Some parents in Dupo, Ill., (surely a group of white suburban moms) are upset that their fourth-graders are being asked to read, for a grade, a book which recounts one mulatto teenager’s struggle to come to terms with his blackness in a white world: a struggle that leads him to drink, smoke, swear and use drugs.
On Wednesday, WikiLeaks released details pertaining to a highly secretive, multinational trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, warning that passage of the NAFTA-esque trade agreement could have a serious negative impact on Internet freedom, innovation, medicine, patent law and civil liberty.
Attorneys at the Justice Department are currently working to advance a Supreme Court argument that the Federal government should be allowed to invoke international treaties as legal basis for policies that government officials are unable to put into place because they conflict with the Nation’s Constitution.
The CEO of the Food Bank for New York City, reportedly the Nation’s largest food outreach program, is insinuating that riots could erupt if program cuts slated to kick in this weekend are allowed to take effect. The whole chicken-little tone of the impending SNAP “disaster” almost smacks of bloodlust.
This post, written by global policy analyst Maira Sutton and activist Parker Higgins, originally appeared on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s website on Oct. 18. The content lobby’s narrative about the Internet’s impact on the creative industry has grown all too familiar. According to this tiresome story, Hollywood is doing everything it can to prevent unauthorized […]
Cpl. Josh Hargis was badly wounded Oct. 6 when an Afghan woman detonated a suicide bomb vest and 13 other explosive devices in Panjwai in Kandahar Province. Four members of Hargis’ 3rd Army Ranger Battalion killed and 12 other American soldiers were wounded in the attack. Hargis was taken to a nearby military hospital where […]
Legitimate revolution takes time, patience and fortitude. Unfortunately, this is a strategic concept that is lost on many Americans today who suffer from a now common ailment of attention deficit disorder and an obsession with immediate gratification. Even many who have their hearts in the right place and who work to defend and resurrect our nation’s founding ideals seem to believe that any action to defeat corrupt oligarchy must be effective immediately, otherwise, it’s not worth the attempt. History, of course, teaches us the opposite.
Happy Constitution Day! September 17 marks the anniversary of the Constitutional Congress’s signing of the Constitution in 1787. In 2004, Constitution Day officially became a holiday. Celebrate by re-reading the U.S. Constitution, which protects your rights as an American and is in perpetual need of protection from a government bent on overstepping the limitations laid […]
After EPA agents in tactical gear swarmed a mining operation in the tiny Alaskan outpost of Chicken last week, the State’s governor blasted the Feds, calling the raid an “absolutely unacceptable” example of government intimidation tactics to enforce an alleged environmental offense. Now, a new analysis of government data reveals the EPA is only one of dozens of Federal agencies that have self-contained armed divisions.
Why pay taxes when the government can use you – and your personal information – as a cash cow? By selling data about individuals to marketing companies – and who has more data on people than the government? – the state can profit handsomely. And government doesn’t need to inform you about what’s going on, nor does it need your permission.