Noam Chomsky: America’s “yearning for democracy is a bad joke”

                                           This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. This piece is adapted from “Uprisings,” a chapter in Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire, Noam Chomsky’s new interview book with…

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America Has Its Own Secret Police: The Creep Factor

Thursday, Mar. 10, 2011 Data Mining: How Companies Now Know Everything About You By Joel Stein Three hours after I gave my name and e-mail address to Michael Fertik, the CEO of, he called me back and read my Social Security number to me. “We had it a couple of hours ago,” he said….