Baltimore Uprising, Freddie Gray & the Police State

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Despite bizarre allegations that Freddie Gray killed himself by those trying to justify abominable police brutality, a medical examiner’s report officially ruled Gray’s death a homicide. After more than two weeks of sitting idly while the city erupted into protest, Baltimore’s chief prosecutor charged six officers with crimes including murder and manslaughter. The arrests are likely due to enormous community pressure, as … Read More

Saudi Arabia’s Yemen War, Factory of Terror & American Bribery

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Saudi Arabia’s American backed war in Yemen continues, yet it is massively failing to achieve its stated objectives. The Houthis continue to advance in the region, and the instability is causing Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to gain more ground.Bombing civilians in the poorest country in the Arab World is only exacerbating the crisis. Before the bombing campaign even … Read More

Washington, DC: The Emperor Wears No Clothes

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Those that have been paying attention to the war hawks in DC know about the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI), a neocon think tank that rose out of the ashes of infamous Project for a New American Century (PNAC). When Abby was placed in the crosshairs of war mongers last year during the Ukraine incursion, Media Roots was repelled by the … Read More

Cyber Warfare, Surveillance & US Government’s Dick Pic Collection

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According to CIA Director John Brennan, the War on Terror is now being waged online. In a recent speech at the Council on Foreign Relations, Brennan warned about the threat of cyber terrorism and said the government needs to secure the internet. Recent high profile hacks reinforce how important the safety of our personal data online is. Yet the government is … Read More

Panopticon Fatigue – Life, Sex and Death under the East German Stasi

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[This article originally appears in issue #14 of White Fungus magazine, reprinted with publisher’s permission. Subscribe to White Fungus here] For five decades, the Stasi managed to painstakingly craft what was at the time the world’s most sophisticated surveillance state. The secret police of the German Democratic Republic’s Ministerium für Staatssicherheit (shorthand: Stasi) induced an era of fear among the East … Read More

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