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Anti-NSA organization is secretly taping NYC conversations

New York City - Be careful what you talk about in New York City — your private conversation might be recorded as part of a prank an anti-NSA group is pulling across the city.

John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden on NSA surveillance

John Oliver tackles heady subjects on his weekly HBO show, but to take on the complexity of National Security Agency surveillance and the Patriot Act, he got the help of Edward Snowden.

Patriot Act powers used beyond terrorism mandate

Washington - The so-called "sneak and peek" powers of the Patriot Act allow investigators to do searches without informing the target of the searches.When these controversial powers were granted assurances were given that they would be used only to counter terrorism.

Op-Ed: ACLU lawsuit enlightens shadowy NSA surveillance justification

Documents received by the American Civil Liberties Union in response to a lawsuit enlighten us to the deceptive language and tortured logic surrounding a secretive Executive Order being used by the NSA to justify illegally spying on every American.

Review: Captain America vs the New World Order Special

If you can't say it in non-fiction, say it in a movie. "Captain America: the Winter Soldier," a fictional (?) movie puts the blame for America's greatest catastrophes of the last 70 years square on the back of a secret U.S. government agency.

Op-Ed: Obama to cut spying under pressure from tech giants

A day after the world’s tech giants scolded the White House for letting NSA spying reach Orwellian levels the White House released a report suggesting reforms.

Op-Ed: NSA tracks 5 billion mobile phone calls daily

They aren't joking on U.S. comedy shows when they say no need to send Santa a list: the NSA already knows what you want. The Washington Post confirmed how the spy agency is monitoring phone calls. nationwide.

New legislation to curb NSA proposed by Patriot Act author

Legislation proposed by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-OH), who helped build the controversial Patriot Act, is aiming to tighten restrictions on domestic spying conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA).

Op-Ed: America's path to Revolution — Again

In a time when America's uncertainty has people looking to the future; it's important to remember many answers to today's problems await rediscovery in her past.

Op-Ed: Obama, Congress and media naive groundhog logic on surveillance

Sydney - Organised crime, corrupt people and America’s “conspicuously never prosecuted” communities must be celebrating. The groundhog logic is that the groundhogs don’t know what they’re looking at. The shadow has them scared. The facts could kill them.

Op-Ed: America the Once Beautiful

As Americans we have become hardened to the realities of our life, making the most of a bad situation and accepting that there can be very little change in the situation in Washington DC.

W.H. set to respond to petition to fire Attorney in Swartz case

Aaron Swartz is dead, but a petition to have the U.S. Attorney in his hacking case fired, is very much alive. With the necessary signatures, the White House must respond.

Is the NDAA illegal?

A group called has filed a lawsuit against the federal government to block the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which, they claim, gives the president power to arrest and indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without evidence.

Op-Ed: What does it mean to be an American?

What does it mean to be an American? Should we be okay with giving up personal freedoms if it means catching the bad guys?

Op-Ed: Does Al-Qaeda exist?

The execution of Osama Bin Laden and more recently the death of Anwar al-Awlaki in a drone attack has led the US President to claim Al-Qaeda is on the run. Others claim the organisation does not exist. Paradoxically, they are both right.

Op-Ed: Patriot Act to be surreptitiously extended with no debate

After conducting closed bipartisan backroom meetings with no public input or discussion to push approval for a four-year extension of unconstitutional legislation, U.S. House and Senate leaders reached an agreement to take away our freedom.

Op-Ed: The Myth of Census Data Confidentiality

The Census Bureau assures us that 'your confidentiality is protected' because Title 13 requires the Census Bureau to keep all information about you and all other respondents strictly confidential,' but those assurances are relatively useless

U.S. Senate vote in favor to extend Patriot Act spy provisions

Washington - The United States Senate recently voted in favor to extend and renew the Patriot Act spy provisions for another year. The Patriot Act was set to expire on Sunday.

Obama administration supports Patriot Act spy provisions

President Barack Obama and his administration told Congress that the White House supports extending the Patriot Act and might consider modifications to the act.

FBI Use of Patriot Act Powers Increased Substantially in 2008

The FBI's use of "national security letters" to obtain information on Americans shot up from 16,804 in 2007 to 24,744 in 2008.

Op-Ed: Welcome to the New America, Police State

The United States of America was founded on freedoms and rights. Freedoms of speech and religion, the right to pursue happiness. The right to privacy in your own home. Somewhere along the lines in the past decade something has gone terribly wrong.

US court strikes down part of Patriot Act

A federal court in Oregon struck down part of the US Patriot Act as unconstitutional, in a case that involved a US man who was cleared of wrongdoing in the March 2004 train bombings in Madrid, newspaper reports said Thursday.

Attorney General Lied to Congress About Patriot Act

Alberto Gonzales was given a report detailing the FBI's abuses of power six days before testifying to Congress that he knew of no wrongdoing, as he lobbied for the renewal of the Patriot Act

Bush Declares Himself Above the Law in Enforcing Non-Existent Law

Check out this news report posting on YouTube. It says Bush was caught paying off reporters, newspapers and TV stations to cover up stuff. He paid out a crazy $1.6 billion.

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