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As England neared its abolition of slavery, different arguments were presented by those of the public who wished to end it.
Human Rights – This argument pointed out the ideas of Locke, the Levelers and other philosophers who have spread the idea that human beings have natural rights; you own yourself, and so you have a right to live and keep the fruits of your labor. 251 more words
FOIA Documents Reveal Massive DEA Program to Record American’s Whereabouts With License Plate Readers
The Drug Enforcement Administration has initiated a massive national license plate reader program with major civil liberties concerns but disclosed very few details, according to new DEA documents obtained by the ACLU through the Freedom of Information Act.1,518 more words
While Stephen Harper’s government is lauding its zero tolerance for barbaric cultural practices bill, Saudi Arabian free speech advocate Raif Badawi was given on Jan. 9 the first 50 of the 1,000 lashes that he has been sentenced to receive over 20 weeks. 549 more words
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey is sponsoring an essay contest at the National Defense University meant to honor the late Saudi King Abdullah, a man he said possessed “remarkable character and courage.” It’s having the opposite effect, with critics using the competition to pounce on the king’s shoddy human rights record. 448 more words