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Mergers everywhere

Hey Nancy, today was so cold I felt like my feet would develop frostbite just by standing there. But at least we’re educating people about recycling kind of. 386 more words

Digital Rights

Senate kills bill that would have reined in NSA and rampant surveillance

Last night, Republicans led by Senator Mitch McConnell fended off efforts to rein in the National Security Agency (NSA), resulting in the axing of the bipartisan-crafted USA Freedom Act. 546 more words


Surveillance-limiting USA Freedom Act fails to clear Senate

The U.S. Senate has blocked the USA Freedom Bill by giving it two votes fewer than it needed to pass. The bill would have ended the bulk collection of phone records and internet metadata within the U.S., so that’s a real shame – such collection amounts to a form of mass surveillance. 613 more words

RT: 'ISIS! 9/11!' NSA reform bill killed in US Senate over terror fears

Published time: November 19, 2014 01:12
Edited time: November 19, 2014 01:46

Reuters/Eric Miller

The US Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster and move forward with the USA Freedom Act, which would have placed significant restrictions on the way the National Security Agency’s conducts surveillance domestically. 149 more words


Microsoft, Google & friends urge passage of USA Freedom Act

In an open letter to the U.S. Senate, nine tech heavyweights are imploring the body to pass the USA Freedom Act, which would curb much of the massive data collection by the NSA and other agencies. 263 more words

U.S. Congress joins social movements in call for justice in Paraguay


November 14, 2014


U.S. Congress joins social movements in call for justice in Paraguay

ITHACA, NY — United States Senators and Representatives have joined social movements and human rights organizations in calling for a just resolution to the 2012 Marina Kue massacre in Curuguaty, Paraguay where 11 farmers and six police officers were killed. 575 more words

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Sen. Patrick Leahy Proposes Bill to Apply Marriage Equality to Copyright Act

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced legislation on Wednesday that would ensure that a same-sex surviving spouse of a copyright holder can inherit copyright interests. 116 more words