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Exposed: Gov’t Claims Right to Extrajudicial Killing of US Citizen

Court-ordered release of DOJ 'drone memo' reveals legal arguments for targeting of US citizen Anwar al-Aulaqi in Yemen
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Senate puts ISP profits over your privacy

Electronic Frontier Foundation | Senate attempts to strip away online privacy

Johns Hopkins faces $1bn class lawsuit over experiments on people in STDs study

RT | Over 750 plaintiffs are suing Johns Hopkins University over its role in medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and 1950s

Rightwing opponents target shelter sites for migrant children

Deirdre Fulton | Federal officials searching for safe housing for immigrant kids

DOJ to investigate pattern of racist policing in Baltimore

Lauren Mc Cauley | The United States Department of Justice announced Friday that after weeks of uproar and protest it would open an official investigation into the Baltimore Police Department
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Chicago protesters disrupt Black Friday to demand justice for Laquan McDonald

Nadia Prupis | "Business as usual can’t go on while our children are dying"
Surveillance Technology

The Rutherford Institute, Wikipedia, ACLU et al. Rebut the Obama Administration’s claim that no...

Rutherford Institute | A recent study shows that knowledge of government surveillance causes people censor their opinions online
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Chicago’s untold story of widespread child abuse in state facilities

Derrick Broze | Illinois seems to be a hotbed for a lack of accountability and transparency on the part of government agencies

Senator: White House simply doesn’t “want public to know” scope of CIA torture

Jon Queally | Members of Intelligence Committee say White House is stalling release of torture report as high-level disagreement over what American people can know about abuses by CIA reaches boiling point; Transparency advocates tell lawmakers with access to report, 'Just read it into the record.'
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UN to Detroit: Denial of Water to Thousands ‘Violates Human Rights’

Sarah Lazare | Experts slam city's aggressive drive to disconnect water from residents who are unable to pay
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Germany leads forward charge in witch-hunt against dissenting opinions on Facebook

Intellihub | 'Offenders may spend up to five years in jail'
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Report: N. Korea holds public executions at schools and markets

Zero Hedge | The organization behind the report, known as the Transitional Justice Working Group, said it was based on interviews with 375 North Korean defectors

Detroiters vow resistance after judge rules there is no human right to water

Lauren McCauley | Bankruptcy judge declines moratorium allowing water shutoffs to continue
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California: 39 Women Prisoners Were Sterilized Without Consent

Physicians in California prisons illegally sterilized at least 39 women during an eight-year period, with cases recorded as late as 2011
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Division in the new America — Will it run rampant?

Intellihub | Two different trains of thought spark division in some cases
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Actually, Congress did undermine our Internet privacy rights

EFF | Congress' vote to repeal the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) broadband privacy rules has a profound impact on your online privacy rights.

DC attempting to unconstitutionally force Christian schools to embrace LGBT student groups

Onan Coca | The city passed a bill called "The Human Rights Amendment Act of 2014" which will eliminate the "Nation's Capital Religious Liberty and Academic Freedom Act
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Amnesty: U.S. human rights abuses on display in Ferguson

Jon Queally | New report demands 'accountability and systemic change' following excessive force against people who rose up to challenge police violence
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‘Nation’s top censorship officer’: Targeted NYT journalist rebukes Eric Holder over press freedoms

Lauren McCauley | James Risen, dragged through the mud by the Department of Justice, offers bold counter to AG's record on whistleblowers
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Judge rules ex-CIA officials can be questioned in torture case

Intellihub | 'This order affirms that our judicial system can handle claims of CIA torture, including when those claims involve high-level government officials,' says ACLU
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Cop resigns over texts about ‘n*ggers’, ‘pulling a Ferguson’

Free Thought Project | A Baton Rouge police officer has resigned after it was discovered that he allegedly sent a string of extremely racist text messages
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‘They don’t care who gets killed’: Ex-drone pilot turned whistleblower to RT

RT | Guilt-ridden American drone pilots continue to quit in unprecedented numbers

‘Unprecedented mobilization’: Hundred-thousand rise against Irish water tax

Lauren McCauley | Over 100 demonstrations held across Ireland protesting austerity scheme to tax, privatize water supply
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Border wall contractors prepare for violent backlash, ask Trump if they can carry guns

SHTF Plan | Contractors want to be ready for anything

‘War crimes’: Israeli bombs wiped out entire families in Gaza, Amnesty says

RT | Israel used disproportionate military force during its summer operation in Gaza

Military device used on Detroit protest against water shutoffs

Daily KOS | The first arrested of the group was Baxter Jones, a former Detroit Public Schools teacher wrongfully dismissed is in a wheelchair

Obama Admin response to Border Patrol crisis: More deportations

Max Ocean | More border detention centers and additional judges for deportation hearings planned for humanitarian crisis
DrippingFaucet

Following prolonged water shut-offs, Food & Water Watch and allies urge Obama administration to...

Kate Fried | Social justice organizations demand economic relief for affected residents
Florida Governor signs medical marijuana law

Colorado activists try to halt tax collections for marijuana sales

Christina Sarich | Rob Corry has sued the Denver District Court stating that Colorado’s tax system violates the 5th amendment, protecting individuals from self-incrimination, and violating the US Constitution

Fossil fuel titan spins Ebola crisis for corporate gain

Lauren McCauley | Guardian newspaper exposes Peabody Coal's attempt to profit from Ebola epidemic
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