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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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"One of Trump's Buildings in New York City" Tuesday, November 15, 2016     

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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.

Hammer and Sickle Flag Monday, November 7, 2016 (5 comments)     

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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.

Trump Role Model:  Saddam Hussein Tuesday, July 19, 2016 (1 comments)     

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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.

Gage Skidmore Tuesday, July 5, 2016     

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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.

Bernie Sanders for President Monday, April 25, 2016 (20 comments)     

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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.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012     

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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.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 (1 comments)     

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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.

Friday, November 11, 2011 (1 comments)     

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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.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 (1 comments)     

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New group formed for Net Neutrality! THE INTERNET NEUTRALITY FREEDOM ORGANIZATION (INFO) HAS JUST BEEN ESTABLISHED ON FACEBOOK. ITS AIM IS TO STOP BIG ISPS FROM DEMOLISHING THE FREE AND DEMOCRATIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE NET.

Internet Neutrality Freedom Organization Sunday, January 9, 2011     

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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.

Save the Free Internet Now Sunday, December 26, 2010 (2 comments)     

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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

Sunday, December 12, 2010 (2 comments)     

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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.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 (2 comments)     

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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.

Sunday, October 24, 2010 (3 comments)     

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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

Monday, June 21, 2010 (5 comments)     

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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.

Sunday, May 24, 2009     

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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.

Thursday, May 7, 2009 (1 comments)     

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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.

Monday, February 9, 2009 (9 comments)     

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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.

Friday, October 31, 2008 (2 comments)     

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Hell to Pay Sen. John McCain's ideological ties to the Bush-Cheney administration have mostly passed beneath the radar of the mainstream media, but if McCain loses the presidential race to Barack Obama, his neoconservative legacy could erupt into the open with a force that should not be underestimated.

Thursday, September 11, 2008     

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Lies, Damn Lies, and the McCain/Palin Campaign The McCain/Palin campaign has gained ground on the Obama/Biden campaign because it has successfully used chicanery and fallacious emotional appeals, well poisoning and personal attacks to manipulate and deceive more Americans into changing their minds. Unfortunately, unless Americans start demanding rational argument before endorsing a candidate, they are likely to receive more of the same once the "victor" takes office.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 (15 comments)     

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McCain/Palin Get Olbermann Censored, Bask in Media Double Standard Calling MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and Chris Mathews "incendiary," the New York Times reported the McCain/Palin campaign had filed complaints against these pundits. Subsequently, they were censored from hosting upcoming presidential debates and election night. Basking in Fox's bias coverage of Obama/Biden, such a media double standard and contempt for a free press is a chilling predictor of a possible MCCain/Palin administration

Saturday, August 23, 2008     

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It's an Oily Night in Georgia for McCain The aggressive tone of McCain's condemnation of the recent Russian invasion of Georgia should come as no surprise given the historic roots of McCain's bellicose ideology rooted in his founding role in the neoconservative initiative known as the Project for the New American Century (PNAC). Nor should it come as any surprise that McCain's chief advisor, Randy Scheunemann, who has echoed McCain's bellicosity, is not only a lobby

Thursday, July 3, 2008     

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Would the White House be Able to Eavesdrop on Obama Under the FISA Bill Barack Supports? You Bet. ...all votes cast in individual precincts must pass through the phone lines on their way to be tabulated at the main tabulation center. This makes it possible to electronically reconfigure votes before they even arrive at a central tabulation point by embedding the appropriate software in the lines, thereby destroying the prospect of a fair election outcome.

Thursday, June 26, 2008 (5 comments)     

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POW/MIA Families Alleged McCain Assault: Senate Ethics Committee Failed to Investigate In 1996, John McCain escaped Censor by Senate Ethics Committee for alleged assault of POW/MIA family member despite the filling of five eye-witness ethics complaints.