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Mass murder madness while the hunt for “terrorist suspects” goes on

Today’s horrendous news that a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut killed at least 27 people, as many as 18 of them children, brings to eight the number of mass killings in the United States just this year.

Senator Franken introduces bill to stop your creep ex-lover from tracking you everywhere you go

Who is opposed to laws that would ban or limit people or institutions from secretly tracking your movements via your mobile phone? The Department of Justice and the Software and Information Industry Association, for starters.

Who wins in the war on drugs?

Homemade weaponized drone shoots paintballs at real people

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The man in the video above built a drone with a weapon attached. He says he has fired the paintball drone weapon at real human beings (volunteers, he tells us).

Moving beyond Terror Tuesday: Dismantling the structures of repression, respecting human rights

Last Saturday hundreds of people gathered at Central Connecticut State University to participate in “An Injury to One is an Injury to All: A Conference in Defense of Civil Liberties and to End Indefinite Detention.”

Another DHS boondoggle: your tax dollars in action

The Terror Tuesday Trinity: NDAA, Guantanamo, drone strikes

The connection between these components of the government’s ‘war on terror’ arsenal came into clear focus over the past week.

On November 29, the Senate voted 67-29 to pass Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Amendment 3018 to the NDAA of 2013: “Sec. 1032. Prohibition on the Indefinite Detention of Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents.”

Is the Obama administration's drone war legal? Why should we be concerned?

Former Bush administration attorney John Bellinger, ACLU Center for Democracy Director Jameel Jaffer and WSJ Pentagon correspondent Julian Barnes appeared on NPR's On Point program to discuss the legality of the Obama administration's seemingly ever-expanding drone war.

Yes Men speak on private surveillance against them

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