Civil Liberties

Huffington Post Reporter Arrested In Ferguson

The Huffington Post’s Ryan J. Reilly and the Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery were arrested Wednesday evening while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri after the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot by a police officer last week. The journalists were released unharmed, but their detentions highlighted the town’s ramped up police […]

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White House tracking website visitors with online “fingerprinting”

The White House is tracking visitors to its website, despite proudly promising that WhiteHouse.gov complies with federal privacy laws and does not use cookies. The AddThis tracker is present on every page on the site, according to EFF. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) studied the White House site for the new type of online tracking […]

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Are You Satisfied With Your Freedom?

“America ranks 36th among 120 countries when it comes to satisfaction with freedom.” Leading up to the Fourth of July, Gallup reports that Americans are less satisfied with their freedom to choose what they do with their lives than they were 7 years ago. In 2006, 91 percent of Americans were satisfied with their freedom. That […]

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Russell Brand ‘Con-Dems’ MSM blackout of 50,000-strong anti-austerity march

When an anti-austerity march starting from the steps of the BBC fails to make the news, something is rotten in the UK. Speaking with RT, Russell Brand believes that’s to be expected, as people would surely rise up if they saw just how exploited they are.

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Apocalypse, Man: Michael C. Ruppert on World’s End

“Apocalypse, Man” is an intimate portrait of a man convinced of the imminent collapse of the world, but with answers to how the human spirit can survive the impending apocalypse. Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Given his tragic death, Michael was an extremely rare person – far beyond what most […]

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“Get a warrant” – Supreme Court rules against cell phone searches in ‘big win for digital privacy’

The Supreme Court of the United States said Wednesday that police officers must have a warrant before searching the cell phone contents of an individual under arrest. In a unanimous ruling announced early Wednesday, the high court settled two cases surrounding instances in which law enforcement officials scoured the mobile phones of suspects in custody […]

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Germany admits it operates nationwide spy stations

Germany’s Foreign Intelligence Agency (BND), in an effort to come clean in these compromised post-Snowden times, has revealed that a number of mysterious facilities dotting Germany are in fact used as spy stations.

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“€˜Don’€™t ask for privacy, Take it back”€™: Anti-NSA – ResetTheNet campaign kicks off

Internet activists and rights groups have launched a massive online campaign against mass government surveillance, urging users and websites to use encryption. The campaign’€™s inspiration ““NSA whistleblower Snowden” has called to join ResetTheNet.

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I am a real spy, not low-level system administrator – Snowden

Edward Snowden was trained as a professional spy and actually worked undercover abroad for America’€™s biggest intelligence agencies, developing their IT security architecture, the whistleblower revealed in an exclusive interview to NBC News.

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Police No Longer Need A Warrant To Search Your Home, Rules Supreme Court

If youre still in denial that American freedoms are being rapidly ripped away you may want to pay close attention to the latest Supreme Court ruling. Although the 4th Amendment clearly states that unreasonable searches and seizures require a judicially…

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Obama: We are preparing additional sanctions against Russia

United States President Barack Obama said Thursday afternoon that his administration is prepared to take further action against Russia if an agreement reached earlier in the day in Geneva concerning the crisis in Ukraine fails to materialize.

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Lavrov: Russia, US, EU, Ukraine agree on de-escalation roadmap

Russia, the US, the EU and Ukraine have adopted a joint document on the de-escalation of the Ukraine crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, after talks in Geneva. It calls for all illegal armed groups to lay down arms and a wide amnesty.

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No legal means exist to challenge mass surveillance – Snowden

No legal means exist to challenge mass surveillance, said NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, testifying to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. A former NSA contractor, Snowden was speaking to the PACE session in Strasbourg via a video link-up from Moscow.

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Masked ‘Right Sector’ nationalists besiege Ukrainian Parliament (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The Ukrainian parliament is witnessing a second day of picketing, as hundreds of Right Sector activists pressure MPs to sack the interior minister. Earlier other protesters tried to force their way into Kiev’s Rada to stop a vote on austerity measures.

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Homeless man shot to death by police after being caught illegally camping

The Albuquerque Police Department in the state of New Mexico is coming under fire following the release of video footage taken from the helmet-mounted camera of an officer who shot and killed a man earlier this month for camping. James Boyd, a 38-year-old homeless man thought to be schizophrenic, was shot by the Albuquerque PD […]

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