civil rights

Barack Obama Defends US Surveillance Tactics

Barack Obama: "You can't have 100% security and also then have 100% privacy and zero inconvenience" President Barack Obama has defended newly revealed US government phone and internet surveillance programs, saying they are closely overseen by Congress and the courts. Mr Obama said his administration had struck "the right balance" between security and privacy. He … Continue reading Barack Obama Defends US Surveillance Tactics

Micro-drones will "hide in plain sight"

"Lethal" and "unobtrusive" micro-drones are being developed by the Air force to mimic the behavior of bugs. U.S. Air Force Micro-Drones The Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf Tuesday highlighted a “terrifying” prospect on the military technology horizon. The U.S. Air Force are building micro-drones that are “unobtrusive, pervasive, and lethal” weapons. According to a feature in the … Continue reading Micro-drones will "hide in plain sight"

Our Biggest Mistake Is Believing We Are Free: President Obama And NDAA

Your Life Under NSA Control On December 17, 2007 Senator Christopher Dodd spoke on the Senate floor against George W. Bush’s warrant-less eavesdropping and telecom company amnesty compromise, “Clear, first-hand whistle-blower documentary evidence [states] that for year on end every e-mail, every text message, and every phone call … hundreds of millions of private, domestic … Continue reading Our Biggest Mistake Is Believing We Are Free: President Obama And NDAA

Radio Chipping Students; Texas School District Requires RFID Tracking

Wear Chip or Leave, San Antonio School Tells Students; Parents Protest Superintendent issues warning: 'There will be consequences' for not submitting. By JACK MINOR WND Education, October 6, 2012 Brushing aside privacy concerns by parents and civil rights activists, a Texas school district has gone live with a controversial program requiring all students to wear … Continue reading Radio Chipping Students; Texas School District Requires RFID Tracking

University Of California Takes Aim At Human Rights Activists

Yudof Targets Activists and Professors From the Vietnam War to the Central American revolutions to apartheid South Africa to the East Timor occupation to the invasion of Iraq , university campuses have been an important venue for concerned scholars and activists to raise issues regarding human rights, international law and US foreign policy. However, in … Continue reading University Of California Takes Aim At Human Rights Activists

Creating American Terrorists

Written by Philip Giraldi Introduction by Debra Ellis The follow article by human rights defender, Philip Giraldi, is particularly poignant, having just met with my congressman along with boat Captain, John Klusmire. I was a proud passenger aboard the Audacity of Hope, as part of the International Flotilla II ~ Stay Human and can attest … Continue reading Creating American Terrorists

Bringing The Battlefield Home: Are Americans In Line For Gitmo?

Exclusive: Though the 9/11 attacks occurred more than a decade ago, Congress continues to exploit them to pass evermore draconian laws on “terrorism,” with the Senate now empowering the military to arrest people on U.S. soil and hold them without trial, a serious threat to American liberties, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. Ambiguous but alarming … Continue reading Bringing The Battlefield Home: Are Americans In Line For Gitmo?

Two Lesbians Raised A Baby And This Is What They Got

Codified Discrimination In Our Constitution Nineteen year old, University of Iowa student, Zack Wahls, eloquently proclaims that had Iowa banned gay marriage it would have, for the first time, codified discrimination into the US Constitution. Family, according to Zack is, "the commitment we make to each other and the love that binds." The Precarious Nature … Continue reading Two Lesbians Raised A Baby And This Is What They Got