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Elliot D. Cohen, Ph.D. is a political analyst and media critic. His most recent book is Technology of Oppression: Preserving Freedom and Dignity in an Age of Mass, Warrantless Surveillance(Palegrave Macmillan, 2014.) He is a Fellow at the Secular Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

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The Trump Russia Conspiracy Web, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Web Here is a timeline of events involving major Trump team and Russian figures building a coherent conspiracy plot that shows motive, forethought, mutual self-interest, and cooperative effort to besmirch Hillary Clinton and win the 2016 presidential election for Trump.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 8, 2018
Trump Disqualified from Judging Democrat's Russia Memo? As Trump moves toward redacting the Democrat's Russia Memo, his obvious conflict of interest and status as Chief Magistrate calls into question his legal authority to decide matters of law pertaining to this memo.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Is President Elect Donald Trump Connected To The Kremlin? After the election, Putin called Trump to "normalize" Russian-U.S. relations. Is this the continuation of ongoing quid pro quo? This article looks into it.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 7, 2016
Was It Ethical for Media to Cover Stolen DNC Email Messages? This article shows why the MSM failed to fulfill its First Amendment Charge by covering the stolen DNC email messages.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Trump Rejects Term Limits, Portends Monarchy, End of Free Elections This article demonstrates that a Trump presidency would portend the end of free elections in the U.S., the end of our constitutional republic, and the beginning of a monarchical order.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Corporate Media Fail to Hold Trump's Feet to Fire on Ongoing Bigotry Once Again During the ascent of Adolf Hitler to power, the U.S. media, including the New York Times, helped to paint a positive image of this demagogue. History now repeats itself in corporate media's coverage of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump.
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(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 25, 2016
Support Sanders as A Third Party Candidate This article issues a call to support Bernie Sanders as a third party candidate. THIS CALL NEEDS TO GO VIRAL if the people of the U.S. are to be afforded a viable candidate for President of the United States.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Mitt Romney's New American Century: Its Frightening Implications for America The Project for the New American Century has regrouped and established itself as the puppetmasters of a prospective Romney adminstration. This portends dire consequences for America if a Romney adminstration takes the White House.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Congress May Deputize Telecoms to Conduct Cyber Witch-Hunts House Bill 3261, the so-called "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA), would deputize Telecoms such as Comcast and AT&T to help it police the Internet and to shut down websites without a court order and with full legal immunity. This is tantamount to giving government and its telecom cronies the power to conduct cyber-witch hunts against political opponents, competitors, and anyone else they think threatens their interests.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 11, 2011
Why Are 99 Percent of Americans Fed Up? A Video Tells All A new music video by journalist and media ethicist, Elliot D. Cohen, vividly drives home the human rights violations now motivating the "occupy" movement.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 12, 2011
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 9, 2011
Join INFO on Facebook! Elliot D. Cohen has established the Internet Neutrality Freedom Organization (INFO) on Facebook. The mission of INFO is to stop the big ISPs such as Comcast from demolishing the free and democratic architecture of the Net.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 26, 2010
Help Stop Destruction of the Free Internet Now: Go Offline, New Year's Day, Between 2:00-3:00 PM EST (US) The Recent FCC decision failed to protect net neutrality; now the end of a free Internet is near. On New Year's Day, between the hours of 2 and 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, go offline to express one unified voice against the creation of a pay-for-priority Internet system, the abolition of a flat fee for Internet access, and any attempt by Internet service providers to block, censor or otherwise interfere with Internet content
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 12, 2010
Crime, Conspiracy, and Wikileaks When Robert Novak published the name of a CIA Operative in the Washington Post, he jeapardized her operation and endangered lives; but he was not prosecuted for a crime; nor should Julian Assange. To do so sets a dangerous precedent and undermines the existence of a free press in the U.S.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Beyond "1984': New Frontiers of Mass Surveillance Unless we draw a line in the sand very soon, the surveillance technologies that are in store for us will predictably make body scans and aggressive pat-downs look like respectful treatment.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 24, 2010
Mass Surveillance and State Control: The Total Information Awareness Project Now afoot is an interconnected web of trends toward greater and greater modes of control, which will predictably advance with the advent of new technologies and the loosening of constitutional safeguards against the abridgment of privacy. Elliot Cohen's new book, Mass Surveillance and State Control, details these dangerous trends and makes the case for organizing a grass roots movement to stop these trends before it's too late
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 21, 2010
Are Napolitano's Mass Spying Powers a Greater Threat to Civil Liberties Than Under Bush? Obama National Security Chief advocates targeting American citizens to catch terrorists in mass internet surveillance dragnet. This is unlawful even according to weakened FISA protections.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 24, 2009
President Obama's Orwellian New Category of "Prolonged Detention" President Obama wants to replace "unlawful enemy combatant" in Bush's 2006 Military Commissions Act with a new system of "prolonged detention" that could conceivably keep detainees in prison into perpetuity in order to prevent crimes they have not yet committed. Add to this Obama's continuation of the Bush administration's program of warrantless spying on millions of Americans, and the recipe for abuse is chilling.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 7, 2009
Taking a Page from the Bush Playbook The Obama administration is now considering reinstating the Military Commissions Act, in contradiction to the president's promise to end military tribunals for detainees and to close down Gitmo. The disparity between the tribunals and due process for other criminals leaves intact the concept of "unlawful enemy combatant," as contained in the act, and thus threatens further evisceration of the rule of law.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 9, 2009
What's Cheney Up to? Dick Cheney's recent warning of a future "9-11 type" terrorist attack on the U.S. homeland was quickly dismissed by some mainstream media pundits as just another benign and misguided attempt by the former Vice President to frighten us. But perhaps he should be taken more seriously.

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