January 2012

Police once again ratcheted up the tension by using force against an entire crowd of protesters.(more…)

On its face, this represents an important victory against the surveillance state. But this is a narrow ruling that leaves many crucial questions unanswered. (more…)


U.S. law enforcement agencies are exposing people to radiation in more settings and in increasing doses to screen for explosives, weapons and drugs. In addition to the controversial airport body scanners, which are now deployed for routine screening, various X-ray devices have proliferated at the border, in prisons and on the streets of New York. (more…)

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for a tool to mine social media for intelligence tips. (more…)

[Katherine: Bert Sacks is a member of the Dr. Dhafir Support Committee Advisory Board.]

Consider the case of 69-year-old American citizen Bert Sacks. He’s a real-life example of how sanctions operate as a violation of economic liberty. (more…)

(Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Lanny Breuer, head of the Justice Department’s criminal division, were partners for years at a Washington law firm that represented a Who’s Who of big banks and other companies at the center of alleged foreclosure fraud, a Reuters inquiry shows. (more…)

Jesuit priest and peace activist Father Bill “Bix” Bichsel, 83, is in his second week of a hunger strike to protest solitary confinement at Washington’s SeaTac Federal Detention Center (more…)

Guardian U.K.

The world’s poor are not begging for charity from the rich — they’re asking for justice and fairness (more…)

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