fix articles 12729, fourth amendment
Civil Rights Groups Sue Caltrans to Stop Illegal Raids Against California's Homeless (tags)
Civil Rights Groups Sue Caltrans to Stop Illegal Raids Against California's Homeless
Police State Public Education in America (tags)
Right-Wing DC Court of Appeals Upholds Unconstitutional Surveillance (tags)
Unconstitutional Senate Intelligence Authorization Act (tags)
Revisiting Patriot Act Police State Legislation (tags)
Appeals Court Strikes Down Bulk NSA Phone Spying (tags)
Congress Authorizes Unlimited Spying on US Citizens (tags)
Fear-Mongering Ahead of Another US False Flag? (Part II) (tags)
Sacking NYT Executive Editor Jill Abramson (tags)
Duplicitous Obama Civil Rights Hyperbole (tags)
New York Ending Stop and Frisk? (tags)
Exonerate Edward Snowden Unconditionally! (tags)
Rand Paul v. NSA Spying (tags)
Newspapers Push for Snowden Pardon (tags)
The New York Times and The Guardian (London) published major editorial statements on New Year's Day, reviewing the evidence that Edward Snowden's whistleblowing on NSA spying has largely been vindicated. They call for the creation of conditions that will allow Snowden to return home with dignity.
ACLU v. Clapper Ruling (tags)
Digital Age Privacy Rights (tags)
Federal Judge Rules Against Mass Surveillance (tags)
NSA Mass Monitoring Cell Phone Calls Globally (tags)
Winter 2013 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)
In This Issue: 1) 100,000 Immigration Prosecutions Reach All-time High in FY 2013 2) Does the President Have the Power to Stop All/Most Removals? 3) Chinese Americans protest against Jimmy Kimmel skit 4) Fact Sheet on U.S. "Constitution Free Zone" 5) UT's Young Conservatives Hosting "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" Game (and Cancelled!) 6) Updates, Please Support NISN! Subscribe the Newsletter!
ACLU v. Clapper (tags)
Appeals Court Stays Stop and Frisk Ruling (tags)
New NSA Revlations (tags)
Whatever Happened to Daily News? (tags)
The decline of the Mainstream Daily News.
NYPD Stop and Frisk Ruled Unconstitutional (tags)
XKeyscore: Instrument of Mass Surveillance (tags)
Punishment by the People (tags)
Online groups are being manipulated to stalk, defame and harass Peace Activists, Whistleblowers, Writers and Educators because of supposed, un-American activities
America's Surveillance Society (tags)
Lawlessness Is Official US Policy (tags)
Hands Off Snowden Campaign (tags)
Hands Off Snowden Campaign
Unconstitutional US Data-Mining (tags)
IRS Scandal: More Than Meets the Eye (tags)
Stop and Frisk: NYPD Racial Profiling (tags)
FBI Documents Suggest Feds Read Emails Without a Warrant (tags)
New documents from the FBI and U.S. Attorneys’ offices paint a troubling picture of the government’s email surveillance practices. Not only does the FBI claim it can read emails and other electronic communications without a warrant—even after a federal appeals court ruled that doing so violates the Fourth Amendment—but the documents strongly suggest that different U.S. Attorneys’ offices around the country are applying conflicting standards to access communications content (you can see the documents here - http://www.aclu.org/national-security/warrantless-electronic-communications-foia-requests ).
Supreme Court Authorizes Lawless Wiretapping (tags)
Campaign organizes to push back against Obama provision to arrest Americans (tags)
Detention prevention strategy goes national
Congress Extends Warrantless Spying (tags)
Lawsuits for Information on Drones (tags)
ACLU Challenges Warrantless Wiretapping (tags)
Legitimizing Illegal Spying (tags)
Lawless Domestic Spying (tags)
Is CISPA A Government Trojan Horse? (tags)
U.S. Government Can Use CISPA To Control and Forfeit Corporations & Businesses. Government should be prohibited from using so-call (Certified Self Protected Cyber Entities, their Employees) and Elements to circumvent the Fourth Amendment; escape Public Freedom of Information Requests.
