Tea Party!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Tea Party groups have evolved over time. Initially, they were supposed to be grassroots, libertarian, and spontaneous; but there were many who almost immediately attempted to grab the Tea Party mantle and turn it into their own giant political machine.

Turkey Protests: 'The Worst Is Yet To Come'

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

The death of Berkin Elvan -- a Turkish teenager who died after being hit by a tear-gas canister on his way to buy a loaf of bread during last summer's...

Early Clues in Terror Cases Can Be Tantalizing, But Also Wrong

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Brian Levin, J.D.

While there is significant speculation about the meaning of the date and location of yesterday's horrific terror attack at the Boston marathon that killed 3 and injured over 170, physical evidence will yield some of the most important clues. One of the most important clues is a bomb's signature.

One Lesson From Sandy: We Can't Afford to Have a President Who Irrationally Hates Government

Mitchell Bard | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Sometimes, in the heat of an election, it is easy for voters to forget about the bigger picture. With three debates, endless soundbites, and, if you live in a swing state, a ceaseless barrage of television ads, it is hard for some to remember the context and history of the candidates' claims. It is this hectic environment that allows Mitt Romney to, suddenly, turn his back on two years of campaigning (all caught on video) on far-right positions and shake the Etch-A-Sketch and call himself a moderate. But sometimes, an event happens that shakes the electorate up and forces it to concentrate on who the candidates really are and what they stand for. It happened when the financial crisis hit in September 2008, and it is happening again in 2012 with Hurricane Sandy.

Anti-Government Militia Leader Found Dead In Colo. Supermax

AP | Posted 11.20.2011 | Denver

FLORENCE, Colo. -- The former head of the Montana Freemen, an anti-government separatist group that held the FBI at bay for 81 days in 1996, has been ...

As Poverty Rate Rises and Unemployment Persists, Americans Need a New "New Deal"

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

For many, big government is a four-letter word, but newly released poverty and income data signal the need to invest in large-scale programs and initiatives that have the potential to turn the country around.

Chinese Artist Missing After Airport Detention

AP | By ISOLDA MORILLO | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts

BEIJING -- One of China's most famous contemporary artists remained missing Monday, more than a day after he was blocked from leaving the country and ...

Father-Son Bank Bombing Exposes Anti-Government 'Underworld'

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SALEM, Ore. — People who knew Bruce Turnidge and his son say they loved their guns, hated President Obama, and fantasized about starting a milit...

The Ballad of the Tea Party Triumphant -- a Rhyming Rant

Jim Parry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jim Parry

VERSE: In this year 2030, I'm proud that I dwell In the land of the free and the home of "To hell With the government's paws In our life!" No more la...

Support Your Local Federal Worker

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

This was originally published as an exclusive to AOL News. As attacks from makeshift roadside bombs wreaked havoc in Iraq and later in Afghanistan, T...


Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Being pro-free market and anti-big government, conservatives value money too much and regulation not enough, a blend culminating in Oscar Wilde's indictment of "knowing the cost of everything and the value of nothing."

Anti-Government Sentiment Stifling Push For New Regulations

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Public distrust of government is limiting the push for tighter federal regulations even in the wake of regulatory lapses that contribut...

Raymond Franklin Peake Killed Lawyer And Wanted Guns To Overthrow Government, Say Police

AP | By MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP)-- A prison guard accused of shooting a lawyer to death at a gun range told police he found the man dead and stole his rifle so it...

Hawaii County Files Trespassing Charges Against Census Worker Russell Haas

AP | MARK NIESSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HONOLULU — In these divisive times, Census worker Russell Haas has come to expect some resistance when he goes door to door to count the residen...

The Alaska Contradiction (Why the Right Doesn't Want You to Notice the Streetlights)

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Traub

A cognitive dissonance animates the Right in America, and the New York Times nails it with today's front page case study of Alaska. The state depends ...

Road Rage and the G20

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

Anti-government rhetoric is all the rage these days. And "rage" is the operative word here. Small-government enthusiasts are like the drivers of Humme...

Tea Party Love Song Video: If You Love America, Pay For It

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

As news media attention and Democratic anxiety turns toward the Tea Party march on Washington today, let's pause to remember that not only did 95% of...

Midwest Militia Raids: Agents Seize Gas Masks, Guns, Knives, More

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DETROIT — Federal agents investigating what they describe as a Christian militia bent on violence against police seized suspected crack cocaine ...

Obama Tries To Put Positive Spin On Government

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As a candidate, Barack Obama pledged to "make government cool again." After a year that gave birth to the anti-government tea party...

Privatized Cutting Edges

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rob Kall

Why are lovers of privatization and "government small enough so you can drown it in a bathtub" calling for Obama to come to the aid of the victims of a disaster created by a corporation?

Broken Government, Bloodshed and Violence: Are Our Politicians Listening?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

There has been explosive growth in the number of anti-government individuals and groups in the U.S. who see the government as their enemy.