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Eric Holder's Five Crucial Failures
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General, Obama Administration, Civil Liberties, Criminal Justice, Democracy, War / Peace )

- 124 days ago -
So Eric Holder is finally resigning as Attorney General. Good riddance! He failed miserably in five crucial areas.
NSA Says It's Too Big to Comply With Court Order
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NSA, too big to comply, courts, government surveillance, civil liberties, UCLA )

- 230 days ago -
Gee where have I heard that before. Now all the "too big to" grab at that to wiggle out of everything and anything. No intelligence agency should be too big to be accountable to the rule of law.
An American City Govt. Seeks the Cruel Power to Keep People Off the Streets in... Vermont?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, dishonesty, civil liberties, rights, u.s., politics, ethics, constitution, americans, abuse )

- 587 days ago -
Burlington Vt.'s city ordinance allows the immediate and arbitrary banishment of people from public streets with no due process of law and no effective appeal process.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Congress to Investigate the NSA's Spying Programs
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, politics, NSA, Civil liberties, usa, americans, corruption )

- 595 days ago -
The revelations about the National Security Agency's surveillance apparatus, if true, represent a stunning abuse of our basic rights. We demand the U.S. Congress reveal the full extent of the NSA's spying programs.
US Orders Verizon to Disclose Millions of Phone Records
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, Verizon, Disclosure phone records, civil liberties, Constitutional Rights, surveillance )

- 600 days ago -
Civil liberties groups said the details of the report were "stunning". The US Center for Constitutional Rights said it appeared to be "the broadest surveillance order to ever have been issued".
NSA Spying: An Obama Scandal?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, politics, NSA, Civil liberties, usa, americans, corruption )

- 600 days ago -
If this disclosure of an extensive domestic surveillance program leads to a real controversy, the White House says Congress should share the blame.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: action alert, sign the petition, internet, freedom, neutrality, privacy under assault, electronic privacy, domestic surveillance, spying, police state, legislation, civil liberties )

- 782 days ago -
"The Internet as we know it is at risk.The International Telecommunications Union (or ITU), a United Nations agency, is considering new rules that could clamp down on the fundamental freedoms of citizens online."Please sign the petition.
House Passes CISPA: Make Sure It Dies In The Senate
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: CISPA, Senate, civil liberties, cyber privacy, House of Representatives )

- 1005 days ago -
The Senate will consider cyber security legislation in the coming weeks. Let's turn up the heat right away: Tell the Senate to reject CISPA and any and all legislation that doesn't respect privacy and civil liberties.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Don't Allow the U.S. Government to Criminalize Peaceful Protesting
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, ethics, Civil liberties, civil liberties, security, government, freedoms, usa, dishonesty, congress, obama, news )

- 1015 days ago -
A bill passed in the House of Representatives and the Senate will effectively criminalize peaceful protest unless counter-measures are taken. The "Trespass Bill" (H.R 347 and S. 1794) makes peaceful protest a federal crime in the United States, with punis
First-Ever Hearing on NDAA Indefinite Military Detention
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, civil liberties, freedoms, politics, freedoms, government, ethics, media, usa, news, congress )

- 1061 days ago -
As we reported to you earlier this week, last year's NDAA indefinite military detention provisions have finally received their first hearing. The hearing provided a platform to discuss problems with indefinite military detention in general.
Occupy Wall Street Protests Spread Across Country
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: "October 2011", activism, big brother, civil liberties, economy, hippies, occupy dc, Occupy Wall Street, progressive activism, war, worldwide hippies )

- 1206 days ago -
Liberal activists seem to be getting a boost from the spreading Occupy Wall Street protests in the United States. Their influence on American political dialogue is a work in progress.The demonstrations in New York against corporate greed and war have
Obama and Civil Liberties
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, politics, obama, civil liberties, usa, government, media, news )

- 1716 days ago -
A bipartisan group from Congress sponsors legislation to strip Americans of their citizenship based on Terrorism accusations. Barack Obama claims the right to assassinate Americans far from any battlefield and with no due process of any kind
Civil-Liberties Advocates Dismayed By Obama's Moves
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: law, civil liberties, obama, politics, ethics, freedoms, media, government )

- 2106 days ago -
In three separate ongoing cases, the Obama Justice Department has invoked the so-called "state secrets" privilege, arguing that litigation cannot go forward because it would reveal classified information, a tactic of his predecessor's that Obama had no pr
The Marijuana Tax?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: economy, freedoms, u.s., marijuana, medical marijuana, civil liberties )

Pastor Ti
- 2113 days ago -
Even the most mainstream figures are now taking the idea of legalizing and taxing pot seriously -- budget-crunched governments should listen.

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