fix articles 24619, foreign intelligence surveillance act
Special counsel John Durham concludes FBI never should have launched full Trump-Russia pr (tags)
Section 702 - FBI can search evidence without a search warrant (tags)
FBI can search evidence without a search warrant
Right-Wing DC Court of Appeals Upholds Unconstitutional Surveillance (tags)
US Senate Lets Three Patriot Act Provisions Expire (tags)
Appeals Court Strikes Down Bulk NSA Phone Spying (tags)
America Greatest Threat to World Peace (tags)
ACLU v. Clapper Ruling (tags)
ACLU v. Clapper (tags)
Obama Spurns NSA Spying Reform (tags)
Joint Open Letter by 150 human rights, digital rights and media rights NGOs to Obama (tags)
Edward Snowden’s recent disclosures have triggered a necessary and long-delayed public debate about the acceptable boundaries of surveillance in a democratic country, a debate that on 5 June you welcomed having.
Lawlessness Is Official US Policy (tags)
Freedom in America: Rest in Peace (tags)
ACLU Challenges Warrantless Wiretapping (tags)
Intensified Warrantless Spying in America (tags)
FBI Wants Greater Surveillance Powers (tags)
Illegal FBI Spying on Community Groups (tags)
Muslim Charity Principals Denied Justice (tags)
Upcoming Holy Land Foundation Appeal for Justice (tags)
Lawless FBI Intelligence Gathering Practices (tags)
Lawless Spying in America to Obstruct First Amendment Freedoms (tags)
Patriot Act still unconstitutional (tags)
Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to reauthorize three expiring provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act. While the bill they passed allegedly strengthened civil liberties in reality, the Committee failed to make any meaningful improvements to the Patriot provisions that violate citizen’s basic rights
BTL:Congress has Opportunity to Revise Patriot Act and Restore Civil Liberties Protections (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Where Is LA’s ‘Secret Room’? (tags)
In 2005 the Electronic Frontier Foundation exposed the existence of a secret NSA spy room monitoring Internet activities in an AT&T facility in San Francsico. The EFF also found there was a Secret Room in LA. But where is it?
Internet Threatened by Censorship, Secret Surveillance, and Cybersecurity Laws (tags)
Internet and personal freedoms threatened
Patriot Act unconstitutional (tags)
The act in its current form gives sweeping search and surveillance to domestic law enforcement and foreign intelligence agencies and eliminates checks and balances which had been the difference between the free world and the suppressed.
Obama’s DOJ follows lead of Bush regime again: It asks court to cover-up NSA surveillance (tags)
On February 25th, Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) again went to bat in court on behalf of the police state begun under the Bush regime by arguing in favor of the legality of the telecom immunity provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) bill passed by Congress last summer. Under the amended FISA law, courts are required to dismiss a wiretapping suit against a telecommunications company if the Attorney General (AG) explains the firm's role in a confidential statement presented to the court. In the statement, the AG would affirm that the firm either had no role in the wiretapping or that it participated based on assurances that the executive branch had approved the eavesdropping to protect the nation from terrorism.
Peace and Freedom Candidates Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez in Oakland (tags)
Over 500 people turned out to hear presidential candidate Ralph Nader and his running mate Matt Gonzalez at Oakland’s Grand Lake Theater Sept. 30. The two are on the ballot in 45 states this year as Independents or on various party lines, including the Peace and Freedom Party in California. Several P&F candidates also spoke, as well as Cindy Sheehan, running as an Independent for Congress against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Can Nancy Pelosi single-handedly take Impeachment off the table? (tags)
Here is the Senate report which found the Bush Administration guilty of LYING about why it went to war in Iraq. http://pubrecord.org/docs/iraq/Iraq-phase2publicstatements.source.prod_affiliate.91.pdf Note that a live poll today ascertained that 86% of Americans support Impeachment.
IMPEACH: Why I Believe Bush Must Go (tags)
... followed by jail. If we fail to punish this President for having lied us all into a war of conquest, then we send a message to all future presidents that it is permissible for them to lie us into wars of conquest. If, by our inaction, we send such a message of consent, then we bear the responsibility for the millions who will die in such wars. Their blood yet to be spilled stains us. It is up to We The People to take action. Congress has abandoned their responsibilities under the Constitution. Congress is no more capable of holding King George to account than Parliament was of holding King Charles I to account. And the American people are no more willing to sit still for it than the British were.
