Monday, January 30, 2023

Tag: civil liberties

USA downgraded as civil liberties deteriorate across the Americas

While recent brutality against protests for racial justice is concerning, the decline in basic freedoms in the USA began before this crackdown.

Liberty Is Security

The failures of both the torture and the surveillance programs to produce tangible results are repeatedly noted by experts, analysts, and officials.

The Digital Dog Ate Our Civil-Liberties Homework: ‘It’s Just the Way...

The surveillance state is a failure and suppressor of democracy and should not be the default setting of digital technology. It's time we get back to a democratic system, which is to be master.

A Misleading Moment of Celebration for a New Surveillance Program

The final passage of the USA Freedom Act has many civil-liberties credentials rejoicing. But why is it that people in Europe and elsewhere, who care about civil liberties and want true press freedom, look to the U.S. surveillance state?

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Why the deep state hates Putin

Since World War II, America’s knee-jerk response to any diplomatic challenge has been to bully or bomb.

US follows Germany’s lead to send battle tanks to Ukraine

The U.S. agreed to send 31 tanks, and Germany agreed to 14.

Nuclear fusion won’t save the climate

But it might blow up the world.

‘Just the next step’ toward justice for Tyre Nichols: Memphis police shutter SCORPION unit

Attorneys for Nichols' family called the move "appropriate and proportional" in response to his death and urged other cities to follow suit but also stressed that "misconduct is not restricted to these specialty units."
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The one thing that would make elections better for everyone 

Ranked choice voting makes elections less painful, less expensive, and can help make our government more inclusive and responsive to what people actually want.