Civil Liberties

Surveillance Shadows: The Secret Rise of U.S. Spying in ‘Means of Control’

In the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, former national security advisor John Poindexter launched Total Information Awareness, intent on preventing future assaults on the homeland by amassing extensive databases on people and their...

Still Spying on Dissent

Throughout its history, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has used its expansive powers to investigate, monitor, and surveil First Amendment-protected activity. As early as 1924, public concern about the FBI’s violation of First...

U.S. Citizens can be Indefinitely Detained U.S. Government Asserts

For over 17 years, Moath al-Alwi has been held at Guantánamo Bay without charge. A Yemeni citizen, al-Alwi is one of Guantánamo’s “forever prisoners,” those whom the U.S. government has not charged with a...

Warrantless wiretap lawsuit dismissed citing national security

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Thursday against warantless wiretap programs established during the Bush administration, ruling that the court could not determine the plaintiff's legal standing without endangering national security. Politico reported that...

Ilhan Omar Is Right: Some People Did Something on 9/11

Today, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth released a new video: “Ilhan Omar Is Right: Some People Did Something on 9/11.” A snippet from U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar’s recent speech at the Council on American-Islamic...

Dangerous New Bill Would Expand the Patriot Act

The House of Representatives will consider a dangerous bill under suspension of the rules (a procedure to quickly pass supposedly non-controversial bills) on Wednesday. Known as the Empowering Financial Institutions to Fight Human Trafficking Act...

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