05 Aug 2015

ACLU Demands Mississippi Stop Invading Privacy Of Millions Of Google Users

On Monday, the ACLU asked an attorney general to “back off” and stop invading the privacy of Internet users to infringe on free speech or serve the agenda of big corporations and their lawyers. Google already sued Attorney General Jim Hood over the massive, invasive subpoena.

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05 Aug 2015

Austin Police Accountability Activist Arrested On Copwatch, Again

Antonio Buehler, Austin-Texas-based police accountability activist, has been arrested for copwatching — again. Buehler was arrested Saturday while filming the police with Peaceful Streets Project, a group he founded that frequently holds “copwatch” events, and spent about 18 hours in jail.

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05 Aug 2015

Seattle Activists Stop Traffic Over Trans Immigrants In Detention (VIDEO)

Northwest Detention Center Resistance blocked Seattle streets earlier this week to highlight the plight of undocumented transgender immigrants in detention. Click through for video and more information about this direct action.

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04 Aug 2015

What’s In A Comment? & Other Feedback On Shadowproof’s Launch

To launch Shadowproof but retain Firedoglake’s history, our tech team had to transfer approximately 4 million comments — ten years worth of conversations. The first Shadowproof Mailbag. Is your letter inside?

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04 Aug 2015

Survivor Of 3 Freedom Flotillas On Israel’s War Crimes Against Gaza (VIDEO)

Human rights activist and survivor of three Gaza aid Freedom Flotilla’s that were brutally attacked by Israel, Kevin Neish, shares his footage, photos and experience. An episode of “Behind the Headline” from MintPress News.

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04 Aug 2015

How Should Teachers Handle Violent Students? (Reader Response)

“Forgetting about the thug sheriff for a moment — there is a real issue here when children with disabilities in school become violent. My little cousin was victimized constantly by a little girl with disabilities who spat at her and punched her in the face in public …”

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04 Aug 2015

Robert Glasper: Why Music Matters to #BlackLivesMatter (VIDEO)

From “Music’s Role in the Movement for Black Lives: An Interview With Robert Glasper” on Truthout: If you say to my 6-year-old son, “What do we want?” he’ll tell you, “Justice.” If you ask him, “When do we want it?” he’ll tell you. “Now.” He has marched and chanted, and

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04 Aug 2015

New Film Documents U.S. Role In 1965 Indonesian Genocide (VIDEO)

From “The Look of Silence: Will New Film Force U.S. to Acknowledge Role in 1965 Indonesian Genocide?” on Democracy Now! October 1 marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the 1965 genocide in Indonesia that left over one million people dead. Human rights groups are circulating petitions calling for the

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03 Aug 2015

Can Websites Track You Using Your Phone’s Battery Life?

W3C’s specification explicitly frees sites from needing to ask user permission to discover they remaining battery life, arguing that “the information disclosed has minimal impact on privacy or fingerprinting, and therefore is exposed without permission grants”. But in a new paper from four French and Belgian security researchers, that assertion is questioned.

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03 Aug 2015

Do The Math: Global War On Terror Has Killed 4 Million Muslims Or More

A study released earlier this year revealed the shocking death toll of the United States’s “War on Terror” since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but the true body count could be even higher. Published in March by Physicians for Social Responsibility, the study, conducted by a team that included some Nobel Prize winners, determined that at least 1.3 million people have died as a result of war since Sept.11, 2001, but the real figure might be as high as two million.

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