U.S. Citizen Terrorist surveillance Program (tags)
The American public appears to be being hoodwinked into believing the Terrorist Surveillance program it is good for us and protects us from the terrorist. What it really does is takes away many of our constitutional rights guaranteed by our founding fathers
NSA Spying (tags)
EFF believes the warrantless surveillance violates the Fourth Amendment, FISA, the Wiretap Act, and most likely the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
House Leaves Surveillance Law to Expire (tags)
The refusal of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, to schedule a vote on a surveillance measure approved Tuesday by the Senate touched off an intense partisan conflict over the national security questions that have colored federal elections since 2002 and are likely to play a significant role again in November.
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.
Can We End the American Empire Before It Ends Us? (tags)
Can We End the American Empire Before It Ends US?
The Coming Attack on Iran (tags)
"Bush has declared himself to be the "decider." The "decider" decides whether Americans have any rights under the Constitution and whether Iran has any rights under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. As the "decider" has decided that Iran has no such rights, the "decider" decides whether to attack Iran. No one else has any say about it. The people’s representatives are just so much chaff in the wind. "
The War Criminal in the Living Room (tags)
The media is silent. Congress is absent. Americans are distracted as George W Bush prepares aggression against Iran.
Reviewing Marjorie Cohn's "Cowboy Republic" (tags)
An incisive review of Bush administration crimes.
The 5:32 AM Train to Washington, D.C. (tags)
A lot has changed since 9/11, mostly all for the worse. When I took the commuter train from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., on the morning of Aug. 7, 2007, “Big Brother” knew I was on it, since an ID is needed to buy a ticket. When I got to D.C., “Big Brother’s’” cameras watched me get on and off the Metrorail. When I tried to videotape a demonstration at the DOE, a security guard threatened to confiscate my camcorder and to put me “in handcuffs!”
Review of End Times (tags)
The dismal state of the corporate print media.
The War on Free Expression (tags)
The struggle to save our First Amendment rights
Fake Congressional Opposition to War (tags)
Congress again betrays the electorate
There is No Doubt: Bush Spy Program is UnConstitutional (tags)
Join Cindy Sheehan and thousands of others in DC beginning Jan 3rd- stay as long as it takes. Demand Impeachment!
BTL:Bush Warrantless Domestic Spying Program Ruled Unconstitutional (tags)
Interview with Michael Avery, president of the National Lawyers Guild, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
The Courts and Congress Will Not Halt the Surveillance Programs of Hereditary Kings (tags)
The Bush administration is pushing legislation to legalize its vast spy operations on the American people. Can we expect Congress to protect our rights? Do not count on it!
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.
Happy Impeachment Day! (tags)
This is no time for political strategizing. Every member of Congress is sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution, and it is being gravely threatened by this president.
Attorney general: Bush blocked eavesdropping-program probe (tags)
President Bush personally blocked a Justice Department investigation of the anti-terror eavesdropping program that intercepts Americans' international calls and e-mails, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Tuesday.
BTL:NSA Domestic Surveillance Tests Constitution (tags)
Interview with Chrisopher Pyle, former intelligence officer and professor constitutional law, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
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.
Framework for a police state – US government phone spying targets all Americans (tags)
The exposure in Thursday’s USA Today of a vast and secret National Security Agency data base tracking the phone calls of hundreds of millions of Americans is further evidence of the advanced preparations for the establishment of a police state in the United States. The NSA database is a blueprint for political repression and intimidation on a massive scale. The patently illegal government surveillance has nothing to do with preventing terrorist attacks, as claimed by President Bush and echoed by both the media and Democratic Party politicians who criticize various aspects of the program. It has been implemented by a state apparatus which sees its major opposition as coming from among the American people, not scattered bands of Islamic terrorists. At a time of growing social opposition, the government is systematically collecting data to find out what people are thinking and to whom they are talking.
THREE STATES to vote on forwarding REAL impeachment bills that require US House votes (tags)
author: Constitutionalist ....your own state's legislators can introduce Impeachment Proceedings against Bush immediately as a State Legislature Joint Resolution, that then goes on to be a preferred bill, meaning that it automatically takes precedence over all other bills then in Congress!
