Earlier this month, on a Friday evening after most of the White House press corps had gone home, President Obama gave himself the power to take over, or shut down, all of the nation's communications systems - including the Internet. The executive order is supposedly designed to preserve "survivable, resilient, enduring" and effective communications so that the government can speak to the people in the event of some emergency. But what he has authorized is the imposition of total silence except for the sound of his own voice.
Wizard of Oz Obama (undated), by Black Agenda Report
a legitimate emergency, the government needs ways to communicate -- but that does
not require a monopoly. So, why is Obama giving himself -- and any president that
follows him into the Oval Office -- a total communications on-and-off switch?
Click here to read the entire Radio Report by BAR's Glen Ford.
I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest (more...
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