Monthly Review

Monthly Review is a magazine specializing in Educational topics.

Articles from Vol. 66, No. 3, July/August

Electronic Communications Surveillance
"I think you're misunderstanding the perceived problem here, Mr. President. No one is saying you broke any laws. We're just saying it's a little bit ward that you didn't have to."-John Oliver on The Daily Show1The government is collecting information...
Merging the Law of War with Criminal Law: France and the United States
To support the "war on terrorism," the concept of war has been introduced into the criminal code of all Western countries. This is the first step on the way to a merger between criminal law and the law of war. Massive spying by the secret services of...
Notes from the Editors
Allusions to Marx seem to be emanating from all points of the political compass these days in the context of the current political-economic crisis of capitalism, reflecting the remarkable resurgence of both Marxism and anti-Marxism. What is especially...
Surveillance and Scandal: Weapons in an Emerging Array for U.S. Global Power
During six riveting months in 2013-2014, Edward Snowden's revelations about the National Security Agency (NSA) poured out from the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Guardian, Germany's Der Spiegel, and Brazil's O Globo, revealing nothing less...
Surveillance Capitalism: Monopoly-Finance Capital, the Military-Industrial Complex, and the Digital Age
The United States came out of the Second World War as the hegemonic power in the world economy. The war had lifted the U.S. economy out of the Great Depression by providing the needed effective demand in the form of endless orders for armaments and troops....
The National Security State: The End of Separation of Powers
On March 11, 2014, Senator Dianne Feinstein went to the U.S. Senate floor to announce that the CIA had sought to sabotage a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation of torture and unlawful detention. She set out in detail the ways in which the national...
The New Surveillance Normal: NSA and Corporate Surveillance in the Age of Global Capitalism
The National Security Agency (NSA) document cache released by Edward Snowden reveals a need to re-theorize the role of state and corporate surveillance systems in an age of neoliberal global capitalism. While much remains unknowable to us, we now are...
The Zombie Bill: The Corporate Security Campaign That Would Not Die
The government-corporate surveillance complex is consolidating. What has been a confidential but informal collaboration now seeks to legalize its special status.July 9, 2012, was a scorcher in Washington, DC, with afternoon temperatures over 100 degrees,...
U.S. Control of the Internet: Problems Facing the Movement to International Governance
After the Snowden revelations, Internet governance has emerged from relative obscurity, involving only a small technical community, to occupy the center stage of human rights discourse and international relations. For those who have only a hazy idea...
"We're Profiteers": How Military Contractors Reap Billions from U.S. Military Bases Overseas
"You whore it out to a contractor," Major Tim Elliott said bluntly. It was April 2012, and I was at a swank hotel in downtown London attending "Forward Operating Bases 2012," a conference for contractors building, supplying, and maintaining military...
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