Privacy Matters

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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WSJ editors come out swinging in defense of indefinite detention of US citizens

Edvard Munch, "The Scream"

Warrant requirement for email? And other news

Terror Tuesday: The NDAA is back!

What was the most underreported story of 2012?

According to Project Censored, it was “Signs of an Emerging Police State,” as evidenced by President Obama putting his signature last New Year’s Eve on the NDAA of 2012.

What can you do?

Now that the elections are over, we must gear up to make an impact on Congress and the White House in the coming months.  We should also be preparing to take local actions that move human and constitutional rights back onto the political agenda. 

NSA whistleblower Bill Binney on the surveillance state

NSA whistleblower Bill Binney and ACLU of Massachusetts Executive Director Carol Rose spoke to a packed crowd at MIT on November 19, 2012. The conversation focused mainly on the military's warrantless wiretapping program and the FISA Amendments Act, but covered a host of topics related to technology, liberty, privacy and security.

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