Next: Police Drones—Recording Conversations In Your Home & Business To Forfeit Property? (tags)
Any conversation picked up by a drone inside a home or business, police can take out of context to institute arrests; or civil asset forfeiture to confiscate the home/business and other assets.
FBI Wants Greater Surveillance Powers (tags)
South Coast Advocate (tags)
Action Alert to Oppose the Elimination of an Oversight Committee which has reported on jail management issues impacting the homeless and excessive use of force/ abrogation of Fourth Amendment rights of the homeless.
Police State Harshness (tags)
CISPA Legislation Is Disguised—Fascism (tags)
CISPA will open the door for U.S. Government spy agencies such as NSA; the FBI; government asset forfeiture contractors, any private entity (to take out of context) any innocent—hastily written email, fax or phone call to allege a crime or violation was committed to cause a person’s arrest, assess fines and or civilly forfeit a business or property.
Obama's Defense of Strip Searching for Traffic Violations (tags)
The US Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling that guards can strip search and visually inspect the body cavities of people arrested for minor offenses who are admitted into a jail’s general population is based largely on arguments contained in the amicus curiae “friend of the court” brief filed in the case on behalf of the Obama administration.
Targeting Free Expression (tags)
Justice on Trial: Lynne Stewart's Appeal (tags)
Canada, Britain & U.S. Government want to Spy On Its Citizens’/ Electronic Communications? (tags)
Overlooked by mainstream media is that Britain and Canada signed with the U.S Government an array of (Asset Forfeiture Sharing Agreements) to share with Canadian and British Police/Governments assets seized from Brits, Canadians and Americans that resulted from e.g. evidence or information gleaned from electronic surveillance of Citizens’ communications, e.g., emails, faxes, Internet activity, Internet actively, phone records including GPS tracking.
Eye in the Sky Spying on Americans (tags)
Muslim Charity Principals Denied Justice (tags)
America Lurches Toward Full-Blown Tryanny (tags)
Criminalizing OWS Protesters (tags)
Obama's Legacy of Shame (tags)
Halloween Ordinance Unconstitutional (tags)
Riverside County passed an ordinance last week that violates the constitutional rights of anyone convicted of a sex-related crime. There are more than 2,500 such people in that County plus family members affected. Anyone who violates ordinance may be sentenced to 6 months in jail and fined up to $1,000.
Hard Right Extremism in America and Europe (tags)
Upcoming Holy Land Foundation Appeal for Justice (tags)
Target:Homeles-South Coast Homeless Advisory Committee Advocate Reports (tags)
Target:Homeles-South Coast Homeless Advisory Committee Advocate Reports The City of Santa Barbara is poised to push homeless out with illegal legislation which violates the US Constitution. Here is the report they never released to the public - or even discussed!!! Because frankly, they don't give a damn.
Colton Immigrant Community Meets PD Chief, Demands Justice (tags)
Saturday, December 11, 2010
COLTON, California - In a large public gathering the in cafeteria of Alice Birney Elementary School, well over one hundred community members from Colton, a city with a large low-income immigrant community met with their police chief to expose him to the injustices his officers have been committing and to petition for redress of their grievances.
Enhanced Airport Screening Controversy (tags)
violating civil liberties
Nov 22, 1963 to Nov 22, 2010: JFK Assassination to Airport Fascism (tags)
It is now 47 years since the CIA murdered President Kennedy on November 22, 1963, an event easily remembered by all of us over 57, down to the pecise moment we got the news. That Reichstag Fire is now the paradigm for blowing the whistle on all such attacks on all of us to enrich the rich, including but not limited to the 9/11 Inside Job, the underwear bomber and all the other staged events. The good news is the American people are fighting back with a National Opt Out Day on November 24, 2010 to stop the police state at the airports.
“Know Your Rights,” Progressive Attorneys Tell Activist San Diego (tags)
Though guest of honor Ted Burke, one of 11 Midwest peace and social justice activists recently detained and harassed by the FBI, wasn't able to make Activist San Diego's November 15 meeting on law enforcement and political activism, the discussion was still compelling. Local attorneys and activists Kate Yavenditti, Frank Gormlie and Alex Landon reviewed the history of anti-Left and anti-progressive repression in San Diego and discussed what rights you have when you're stopped by law enforcement or when police officers come to your home.
