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ACLU Files Lawsuit Challenging FBI No Fly List By
“This is a lawsuit on behalf of 13 U.S. citizens who were banned from flying without explanation. No government entity has explained why, and this is unconstitutional,” said Nusrat Choudhury, an American Civil Liberties Union...
Force-Feeding Used Against Growing Number Of Gitmo Hunger Strikers By
NAMIBIA – (MintPress) – At least 28 prisoners are engaged in an ongoing hunger strike at the U.S. military detention facility in Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo), officials said Monday. Reports of prisoners being force-fed have raised questions about military ethics...
North Dakota Governor Approves 6-Week Abortion Ban By
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed legislation that would ban most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, something that can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The Republican governor also signed into law another measure that would makes North Dakota the...
The Swartz Case And The Fight Against The Monopolization Of Knowledge By
The death of Aaron Swartz has galvanized and changed the culture of the online community. Outrage about what is seen as an excessive and aggressive prosecution against the 26-year-old by the United States Department of Justice and his resulting suicide have convinced online...
China Punishes North Korea As US Asks For More By
China is trying to punish ally North Korea for its nuclear and missile tests, stepping up inspections of North Korean-bound cargo in a calibrated effort to send a message of Chinese pique without further provoking a testy Pyongyang government. Freight handlers and trading...
Learning From Iraq: Experts Warn Congress To Cool Down Threats Related To Cyberattacks By
(MintPress) – Rather than threatening to strike against any nation allegedly waging a cyberattack against the United States, industry leaders are calling on Congress to cool down the war rhetoric and focus instead on how to prevent and bounce back in the event it...
The Fight To Legalize Marijuana In Minnesota By
(MintPress) – Colorado and Washington may have legalized marijuana for recreational use, and 18 other states, plus Washington, D.C. have legalized medical marijuana, but some states like Minnesota are still fighting to legalize it. Currently marijuana is decriminalized...
Rape In Steubenville And Delhi: Where Is The Difference? By
The bad news just keeps coming: the gang rape of a medical student in India resulting in her death; the rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl in Pakistan; a Swiss tourist gang-raped, again in India. The latest headline-grabbing case in the United States involves the prolonged...
A Colorblind Constitution: What Abigail Fisher’s Affirmative Action Case Is Really About By
When the NAACP began challenging Jim Crow laws across the South, it knew that, in the battle for public opinion, the particular plaintiffs mattered as much as the facts of the case. The group meticulously selected the people who would elicit both sympathy and outrage,...
Syria’s Children Caught In The Eye Of The Storm By
AMMAN, Jordan – (MintPress) – Syria’s children, along with the rest of the civilian population, are not just under attack as the two-year civil war grinds on, but this particularly vulnerable group has been increasingly targeted by those fighting in the conflict,...