Opinion

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Snowden and our civil liberties

We add our voice to the many calling for clemency for Edward Snowden, the whistle-blower who exposed the National Security Agency's massive domestic spying program.

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Reader voices: Stop attacks on Fourth Amendment

The times, they are a-changin, singer Bob Dylan wrote in 1964. Fast-forward to our present day and the times are still changing, only not in our favor.

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Spying, privacy, and “brave new world”

Americans expect a government restrained by transparency and public oversight. But spying has become easier - more open to abuse.

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Google Glass: Vision for the future, or the eyes of Big Brother?

For all intents and purposes, Glass is a technological extension of the human body - or so Google would have us believe.

Obama directive removes harshest provisions of the NDAA

On Feb. 28, the president issued a directive that softened a provision in the NDAA that would have forced authorities to hold all non-Americans accused of ties to terrorism in military custody.

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President Obama should veto the National Defense Authorization Act

The defense spending bill includes a provision allowing for the indefinite detention without trial of al-Qaida suspects and their allies.

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Act now to stop Senate approved bill allowing indefinite detention of citizens

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate approved wording in the National Defense Authorization Bill, which should anger all Americans.

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Stop police brutality against peaceful protesters!

It is time for the federal government move in and stop what has become a pattern of attacks on the fundamental rights not only of Occupy protesters across the country, but on the rights of all Americans to engage in peaceful protest.

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Is green the new red?

A new book traces several stories about the radical environmental movement and the responses of the U.S. government, raising issues about civil liberties and tactics of social protest.

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Barack Obama and the FBI

Proposed new FBI rules pose a threat to civil libeties and the democratic movement for change.

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