In America, good dinner etiquette entails avoiding certain contentious topics, particularly politics. Whether it has more to do with possible digestive disorders developing from unpleasant –isms or a predilection towards harmonious dining, I do not know....more
Posts Tagged: civil liberties
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 override speech rights?...more
“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, working in conjunction with the CIA (which is pointedly not supposed to be spying domestically)....more
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 guide to everything Italian Prime Minister and media mogul Sylvio Berlusconi has “allegedly” done wrong....more