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The Dissenter

21 Jul 2011

Backlash from US, Israel against Palestinian Solidarity Activism Shows We’re Being Effective

Israel passed a law punishing people who advocate for a boycott of the settlements. The law is definitely not only a blow to freedom of speech in Israel but also another act of repression against Palestinian solidarity activism in Israel.

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21 Jul 2011

Notes on Civil Liberties for July 21

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. LulzSec hackers hold back on dumping News Corp emails and decide to be a bit more like WikiLeaks. They now

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21 Jul 2011

Backlash from US, Israel Against Palestinian Solidarity Activism Shows We’re Being Effective

Last week, it was reported that Israel passed a law punishing people who advocate for a boycott of the settlements. The law is definitely not only a blow to freedom of speech in Israel but also another act of repression against Palestinian solidarity activism in Israel. [The Washington Post published an

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21 Jul 2011

Bill Bennett Takes a Stab at Comparing Phone Hacking Scandal & WikiLeaks

Former Secretary of Education and CNN contributor William Bennett joins the ranks of those seeking to deflect attention away from the News Corp phone hacking scandal by comparing the scandal to WikiLeaks. He also joins a cadre of people, who are using the scandal to whip up hysteria about the “unethical” conduct of the press in America when it comes to coverage of national security matters.

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20 Jul 2011

Aussie Prosecutors’ Vendetta Targets Ex-Guantanamo Detainee’s Book Proceeds

Australian news sources have announced that the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) have initiated legal actions to seize the royalties former Guantanamo detainee David Hicks has earned from the publication of his autobiography, Guantanamo: My Journey. The book was published last year by Random House Australia, and has reportedly sold upwards of 30,000 copies. No U.S. publisher has bought rights to the book, and it remains unavailable through U.S. booksellers.

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20 Jul 2011

Notes on Civil Liberties for July 20

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. US State Embassy cables show Thailand is a refuge for fugitives. The New York Times reports on a March 2009

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The Bullpen

14 May 2012

New Elections Nearly Certain in Greece

We’ll probably get the final word today, but I think it’s safe to say there will not be a Greek government forming out of the most recent elections. After the top three vote-getting parties each tried and failed to form a government, the Greek President made one last plea to

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13 May 2012

The Roundup for May 13, 2012

First things first:  Happy Mother’s Day to all you Nurturers out there!  Where would we be without you? And now to the news, pretty much a wrap-up of items from over the weekend as we prepare for a whole new week of the world’s goings-on. ?Who is the London Whale,

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13 May 2012

Elizabeth Warren: Dimon Should Resign From NY Fed Board

In the wake of JPMorgan Chase’s $2 billion Fail Whale trade and the ensuing federal investigation into violations of disclosure laws, US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has called on JPM CEO Jamie Dimon to resign from his position on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The

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12 May 2012

Dimon Doesn’t Know If JPM Broke the Law in Fail Whale Trade

These quotes from Jamie Dimon’s upcoming appearance this weekend on Meet the Press are a bit out of character: David Gregory: Did the bank break any laws? Did it violate any accounting rules or SEC rules? Jamie Dimon: So we’ve had audit, legal, risk, compliance, some of our best people

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11 May 2012

The Roundup for May 11, 2012

A couple programming notes. You may have noticed Scarecrow’s entry at News. He did several posts while I was on vacation, and he should be contributing here more often, I hope, particularly on the weekends. In addition, fatster was kind enough to do roundups while I was away. And I

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11 May 2012

Levin and Merkley Confirm: We Didn’t Intend Fail Whale Trades To Be Legal

Politicians using Jamie Dimon’s Fail Whale trade as a pretext to call for tighter banking regulations are performing exactly the correct public service in their job description. They’re supposed to respond to events as they happen, and create appropriate safeguards to minimize the risk from those events. And Senators Levin

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