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The Return of Jim Crow in North Carolina

The Return of Jim Crow in North Carolina

By Lauren McCauley Rights Groups Call for Halt to 'Worst Since Jim Crow' Voting Law Hundreds of people were turned away outside of a packed courtroom in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Monday…

Torture:  What’s Race Got to do with It?

Torture: What’s Race Got to do with It?

By Rebecca Gordon June is Torture Awareness Month, so this seems like a good time to consider some difficult aspects of torture people in the United States might need to be aware…

Torturing for the Nation

Torturing for the Nation

By Ariel Dorfman via Tomdispatch.com According to an Amnesty International Poll released in May, 45% of Americans believe that torture is “sometimes necessary and acceptable” in order to “gain information that may protect…

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Snowden: Clapper pattern of Lies about My Complaints to NSA

After NBC confirmed Ed Snowden’s earlier claims that he had tried to make use of internal channels to question NSA surveillance programs, James Clapper released a single email from Snowden to the legal department at the NSA, which they claim shows he…

“Man-Up” Kerry tries to Swiftboat Ed Snowden

“Man-Up” Kerry tries to Swiftboat Ed Snowden

By Jon Queally U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is facing widespread criticism for his comment that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden—increasingly seen by the American public as a heroic figure for exposing…

Bush-Cheney Committed War Crimes: Terrorism Czar

Bush-Cheney Committed War Crimes: Terrorism Czar

Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! has an exclusive interview: ” Exclusive: Bush Committed War Crimes Says Ex-Counterterrorism Czar Richard Clarke” Excerpt: Amy Goodman: “Do you think President Bush should be brought up on…