Category Civil Liberties

Utah Department of Corrections releases Technical Manual for their execution process

  The list of witnesses to the execution must be completed a minimum of two weeks before the date of execution, and carries strict rules: the condemned may only choose five family members, friends, or religious figures to be there at the moment of death, and witnesses have to sign forms in order to view […]

Religious Bigotry and You

I’ve been hard on Cenk for his fluffy opinions, but he appears to be trying now. TYT is hiring investigative journalists, so they say. Here, he at least comments on some opinion polls concerning Americans and their hypocritical, completely skewed views… For the Record– My own response to that opinion poll: of course they […] via […]

AKP’liler ‘Hollandalı’ diye Norveçli gazeteciye saldırdı – Evrensel.net

AKP’liler ‘Hollandalı’ diye Norveçli gazeteciye saldırdı – Evrensel.net – AKP’li grup Norveç basınından bir gazeteciye ve kadın gazetecilere ‘Siz Hollanda’ya çalışıyorsunuz, hepinizi tek tek çektim. Göreceksiniz’ diyerek tehditler savurdu. Gazetecilere basın kartı soran AKP’liler, Norveçli gazeteciye de ‘Hollandalı’ diye linç girişiminde bulundu. Olay esnasında polislerin AKP’li gruba müdahale etmeyip yaşananları izlediği görüldü. (İstanbul/EVRENSEL)

Israeli Forces Execute Palestinian Civilian at Point-Blank Range in al-Far’ah Refugee Camp | Palestinian Center for Human Rights

Israeli Forces Execute Palestinian Civilian at Point-Blank Range in al-Far’ah Refugee Camp | Palestinian Center for Human Rights – According to PCHR’s investigations and the mother’s testimony, Fawziyah Mahmoud Khamis Salhi (67) said to PCHR’s fieldworker that at approximately 02:00 on the abovementioned day, Israeli forces moved into al-Far’ah refugee camp, south of Tubas. They […]

Article: Should an Innocent Person Be Forced to Pay for Their Arrest? | OpEdNews

Article: Should an Innocent Person Be Forced to Pay for Their Arrest? | OpEdNews – Donald Trump takes office in two short weeks. As I’ve written previously, I don’t expect much in the way of prison reform or sentencing reform. Indeed, I’ve urged readers to take to the courts for redress because we obviously won’t […]

Senate passes cybercrime bill after numerous tweaks – The Express Tribune

A Senate standing committee has proposed 47 amendments to the bill passed earlier by the lower house on April 13. With eight more amendments proposed on Friday by Aitzaz Ahsan, Shibli Faraz and Sherry Rehman, the total amendments proposed by opposition jumped to 55.The bill seeks punishment for facilitating hate speech, cyber terrorism, illegal issuance […]

Podcast: ‘Anti-Intellectualism is More Than Partisan Politics – it’s Anti-Progress’ — APNS Public Radyo

Summary: TheAngryindian speaks extemporaneously on the issue of institutional anti-intellectualism and why is it inherently dangerous to coddle those who bully the general society and targeted groups/populations into accepting their marginalisation as ‘right’ and obedience to their xenophobic, right-wing sociopolitical ideas and utterly paranoid religious fundamentalism. The discourse also includes an examination of Israeli Prime Minister […]

False Security

On 20 October 2014, a terrorist drove his car into two members of the Canadian Armed Forces, killing Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent. Two days later, another terrorist murdered Corporal Nathan Cirillo before storming Parliament. In the aftermath of these attacks, Parliament enacted Bill C-51 — the most radical national security law in generations. This new […]

Former Orange County teacher sues for discrimination

A former Orange County school teacher is suing the school district. She claims she was discriminated against, and the evidence in the case is causing one state group to believe she has a case. Source: Former Orange County teacher sues for discrimination

Why You Mad Son? Radio | Facebook

Now the police can tase, tear gas and shoot your Black ass from the sky and not have to deal with lawsuits.Bruce Burkett of North Dakota Peace Officer’s Association was allowed by the state house committee to amend HB 1328 and allow “Less than lethal” weapons like rubber bullets, pepper spray, tear gas, sound cannons, […]

LAPD & Chicago bought “Stingrays on steroids” with asset-forfeiture & DHS money – Boing Boing

The main difference between the Harris and Digital Receiver Technology devices, Martinez said, is the ability of the most sophisticated Digital Receiver Technology devices to simultaneously break the encryption of communications from hundreds of cellphones at once. A 2011 purchase order for this equipment by the Washington Headquarters Services, a branch of the Pentagon, states […]

Gay CIA Contractor Claims Dangerous Harassment in War Zone | abc13.com

“The reason I’m making this is, in the event that something happens to me, there’s evidence I’m in Afghanistan working as a contractor for the CIA,” he says quietly in the shaky video, stealing glances around him. “I don’t feel it’s very safe for me to be here. I don’t feel like I can work […]

Apaches Rally At Capitol, Vowing To Continue Fighting For Sacred Oak Flat ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

The area known as Oak Flat is part of Arizona’s Tonto National Forest, and the Apache have used it for generations in young women’s coming-of-age ceremonies. In 1955, President Dwight Eisenhower removed it from consideration for mining activities in recognition of its natural and cultural value. But in December 2014, during the final days of […]

Obama administration spied on German media, government – CNNPolitics.com

On Thursday, the German government’s intelligence coordinator, Günter Heiss, testified before a parliamentary investigative committee of the German parliament, the Bundestag, focused on the activities of the U.S. National Security Agency’s spying on Germany and the knowledge and/or role of German intelligence, the Bundesnachrichtendienst or BND.That the NSA was spying in German officials is not […]

Heart of Decolonization Gathering | Awakening the Horse People

A gathering for decolonizing people of diverse backgrounds who are in positions of teaching and inspiring others to decolonize while occupying stolen Native lands still under resistance. SAVE THE CONFIRMED DATE! September 4-6, 2015 Independent Lakota Territory Hosted by the Lakota Cante Tenza Okolakiciye (Strong Heart Warrior Society) This unique gathering is intended to bring […]

▶ WikiLeaks Leaks Controversial Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Documents – YouTube

“The WikiLeaks release of the text comes ahead of the decisive TPP Chief Negotiators summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013. The chapter published by WikiLeaks is perhaps the most controversial chapter of the TPP due to its wide-ranging effects on medicines, publishers, internet services, civil liberties and biological patents.” Remember NATFTA? […]

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