Posts Tagged: civil liberties

Civil Liberties Roundup

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Here’s a video about the passing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill, which the President will not veto, includes a provision that allows the military to detain and imprison American citizens indefinitely without trial. WTF? And now for SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act: The Atlantic asks, “Should copyright be allowed to […]

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NYPD/CIA Scandalous Surveillance

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“A months-long investigation by The Associated Press has revealed that the NYPD operates far outside its borders and targets ethnic communities in ways that would run afoul of civil liberties rules if practiced by the federal government.” The NYPD is involved in a surveillance scandal, reaching far beyond their jurisdiction for the sake of spying, […]

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Politics Sunday

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Here’s lots of good info on the situation in Chile, and here’s some more. We’re all thinking of folks down there. Who wants a Sumatran tiger for a pet? “The inescapable truth is that “the world” never forgave Haiti for its revolution, because the slaves freed themselves.” — Sidney Mintz at The Boston Review A handy interactive […]

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