civil liberties


How to Survive an Encounter with the Police

By The Rutherford Institute February 11, 2017   How to Survive an Encounter with the Police   As the nation’s law enforcement agencies have become more militarized and trained to view the citizenry as enemy combatants who must comply with any and all police orders, encounters between police and members of the public have become […]

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A Billion Dollars of Federally Funded Paranoia

A Billion Dollars of Federally Funded Paranoia

By James Bovard Mises Institute February 7, 2017   A Billion Dollars of Federally Funded Paranoia   When it comes to mindless excess in the war on terror, it is difficult to compete with the 70+ fusion centers bankrolled by the Department of Homeland Security. They began to be set up around the nation shortly […]


Digital Rights Issues on the Horizon at the Supreme Court

By Kate Tummarello Electronic Frontier Foundation February 6, 2017   Digital Rights Issues on the Horizon at the Supreme Court     The Supreme Court already has a list of digital civil liberties issues to consider in the near future, and that list is likely to grow. If confirmed, President Donald Trump’s nominee to fill […]

Digital Rights Issues on the Horizon at the Supreme Court

New Edward Snowden Interview: History Of Intelligence Agencies And The Surveillance State

New Edward Snowden Interview: History Of Intelligence Agencies And The Surveillance State

By Activist Post January 18, 2017   New Edward Snowden Interview: History Of Intelligence Agencies And The Surveillance State     On January 15th, acTVism Munich hosted a live video conference called “Freedom & Democracy – Global Issues in Context” which featured a live interview with Edward Snowden, among other notable activists, whistleblowers and experts […]


U.S. House Oversight Committee: Stingray Surveillance Violates Constitution

By Derrick Broze Activist Post December 21, 2016   U.S. House Oversight Committee: Stingray Surveillance Violates Constitution     The U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has released a damning new report on law enforcement’s growing use of ‘stingray’ cell phone surveillance tools.  On Monday, the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a new report that […]

U.S. House Oversight Committee: Stingray Surveillance Violates Constitution

Google’s Jigsaw to Be Used to Undermine Alternative Media?

Google’s Jigsaw To Be Used To Undermine Alternative Media?

By Kurt Nimmo Activist Post October 6, 2016   Google’s Jigsaw To Be Used To Undermine Alternative Media?   In this premier episode of The Geopolitical Report with Kurt Nimmo, we examine Google’s Jigsaw, an emerging technology that will be used on the internet to counter speech and ideas considered “extremist” by the global elite. […]


Secret Stingray Manuals Reveal How Spying Tools Leave ‘No Place to Hide’

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams September 13, 2016   Secret Stingray Manuals Reveal How Spying Tools Leave ‘No Place to Hide’ The Intercept publishes instruction manuals detailing how to build and use cell phone surveillance devices     The technology manufacturing company Harris Corporation has fought to keep the public from knowing about how its […]

Secret Stingray Manuals Reveal How Spying Tools Leave 'No Place to Hide'

Rights Advocates Slam Baltimore's "Incomprehensible" Police Spying

Rights Advocates Slam Baltimore’s “Incomprehensible” Police Spying

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams August 25, 2016   Rights Advocates Slam Baltimore’s “Incomprehensible” Police Spying ‘The surveillance program itself is a privacy nightmare come to life and precisely what we have warned against for years,’ civil liberties group says     Revelations that Baltimore police are spying on residents from the air—which the department […]


McCain’s Nightmare – Dr. Kelli Ward For US Senate

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute August 5, 2016   McCain’s Nightmare – Dr. Kelli Ward For US Senate     When she fired back at Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) that the policies he has supported directly led to the rise of ISIS, Senate hopeful Dr. Kelli Ward set off alarm bells in interventionist circles. […]

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Meet the Senators Who Earlier Today Voted to Destroy Your Civil Liberties

Meet the Senators Who Earlier Today Voted to Destroy Your Civil Liberties

By Michael Krieger Liberty Blitzkrieg June 22, 2016   Meet the Senators Who Earlier Today Voted to Destroy Your Civil Liberties     Yesterday, I published a post warning about an amendment to be put up for a vote in the U.S. Senate that would severely harm the civil liberties of American citizens. I was very […]


Supreme Court Quietly Approves Rule to Give FBI ‘Sprawling’ Hacking Powers

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams April 30, 2016   Supreme Court Quietly Approves Rule to Give FBI ‘Sprawling’ Hacking Powers Absent action by Congress, the rule change will go into effect in December     The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday quietly approved a rule change that would allow a federal magistrate judge to issue […]

Supreme Court Quietly Approves Rule to Give FBI 'Sprawling' Hacking Powers

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Does The United States Still Exist?

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org March 29, 2016   Does The United States Still Exist? An address delivered to the Libertarian Party of Florida on March 23, 2016 in Destin, Florida     To answer the question that is the title, we have to know of what the US consists. Is it […]


Loretta Lynch and the Government War on Free Speech

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute March 14, 2016 Loretta Lynch and the Government War on Free Speech   During her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted that she asked the FBI to examine whether the federal government should take legal action against so-called climate change deniers. Attorney […]

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ACLU Sounds Alarm as Obama Administration Plans Quiet NSA Expansion

ACLU Sounds Alarm as Obama Administration Plans Quiet NSA Expansion

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams February 27, 2016   ACLU Sounds Alarm as Obama Administration Plans Quiet NSA Expansion “Before we allow them to spread that information further in the government, we need to have a serious conversation about how to protect Americans’ information.”     Civil liberties advocates slammed reports on Friday that the […]


What’s in Store for Our Freedoms in 2016? More of Everything We Don’t Want

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute December 30, 2015   What’s in Store for Our Freedoms in 2016? More of Everything We Don’t Want     “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”—George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Vol. 1 In Harold Ramis’ classic 1993 comedy Groundhog Day, TV weatherman Phil Connors […]

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