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  1. Why you can’t sue the government for spying on you

    Salon06/10/2013 - 00:00

     Today, amid all the other news about the government’s vast surveillance network, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California dismissed a case brought seven years ago against the National Security Agency’s warrantless wiretapping program.…

  2. Should Americans Be Worried About the National Security Agency's Data Collection? - YES!

    U.S. News and World Report by Shayana Kadidal06/07/2013 - 00:00

     Revelations that the National Security Agency is collecting data, "on an ongoing, daily basis," on all domestic and foreign telephone calls made by Verizon customers should absolutely concern Americans. The Verizon order was issued under…

  3. When Truth Becomes an Enemy of the State: Bradley Manning on Trial

    Truthout by CCR President Emeritus, Michael Ratner06/04/2013 - 00:00

    Yesterday, after three years of confinement, Pfc. Bradley Manning finally went on trial in a military court at Fort Meade, Maryland. But it is less a real trial than it is a trial run, an experiment on how to make…

  4. When a foreign military shoots a U.S. human rights defender “at point blank range,” shouldn’t the U.S. investigate?

    Firedoglake 05/31/2013 - 00:00

    As a teenager, Furkan Doğan would tell his parents that he wanted to bring toys, books, and food to the children of Gaza. Described by his father as a young man with a huge heart,…

  5. Still time to change course on Gitmo and drones

    MSNBC.com 05/24/2013 - 00:00

    President Obama’s speech Thursday was eagerly anticipated by those of us who have worked for years to challenge detentions at Guantanamo and targeted killings abroad. As much as we would like to be optimistic, after…

  6. Guantánamo: The Endgame?

    Global Journal by Omar Farah05/21/2013 - 00:00

    Fahd Ghazy is known at Guantánamo Bay as 026, his Internment Serial Number. These numbers were assigned to Guantánamo prisoners in chronological order according to their arrival. Fahd has a low number because he was…

  7. LGBT People Must Forge Global Solidarity Against Extremist Anti-Gay US Evangelicals

    The New Civil Rights Movement05/17/2013 - 00:00

     Martin Luther King famously noted in his Letter from Birmingham Jail that “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.”…

  8. Obama’s Catastrophic Guantánamo Failure

    The Daily Beast04/30/2013 - 16:45

    "Last week President Obama stood shoulder-to-shoulder with his predecessor to help celebrate the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and the legacy of President Bush’s eight years in office. A central part of…

  9. Why New York Is Still the Capital of Immigrant America

    The Nation 04/19/2013 - 00:00

    "In March of this year, Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared New York “the most immigrant-friendly city in the world.” The occasion: the signing of Local Laws 982 and 989, two pieces of of legislation designed to…

  10. President Obama must act to close Guantánamo

    The Hill04/18/2013 - 00:00

     "The process of dying is never easy or painless. Death by starvation is particularly grueling: the body cannibalizes fat and tissue, wasting to skin and bones, leading to dehydration, incoherence and, ultimately, heart failure. It…