Lawsuit details AT&T cooperation in illegal government spying on Americans (tags)
A lawsuit underway in a US district court in San Francisco charges telecommunications giant AT&T with violating the privacy of its customers by handing over massive amounts of data to the government. The class action lawsuit, filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of AT&T customers, is based on documents provided by a former AT&T employee that detail the company’s participation in the National Security Agency (NSA) warrantless spying program that was first revealed late last year.
Tell the Sentate: Get some Ovaries, Censure Bush! (tags)
Amazingly, over 15 Senate Democrats voted to censure Clinton for a blow job, but now can't muster the indignation to tell Bush he was wrong for boldly defying U.S. law and ILLEGALLY spying on Americans! Right now there are only three sponsors of Russ Feingold's bill to censure Bush and it is set to be introduced on the Senate floor this Friday. Tell the cowering Senators: "GET some OVARIES or we will GET YOU OUT!!"
BTL:Civil Liberties Advocates Maintain Bush's Illegal Conduct Constitutes... (tags)
...Impeachable Offenses ~ Interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
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.
BTL:Bush Defense of NSA Domestic Spy Program is Challenged in Senate Hearing (tags)
Interview with Shayana Kadidal, attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
George Bush and Tomoyuki Yamashita (tags)
With great power comes great responsibility, and when you’re “commander-in-chief” that means responsibility for the crimes of your troops. 60 years ago this month, American troops executed a Japanese general using precisely that argument.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (2/6/06) (tags)
Homeland Security Contracts for Vast New Detention camps.
FBI Inspector General's Report: More Evidence of Government Complicity in 9/11 Attacks (tags)
author: wsws A report released June 9 by the FBI's Office of the Inspector General raises new questions about the role of the US government in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The internal FBI study provides several important revelations about how US intelligence agencies ignored and even suppressed warnings in the period leading up to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that killed nearly 3,000 people.
STOP Bush’s drive to shred the Constitution (tags)
Warning! The USA Patriot Act and Other Dangerous Things (tags)
Sen. Boxer's Patriot Act amendment (tags)
WHAT PATRIOT II PROPOSES TO DO (tags)
I hope people find this of use. It seems to be a good basic summary of the provisions of the Fourth Reich's "Enabling Act".
The Vichy FBI (tags)
At what point does a "Law Enforcement Agency" become an instrument of Opression? At what point do we cease to trust their judgement or honor? When do people say "enough is enough". Or are the majority willing to be complacent cud-chewing bovine slaves? Are you?
Are You an Anti-American Lone Extremist? (tags)
Do you have a strong viewpoint? Do you believe passionately in some cause? You too might be a "Lone Extremist". As the Bush Junta continues to clamp down in their attempt to stifle dissent we take another step into a "BRAVE NEW WORLD".
PATRIOT ACT II (tags)
PEOPLE WAKE UP NOW, THE CONSTITUTION IS GOING UP IN FLAMES.
USA Patriot Act II--A$hcroft drafts secret sequel (tags)
The Bush Administration is preparing a bold, comprehensive sequel to the USA Patriot Act passed in the wake of September 11, 2001, which will give the government broad, sweeping new powers to increase domestic intelligence-gathering, surveillance and law enforcement prerogatives, and simultaneously decrease judicial review and public access to information. For additional information, watch the PBS program "Now With Bill Moyers" tonight at 9 P.M. EST. (local listings http://www.pbs.org/now/sched.html) The show will also air an interview with Charles Lewis.
Orwellian Poindexter IAO planed BEFORE 911 !! (tags)
Just like unPatriot Act -- set in motion before 9-11 ... get the word out so the brain-dead corporate media doesn't roll over
ACTION! When Even Safire Is Afraid Of HOMELAND SECURITY Act, You Know It's BAD ! (tags)
When even right-wing fanatics like William Safire are afraid of the "Homeland Security Act", then you know it's scarey. Even though it doesn't have the gut appeal of the War On Iraq, CONTACT your senators NOW ! E-mail at www.congress.org or call NOW!
When Even Safire Is Afraid Of Homeland Security Act, You Know It's Bad ! (tags)
When even right-wing fanatics like William Safire are afraid of the "Homeland Security Act", then you know it's scarey. Even though it doesn't have the gut appeal of the War On Iraq, you should be contacting your senator NOW !
Introducing the Information Awareness Office (tags)
YOU ARE A SUSPECT: regarding the current homeland security act.
War Powers Abuses (tags)
Discussion of specifics regarding FBI's abuse of power.