Some commentators have asked whether Wikimedia and the other plaintiffs in this suit have standing to pursue their claims, in light of the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Clapper v. Amnesty International. In Clapper, the ACLU represented plaintiffs in a facial challenge to the constitutionality of the 2008 FISA Amendments Act (FAA) — the same statute […]
Mumia Abu-Jamal Moved from Prison to Intensive Care, Supporters Seek Access and Answers | Democracy Now!
JOHANNA FERNÁNDEZ: — Keith Cook, for the past 20 hours. Pam Africa, Ramona Africa, they all drove there from Harrisburg, where the case of the silencing act was being heard before the third circuit court. Immediately, after that ended, they rushed up to Pottsville, and the doctors will not speak to us. They will not […]
ACTION ALERT Demand Mumia’s family hospital visitation rights At 1pm EST today, Mumia Abu-Jamal had a medical emergency and was taken to the Intensive Care Unit at Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, PA. SCI Mahanoy prison officials are blocking all family visits at Schuylkill. Mumia’s family is currently waiting at Schuylkill. We have absolutely […]
It’s the tale of little six-year-old Jacob, who really likes spies. So much so that he wrote to CSIS to ask if they could help him set up a spy club. Little Jacob did not know, perhaps, that CSIS is an agency found to be complicit in a variety of illegal acts, from complicity in […]
Letter of Response to the Supreme Court regarding the detention on remand of Julian Assange – Aklagarmyndigheten
The Prosecutor-General is of the opinion that Julian Assange should continue to be detained in his absence, however would endorse the Supreme Court’s adjudication on the question. Given the fact that Julian Assange has appealed the detention on remand from the Svea Court of Appeal, the Prosecutor-General, on request, has submitted a letter of response […]
David Dow support from 300 lawyers: Petition to Texas Supreme Court to overturn suspension of death penalty defense attorney.
On Wednesday an extraordinary petition was filed in the Texas Supreme Court by some 300 lawyers seeking a declaratory judgment or, in the alternative, a writ of mandamus, overturning Dow’s suspension. The document is 263 pages long, of which many are signature pages. In effect, the petition asks Texas’ Supreme Court to declare that the […]
In light of the gamergate fiasco, we realized that most of the targeted individuals had their private information trivially publicly online. This guide is meant to help people take basic steps required to protect their online privacy, hopefully reducing the number of crazies who threaten to show up at your house. We do not believe […]
Chinese Labor Strike: 5,000 Workers Strike At Factory Making Shoes For Nike, Timberland, Kenneth Cole; Police Dogs Deployed
Factory workers in China tend to be rural migrants who travel long distances for city work. Under local labor laws, companies are required to offer monthly housing allowances. The striking Stella workers say they haven’t received this pay from their employer, though it’s not clear how many months are owed to them.“It’s unlikely they would […]
The move came after the Department of Justice failed to bring civil rights charges against officer Wilson on Wednesday clearing him of federal charges in the fatal shooting of Brown on August 9, 2014.After the ruling was issued, US Attorney General Eric Holder said a lengthy investigation into the shooting of the unarmed teenager has […]
The country is now looking at ways of bringing this to an end, with Russia’s main web-blocking body supporting a worrying proposal by a Russian MP to ban use of these tools via School of Privacy – VPN and TOR Ban Looming on the Horizon for Russia | TorrentFreak.