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Cosmetic Changes Aren't Enough: We Need to End Dragnet NSA Surveillance ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, NSA, Patriot Act, FISA, USA Freedom Act, Obama )

Nancy
- 1977 days ago - aclu.org
Today the president proposed a handful of incremental reforms, but unfortunately he missed this opportunity to stop all forms of bulk collection of innocent Americans' data.
FISA Obsolete
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Abuse of Power, FISA, National Security, Oregon, Video )

TomCat
- 2150 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Former Judge Admits Flaws With Secret FISA Court
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: James Robertson, NSA, surveillance, FISA, court, American Civil Liberties Union, metadata, flawed system )

Sheryl
- 2169 days ago - cbsnews.com
James Robertson said the system is flawed because of its failure to allow legal adversaries to question the government's actions. Much of the NSA's surveillance is overseen by the FISA court, which meets in secret and renders rulings that are classified.
Did You Know John Roberts Is Also Chief Justice of the NSA's Surveillance State?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Chief Justice John Roberts, Supreme Court, FISA, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, spying, NSA )

Sheryl
- 2169 days ago - washingtonpost.com
He has exclusive, unaccountable, lifetime power to shape the surveillance state. All 11 judges -- 10 Republicans and 1 Democrat -- were appointed by Roberts. Are you ok with that the American citizens?
Defense Attorney David Nevin Speaks About the Military Commissions
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Civil Rights Claim, Civil rights, Guantanamo Bay torture, ACLU, detainee, propaganda, Govtfearmongering, bushadministration, americans, abuse, FISA, Military Commissions Act of 2006, PATRIOT Act )

Gregory
- 4014 days ago - blog.aclu.org
VIDEO: In this video, recorded at the ACLU Membership Conference, Nevin gives his thoughts on the circumstances of Mohammed's refusal of legal representation, and the system of "justice" being meted out by the Military Commissions Act.
Hillary Clinton Slams MoveOn With Karl Rove's Lies
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Afghanistan, Bush, Fisa, Hillary Clinton, Hillary MoveOn, Hillary MoveOn.Org, Karl Rove, Moveon, Schip )

Blue
- 4076 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Jane Hamscher: I've tried to stay out of the pie fights of late, but as a long-term defender of MoveOn and other progressive organizations -- this is completely unacceptable.
Why Doesn't the 9/11 Commission Know About Mukasey's 9/11 Story?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 9/11, FISA, Mukasey )


- 4091 days ago - opednews.com
Did the attorney general just reveal a critical, previously unknown fact about the 9/11 attack, or did he lie about it to demand new spying powers?
The Intelligence Cover-Up
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FISA, wiretapping )


- 4107 days ago - nytimes.com
The "cumbersome process" is really a court that acts swiftly and has refused only a half-dozen of more than 21,000 wiretap requests in its nearly 30 years of existence.
Dear Media: Please Stop Repeating This Lie
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FISA, wiretapping, media lies )


- 4112 days ago - dailykos.com
the NSA approached Qwest more than six months before the Sept. 11, 2001...The U.S. National Security Agency asked AT&T Inc. to help it set up a domestic call monitoring site seven months before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks
The Reyes Doctrine: Speak Loudly and Cower Like a Whipped Cur
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FISA, Telecom immunity, Democrats for Bush )


- 4122 days ago - scholarsandrogues.com
In any case we're on the verge of a "compromise," but the only things I see being compromised are our freedoms and the Democratic Party's alleged integrity.
FISA, Telecom Immunity, and Cheney Lies...Watch This   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: telecoms, att, sprint, bell, privacy, rights, spy, spying, government, uncoinstitutional, fisa, cheney, bush, impeach )

Ratty
- 4157 days ago - youtube.com
Note, the guy doesn't go far enough about how bad this is...ALL internet is routed where the net is least busy, so a person in the US emailing another US person can have their email go outside our borders. Therefore it's everyone at risk.
U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken Rules Parts of Patriot Act Unconstitutional
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Patriot Act, FISA, Oregon, Federal Judge Ann Aiken )

RC
- 4283 days ago - kptv.com
She ruled that FISA as amended by the Patriot Act "now permits the executive branch of government to conduct surveillance and searches of American citizens without satisfying the probable cause requirements of the 4th Amendment."
National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell: Give Me More Power to Eavesdrop
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FISA, electronic surveillance, Protect America Act, Mike McConnell, Nation Intelligence Director, US government, Congress )

RC
- 4290 days ago - truthout.org
Not satisfied with the hastily passed expansion of FISA, the Chief Spook is lobbying Congress not to sunset the bill - now repackaged as the "Protect America Act" - when it expires in January, but to expand its oversight permissions.
Democratic Senators Scrambling to Re-Write FISA Law
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FISA, Democrats, Senate, Democratic Senators, FISA bill, law )

RC
- 4298 days ago - thehill.com
Urge your representatives to support this replacement bill, which will trim the broad expansion recently enacted for a limited time.
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
- 4321 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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