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image Snowden and Ellsberg live at HOPE 120_720-ellsberg01.jpg original image ( 720x180) - by Indyradio
Just 2 hours ago, Snowden and Ellsberg conferenced live at the HOPE conference in NYC. Audio is attached.
Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:55PM
text Congresswoman Waters Calls for Thorough Investigation into CA Highway Patrol Beating - by Maxine Waters
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement today in light of a video showing a California Highway Patrol officer repeatedly punching a woman in the face on the 10 Freeway:
Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:54PM
text “Commercial Sex, the New ‘Terrorism’?” - Why You Need To Worry About H.R. 3530 - by Christina A. DiEdoardo, Esq
H.R. 3530 is the latest in a series of legislation which purportedly aims to “help” individuals classified as “victims of human trafficking” by expanding governmental powers of electronic surveillance, treating customers identically with principals and organizers and curtailing the due process rights of defendants. The federal government wants to attack “demand” on the assumption that if it does that, “supply” will dry up in response. The flaw in this analysis is that the bil...
Posted: Wed Jul 9, 2014 4:25PM
document ACLU Claim Reveals Tucson Police Continue Rights Violations Under SB 1070 Law sepulveda_notice_of_claim_tucson_police_department.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by ACLU
TUCSON – The American Civil Liberties Union has initiated a second legal claim (see PDF) against the Tucson Police Department (TPD) after finding that the implementation of the “show me your papers” provision of SB 1070 continues to result in the violation of people’s constitutional rights. The provision of the controversial anti-immigrant law went into effect in Arizona in September 2012. The claim filed today stems from a traffic stop this past January in which police conducted an ...
Posted: Mon Jul 7, 2014 4:24PM
image NSA targets extracted from X-KEYSCORE source code and revealed 120_shot0002.jpg original image ( 512x288) - by indyradio.nu
Sebastian Hahn was shocked to learn his activities were on tap via a database controlled by the NSA. Today we begin to get the names of specific targets,via Germany. What has been obtained is part of the source code for the NSA X-KEYSCORE program, and names of targets have been extracted from the NSA database.
Posted: Thu Jul 3, 2014 11:09PM
image Wikileaks co-founder expects full disclosure of Snowden trove 120_800-john-young.jpg original image ( 800x400) - by indyradio.nu
"This was just a way to get certain kinds of documents out to the public.... a collective of people contributing their time to it and not a centralized operation raising lots of money. it's basically a violation of Cryptome's policy--to publish the names of people who do not want to be identified." - John Young
Posted: Tue Jul 1, 2014 9:26AM
image Supremes Update Fourth Amendment for Digital Era, Require Mobile Phone Warrants 120_mobilephone-getawarrant-lindalye.jpg original image ( 255x205) - by Linda Lye, ACLU-NC
The United States Supreme Court unanimously acknowledged what common sense tells us and everyone who owns a cell phone (yes, that would be just about everyone) already knows: Our cell phones have a whole lot of private information about us. The Court therefore held that cops need a warrant to search a cell phone.
Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:25PM
text Supreme Court Sets Powerful Limits for Cell Searches, Fails to Protect Internet Streaming - by EFF
Justices Rule Changing Technology Demands Limits for Police but Requires Permission from TV Broadcasters
Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:20PM
audio Louisiana Defenders Collective Interview from WTUL News and Views (audio/mpeg 50.6MB) - by WTUL News and Views
News and Views speaks to members of the Louisiana Defenders Collective, going over the holes in the criminal justice system that make their services necessary and the particular pressures put on juveniles in the privatization of the public school system, especially the ways formerly standard in-school behavioral problems have become criminalized.
Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:22AM
text The law was struck down prohibiting people from living in vehicles in Los Angeles - by Lynda Carson
In the case Desertrain v. City of Los Angeles, the court sent a strong message all across the nation that cities cannot end homelessness, by making homelessness illegal with egregious city laws that essentially make it impossible for homeless people to survive by staying in their vehicles!
Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:59PM
document For First Time, Appeals Court Rules Warrant Is Required For Cell Phone Location Tracking q_davis_opinion_0.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by ACLU
MIAMI – For the first time, a federal appeals court has ruled that law enforcement must obtain a warrant to get people’s phone location histories from their cell service companies.
Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:33PM
document Man Sues City After Being Arrested for Twitter Account Parodying Mayor 2014-06-11-jonathan-daniel-complaint_final.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by ACLU
PEORIA, Ill. – A 29-year-old Peoria resident is suing the City of Peoria, Mayor Jim Ardis, and several other officials for their role in transforming his Twitter parody of the mayor into a police matter, leading to a raid on a home, the seizing of personal property, and his arrest and detention.
Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:30PM
text The Four Most Widely Believed Myths About Gun Control - by Al Carroll
These are the four most pervasive myths maintained about gun control by their opponents, designed to make debate or dissent on the issue impossible and unanswerable: 1. Gun control does not work. 2. It is barred by the Constitution. 3. It would lead to dictatorship, or firearms keep us free. 4. Guns prevent crime/make us feel safe.
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:32PM
image Class War: Thailand’s Military Coup 120_2014-thai-anti-coup.jpg original image ( 507x338) - by Walden Bello
Outnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, anti-democratic agenda
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:46AM
document Abuse, Inhumane Conditions, Found at Prisons for Immigrants Run by Private Companies warehoused_and_forgotten_aclu.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by ACLU
NEW YORK – On June 10, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Texas released the report Warehoused and Forgotten: Immigrants Trapped in Our Shadow Private Prison Industry (see PDF), a devastating look into the secretive "Criminal Alien Requirement" or "CAR" prisons for immigrants. In a four-year investigation of five CAR prisons in Texas, our researchers found pervasive and disturbing patterns of neglect and abuse of the prisoners–all non-citizens, most of whom have been convi...
Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:49PM
text Human rights groups close ranks after Pope urges UN resist Culture of Death. - by Anthony Ravlich
Human rights group members ignore posts in which Pope urges UN to resist Culture of Death and UN Watch describes rise of repressive States to prominent UN positions.
Posted: Tue Jun 3, 2014 11:17PM
text The FBI Inspires a New Strategy - by Agent Mulder
Fake terror is an inspiration.
Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 7:00PM
image Dia de homenaje para Galeano, Chicano Park, San Diego 5.24.14 120_galeanochicanoparkmay24flyer.jpg original image ( 576x792) - by solidaridad
En honor a la vida del Maestro Galeano, quien fue asesinado en una emboscada de paramilitares mientras que la defensa de una escuelitaa Zapatista. Vídeo es de 8 minutos, 45 segundos de duración.
Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 5:00AM
image Attack on Zaptista School in La Realidad: Protest at Consulado de México en San Diego 120_galeano.jpeg original image ( 720x528) - by solidarity
On May 2, bad government sponsored paramilitaries attacked the Zapatista school and clinic in La Realidad, killing Maestro Galeano and injuring 15 others. Following a call for events and actions in the week May 18-24, a protest was held at the Mexican Consulate on Thursday, May 22. Photos and a 6 minute video from the event are attached. An event honoring Maestro Galeano will take place on Saturday, May 24 3-5pm at Chicano Park - flyer attached.
Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 2:04PM
image Protesters take over Albuquerque City Council meeting 120_protesters-take-over.jpg original image ( 300x169) - by Albuquerque PSL
On May 5 anti-police brutality activists and community members in Albuquerque effectively shut down the City Council meeting and reconvened it as a People’s Meeting, a truly unprecedented event in the recent history of Albuquerque.
Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 2:01PM

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