Sunday, March 09, 2003
Son of the Patriot
Ashcroft proposes vast new surveillance powers: on the proposed Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003.
A sweeping new anti-terrorism bill drafted by the Justice Department would dramatically increase government electronic surveillance and data collection abilities, and impose the first-ever federal criminal penalties for using encryption in the U.S.
See also: The Freedom of Information Center section on the Son of the Patriot Act
Tuesday, December 24, 2002
Judi Bari Home Page:
documenting the career of an Earth First! activist who was disabled by a
bombing in 1990 during a logging protest. She and a friend were
quite publically investigated, but never charged, by both the
Oakland police and FBI for planting the bomb underneath
the driver's seat of their car. A few months ago, they
won a civil rights lawsuit stemming from the investigation. Judi did
not live to see the case play out.
Sunday, July 21, 2002
The New War on Freedom:
Gore Vidal on the alienation of unalienable rights. [via wood s lot]
Friday, February 15, 2002
Barlow on sharing
John Perry Barlow on The crime of sharing and the thread to freedom of expression. [via also not found in nature]
Thursday, January 17, 2002
Human Rights Watch's 2002 World Report warns that countries around the
world are using the WoT as an opportunity to attack civil liberties.
Saturday, December 22, 2001
FBI checks up on museum
staff defends Secret Wars exhibit: on an FBI visit to a Houston
art museum, following up on a tip that there was art there that
Saturday, December 08, 2001
Of course I'll take the flag stamps
The Progressive's McCarthyism Watch: Activists try to buy stamps without flags on them
for mail and are questioned by police and postal authorities.
Tuesday, December 04, 2001
Statewatch, which focuses on European civil liberties, has a special
section on the impact of post-9/11 laws. [via nettime]
Sunday, December 02, 2001
Cointelpro: why the restrictions Ashcroft wants to remove from the FBI
were put in place. [via rc3]
Saturday, December 01, 2001
Ashcroft is considering
relaxing the restrictions preventing the FBI from
spying on religious and political organizations.
Thursday, November 29, 2001
Striking a balance
Transcript of Michael Chertoff of the Justice Department testifying at
senate hearing on preserving freedoms while defending against terrorism.
Sunday, November 25, 2001
Learn from others
from Israel: restrictions on civil liberties does not make a
country more safe.
Saturday, November 24, 2001
war raises fears about rights: details laws being pushed through
by state and federal lawmakers reducing civil liberties in the name of
fighting terror. [via The Smirking Chimp]
Friday, November 23, 2001
Thursday, November 22, 2001