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US Rights Groups Condemn NSA Spying, Religious Slurs Against Muslim-Americans
Offbeat  (tags: Hacking, Human rights, Intelligence, Law, Obama, Politics, Robert Bridge, SciTech, Security, Snowden, USA )

- 9 hours ago -
Following reports on the FBI and NSA's targeting of Muslim-Americans, an alliance of 44 civil rights groups has sent a letter to President Obama, while the NSA faces criticism over racial slurs.
'Obama Administration Has No Intention of Downsizing Its EU Espionage'
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Germany, Human rights, Information Technology, Intelligence, Politics, Scandal, USA )

- 9 hours ago -
The NSA Snowden affair did a lot of damage, but the new spying scandals are making winning affection for the US a major question for any government that tries to defend that special relationship, publicist and author William Engdahl told RT.
War on Terror Vs. Spying on EU: 'US Can't Have It Both Ways'
Offbeat  (tags: Germany, Human rights, Information Technology, Intelligence, Politics, Scandal, USA )

- 9 hours ago -
On the one hand the NSA wants all the allies to work with them on the global war on terror, but on the other hand they still want the "old days" when they could spy on other countries with impunity, former MI5 agent Annie Machon told RT.
'US Allies Begin to Question Value of Relationships With Washington'
Offbeat  (tags: Banking, Conflict, Economy, Europe, Finance, Germany, Human rights, Intelligence, Politics, USA )

- 9 hours ago -
The alliance of countries that have lock-stepped and marched behind the US for so long is falling apart now, and the situation with US spying on Germany only confirms this trend, Caleb Maupin from International Action Center told RT.
Emergency Phone and Internet Data Laws to Be Passed
Offbeat  (tags: Laws, Politics, Internet data, Phone, Police, Security, UK )

- 9 hours ago -
Emergency powers to ensure police and security services can continue to access phone and internet records are being rushed through Parliament.
Don't Let Corporations Sue Governments
Offbeat  (tags: ethics, dishonesty, corruption, crime, abuse, americans, freedoms, government, law, politics, rights, society, safety, usa, world, culture, law, risks, warning, disease, prevention, protection, safety, society, business, GeneticEngineering, sustainable )

- 18 hours ago -
The Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a secretive trade deal between the EU and the US. If it goes through, corporations would be able to sue governments for putting people over profit. Write in to a consultation set up by the EU now...
Gay Marriage Cake Controversy - Christian Bakery Faces Legal Action
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Hate crimes, Human rights, Law, Politics, Religion, Sex, UK )

- 1 day ago -
A Christian-owned bakery which refused to produce a novelty cake featuring Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie and the slogan "support gay marriage" is facing legal action from a government equalities agency.
'We Can't Accommodate You' - Farage Rolls Out Immigration Policy
Offbeat  (tags: Immigration, Law, Politics, UK )

- 1 day ago -
Immigration policy in the UK should mimic the Australian-style points system, UKIP leader Nigel Farage told radio listeners on Monday, providing early insight into the party's 2015 manifesto.

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