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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 )

- 1612 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 )

- 1620 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 )

- 1625 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 )

- 1625 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.
House Passes CISPA: Make Sure It Dies In The Senate
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: CISPA, Senate, civil liberties, cyber privacy, House of Representatives )

- 2030 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 )

- 2040 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 )

- 2086 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 )

- 2231 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 )

- 2742 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 )

- 3131 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 )

- 3139 days ago -
Even the most mainstream figures are now taking the idea of legalizing and taxing pot seriously -- budget-crunched governments should listen.
The Supreme Irony: Tossed Out of the National Archives for Exercising Free Speech
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: impeachment, National Archives, US government, Washington_DC, free speech, protesters, civil liberties )

- 3594 days ago -
Impeachment advocates, some wearing T-shirts calling for the impeachment of Bush & Cheney, were summrily either denied entrance to or escorted from the home of the Constitution of the United States - the National Archives. Read all about it and weep.
Revival For A Master Race
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, civil rights, civil liberties, women's rights )

- 3610 days ago -
Dominionism, born out of Christian Reconstructionism, seeks to politicize faith. It has, like all fascist movements, a belief in magic along with strident call for supremacy of a master race.
Panel Drops Immunity From Eavesdropping Bill
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: wiretap, panel, eavesdropping, security, civil liberties, privacy )

- 3653 days ago -
Reflecting the deep divisions within Congress over granting legal immunity to telephone companies for cooperating with the Bush administration's program of wiretapping without warrants, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a new domestic surveillance l

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