Privacy Matters

Charlotte activist held on $10,000 bail for revoked license, told he is on "terror" watch list

A strange thing happened in Charlotte during the run-up to the Democratic National Convention. James Ian Tyson, a local activist, was on his way to a counter-DNC protest when he was arrested for driving with a revoked license. Police held him on a $10,000 cash bond, a highly unusual sum for such a minor crime.

Obama 2004 vs. Obama 2012

Please note that by playing this clip YouTube and Google will place a long term cookie on your computer.

President Obama on the campaign trail: No comment on drones

Please note that by playing this clip YouTube and Google will place a long term cookie on your computer.

Juice Rap News takes on the surveillance state

Please note that by playing this clip YouTube and Google will place a long term cookie on your computer.

Usually this blog is all Serious Stuff. Here, have a dose of humor to go along with it. The geniuses at Juice Rap News bring us: Big Brother is WWWatching You.

Terror Tuesday: Door slams shut on accountability

Since last Terror Tuesday, the country has experienced a watershed moment. 

Attorney General Holder’s announcement on August 30 that the door was being closed on the last chance to hold CIA officials responsible for torture might seem more of a foregone conclusion than a critical turning point for the nation.

The Democratic party platform and civil liberties

Anarchists the focus, while the racist poison spreads

Sascha Schneider, Der Anarchist, 1894

Tampa did not live up to the law enforcement playbook.

Austin detective infiltrated Occupy movement, allegedly provided activists with "criminal instruments"

Please note that by playing this clip YouTube and Google will place a long-term cookie on your computer.

DOJ: No charges for torture, killing of CIA detainees

Here's a study in contrast: The Obama administration's Department of Justice is prosecuting someone for telling the public about CIA torture, and has let the CIA off the hook entirely not only for its torture regime but also for the killing of detainees in its custody.

Disclosures about torture are unacceptable. The torture (leading to death) itself? No matter.

Why so few demonstrators at the RNC?

Please note that by playing this clip YouTube and Google will place a long-term cookie on your computer.

Sign up for email alerts // Contact us

Theme by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer