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 September 11, 2001: A Great Wound
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 9/11, politics, world, usa )

AWAY AWHI
- 227 days ago - thenation.com
 If we are shrewd about ourselves and truly brave, citizens will not yield to hysteriaâEUR"or accept draconian new laws that undermine civil libertiesâEUR"but will force these difficult questions into the political debate
Take Action: Release the Senate Intelligence Committee's Report on CIA Torture
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', corruption, ethics, government, humanrights, world, usa, violence, society, politics, conflict, crime, abuse, americans, congress, u.s., lies, cover-up )

JL
- 1343 days ago - org.salsalabs.com
The report, which is currently classified, is believed to describe shocking acts of torture and to explain how the use of torture was approved. Further, it is said to show that torture had a long-term negative effect on our security. These are the facts
Cautious Optimism as US Privacy Oversight Board Finally Confirms Chair
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', usa, politics, media, humans, ethics, HumanRights, freedoms, americans, abuse, congress, government, GoodNews )

JL
- 1438 days ago - accessnow.org
the US Senate finally voted to confirm David Medine as the first Chair of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), the government oversight body principally charged with protecting privacy and civil liberties in the United States.
Take Action: Close Guantanamo Now
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, ethics, freedoms, HumanRights, government, humanrights, politics, society, world, usa, abuse, americans, corruption )

JL
- 1496 days ago - salsa.democracyinaction.org
Guantanamo detainees have been on a hunger strike for several weeks to protest their conditions and indefinite detention. Dozens of the prisoners at Guantanamo continue to be held despite having been cleared for release.
Lindsey Graham Wants the Government to Be Able to Lock You Up Forever Without a Trial
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', politics, rights, police, law, republicans, news, government, ethics )

AWAY AWHI
- 1609 days ago - motherjones.com
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is not happy that the government might have to actually convict a suspected terrorist of a crime before locking them up forever and throwing away the key.
There's No Better Time to Raise Your Voice ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: constitution, americans, usa, freedoms, humanrights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

Nancy
- 1727 days ago - salsa.democracyinaction.org
Telling our representatives that we expect them to stand up for our constitutional rights will not be enough to beat back the national security state. But taking that step is critical.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Repeal Intolerant Gay Marriage Ban in North Carolina
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gay rights, North Carolina ban on gay marriage, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', society, news, government, ethics, usa, news, ethics, media, SupremeCourt )

AWAY AWHI
- 1812 days ago - forcechange.com
This state's constitutional amendment is a giant step backwards for marriage equality, and basic human rights. Sign this petition to ask the Supreme Court to repeal this unjust infringement on gay rights.
'Festive, Righteous Anger': Occupy Makes May-Day Comeback With Massive Demonstrations
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Occupy Wall Street Movement, OWS, media, economies, politics, world, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', freedoms, news, candidates, elections )

AWAY AWHI
- 1820 days ago - alternet.org
Yesterday, Occupy recaptured the public's attention with rallies, marches, parties, and yes, arrests all over the country.
Why Occupy Should Be the Left's Tea Party
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Occupy Wall Street Movement, OWS, media, economies, politics, world, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', freedoms, news, candidates, elections )

AWAY AWHI
- 1820 days ago - motherjones.com
May Day was a success, but Occupy needs to rethink itself if it wants to change America.
Occupy May Day, As It Happens
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Occupy Wall Street Movement, OWS, media, economies, politics, world, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', freedoms, news, candidates, elections )

AWAY AWHI
- 1822 days ago - motherjones.com
Organizers are expecting tens of thousands of middle-class workers to take to the streets for May Day, the international worker holiday on which the Occupy movement has pinned its hopes for a resurgence
HUG ME GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM. Tell Tennessee Governor That Hand Holding, Hugging and Cuddling Is Not A Crime. SIGN NOW!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Tennessee, politics, freedoms, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', sex education, women, gayrights, hand-holding, hugging, cuddling, kissing, girls, schools, Senate Bill 3310 )

Jim
- 1822 days ago - forcechange.com
Tennessee has battled with high teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection rates for decades, despite its abstinence-based sex education. The old-world and outdated attitude that teenagers will restrain from sexual intercourse if denied education
How Occupy Wall Street Plans to Take Down Bank of America--And How You Can Help
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: occupy Wall Street Movement, OWS, media, economies, politics, world, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', freedoms, news, candidates, elections )

AWAY AWHI
- 1844 days ago - alternet.org
While there's almost nothing B of A does that is for the people, it sure as hell is paid for by the people. Now activists are pushing to break it up before it breaks down--again.
A Huffington Post for the Occupy Crowd?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: occupy Wall Street Movement, OWS, media, economies, politics, world, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', freedoms, news, candidates, elections )

AWAY AWHI
- 1850 days ago - motherjones.com
A new online effort, Occupy.com, is raising hopes-and eyebrows--among the protest movement.
The "99% Spring" Movement to Train 100,000 Activists: Co-Opting Occupy or Helping Spread Its Message?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: occupy Wall Street Movement, the 99% Spring, left politics, OWS, police repression, economies, politics, world, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', freedoms, news, candidates, elections, news )

AWAY AWHI
- 1857 days ago - alternet.org
Despite borrowing a few of the Occupy movement's favorite slogans, the massive and controversial effort known as the 99% Spring is coming from the institutional left.
 

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