GOP Wants To Use Illegally Seized Evidence To Prosecute Americans (tags)
No doubt government is sitting on a ton of illegally obtained evidence.
Arctic contaminants threaten polar bears (tags)
Arctic contaminants threaten polar bears
Are You Scheduled For Government Interrogation If Senate bill 3081 Is Passed? (tags)
S.3081 is so broadly written, it appears any “individual” who writes on the Internet or verbally express an opinion against U.S. Government or its coalition partners, might potentially be detained on the basis he or she is an “unprivileged enemy belligerent”, “supporting hostilities against U.S. Government.
Witness to Police Misconduct Speaks to ACLU (tags)
Chris Carlino spoke at the annual meeting of the San Diego chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) February 18 and relived her experience being pepper-sprayed by an abusive sheriff's deputy at a fundraiser for Congressional candidate Francine Busby eight months earlier. Her attorney, Mike Marrinan, and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse director Beth Givens also spoke at the meeting, and San Diego ACLU staff attorney David Blair-Loy laid out the group's local legal agenda.
Lights going out in Gaza again (tags)
Lights going out in Gaza again
Checkpoints Violate the Fourth Amendment and Normalize the Police State (tags)
For all the controversy surrounding so-called “DUI checkpoints,” many of the commentators are missing the mark entirely. Checkpoints violate our right to freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, a fundamental freedom guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights.
The "Omaha Two:" Victimized by COINTELPRO Injustice (tags)
Two innocent men imprisoned for 40 years
Obama Year One: Betrayal and Failure (tags)
Obama's shocking betrayal
Medical marijuana gets a boost from major doctors group (tags)
Medical marijuana gets a boost from major doctors group
Push to legalize marijuana gains ground in California (tags)
Push to legalize marijuana gains ground in California
Economic recovery underway - a cruel deception (tags)
The U.S. Creeps Closer to a Police State (tags)
When word first arrived that the G-20 would be meeting in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, activists began organizing protest demonstrations. Events like this are what freedom of speech is made for. What better occasion to protest than a meeting of the world’s 20 top leaders — most of them deservedly hated — where they will be imposing policy on billions of people worldwide? The majority of protesters consisted of labor and community groups; they encountered an army of police…literally.
Endangered species listing sought for Arctic reindeer (tags)
Endangered species listing sought for Arctic reindeer
Fontana PD impound 100 cars at checkpoint/Policía de Fontana confiscan 97 carros en retén (tags)
Once again, the scourge of militarization of our streets and our communities has resulted in nearly 100 cars impounded.
Otra vez, el azote de la militarización de nuestras calles y comunidades ha terminado con la encautación de casi 100 carros.
Fed refuses to disclose recipients of US $2-trillion (tags)
Fed refuses to disclose recipients of US $2-trillion
RAINBOW GATHERING : SEED CAMP UNDERWAY IN NEW MEXICO (tags)
Every year there is a very special gathering of those who love peace, the earth and want to act in their Unity and loving presence with one another... coming from all across the USA and other countries as well...this special event is like no other some of us have experienced. Sharing, caring, living on bare national [ read: all of ours ] forrest lands for a short time, and forming 'family' with those who seemed to be strangers in other places, now are not 'other' but one caring collective.
A billion to go hungry with food prices back on rise (tags)
A billion to go hungry with food prices back on rise
Iran's marine mammals endangered (tags)
Iran's marine mammals endangered
600,000 seniors about to lose their homes (tags)
600,000 seniors about to lose their homes
CA now faces budget cuts "beyond draconian" (tags)
CA now faces budget cuts "beyond draconian"
US Army prepares to occupy Iraq for another decade (tags)
US Army prepares to occupy Iraq for another decade
Schwarzenegger plans to completely eliminate welfare for families (tags)
Schwarzenegger plans to completely eliminate welfare for families
Interior upholds rules designed to make polar bears extinct (tags)
Interior upholds rules designed to make polar bears extinct
CA Governor asks 'what if pot's legal and taxed?' (tags)
CA Governor Schwarzenegger asks 'what if pot's legal and taxed?'
