Posts Tagged ‘civil liberties’

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Corporate partners with FBI infiltrate non-profits, commit dirty tricks, hacking, and worse…

One out of Every Four Activists Could Be a Corporate Spy
| Nafeez Ahmed Breaks the Set

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Clockwise from top left, eight of the people who have signed the petition: Hanif Kureishi, Björk, Arundhati Roy, Don DeLillo, Ian McEwan, Tom Stoppard, Margaret Atwood and Martin Amis

Guardian:

World’s leading authors: state surveillance of personal data is theft
• 500 signatories include five Nobel prize winners
• Writers demand ‘digital bill of rights’ to curb abuses

Numbers of Surveillance Cameras Continue to Rise

MCCLATCHY:

Federal officials gathered the information from the customer records of two men who were under criminal investigation for purportedly teaching people how to pass lie detector tests. The officials then distributed a list of 4,904 people – along with many of their Social Security numbers, addresses and professions – to nearly 30 federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, the CIA, the National Security Agency and the Food and Drug Administration…

t turned out, however, that many people on the list worked outside the federal government and lived across the country. Among the people whose personal details were collected were nurses, firefighters, police officers and private attorneys, McClatchy learned. Also included: a psychologist, a cancer researcher and employees of Rite Aid, Paramount Pictures, the American Red Cross and Georgetown University…

The case comes to light amid revelations that the NSA, in an effort to track foreign terrorists, has for years been stockpiling the data of the daily telephone and Internet communications of tens of millions of ordinary Americans. Though nowhere near as massive as the NSA programs, the polygraph inquiry is another example of the federal government’s vast appetite for Americans’ personal information and the sweeping legal authority it wields in the name of national security.

“This is increasingly happening – data is being collected by the federal government for one use and then being entirely repurposed for other uses and shared,” said Fred Cate, an Indiana University-Bloomington law professor who specializes in information privacy and national security. “Yet there is no constitutional protection for sharing data within the government.”

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FRACKING LAWYERS DEMAND SILENCE

Corporate lawyers not only want lifetime gag orders, they want them on children as well, thereby stealing the 1st Amendment free speech rights of children before they can even make any choices about it.

Pittsburgh Gazette:

“The non-disclosure agreement prohibiting Chris and Stephanie Hallowich from talking about the 2011 settlement of their high-profile Marcellus Shale damage case in Washington County, or saying anything about gas drilling and fracking, isn’t unusual. It happens often in settling such cases.

But the insistence that their two minor children, then ages 7 and 10, are also bound by the “gag order” is.

Several independent legal scholars and attorneys involved in the Hallowich side of the case say they know of no other settlement agreements that gag the children of parents involved in legal settlements, and questioned whether such an agreement is enforceable.”

 

“Gag orders” are how corporations continue to harm innocent people and get away with poisoning populations, and they should be eliminated from any cases were corporate malfeasance is involved.  This is outrageous, and the people responsible at these companies should be arrested and prosecuted for criminal activities, including conspiracy, not given the power to silence witnesses.   More fascistic tyranny, right in broad daylight.

 

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First Amendment canceled in NYC.

 

Testing chemicals on people without “informed consent” is a blatant violation of human rights.

Private mercenaries are also used to violate first amendment rights.

 

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In flagrant and unlawful violation of the oath of office of the president, Obama persists in spying on Americans’ communications.

Guardian:

White House urges Congress to reject moves to curb NSA surveillance

“Obama administration alarmed by vote on ‘Amash amendment’ aimed at blocking blanket surveillance of phone records”

“Blanket surveillance” doesn’t need to be blocked.  It is a gross violation of the 4th Amendment.  Those knowingly participating in it should be ARRESTED IMMEDIATELY and brought in to testify against their bosses.

AMENDMENT 4

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

 

But there’s more to this massive criminal conspiracy and high treason:

ProPublica:

NSA Says It Can’t Search Its Own Emails

In response to a public records request, the super-snooping spy agency says it doesn’t have the technology.