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Video: Israelis Shoot Motionless Arab Woman

By Jonathan Cook | Dissident Voice | October 9, 2015

In the age of phone cameras, we have become increasingly used to photos and videos of Palestinians in the West Bank being shot by soldiers in unjustifiable circumstances.

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Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism

Body Cameras Alone Won't Solve The Problem

If the public can’t get them, or if only police officers are allowed to watch them, then instead of creating transparency, body cameras just perpetuate the problem. 857 more words

Civil Rights

Baby amongst children removed over Islamist radicalization fears

RT | October 9, 2015

More than 20 children including one baby have been taken into care over fears they could be subject to extremist views and radical Islam at home.

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Civil Liberties

Political blackmail is real: Why lawmakers should care about electronic privacy more than most

PrivacySOS | October 8, 2015

Most good spy stories involve political blackmail. In the first season of the popular television show HOMELAND, about the CIA’s post-9/11 terror wars, the bearded old CIA veteran Saul meets with a federal judge to get a court order to conduct surveillance on someone in the United States without probable cause.

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United States

WikiLeaks Releases TPP Intellectual Property Rights Chapter


WikiLeaks says it has obtained the intellectual property section of the final text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. The paragraphs cover Internet services, medicines, publishers, civil liberties and biological patents. 49 more words

Notes on our surveillance dystopia

The proximate reasons for the culture of total surveillance are clear.

Storage is cheap enough that we can keep everything.

Computers are fast enough to examine this information, both in real time and retrospectively.

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Civil Liberties