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Last week, with the release of the summary of the CIA torture report, one “expert” after another was trounced onto every television news agency in America. Even Dick Cheney got his chance to ...
by KantV420
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Dec 27, 2014 at 12:15 PM PST with 5 Recommends
A federal appeals court has rebuked Florida over drug-testing applicants for public benefits, an important victory for civil liberty and the dignity of poor people. But laws like this one remain ...
by Billybones
Comment Count 43 comments on Sat Dec 20, 2014 at 02:15 PM PST with 65 Recommends
Just finalized a date with Verso Books for the next free encryption workshop, also known as a crypto-party. It'll be held on Friday, January 30, from 7-9pm: 20 Jay Street, Suite 1010. Brooklyn, ...
by tommycollison
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 10:26 AM PST with 0 Recommends
This started out as a comment but since it is long... and I do have a lot to say about this... I guess I'll add it as a post. Why is no one talking about this? Are Americans that short-attention ...
by madbaglady
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 08:56 AM PST with 5 Recommends
The government's case against Leonel Vargas hit a big bump in the road. The federal judge handling the case just threw ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Dec 16, 2014 at 10:09 AM PST with 40 Recommends
Last week I wrote about the ACLU in Massachusetts' attempts to get SWAT information from a "private agency" ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Dec 15, 2014 at 09:40 AM PST with 4 Recommends
As places like Illinois try to make it illegal to tape record police officers doing their "work", video ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 145 comments on Thu Dec 11, 2014 at 01:33 PM PST with 297 Recommends
Very disturbing evidence, both circumstantial as well as potentially damning, coming out of Chicago. Activists in Chicago say that the police have been using "Stingray" technology to listen in on ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 36 comments on Wed Dec 10, 2014 at 10:04 AM PST with 50 Recommends
Since the release of the "torture report" (the heavily redacted 525-page executive summary of a 6,3000 page document), civil liberties groups have renewed their call for the criminal prosecution for ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Dec 09, 2014 at 04:41 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus who represents a district spanning Brooklyn and Queens, was on All In with Chris Hayes earlier tonight talking about Ferguson.
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Dec 02, 2014 at 09:05 PM PST with 10 Recommends
The York Suburban school just updated their school's policy on strip searches. Superintendent Michele ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 27 comments on Wed Nov 19, 2014 at 12:32 PM PST with 18 Recommends
I just received an email from Sen. Hirono on reforming FISA. "Today, the Senate will vote to stop the National Security Agency from collecting the phone records of millions of Americans." As ...
by windwardguy46
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Nov 18, 2014 at 10:57 AM PST with 5 Recommends
U.S. politicians and pundits are fond of saying that America’s wars have defended America’s freedom. But the historical record doesn’t bear out this contention. In fact, over the past century,
by Lawrence S Wittner
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Nov 17, 2014 at 10:50 AM PST with 8 Recommends
We've all know for a long time what a sick, dangerous character our long-term director of the FBI was, but this is incredible. The FBI building by act of Congress bears his name. That name should ...
by Tony Greco
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 11:48 AM PST with 2 Recommends
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here .  Let me tell you my modest post-9/11 dream.� One morning, I'll wake up ...
by TomDispatch
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Nov 06, 2014 at 07:26 AM PST with 8 Recommends
Two weeks ago, the New York Times reported that the Obama administration was considering upholding a controversial Bush administration interpretation of the United Nations Convention Against Torture:
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Oct 31, 2014 at 12:53 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
(An h/t to Kossack don midwest and yet another h/t to Marcy Wheeler for bringing this story to our attention.) The [https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/10/peekaboo-i-see-you-government-uses-authority-
by bobswern
Comment Count 155 comments on Wed Oct 29, 2014 at 01:14 AM PDT with 222 Recommends
Functionally, that means that CSIS will be able to get a warrant in a secret proceeding, and use that warrant to employ CSEC to intercept all the communications of a Canadian living abroad. That ...
by Simplify
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Oct 29, 2014 at 12:48 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
..yes amnesty; one of the more powerful words that to a corrupt party, its control, meaning and its use remains so valuable to the GOP. Stop the Con: Don't vote republican So here's the thing ...
by Eric Nelson
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Oct 30, 2014 at 04:00 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Former Washington state congressional candidate, ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 21 comments on Wed Oct 22, 2014 at 11:33 AM PDT with 23 Recommends