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Monday Reads: Giuliani and other Tools for a Police State

Good Morning!

I’m going to be very personal and very open with you today because of something Rudy Giuliani said over the weekend.  He accused the president of  ‘anti-police’ propaganda.   3,136 more words

Morning Reads

Intel Authorization Bill Would EXPAND Surveillance Against Americans

Below is the full text of the Dear Colleague circulated this afternoon by Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI):

Block New Spying on U.S. Citizens: Vote “NO” on H.R.

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Civil Liberties

A Failed Policy

“The US government’s failure to ensure basic transparency and accountability in its torture policies, to provide necessary details about its enhanced interrogation program, or adequately to set out the legal factors involved in decisions to…

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Civil Liberties

CIA Torture and Politician Grandstanding

So the U.S. Senate report on CIA interrogation methods is out, and now we know that the CIA tortured detainees, including the use of violent rectal assault: 191 more words

Civil Liberties

Provocations Excerpt (repost) and E-book

Provocations:  Don’t Call Them Libertarians, AA Lies, and Other Incitements, by Chaz Bufe is now available in all e-book formats. We’ve reposted one of the chapters, “Don’t Call Them Libertarians” below. 1,453 more words

Politics

NSA Reform: When 293 Votes Is Not A Majority

Late this afternoon, I was informed that the only NSA reform measure to pass either chamber of Congress this year–the Lofgren/Massie amendment to the FY15 DoD approps bill–is being stripped out of that bill as part of the House-Senate deal on the so-called “CRomnibus”. 404 more words

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Mockingjay, Ferguson, and Founding Myths

Happy (or perhaps not so happy) end of Thanksgiving.

First of all, I want to acknowledge that as a white person, I am not the best person to read if you want in-depth analysis of the killing of Michael Brown Jr. 1,266 more words

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