Civil Liberties


Truthout

The Washington Monthly calls David Cay Johnston “one of this country’s most important journalists” and the Oregonian newspaper says his work is the equal of the great muckrakers Lincoln Steffens, Ida Tarbell and Upton Sinclair. (more…)

Guardian U.K.

For three weeks and counting, America has raged against the appalling behavior of the local police in Ferguson, Missouri, and for good reason: automatic rifles pointed at protesters, tank-like armored trucks blocking marches, the teargassing and arresting of reporters (more…)

Aljazeera

Two mentally impaired half-brothers have been freed after serving three decades in a US prison for the rape and murder of a child after DNA evidence proved they were not guilty. (more…)

Guardian U.K.

The watchlist tracks “known” and “suspected” terrorists and includes both foreigners and Americans. It’s also based on loose standards and secret evidence, which ensnares innocent people. Indeed, the standards are so low that the US government’s guidelines specifically allow for a single, uncorroborated source of information (more…)

Guardian U.K.

California is poised to introduce tough new controls on police deployment of drones for surveillance, as the debate around the acceptable uses of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) gathers pace. (more…)

KH: Thank you to everyone who wrote and/or phoned the prison.  This from Dr. Dhafir:
Hello everyone
Just wanted to let you know that I am finally out of the SHU yesterday.

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Fernandes was one of an estimated 7.5 million people around the country working multiple jobs to make ends meet in the wake of losing their jobs during the 2008 recession.(more…)

Democracy Now!

Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to an indefinite ceasefire, ending Israel’s 50-day assault on the Gaza Strip. Palestinian health officials say 2,139 people, most of them civilians — including more than 490 children — were killed in the Israeli offensive. Israel’s death toll stood at 64 soldiers and six civilians. (more…)

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