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Bullshit US Lawmakers: Cyber Attacks Will Have Consequences

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Members of a U.S. congressional panel have expressed concern about the threat cyber attacks from other nations pose to U.S. national security.  Some lawmakers are calling on the Obama administration to make sure governments which might be encouraging or tolerating

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Posted in Government Control, World News

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Supports Easing US Sanctions

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says there is a “great eagerness” in her country for U.S. sanctions to be removed. AIn a Tuesday speech in Washington, she said U.S. relations with Burma should be based on accountability. “I

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Posted in Human Rights

Internet Censorship: Enemies of the Internet – Infographic

Brought to you by our friends at open-site.org (Creative Commons License) If you think identity theft is the worst-case-scenario of Internet use, you clearly don’t live in any of the nations that make the list of top “Enemies of the

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Posted in Internet Censorship

Rights Groups Welcome US Decision to Send Troops to Uganda

Human rights groups are welcoming the U.S. decision to deploy 100 U.S. troops to central Africa to support the regional fight against a guerrilla group known for atrocities against civilians. One of those groups, Human Rights Watch, has been urging

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Posted in Human Rights

Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Honored With Memorial

Nearly a month after a hurricane postponed the dedication of a national memorial honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.,  U.S. President Barack Obama leads the ceremony Sunday, Oct. 16. King was the leading voice of the nation’s modern

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Posted in Human Rights

Occupy Wall Street Protests Spread Across Country

Jeff Swicord | Washington Liberal activists seem to be getting a boost from the spreading Occupy Wall Street protests in the United States. Their influence on American political dialogue is a work in progress. The demonstrations in New York against

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

Top 25 Censored News 2011: #6 Google Spying?

Earlier this year the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigated Internet search engine giant Google for illegally collecting personal data such as passwords, emails, and other online activities from unsecured Wi-Fi networks in homes and businesses across the United States and

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship

#OccupyWallStreet Spawns #OccupyDC

The anti-capitalist protests that began near Wall Street in New York are spreading to other cities.  Unlike the Tea Party movement, which blames big government for America’s economic problems, the so-called Occupy movement holds big business responsible.  Our reporter went

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Posted in Human Rights

Vietnam: Ambassador Urged to Press Rights

Congress members want a greater focus on human rights in Vietnam. More than a dozen U.S. lawmakers have urged the newly appointed American Ambassador to Vietnam to give a higher priority to raising human rights issues in the communist-ruled nation.

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

The Definitive Guide to Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia in the 2012 Republican Primaries (So Far)

The Republican field for 2012 is pretty competitive–when it comes to regressive statements and bigotry, that is. Written by Sally Kohn There is a reflecting pool between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial in our nation’s capital. Stretched out

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

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