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US Politics & Gov't

The War on Whistleblowers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: administration, government, war crimes, domestic surveillance, NSA, spy program, #Manning, #Snowden, #waronwhistleblowers, #warcosts, free press vs national security state )

Brian
- 345 days ago - waronwhistleblowers-bravenew.nationbuilder.com
It's time to change the conversation and recognize exposing a crime for what it is...an act of courage.
Action Alert: STOP THE INTERNET CLAMP DOWN
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 )

Brian
- 595 days ago - act.aflcio.org
"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.
Who's Watching You? Drones Overhead In American Skies
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: u.s., usa, Americans, freedoms, rights, right to privacy, government, domestic surveillance, spying, drones, unmanned surveillance, police state )

Brian
- 821 days ago - eff.org
FAA Releases Lists of Drone Certificates--Many Questions Left Unanswered. Click the map and see what is flying your state's air space.
FBI Can Now Interrogate of Americans Without Any Links to Terrorism
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FBI, domestic surveillance, domestic interrogation, Michael Mukasey, spying, terrorism )

RC
- 2112 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The excuse for new "guidelines" allowing the EFF-BEE-EYE to pull all kinds of dirty tricks on unsuspecting innocents is "the guidelines are necessary to fulfill the FBI's core mission to predict threats and respond even before an attack takes place." HAH!
Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You: The New & Improved FBI
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FBI, Justic Department, Mukasey, domestic surveillance, intimidation )

RC
- 2142 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The FBI will have broad new powers beginning October 1 once Mukasey gives the nod. In the name of preventing "terrorist strikes" agents will LEGALLY be allowed to become more intrusive than ever. READ this to see how. Regierung kennt Bestes!
Crossing the Border? The Government Will Know - For Fifteen Years
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: privacy, Homeland Security, border crossings, domestic surveillance )

RC
- 2165 days ago - washingtonpost.com
A new tracking system quietly introduced by the Homeland Security Department is now storing the land border crossing of all US citizens for fifteen years. What are they looking for?
Justice Department Magic: Cops Into Spies
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Jusaic Department, cops, police, intelligence community, domestic surveillance, FBI )

RC
- 2168 days ago - my.opera.com
Another proposed "gift" from the Bush Regime: allowing state & local police to collect, share & store data about we the people. The government says no worries, if properly implemented and controlled - but we know it won't be proper or controlled.
Congress Broadens Bush's Power to Conduct Warrantless Surveillance on American Citizens
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: domestic surveillance, domestic spying, warrantless surveillance, US Congress, Bush )

RC
- 2354 days ago - democracynow.org
What gutless wonders - I am appalled that this legislation was approved with a Democratic majority in the House and Senate.
Another Bush Stooge for Attorney General?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Michael Mukasey, Senate hearings, Attorney General, Bush, torture, domestic surveillance )

RC
- 2471 days ago - nytimes.com
Mukasey stated that both the administration's program of eavesdropping without warrants & its use of "enhanced" interrogation techniques for terrorism suspects might be acceptable under the Constitution. Here's the new boss, same as the old boss!
THE FBI: How Far Has It Gone?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FBI, EFF, Electronic Freedom Foundation, domestic surveillance, telephone records, electronic communications recdords, domestic spying )

RC
- 2511 days ago - nytimes.com
The Electronic Freedom Foundation has been requesting FOIA information on telephone record surveillance since 2005 - and the news isn't good.
Congress F****s Up Again - That FISA Expansion Is More Than Met Their Eyes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FISA, FISA expansion, domestic surveillance, BUSH, US government )

RC
- 2532 days ago - nytimes.com
DO OUR LEGISLATORS READ THESE BILLS OR JUST RUBBERSTAMP THEM? Read this NY Times report and find out what they missed - and how it could (and most likely will) affect millions of American citizens.
   

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