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Security v. Civil Liberties: Has Australia gone too far?

Since September 11, 2001, civil liberties in a number of “free” countries have been infringed in the name of security. It’s not that I mind taking my shoes off at the airport, but I do mind the government listening in on my phone calls about how I haven’t shaved my legs in three weeks (I’m looking at you, NSA). 1,406 more words

Anti-terror

New Parks Laws come into effect

On 9th September, the Brisbane city council approved a draft for a new local law called the ‘Public Land and Council Assets Local Law’ (PLACA), by proposing to combine eleven different local laws into one. 1,106 more words

Recent

A Fond Farewell

Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. is on his way out the door, and the New York Times Editorial Board has a lengthy farewell. Please read it in its entirety, because you will need to work through ten paragraphs before you arrive at this: 103 more words

Civil Liberties

In Arizona every week is Banned Book Week for Chicanos.

Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street is banned in Arizona under House Bill 2282, which prohibits any courses or classes that “promote the overthrow of the government.” 471 more words

Arizona

ISIS, Illegal Wars, and Obama

Yes, I understand the left’s outrage over Obama’s illegal war. He’s more authoritarian than Bush. He’s criminalized whistle-blowing. He’s made the USA into a mass-surveillance state that puts Hoenecker’s DDR (East Germany) to shame.   157 more words

Politics

You Call This Freedom? (Part II)

by Chaz Bufe

(This essay will appear in the author’s upcoming Provocations: Don’t Call Them Libertarians, AA Lies, and other incitements, which is scheduled for October 2014.) 3,209 more words

Religion

You Call This Freedom? (Part I)

by Chaz Bufe

(This essay will appear in the author’s upcoming Provocations: Don’t Call Them Libertarians, AA Lies, and other incitements, which is scheduled for October 2014.) 3,967 more words

Religion