US escalates threats against Pakistan (tags)
US escalates threats against Pakistan
The international monetary system's breakdown is underway (tags)
The international monetary system's breakdown is underway
Honeybees in danger (tags)
Honeybees in danger
Ice-free Arctic Ocean possible in 30 years (tags)
Ice-free Arctic Ocean possible in 30 years
Marine mammals will die in Navy warfare testing program (tags)
Marine mammals will die in Navy warfare testing program
Iraq puppet government prepares to execute hundreds of gays (tags)
Iraq puppet government prepares to execute hundreds of gays
America loses 23,000 jobs every day (tags)
America loses 23,000 jobs every day
Gaza hospitals are overwhelmed (tags)
Gaza hospitals are overwhelmed
Arctic melt passes the point of no return (tags)
Arctic melt passes the point of no return
Iran to send relief ship to Gaza (tags)
Iran to send relief ship to Gaza
US military admits killing 33 civilians in Afghanistan air strike (tags)
US military admits killing 33 civilians in Afghanistan air strike
ROTC Get Out, Stay Out! Obama Wants You to Serve Imperialism (tags)
Barack Obama dropped a bomb on his young enthusiasts at Columbia University on September 11. The heavily Democratic crowd booed McCain when he called for the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) to be brought back to campus (it was driven out in 1969 by protests against the Vietnam war). Liberal students expected a different answer from Columbia alum Obama, but the forum was a symphony of agreement as both candidates campaigned for expanding the military and pledged their enthusiastic support to U.S. imperialism. That should have been the tip-off for anyone who hadn't figured it out by then: Obama is no "peace candidate" but like McCain he is a certified imperialist war candidate.
US faces the F-16s it supplied to Pakistan (tags)
US faces the F-16s it supplied to Pakistan
NATO air strikes killing more Afghan civilians (tags)
NATO air strikes killing more Afghan civilians
Targeting Immigrants - The Largest Ever US ICE Raid (tags)
Police state tactics intensify.
Sami Al-Arian: From Exoneration to Criminal Indictment (tags)
His long ordeal continues
Is Dubya an Agent of the New World Order? (tags)
Conspiracy is as American as apple pie. Every day in America, in state and federal courts, some defendant faces charges of conspiracy. I submit that since 1891, a conspiracy has existed, forged by British imperialist Cecil Rhodes, and others, to reduce America to a vassal state of the New World Order. It is beyond cavil that the policies of Dubya (George W. Bush) have been an absolute disaster for America. Could Dubya be working for the NWO?
Barack Obama Is Taking On a Lot of Bum Advice (tags)
It’s painful to watch Sen. Barack Obama slide over to the Right on so many important issues, as the presidential election heats up in ‘08. FISA, NAFTA and Israel are a few. He’s also met with Colin Powell and suggested that he might keep Robert Gates on as his Secretary of Defense. What’s next? Irv “Scooter” Libby as head of his Justice Department? If Obama doesn’t want to flop, like Sen. John Kerry did in ‘04, he better ponder changing his ways.
HR 6304 Sets New Referendum; Fire all the Traitors! (tags)
Our representatives have turned on us. It is very clear, with the passage of HR6304 in the House of Representatives, that it will be up to us to make a difference in this country.
Frances Fox Piven's "Challenging Authority" (tags)
Advancing disruptive social protests for change.
How business starves the world's poor (tags)
How business starves the world's poor
Toxic e-waste pouring into Third World (tags)
Toxic e-waste pouring into Third World
$100 fill-ups arrive at gas pumps (tags)
$100 fill-ups arrive at gas pumps
Hunger plagues Haiti and the world (tags)
Hunger plagues Haiti and the world
US looking at lead levels in artificial turf (tags)
US looking at lead levels in artificial turf
US undermining Afghan trials (tags)
US undermining Afghan trials
US lawmakers invested in Iraq, Afghanistan wars (tags)
US lawmakers invested in Iraq, Afghanistan wars
Lynne Stewart's Long Struggle for Justice (tags)
Police state America witch hunt persecutions
Democrat’s New Spy Bill – Lulling Americans Into False Sense of Security (tags)
The war on terror and the war on freedom are nonpartisan issues. Both Democrats and Republicans alike have consistently voted for legislation that, through the illusion of protecting our families and our homeland, have actually removed critical components of the U.S. Constitution. Will the Democrat’s new FISA Spy Bill be any different?
