Category: Civil Liberties

avatar
Barbara Garson: Fifty Years Later Who Really Won the Battle of Berkeley?

Free Speech Movement Reunion

Meizhu Lui: Reparations: What’s the Idea of an African-American Nation Got to Do with It?

“Racial repair” can happen when African Americans have the freedom and the means, as did whites, to build their own house

Preeti Kaur: Accountability: Light and Shadows

For too much time two consecutive U.S. governments have been able to conceal much of what happened “in the shadows of the intelligence world”

Nadia Prupis: FBI Launches Facial Recognition Program

Bureau calls system “fully operational” despite one-fifth false positive rate

Jerry Haber: On Offensive Speech and Ethnic Sensitivities — Part One

Offence is subjective, from which follows that not every offence carries the same weight, and indeed some offence may be morally praiseworthy

The Guardian: ‘Any Palestinian is exposed to monitoring by the Israeli Big Brother’

Testimonies from people who worked in the Israeli Intelligence Corps tell of a system where there were no boundaries

avatar
Edward Snowden: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Isn’t Telling The Truth About Mass Surveillance

Like many nations around the world, New Zealand over the last year has engaged in a serious and intense debate about government surveillance

Yates Mckee: After the People’s Climate March, Flood Wall Street

Come for the climate march, stay for the flood

avatar
William Blum: America’s Deadliest Export and the Endless War on Terror

This is an extract from America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy — The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else by William Blum (Zed Books, 2014)

avatar
Paul Street: And Then Came Sharpton: Helping Keep Blacks in Their Place

The Black residents of Ferguson, Missouri, a predominantly Black St. Louis suburb, were injured and insulted in at least eight key ways this summer

1 2 3 52
WP-Backgrounds by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann