Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jun 2013 11:40 UTC
Legal This story is getting bigger and bigger. Even though most Americans probably already knew, it is now official: the United States government, through its National Security Agency, is collecting the communications and data of all American citizens, and of non-Americans using American services, through a wide collaboration with the large companies in technology, like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and so on. Interestingly enough, the NSA itself, as well as the US government, have repeatedly and firmly denied this massive spying on Americans and non-Americans took place at all.
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The US did indeed kill, murder and torture political activists at least from the 50s to 70s, [...] the most famous and well documented one is COINTELPRO.

Plus it did kill workers, somewhat earlier, seemingly as a sort of tolerated course of action...

(for example or ...this one even had a ~tank; generally, & )

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