Yassin Aref's Struggle for Justice in Police State America (tags)
Witch hunt convictions in America
Bush to veto bill curbing waterboarding (tags)
Bush to veto bill curbing waterboarding
Sen. Obama Beat the Political Machine in Maryland (tags)
Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) gave Sen. Hillary Clinton a decisive thrashing in Maryland’s primary election on Feb. 12, 2008. He beat her by about 180,000 votes. Despite Clinton having the state’s senior U.S. Senator, Barbara Mikulski, in her corner, along with its governor, Martin O’Malley, and also the party’s entire political machine, Obama won by a 60% to 37% margin. David Lindorff is right: “Obama...may be creating...a constituency for real change.”
Jennifer Van Bergen's "The Twilight of Democracy" (tags)
How democracy is being undermined in America.
Institutionalized Spying on Americans (tags)
Big brother really is watching.
Petition Opposing H.R. 1955/S. 1959 (tags)
Petition asking the U.S. Senate to refuse H.R. 1955/S. 1959
Iran halted nuclear program in 2003 (tags)
Iran halted nuclear program in 2003
Taxes And The Crown (tags)
lords and kings are unAmerican...
Congressional Democrats to unveil new domestic spying bill (tags)
The Democratic leadership in Congress is preparing to introduce new legislation this week that would permanently legalize the Bush administration’s warrantless domestic surveillance, while possibly providing a blanket amnesty for private telecommunications firms that helped the Bush administration illegally spy on their own customers. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Democrat, Maryland) hastily called off a press conference called last Friday to introduce the bill, but indicated that a draft would be available by next week. The postponement apparently involved continuing differences within the Democratic caucus over the contents of the legislation.
Reviewing Marjorie Cohn's "Cowboy Republic" (tags)
An incisive review of Bush administration crimes.
The Long Ordeal of Sami Al-Arian - Civil and Human Rights Advocate and Political Prisoner (tags)
Sami Al-Arian's long struggle for justice
McKinney's Arguments for Impeachment (tags)
Former rep McKinney's statements to impeach W.
THOM HARTMANN'S NEW BOOK - SCREWED: THE UNDECLARED WAR AGAINST THE MIDDLE CLASS (tags)
HOW DEMOCRACY AND THE MIDDLE CLASS ARE BEING DESTROYED
The Dow's phony new high (tags)
The Dow's phony new high
Chicago plans to add 100 stealth cameras (tags)
Chicago plans to add 100 stealth cameras
ON CARD AND CONGRESSIONAL ACTIONS (tags)
RANDOM THOUGHTS ON THE CURRENT POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
Bush demands congressional rubber-stamp for police-state powers (tags)
In the fourth of a series of speeches aimed at fueling public fears of terrorism to boost his administration’s failing political standing, President Bush appeared before an audience of right-wing policy experts in Atlanta, Georgia Thursday. The speech was focused on the demand that Congress move quickly to legalize the program of warrantless wiretapping of Americans, the existence of which was revealed late last year.
Largest U.S. Legal Group Challenges Bush Practice as Undermining Constitution (tags)
On January 24, 2006, the American Bar Association (ABA) issued a press release stating that, “Presidential signing statements that assert President Bush’s authority to disregard or decline to enforce laws adopted by Congress undermine the rule of law and our constitutional system of separation of powers…” The press release was publicizing a report by a blue-ribbon ABA task force which was created in June 2006 to examine the “changing role of presidential signing statements” under the Bush administration. On August 8, 2006, the ABA’s House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved the report by voting to call on President Bush and future presidents not to issue signing statements that claim the power to bypass laws, and it called on Congress to pass legislation to outlaw the practice.
