Category Archives: Liberties/Rights

F.B.I. Watched Activist Groups, New Files Show – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/20/politics/20fbi.html?incamp=article_popular This wiretap scandal just gets worse and worse, and once again I find myself wondering if the FBI doesn’t have better things to do. After all, every agent assigned to listen to llama fur protesters is one less agent listening to actual terrorist chatter. I can’t imagine the next big action is going to […]

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The FBIs Secret Scrutiny

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/05/AR2005110501366_pf.html The PATRIOT Act continues to go from bad to worse. You can tell there’s a historian behind its drafting, albeit one who has replicated the most insidious parts of some shameful legislative antecedents; the Alien and Sedition Acts and the lettres de cachet. It’s even wrapped up with a sunset clause (recently extended) that’s […]

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Liberals Are So Intolerant! / The Right loves to sling this smug accusation at critics from the Left. Mark Morford has a reply

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/gate/archive/2005/08/10/notes081005.DTL&nl=fix This guy sums up my own indignation since the presidential installation of 2000: I am most intolerant of, well, of those who allow such intolerance. Of those who would, based on their narrow views of sex, God, love, hope, war, the mind, the Earth, soil and animals and air and water and fire and […]

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Order of the Liberation

http://www.ordredelaliberation.fr/us_doc/musee.html Another fantastic Paris museum, but don’t be fooled – the entire first floor is a waste of time. The truly captivating exhibits are on the second floor, as an afterthought. France apparently still isn’t ready to deal with the realities of the Deportations of WWII.

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