19 Jul 2011

Pelican Bay Prisoner Hunger Strike: Prison Staff Not Following Medical Protocol

Even when someone is on a hunger strike medical care should be given. In fact it is critical that there is regular checks as slowly starving can affect other organs and turn south very quickly. This is not happening for the Pelican Bay hunger strikers.

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19 Jul 2011

How the US ‘War on Terror’ Impacts Women and Sexual Minorities

A government can say they are taking a holistic approach to something like the ‘war on terror’ but that does not mean that they are actually doing it. The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice has a new report out showing just how poorly the United States is doing in this area.

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19 Jul 2011

WSJ Editorial Staff Commits to Pathologically Lying About WikiLeaks & Phone Hacking Scandal

(photo: Stephen Cummings) (update below) The Wall Street Journal editorial staff has now officially committed to lying through their teeth about how the phone hacking scandal at News of the World is exactly like the New York Times, The Guardian and other newspapers working with WikiLeaks. Yesterday, the editorial staff

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18 Jul 2011

Notes on Civil Liberties for July 18

Here’s today’s blog for the latest news and updates on civil liberties and digital freedom issues. All times are in EST. And, if you have any news tips and would like to contact me, email dissenter@shadowproof.wpengine.com. Atlanta City Council has okayed a measure that will bring Big Brother to Atlanta.

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18 Jul 2011

How the US ‘War on Terror’ Impacts Women and Sexual Minorities

(photo: Cover of new CHRGJ report on impact of US counter-terrorism policies on women, sexual minorities) Calling attention to how the US government’s counter-terrorism measures impact women and sexual minorities (those in the LGBTI community), the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) has released a report that suggests

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18 Jul 2011

How the US ‘War on Terror’ Impacts Women and Sexual Minorities

Calling attention to how the US government’s counter-terrorism measures impact women and sexual minorities (those in the LGBTI community), the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) has released a report that suggests the USG government cannot continue to claim it is taking a “holistic” approach to countering terrorism while at the same time failing to address how the so-called “war on terrorism” impacts women, men and sexual minorities differently.

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18 Jul 2011

Phone Hacking Scandal Brings Out WSJ’s Fear of WikiLeaks

Murdoch-owned papers are working overtime to defend Murdoch from blowback from the phone hacking scandal. And in a recent editorial addressing the business of news and those who are criticizing members of the News Corp family, the Wall Street Journal delivers a dig against papers like The Guardian that have done business with WikiLeaks.

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17 Jul 2011

Phone Hacking Scandal Brings Out WSJ’s Fear of WikiLeaks

(update below) As the News Corp phone hacking scandal continues to grow and envelop US newspapers and media organizations, which are owned by Rupert Murdoch and part of the News Corp family, the management of each of these papers and organizations are working overtime to defend Murdoch from the criticism.

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17 Jul 2011

This Week in WikiLeaks Podcast – Guest @WLLegal Talks Manning-Lamo Chat Logs & More

For the past months, I have hosted a show called “This Week in WikiLeaks,” where I bring a guest on to talk about a WikiLeaks-related story or to talk about the latest news and updates on WikiLeaks, an organization that provides a lens for understanding so much about how the press, policy and politics, the national security state, etc.

This week, Trevor Timm, the person behind the Twitter account @WLLegal, joined the program to talk about the latest news on WikiLeaks. Timm has been a regular legal correspondent on the show.

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17 Jul 2011

This Week in WikiLeaks Podcast – Guest @WLLegal Talks Manning-Lamo Chat Logs & More

Julian Assange had his extradition appeal hearing last week. POLITICO published a story on Pfc. Bradley Manning’s treatment at Quantico Marine Brig. Sen. John McCain renewed his push for a Senate select committee that could address what he considers a growing threat to American national security, hacking and electronic leaks.

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