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Top 25 Censored News 2011: #15 Big Polluters Freed from Environmental Oversight

The Obama administration has distributed out billions of dollars in stimulus money to some of the nation’s biggest polluters and granted exemptions from basic environmental errors. The administration’s main goal in Energy Secretary Steven Chu words was to “get the

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship

U.S. Underwrites Internet Detour Around Censors

The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents can use to undermine repressive governments that seek to silence them by censoring or shutting down telecommunications networks. The effort includes secretive

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Posted in Human Rights

Obama Signs Patriot Act Extension

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law a four-year extension of parts of a controversial domestic surveillance law, just before the provisions were to expire Thursday. U.S. lawmakers raced Thursday to pass the extension to the USA Patriot Act. 

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Posted in Human Rights

Obama Administration Ends Defense of Law Supporting Traditional Marriage

Source: VOA – By Kent Klein A step in the right direction regarding Marriage in The United States.   The Obama administration on Wednesday reversed its policy and will no longer defend the constitutionality of a U.S. law barring recognition

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Posted in Human Rights

Feb 20, 1985: Ireland Allows Sale of Contraceptives

In a highly controversial vote on February 20, 1985, the Irish government defies the powerful Catholic Church and approves the sale of contraceptives. Up until 1979, Irish law prohibited the importation and sale of contraceptives. In a 1973 case, McGee

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Obama Stands Up to Fundamentalists on Censorship

Source: Opposing Views – By Jerome McCollom I was reading an e-mail from a very, very conservative organization on the religious right, and they were up in arms that the Obama administration has not done any obscenity prosecutions since it

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Posted in Religious Censorship

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