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What You Need to Know About the FISA Court—and How it Needs to Change

Should interpretation of the laws and Constitution of the United States take place in one-sided secretive courts, away from the public eye?

A look at the history and procedures of the FISC make it clear: real reform is needed now.

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Militarism

Featured News - Disability 'criminalised' by treatment of FASD

First People’s Disability Network of Australia is one of the organizations that advocate for recognition of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders as a disability. To date this condition is not considered a disability in Australia, and many people affected have been imprisoned because of behaviors that are associated with the disorder. 97 more words

Disability

Tomas van Houtryve: A Sky Full of Cameras (Drones)

 “Although a huge amount of footage has been collected, the program is classified, and few people have ever seen images of the drone war and its casualties.

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Militarism

U.S. Chamber and high-tech dirty tricks

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a leading—maybe the leading—lobbyist for big business and conduit for big business campaign funds.  Now a new high-techninitiative, code-named Team Themis, has begun to use disinformation and NSA-type surveillance to discredit the Chamber’s critics. 799 more words

Abuse Of Power

From spaceships to quadcopters: NASA plans drone traffic system

NASA wants to help make sure the rollout of commercial drones in the United States won’t lead to injuries, collisions, or mass hysteria. The New York Times reports that the agency is working on a… 604 more words

Tech

Glenn Greenwald's book is a masterpiece expose on the surveillance state

Glenn Greenwald’s book, NO PLACE TO HIDE – Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – is truly a masterpiece. In fact, it should be required reading for every school as its relevance to any democratic free society, based on Constitutional rights, is immense. 615 more words

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Video: CIA Admits to Full Monitoring of Facebook and Other Social Media Sites

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

Exactly Mr. Franklin …

Politics