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An inspiring evening with the ACLU of Colorado

We went to the ACLU of Colorado’s annual dinner on Friday.  This is always a very energizing experience — to be surrounded by friends and allies who are working hard (and/or donating boatloads of money) to protect civil rights and civil liberties.   489 more words

Civil Rights

National Service is Anti-Liberty and Un-American

By Ron Paul | October 19, 2014

Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently called on the government to force young people to spend two years either “serving” in the military or performing some other type of government-directed “community service.” Neoconservative Senator John McCain has introduced legislation creating a mandatory national service program very similar to Reich’s proposal.

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United States

Barroso, an "out of touch" "unelected bureaucrat" say Tories

Outgoing president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, today appeared to knock on the head, David Cameron’s claim that the number of EU citizens coming to the UK could be limited, 119 more words

Lemon Spotting

9 Crucial Ballot Measures that Could Legalize Marijuana and Help End the Drug War this Election

There are more drug policy reform questions on the ballot this November than ever in American history.

By Stephen Gutwillig

Source: Alternet

It may be an off-year election, but it’s a big one for drug policy reform. 920 more words

Culture

Official: PA forces regularly conduct politically motivated arrests

Ma’an – October 19, 2014

BETHLEHEM – Palestinian Authority police regularly detain people in the West Bank due to their political affiliation, an official said Sunday.

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Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism

Terror-scaremongering designed to erode freedoms, stamp out dissent

By Brandon Martinez | Non-Aligned Media | October 18, 2014

As expected, the recent fabricated ISIS terror scare that swept the headlines of Canada’s Zionist-owned media is being used by the neocon regime in Ottawa to give Canada’s spy agency CSIS more sweeping powers to spy on citizens and protect the identities of informants.

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Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism

NYPD gets itself a Glomar doctrine

Freedom of the Press Foundation | October 17, 2014

The New York Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit against the NYPD challenging its refusal to confirm or deny the existence of records related to its surveillance of a New York City mosque.

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Deception