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Reject the PROTECT IP Act: Write to Your Lawmakers

The PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) is a threatening sequel to last year’s COICA Internet censorship bill that would—like its predecessor—invite Internet security risks, threaten online speech, and hamper Internet innovation. Urge your members of Congress to reject this dangerous bill!

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

Shocking Video: Americans Arrested Violently at the Jefferson Memorial — for Dancing

So now the Jefferson Memorial is a “protected area” per the Patriot Act? Watch what happened on May 29, 2011 at the Jefferson Memorial in DC. CodePinker Medea Benjamin and others were arrested for “dancing,” and others were body slammed

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Oregon Senator Wyden Freezes Second Internet Censorship Bill

A U.S. Senator from Oregon has once again taken a stand against his own party to defend what he sees as the inherent right to free speech on the Internet, placing a hold on a bill that could force search

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High School Student Stands Up Against Prayer at Public School and Is Ostracized, Demeaned and Threatened

When a high school atheist tried to stop prayer at his graduation, he was harassed and kicked out of his house. But the atheist community stepped in. Whatever you think about atheists — good, bad, mixed, indifferent — this story

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

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

Mother’s Complaint Prompts Paradise Valley School Officials to Remove Book (Video)

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‘Freedom Riders’ Remembered 50 Years Later

The American South was a segregated society 50 years ago. In 1960, the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed racial segregation in restaurants and bus terminals serving interstate travel, but African-Americans who tried to sit in the “whites only” section risked injury

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Posted in Human Rights

Homeland Security Wants Mozilla to Pull “Domain Seizure” Add-On

Source: TorrentFreak Homeland Security’s ICE unit is not happy with a Firefox add-on that allows the public to circumvent the domains seizures carried out during the past several months. In an attempt to correct this ‘vulnerability’ in their anti-piracy strategy,

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Senator Wyden Warns That Domain Seizures And COICA Undermine Internet Freedom

Source: TechDirt Senator Wyden continues to be one of the few politicians actually concerned about the impact of the government’s expansive view towards seizing domain names and stifling speech online. His latest is to point out that Homeland Security‘s strategy

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Posted in Human Rights

White House Threatens To Censor Paper For Covering Protests

The San Francisco Chronicle apparently in conflict with the White House for display video of a protest against the treatment of suspected White House source Wikileaks Bradley Manning. The White House on Thursday threatened to leave the San Francisco Chronicle,

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Posted in Human Rights