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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

A Look Back 30 Years: Top 25 Censored News Stories of 1981 – #8. UNION BUSTING WITH BRIEFCASES NOT BLACKJACKS

Union busting conjures up images of violent strike-breakers armed with blackjacks, brass-knuckles, and revolvers, but this is an image of the past. Today, hidden behind a corporate veneer and armed with briefcases, a. new army of union busters, known as

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

How To Get Elected Officials To Actually Hear Our Worries About Censorship: Speak Up!

Source: techdirt EFF‘s Cindy Cohn asked Lofgren a simple question towards the end of Lofgren’s talk, questioning what we in Silicon Valley could actually do so that folks in Washington DC actually understand these issues. Lofgren, at first, seemed unsure

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Feb 24, 1868: President Andrew Johnson Impeached

The U.S. House of Representatives votes 11 articles of impeachment against President Andrew Johnson, nine of which cite Johnson’s removal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, a violation of the Tenure of Office Act. The House vote made President

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