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▶ Edward Snowden's Attorney Speaks at Peacestock: Ben Wizner

from Bill Sorem PRO

Ben Wizner, Edward Snowden’s attorney discussed details of the Snowden case in his presentation at Peacestock, 2014. In this excerpt of his total presentation (full talk included below) he reminded the audience that Snowden published nothing, his material was turned over to legitimate journalistic organizations, initially the… 237 more words

Civil Liberties

Trevor Timm: The Senate is giving more power to the NSA, in secret. Everyone should fight it

 Politicians are still trying to hand over your data behind closed doors, under the guise of ‘cybersecurity’ reform. Have we learned nothing?

Trevor Timm    theguardian.com… 1,128 more words

Constitutional Rights

John Nichols: The Senate Judiciary Committee Just Backed an Amendment to Overturn ‘Citizens United’

Once dismissed even by many reformers as an appropriate yet impossible initiative, the movement for a “Money Out/Voters In” amendment to the Constitution has grown so strong — and been proven to be so necessary — that it has now achieved what most organizers of amendment movements only imagine.  

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Constitutional Rights

Nafeez Ahmed on the Pentagon’s militarization of social science to counter nonviolent activism

by Rania Khalek  raniakhalek.org  June 29, 2014

Editor’s Note: If you are an activist of any type who engages in nonviolent protest, you need to listen to this. 260 more words

Civil Liberties

William Rivers Pitt | Land of the Free, Unless You're a Woman

“….With Tuesday’s orders, the conservative majority has effectively endorsed the idea that religious objections to insurance that covers any form of preventative healthcare for women have merit.”

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Corporate Empire

Citing “Intense Public Interest and Concern” Over Mass Surveillance, Judge Orders DOJ to Turn Over Secret Legal Opinions for Court to Review

A federal judge today ordered the Department of Justice to hand over key opinions by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (also known as the “FISA court”) so the judge can directly review whether information about mass surveillance was improperly withheld from the public.

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