Generalissimo Bush: Clear and Present Danger to the Republic (tags)
A small-minded man in Italy once used fear of The Other, and an imperialist campaign of aggressive war in the Middle East, to become a Generalissimo and destroy a Republic. Now it’s happening here.
The True Red White and Blue - A recording on the reality of George W. Bush's treason to US (tags)
The True Red White and Blue - American Patriot Answers the Call to Jihad - A recording on the reality of George W. Bush's treason to US.
EU members want to ban Iranian president from World Cup (tags)
EU members want to ban Iranian president from World Cup
Air America Interviews The God Loving Bushite Killer Johnny Wizard! (tags)
Again, it only serves the interests of the enemy neo-con. No warring faction is going to exclusively, indiscriminately murder whomever, repeatedly, but for only the dying bushite dumfuk, as Creation's justly sworn enemies.
Swiss injection rooms lead the way (tags)
Swiss injection rooms lead the way
Bush and CIA Director-Designate Hayden Rewrite the 4th Amendment (tags)
The Founding Fathers said government snoops need “probable cause” to spy on us, but Bush and Hayden don’t care.
What 4th Amendment? We're in Bushworld Now (tags)
The phone companies say they protect your privacy, but when the Bush’s NSA comes calling, they just can’t say no. Say hello to Admiral Poindexter’s nightmare future.
Christ Wars Bushite Enemies for the Love of our Living God (tags)
The Greatest Audio Recording Ever in the History of Our Humanity. So, don't miss it!
If an FBI Agent Knocks (tags)
Federal Investigators and Your Rights By: Center for Constitutional Rights
Armed siege of steel mill reveals escalating class war (tags)
Armed siege of steel mill reveals escalating class war
Addwaitya, RIP (tags)
US-led forces round up whole Iraq village in "security sweep".
It's Spring and Talk of Impeachment is in the Air (tags)
Extra! Extra! Senator files censure motion against President Bush and the media actually report it the next day!
News Junkie Scott's Blog (3/09/06) (tags)
US lung cancer rates soar from Depleted Uranium
Groundswell for Impeachment (tags)
A majority of Americans—a majority!—say they think President Bush should be impeached on at least two grounds, lying about Iraq’s alleged WMD threat and alleged links to Al Qaeda to justify an invasion, and NSA spying on Americans without getting a court warrant, but the media and Democratic Party leaders don’t want to admit it.
After spy scandal, U.S. plans “massive” data sweep (tags)
"The volume of information harvested from telecommunication data and voice networks, without court-approved warrants, is much larger than the White House has acknowledged...” The New York Times once said.
VENEZUELA'S BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION - ITS PROMISE AND PERILS (tags)
A review of the Bolivarian Revolution achievements and the threat to Hugo Chavez from the U.S.
SIGN PETITION TO IMPEACH BUSH NOW! (tags)
A New Crime Revealed: Bush's Secret War at Home: The secret presidential edict, allowed massive spying, surveillance of phone calls and peoples' homes without any evidence of criminal activity, and without court order.
Green Party’s Kevin Zeese Has New Approach (tags)
On Dec. 14, 2005, the Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate in MD, Kevin Zeese, ripped into President Bush calling his Annapolis speech, “filled with lies!” He also demanded the U.S. get out of Iraq and admit it’s a “failed policy.” He labeled the Military-Industrial Complex, the “greatest threat to our country.” Zeese also wants a “Single Payer” health care system, a “share the wealth” economy and a fair and balanced Middle East policy.
New PATRIOT Act Legislation Destroys Liberty (tags)
The Fourth Amendment reads as follows: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
Black Helicopters and the GOP (tags)
For years, people on the extreme right have warned of a takeover of America by the black helicopter army of the UN. Well, there is the danger of a fascist America, but, surprisingly, it is being ushered in by the right, not the left. -------------------
What you didn't know about Taxes and the Crown (tags)
This is for all those who resent being corporate whores and slaves
I survived the Democratic National Convention (tags)
“Asteroid Hits Earth, Millions Die—GOP Says Clinton Responsible” (tags)
Bill Clinton has been blamed by his detractors for just about everything from curdled milk to genetic mutations. But might there be a more recent president whose own record of misdeeds puts Clinton's to shame? Read the following for why it just may be time for Clinton critics to quit caterwauling.
