03 Aug 2011

ACLU’s New Project to Uncover Details on Law Enforcement Use of Location Tracking

Map of ACLU Affiliates that filed FOI requests (photo: ACLU ) The ACLU has launched a massive effort with more than thirty of its state affiliates to uncover just how law enforcement agencies, large and small, are using cell phone location data to track Americans. The national organization and its

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03 Aug 2011

ACLU’s New Project to Uncover Details on Law Enforcement Use of Location Tracking

The ACLU has launched a massive effort with more than thirty of its state affiliates to uncover just how law enforcement agencies, large and small, are using cell phone location data to track Americans. The national organization and its affiliates submitted 379 requests through state Freedom of Information (FOI) laws and hope to unearth documentary evidence to show just how law enforcement is using new technology to invade Americans’ privacy.

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03 Aug 2011

Activists Urge Chicago Mayor Emanuel to Protect Their Right to Protest During NATO/G8

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (photo: afagen ) Antiwar groups and organizers have come together to demand and ensure Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city of Chicago protect their right to hold peaceful permitted rallies and marches when the G8 and NATO meet in May of next year. They have

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03 Aug 2011

Activists Urge Chicago Mayor Emanuel to Protect Their Right to Protest During NATO/G8

Antiwar groups and organizers have come together to demand and ensure Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city of Chicago protect their right to hold peaceful permitted rallies and marches when the G8 and NATO meet in May of next year. They have submitted requests for permits more than ten months before the NATO/G8 summits are slated to be held and on July 28 they submitted a letter to the mayor’s office urging the city to commit to guaranteeing their civil liberties during the meetings.

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02 Aug 2011

Notes on Civil Liberties for August 2

Here’s today’s blog for the latest news and updates on civil liberties and digital freedom issues. If you have any news tips and would like to contact me, email kevin.gosztola@shadowproof.wpengine.com.   The Pentagon’s $42 million plan to conduct surveillance on social media: Techland reports— The program’s plan is fourfold: 1.

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02 Aug 2011

Debt Ceiling Deal Trickery: A Catalyst for an Uprising?

There are many initiatives going on in the country. Protests are happening every day and the people are coming out to show their leaders they are angry and outraged.

Kevin Zeese: “People are all reaching the same conclusion together. There is a groups consciousness that is developing that the dysfunctional government that’s corrupted by corporate dollars is not acceptable anymore.”

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02 Aug 2011

Debt Ceiling Deal Trickery: A Catalyst for an Uprising?

The outcome of the debt ceiling talks is a foregone conclusion. An agreement has been established. The Obama Administration and GOP leaders came together and came up with a deal that would satisfy enough of Republican congressman beholden to the right wing economic libertarian “Tea Party.” Democratic leaders were stuck

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02 Aug 2011

New Report: DoD Used Water Torture, Hid Behind “Waterboarding” Definition

A new examination of waterboarding and other “water treatment” torture practices by the Department of Defense, published today at Truthout, seriously calls into question the accepted narrative around waterboarding by the U.S. government. Up until now, it’s been accepted that only the CIA waterboarded detainees at black sites in the “war on terror,” and only three prisoners at that. But a new investigation of available materials from Congress, Inspector General reports, first-hand and second-hand accounts in the press, as well as other documentary evidence, shows that use of waterboarding-style torture was likely used widely by U.S. forces, from Afghanistan to Iraq to Guantanamo.

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02 Aug 2011

“I saw many people get killed under torture in Kandahar”

In the RT video, Kurnaz talks about his stay in Kandahar, imprisoned by the U.S. military before he was shipped to Guantanamo. He was age 19.

“In Kandahar,” Kurnaz says, “was happening all kinds of things, what you can just imagine under torture. I saw many people get killed under torture in Kandahar.”

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01 Aug 2011

Notes on Civil Liberties for August 1

Here’s today’s blog for the latest news and updates on civil liberties and digital freedom issues. If you have any news tips and would like to contact me, email kevin.gosztola@shadowproof.wpengine.com. GOP presidential candidate Gary Johnson doesn’t see Sharia Law happening in this country. He thinks Herman Cain is wasting his

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