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Civil liberties are still the victim in the War on Terror

Source | “No nation could reserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” — James Madison, 1795 The 9/11 tragedy marked a sea change in the course of U.S. politics. Civil liberties/privacy concerns, although constitutionally guaranteed, were quickly swept ...

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Obama signs NDAA 2013 without objecting to indefinite detention of Americans

RT | President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 on Wednesday, giving his stamp of approval to a Pentagon spending bill that will keep Guantanamo Bay open and make indefinite detention for US citizens as likely ...

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The Myth That Slavery Has Ended

L. Muthoni Wanyeki | Those of us who schooled in Kenya will remember the drawings of Tippu Tip found in our history textbooks. Termed “Arab” although he was obviously mixed race, he was the most famous of the Zanzibari ivory ...

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Facebook Censorship over Sandy Hook School Massacre

Despite the fact that the mainstream media got key facts wrong in early reporting Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars.com | Facebook is suspending user accounts that question the official narrative behind the Sandy Hook school massacre, following a warning by Connecticut State ...

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Torture: America’s other national pastime

Don’t let “Zero Dark Thirty” fool you. The suffering we inflict is psychological — and has lasting consequences This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. If you look backward you see a nightmare. If you look forward you become the nightmare. There’s ...

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RINF Video: The Leveson Smokescreen – illusion of choice

RINF News reports on the illusion of choice by either accepting or rejecting the proposals by Lord Leveson to regulate the British press.

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UK told to quit EU Human Rights Court

Press TV | Britain should quit the European Court of Human Rights to pave the way for Parliament to block prisoners’ right to vote, says former justice minister Nick Herbert. “We shouldn’t defy the European Court of Human Rights – ...

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RINF Video: The Destruction of Freedom of Speech

RINF News reports on the destruction of freedom of speech within the UK. This report cites examples including the arrest and imprisonment of teenagers for posting offensive comments on social media and explores how Section 5 has been misused to ...

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Bolton calls for use of torture on Benghazi suspects

David Edwards, RAW Story | Neoconservative former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nation John Bolton is suggesting that the U.S. should restart its practices of using “rendition” and torture to investigate the September attacks in Benghazi, Libya. During an interview ...

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American military gets away with torture

NY Times | In a decision that ignored a 41-year-old precedent and American obligations under international law, a United States appeals court has ruled that American civilians who are tortured by the American military cannot recover damages from the people ...

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