Polly Mann: Injustice of Justices

Justice Roberts was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2005. I am reminded that such appointments have some of the greatest impact of any of a president’s decisions, and will probably last long after the president has left office.

822 more words
Corporate Empire

▶ How Minneapolis Police Use “Lurking” Laws To Harass Blacks

 Dismantling “New Jim Crow” Laws- Lurking & Spitting


Do Minneapolis police use “lurking” laws to harass blacks? 800 more words

Civil Liberties

Lee Fang, The Intercept: Many of the NSA'S Loudest Defenders Have Financial Ties to NSA Contractors

 The debate over the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records has reached a critical point after a federal appeals court last week ruled the practice illegal, dramatically raising the stakes for pending Congressional legislation that would fully or partially reinstate the program. 2,231 more words

Corporate Empire

Chris Hedges: A Nation of Snitches

Just as infected as the prisons and the courts are poor neighborhoods, which abound with snitches, many of them low-level drug dealers allowed to sell on the streets in exchange for information.

795 more words
Civil Liberties

Chelsea Manning: We're citizens, not subjects. We have the right to criticize government without fear

The American public needs more access to what the government is doing in its name. That requires increasing freedom of information and transparency.

The US government still hides vast amounts of its national security actions from the public. 1,433 more words
Civil Liberties

Selling Out God's Truth For the State's Approval

One thing I’ve heard a lot of lately is the squabbling over Constitutional rights by Christians hoping to save their own rights. To be sure I am no opponent of freedom of the press, speech, or religion. 711 more words


The Computers are Listening: How the NSA Converts Spoken Words into Searchable Text

 Top-secret documents from the archive of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show the National Security Agency can now automatically recognize the content within phone calls by creating rough transcripts and phonetic representations that can be easily searched and stored.

3,596 more words
Human Rights