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NSA Spying: Now It’s Personal

NSA Spying: Now It’s Personal

By Eva Galperin and Nadia Kayyali via EFF Imagine that you watched a police officer in your neighborhood stop ten completely ordinary people every day just to take a look inside their…

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…

Dear America: You’re in the Army Now

Dear America: You’re in the Army Now

By William J. Astore I spent four college years in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) and then served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force.  In the military, especially in basic…

“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…