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Official Google Blog: A new approach to China
Sounds like Google is not amused that hackers (implied to be working on behalf of the Chinese government) attacked them.
Google  China  Censorship  Privacy  Rights  Hacking  cite:wooster 
january 2010 by Membranophonist
Feds Urge Dismissal of High-Profile Spy Case | Threat Level |
"The Obama administration is urging a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit weighing whether a sitting U.S. president may lawfully create a spying program to eavesdrop on Americans’ electronic communications without warrants or congressional authorization."
Obama  Bush  DoJ  NSA  Surveillance  Privacy  Rights  Law  FISA 
august 2009 by Membranophonist
Obama Upholds Detainee Policy in Afghanistan -
Continuing the legal Phantom Zone policies is not change we can believe in.
Obama  Afghanistan  Law  Rights  Detention 
february 2009 by Membranophonist
Apple - Hot News - No on Prop 8
"Apple views this as a civil rights issue, rather than just a political issue, and is therefore speaking out publicly against Proposition 8."
Apple  Rights  Equality  California 
october 2008 by Membranophonist
China's Me Generation - TIME
"'There's nothing we can do about politics,' says Chen. 'So there's no point in talking about it or getting involved.'"
China  Consumerism  Democracy  Rights 
september 2007 by Membranophonist
Talking Points Memo | Coming around on gay marriage
"The key to social change in this country seems fairly straightforward: wait for conservatives to have more life experience." Many conservatives can't empathize until an issue affects them personally.
Conservatives  Rights 
september 2007 by Membranophonist - Activists' expulsion cited as Bush rule
Dear Leader gets to filter audiences based on t-shirts and/or bumper stickers at his taxpayer-financed events. Authoritarianism is super.
Bush  Authoritarianism  Constitution  Rights  Law 
march 2007 by Membranophonist
YouTube - Iranian-American Student Abused By UCLA UCPD With Tazer GUN
I think it would be rather difficult to "STAND UP!" after being repeatedly shocked with tens of thousands of volts of electricity.
UCLA  Taser  Rights  Police  Video 
november 2006 by Membranophonist
McClatchy Washington Bureau | 10/25/2006 | Cheney confirms that detainees were subjected to water-boarding
If waterboarding isn't torture, why was a Japanese military officer prosecuted for it under war crimes laws? Also, why did the Khmer Rouge use it? Because it's not torture! My conscience is clear!
Cheney  Torture  Rights  Law 
october 2006 by Membranophonist
U.S. Rank on Press Freedom Slides Lower -
Part of the increasingly authoritarian and outright dictatorial direction the Republicans want to take the country in.
Media  Journalism  Freedom  Rights 
october 2006 by Membranophonist
Rocky Mountain News: Local — Arrest over Cheney barb triggers lawsuit
The Constitution has been White House toilet paper since approximately 9/11/01.
Cheney  Rights  Law  Constitution 
october 2006 by Membranophonist
Arrested Bush dissenters eye courts - Yahoo! News
"…dozens of people across the nation were banished from or arrested at Bush political rallies, some for heckling the president, others simply for holding signs or wearing clothing that expressed opposition…" Enemies of Dear Leader!
Politics  Authoritarianism  Constitution  Rights 
july 2006 by Membranophonist
ABC News: Public Opposes Terms of Gitmo Detainment
Good to know that the country hasn't entirely embraced Bush's authoritarianism.
Politics  Guantanamo  Cuba  Gitmo  Torture  Rights 
june 2006 by Membranophonist
Warrantless Wiretaps Possible in U.S.
"…Gonzales left open the possibility yesterday that President Bush could order warrantless wiretaps on telephone calls occurring solely within the United States…" R.I.P., Amendment #4.
Bush  NSA  FISA  Constitution  Surveillance  Privacy  Law  Rights 
april 2006 by Membranophonist
Should Scalia Recuse Himself From Gitmo Case? - Newsweek Periscope -
Sounds like Scalia has already made up his mind about the case. Will the wingers attack him for pre-judging the case? I won't hold my breath.
SCotUS  Law  Gitmo  Rights 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
ABC News: DOJ: NSA Could've Monitored Doctors' Calls
Illegal domestic spying continues! All hail the lawless Bush administration.
Bush  FISA  NSA  Rights  Law  Congress 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
White House Aims to Block Legislation on Detainees
"The Bush administration in recent days has been lobbying to block legislation supported by Republican senators that would bar the U.S. military from engaging in 'cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment' of detainees…" Torturific.
Politics  Bush  Torture  Rights  Law 
march 2006 by Membranophonist The White House says spying on terrorism suspects without court approval is OK. What about physical searches?
"The White House says spying on terror suspects without court approval is ok. What about physical searches?" The Fourth Amendment is a pre-9/11 concept.
Bush  FISA  FBI  DoJ  Law  Rights  Constitution 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Craig Murray - Secret memos, allegations, a sacking and a resignation - Timeline of Craig Murray's posting to Uzbekistan
As Britain's outspoken Ambassador to the Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan, Craig Murray helped expose vicious human rights abuses by the US-funded regime of Islam Karimov.
