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The DOJ and FBI hope to increase surveillance of online communications. Source: infowars.com.

A recent article in the Washington Post details the first measures of potential legislation known as CALEA 2. The FBI and Department of Justice want to fine companies for noncompliance with surveillance orders. The death of privacy has been a popular trope in establishment media lately. Unfortunately, pitiful displays by establishment journalists like Tom Brokaw encourage Americans to comply with expanded state surveillance measures. But the facts of the reporting are usually true: our privacy is under attack from almost all authorities we are trained to trust.

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, Jim Baldridge, a Vietnam war veteran who lives in Baltimore and member of Veterans for Peace, spoke at the Third National Conference of Historians Against the War called "The New Faces of War," which was held at Towson University. Baldridge participated on a panel called "U.S. Soldiers and the Vietnam War Experience."

On Friday, April 5, 2013, J.R.W. Smail Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Alfred McCoy, delivered the keynote speech at the Third National Conference of Historians Against the War, called "The New Faces of War." Professor McCoy's book, Policing America's Empire: The United States, the Philippines and the Rise of the Surveillance State, won the 2011 George McT. Kahin Prize of the Association for Asian Studies. Excerpts of his keynote speech are featured in this video, which was produced by Richard Concepcion.

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, veteran peace and justice activist and historian, David Swanson, spoke at the Third National Conference of Historians Against the War called "The New Faces of War," which was held at Towson University. Swanson, whose latest book is When the World Outlawed War, participated on a panel called "Law and the New Faces of War."

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, Harry Haines, professor at Montclair State University, spoke at the Third National Conference of Historians Against the War called "The New Faces of War," which was held at Towson University. Haines participated on a panel called "U.S. Soldiers and the Vietnam War Experience."

On Sunday, April 7, 2013, Ray McGovern, retired CIA officer turned political activist, spoke at the Third National Conference of Historians Against the War called "The New Faces of War," which was held at Towson University. McGovern participated on a panel called "Indefinite Detention and War Against Iran: How Are These Strands of US Foreign Policy Connected?"

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, Matthias Maass, spoke at the Third National Conference of Historians Against the War called "The New Faces of War," which was held at Towson University. Maas participated on a panel called "Law and the New Faces of War."

May Day 2013 in NYC Photo By: Joshua Stephens

It was still mild enough such that light sleeves or a hoodie were sufficient, when Occupy Wall Street first stepped out with the major labor unions as Fall stretched its legs in 2011. The jog between Foley Square and Zuccotti Park can be put at spitting distance, without much exaggeration, but a march was staged between the two, nonetheless.

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, Dante Simbulan spoke at the Third National Conference of Historians Against the War called "The New Faces of War," which was held at Towson University. Simbulan, who is affiliated with the KATARUNGAN Center for Peace, Justice and Human Rights in the Philippines, participated on a panel called "Understanding and Responding to the Asia-Pacific Pivot."

Demonstrators parade down Broadway during a May Day march in New York, Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Activists in New York City converged on Union Square before a march downtown towards City Hall as they protested for better working conditions, immigration reform and other social issues. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

On May 1st, 2013, I had the pleasure of marching with you from Union Square to City Hall in New York City. It was an honor, a privilege, to stand with you. The demands for the legalization of all undocumented citizens, education and healthcare for all, a future free of nuclear danger, an end to homelessness and the abolition of poverty were backed by a righteous strength and fearlessness that I have never seen in my life. It is truly admirable. We owe it to ourselves to celebrate.

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