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ACLU v. Clapper Case Dismissed, NSA Continues Spying

ACLU v. Clapper Case Dismissed, NSA Continues Spying

IMAGE: Electronic Frontier Foundation In June, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) brought a case against James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, questioning the legality of the NSA’s programs to spy on the American people and collect and store bulk information for future use. ACLU v. Clapper was made possible after Edward Snowden blew the whistle […]

How To Assert Your Rights When You Encounter The Police

How To Assert Your Rights When You Encounter The Police

If you use pot you are a criminal. This is true even in Colorado and Washington, where the feds continue to outlaw cannabis. This is also true in California and other states that provide medical protection. This means the police not only have the right, but the obligation to try and stop you (though state […]

Edward Snowden: Why You Should Know His Name

Edward Snowden: Why You Should Know His Name

by Amber Noël Sunday, June 9th the Guardian posted yet another article on the ongoing exposure of the overwhelming National Security Administration’s (NSA) PRISM program. This time it was not just a piece about the NSA, but about the whistleblower behind the leak, Edward Snowden. Snowden is a 29-year-old infrastructure analyst who, until recently, worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, […]

Sex Workers’ Rights Are Human Rights

Sex Workers’ Rights Are Human Rights

by Kristen Aldrich I am not a sex worker, I am an ally to sex workers and I want to add my voice to their voices. I am not here to talk for sex workers. They don’t need me to talk for them. Enough people have talked for sex workers for long enough. I want to […]