Politics  Bush  Dictatorship  Uzbekistan  Torture  Rights 
march 2006 by Membranophonist Has Bush Gone Too Far? -- Jan. 09, 2006 -- Page 1
Bush broke the FISA laws proscribing warrantless domestic electronic surveillance. Having your appointees tell you it is legal doesn't make it so.
Bush  FISA  NSA  Surveillance  Privacy  Constitution  Law  Rights 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall November 9, 2005 08:10 PM
"No official of the government, federal, state or local, civilian or military, is authorized to commit or to instruct anyone else to commit torture." We signed it - we ought to abide by it.
Politics  Torture  Terrorism  Law  Rights 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
The Seattle Times: Local News: Voter-challenge errors mount
Sounds like someone needs to hip the Washington GOP to an online mapping service. Dumbasses.
Politics  Washington  GOP  Voting  Rights  Elections 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Senators Threaten to Block Renewal of Antiterror Law - New York Times
"A bipartisan group of senators threatened to derail the reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act today…" Good.
Politics  Privacy  Law  Rights  FBI 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Lost Amid the Rising Tide of Detainees in Iraq - New York Times
Secret prisons with undocumented prisoners - they're just following our lead!
Iraq  Law  Rights 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Douglas A. Johnson: Torture simply doesn't work
The America we hold in our hearts stands for dignity, fairness and the rule of law. That's incongruous with our government's actions.
Politics  Congress  Torture  Terrorism  Law  Rights 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
ABC News: Senate Rejects Extension of Patriot Act
The Senate on Friday rejected attempts to reauthorize several provisions of the USA Patriot Act as infringing too much on Americans' privacy and liberty, dealing a huge defeat to the Bush administration and Republican leaders.
Politics  Privacy  Security  Surveillance  Constitution  Law  Rights 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Alito Argued to Overturn Roe in 1985 Memo - Yahoo! News
Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito wrote in a June 1985 memo that the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion should be overturned.
Politics  SCOTUS  Abortion  Rights  Law 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
ABC News: Alito Defended Officials From Wiretap Suits
"The danger that high federal officials will disregard constitutional rights in their zeal to protect the national security is sufficiently real to counsel against affording such officials an absolute immunity." --US Supreme Court
Politics  Bush  NSA  Surveillance  Privacy  Law  Rights  FISA  SCOTUS 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
CIA Holds Terror Suspects in Secret Prisons
Debate Is Growing Within Agency About Legality and Morality of Overseas System Set Up After 9/11
Politics  CIA  Terrorism  Rights  Torture  ***** 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Cheney Fights for Detainee Policy
Yet another reason I despise this administration.
Politics  Torture  Terrorism  Rights  *** 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
TPMCafe || Man on Fire--Not!
What real CIA field officers know from their work with actual sources is that whatever short term benefit can be derived from torture will be offset by the new enemy you have created.
Politics  Torture  CIA  Terrorism  Rights  Law  *** 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Pssst ... Nobody Loves a Torturer - Newsweek World News -
Ask any American soldier in Iraq when the general population really turned against the United States and he will say, 'Abu Ghraib.'
Politics  Torture  Rights  Law  **** 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
ABC News: Feingold Calls for Bush's Censure
The Constitution and FISA cannot be ignored by executive fiat. Too bad the Republicans are spineless cowards.
Politics  Bush  FISA  NSA  Constitution  Privacy  Rights 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
BBC NEWS | Programmes | Click | DVD battle heads for showdown
The race is on to screw people out of their right to fair use!
DVD  Video  DRM  HD-DVD  Blu-ray  Rights 
march 2006 by Membranophonist
Secret Court's Judges Were Warned About NSA Spy Data
The FISA judges are terrorist sympathizers who want Osama (still free) to win. Off to Gitmo!
NSA  FISA  DoJ  Law  Rights  Privacy  Constitution 
february 2006 by Membranophonist
Gonzales Is Challenged on Wiretaps
"…Gonzales dismissed [Feingold's] question about warrantless eavesdropping as a 'hypothetical situation' during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in January 2005."
NSA  FISA  Senate  Privacy  Surveillance  Rights  Constitution 
february 2006 by Membranophonist
Poll: Most Say U.S. Needs Warrant to Snoop
"A majority of Americans want the Bush administration to get court approval before eavesdropping on people inside the United States…" America hates America!
Politics  Bush  NSA  FISA  Surveillance  Privacy  Constitution  Law  Rights 
january 2006 by Membranophonist
Files Say Agency Initiated Growth of Spying Effort - New York Times
"The National Security Agency acted on its own authority, without a formal directive from President Bush, to expand its domestic surveillance operations…"
Politics  NSA  FISA  Surveillance  Intelligence  Privacy  Constitution  Law  Rights 
january 2006 by Membranophonist

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