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Supreme Court to rule on fate of indefinite detention for Americans under NDAA

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Reuters / Larry Downing The United States Supreme Court is being asked to hear a federal lawsuit challenging the military’s legal ability to indefinitely detain persons under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, or NDAA. According to Pulitzer Prize-winning ...

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Julian Assange’s Thousand Days

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Police states quaffing the blood of victims have an excuse: they wish to oppress in order to justify the status quo, keeping the fires burning, their subjects scared. They deceive because they know that truth is another country. States that ...

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Author of 'Anti-Terrorism' Law Slams 'Unlawful' Abuse to Stifle Journalism

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As public outrage over the the UK’s recent detention and interrogation of David Miranda grows, UK politician Charles Falconer, co-author of the ‘Schedule 7′ anti-terrorism law used by Metropolitan police to justify the detention, publicly charged that the law was ...

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Thousands March, Rally Honoring MLK’s Legacy

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NBC August 24, 2013 Tens of thousands of people marched on D.C. streets Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington — and to rally for D.C. statehood. In rapid fire, speakers stood on the steps of ...

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Federal judge grants California permission to force-feed inmates on hunger strike

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A US federal judge ruled that state and federal prison officials in California will be allowed to start force-feeding inmates participating in a nearly two-month-long hunger strike, if the prisoners appear to be approaching their death. The California Department of ...

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9/11 lawyer to challenge conditions in secret Gitmo camp

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A defense lawyer for one of the Guantanamo inmates charged in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks claims that the prison camp is in violation of basic human rights required by the Geneva Conventions, and plans to file a motion challenging ...

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Glenn Greenwald: Detaining My Partner Was a Failed Attempt at Intimidation

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At 6:30 am Sunday my time – 5:30 am on the East Coast of the US – I received a telephone call from someone who identified himself as a “security official at Heathrow airport.” He told me that my partner,  ...

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Documents show Secret Service kept tab of Swartz

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Freshly unveiled documents indicate that the US Secret Service was involved in the investigation into Aaron Swartz.

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Aaron Swartz prosecutors blasted for alleged vindictive behavior

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Fresh questions are being asked whether US federal prosecutors were so dogged in their pursuit of computer programmer and internet activist Aaron Swartz because they were acting in retaliation of an online petition which supported the defendant.

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British Library Network Blocks ‘Hamlet’ For ‘Violent Content’

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The use of Web blocks — usually “for the children” — is becoming depressingly common these days.

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