Reading Time: 6 minutes In relative obscurity, Congress is about to hand President Donald Trump permanent surveillance powers over US citizens. Most Americans don’t even seem to know how this controversial legislation would affect them. Here is what’s at stake.
Reading Time: 2 minutes It goes without saying that putting two alleged serial sexual abusers in the Oval Office has sent the wrong signal to women who have been sexually assaulted or harassed. So why is nobody saying it?
Reading Time: < 1 minute Russ Baker recently spoke to RT news about the Trump administration’s efforts to renew a controversial section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a law that has resulted in excessive privacy violations against American citizens.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Paintings, drawings, and prints from a dynamic time when President Roosevelt saved America by putting people — including artists — back to work.
Reading Time: 2 minutes As the nightmare of George Orwell’s 1984 becomes reality in slow motion, there may be a silver lining. It turns out that the people have some powerful surveillance tools of their own.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Congress rolled back Obama era protections against suspicionless drug testing. The targets of these programs are always those less fortunate and not the people making millions off the government.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Part 1 revealed the daily abuses African-Americans suffered at the hands of the Ferguson police. Part 2 is about money. The more tickets the police wrote, the more money they made for the city. And the more brownie points they earned for themselves.
Reading Time: 13 minutes Stories from the DOJ report on the Ferguson Police’s grinding daily abuse of African-Americans — the kind of abuse that probably happens all over America.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Public control of our government depends on accountability and transparency. For July 4th, here are tips on how to obtain official documents. Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Selma, Alabama, was perhaps the climax of the Civil Rights movement. On the 51st anniversary of that famed march, we take a moment to reflect on some of Dr. Martin Luther King’s most extraordinary oratory, which is so very relevant today.