America is waking up to what was built while it slept: Private companies have hired away its police; the Department of Homeland Security has given police forces military-grade weapons systems; citizens’ rights to freedom of speech and assembly have been undermined by opaque permit requirements
The People Versus The Police
Suddenly, the United States looks like the rest of the furious, protesting, not-completely-free world. Indeed, most commentators have not fully grasped that a world war is occurring. But it is unlike any previous war in human history: for the first time, people around the world are not identifying and organizing themselves along national or religious lines, but rather in terms of a global consciousness and demands for a peaceful life, a sustainable future, economic justice and basic democracy. Their enemy is a global “corporatocracy” that has purchased governments and legislatures, created its own armed enforcers, engaged in systemic economic fraud, and plundered treasuries and ecosystems.