Bill for Confiscation (tags)
Bill for Confiscation of Firearms H.R.2403
Nation resounds to call: Repeal the Patriot Act (tags)
WASHINGTON – A crowd of 3,000 people at Constitution Hall, Nov. 9, erupted in cheers when Al Gore called for repeal of the Patriot Act to stop George W. Bush’s assault on the Bill of Rights.
HOWARD DEAN NEWS – RUTLAND HERALD, JULY 1997 (tags)
Dean’s subversion of the Bill of Rights through judicial appointments.
Dude! Where's My Country ? (tags)
I have seven questions for you, Mr Bush. I ask them on behalf of the 3,000 who died that September day, and I ask them on behalf of the American people. We seek no revenge against you. We want only to know what happened, and what can be done to bring the murderers to justice, so we can prevent any future attacks on our citizens
IRS MAKES CHILLING PROCLAMATION (tags)
Do these words not ring true today? We the People have petitioned and received nothing but arrogance and silence from our servant government. We have remonstrated, we have supplicated. We have politely and respectfully asked our servant government to respond to our petitions.
BIG BROTHER GETS BIGGER—Domestic Spying & the Global Intelligence Working Group (tags)
With virtually no media coverage or public scrutiny, a major reorganization of the US domestic law enforcement intelligence apparatus is well underway and, in fact, is partially completed.
Warning! The USA Patriot Act and Other Dangerous Things (tags)
A bastard's manifesto: A call for corporate perestroika (tags)
Corporations are really all about colonialism, and the hyperinflation of their power through a top-heavy distribution of wealth must eventually tip over if our species is truly humane and democratic.
WHAT IS YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL IQ? (tags)
The Constitution is the actual founding document of our Nation. It is important for every Citizen to have a basic understanding of it. It is a covenant between the People and their government which was meant to LIMIT the scope and authority of the Central Government in order to protect our freedom.
HIGHTOWER: Shredding Ashcroft (tags)
Who is it that rushes to the barricades of our nation's democracy, daring to confont John "Mad Dog" Ashcroft as he rips into our Bill of Rights and tries to strip We the People of our hard-won personal liberties? Not the Congress – it's meekly going along, providing the authority and funding for Ashcroft's maniacal assault. Not the puffheads of the media – they're too busy shouting "patriotism" and cheering the Bushites to see, hear, or speak any evil by the emperor.
Help Stop John Poindexter's TIA (tags)
Help peg the final nail into the TIA's coffin. Call your representative now!
Smallpox threat and your evaporating rights as a sheepizen of the U.S. (tags)
My title above, not the author of the Truthout editorial below..... Creep toward fascism (or run?). Vaccinations in the context of civil liberties. The ultimate rebuttal to proponents of Small Pox: "While these doctors state that smallpox vaccinations are dangerous, they are also clear that the threat of bio-attacks is slim and that even if there is bio-attack, it can be readily contained and mass vaccinations thus are not justified."
The Railroad Barons Are Back - And This Time They'll Finish the Job (tags)
This administration is set to complete what the railroad barons pushed the Grant administration to start: to take democracy and its institutions of governance from the hands of the human citizen/voters the Founders fought and died for, and give it to the very types of monopolistic corporations the Founders fought against when they led the Tea Party revolt against the East India Company in Boston Harbor in 1773.
SIERRA CLUB SUPPORTS JUDI BARI vs. FBI LAWSUIT ON EVE OF TRIAL (tags)
OAKLAND, CA - The long-awaited trial for the lawsuit by Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney against the FBI and the Oakland Police Department begins today with jury selection.
Pacifists Admit Conspiracy to Promote Nonviolence (tags)
The War Resisters League, a 77-year-old pacifist organization, responds to the charges of Philadelphia Police Chief John Timoney by acknowledging that it conspires to promote nonviolence.
Don't be a simplton Big Blue (tags)