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Alabama’s new Jim Crow far from subtle

In Alabama, 50 years after Selma, voting rights are once more under assault. 


Booksellers and librarians file brief in new NSA spy case

Groups urge a federal court to limit the NSA's surveillance of international electronic communications, including those relating to the purchase and use of books.


The way to remember 9/11: Restore workers’ rights and the Constitution

It seems that in the intervening years, the country as a whole - and its political leaders in particular - have forgotten about this attack and its victims.


Here’s why close collaboration between NSA and AT&T matters

New disclosures about the NSA's partnership with AT&T could reignite constitutional challenges to the spy agency's efforts to wiretap the Internet.


Protest against prosecutor’s charges in year-old Ferguson arrests

The News Guild denounced the St. Louis County prosecutor's criminal charges against the two reporters who were arrested a year ago during the protests against Michael Brown's death. 


Brave activists who broke into FBI office in '71 remembered

I was the Washington correspondent of the Daily World and received a packet in the mail of top secret FBI documents exposing the surveillance of tens of thousands of law-abiding people.


Authors and booksellers want DOJ to investigate Amazon

Amazon's business tactics have called into question the power the online retailer wields over the book industry.


Julius & Ethel's final day: June 19th, 1953

Despite massive, worldwide protests, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed in Sing Sing Prison; on this anniversary, their granddaughter has this message and shares videos.


Obama wants you to have cheap, fast Internet, but telecom giants don’t

On Jan. 20 during the State of the Union address, President Obama pledged "to protect a free and open Internet."


Making new victims out of revictimization

It is now possible in American law, under the cover of "victim relief," to create new victims by depriving them of their freedom of speech.

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