All News Articles for 2015-10-29

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Groups Ask Top US Spy: Just How Many Americans Swept Up in NSA Dragnet?
"It does not serve Americans' privacy to keep them in the dark about how often the NSA scoops up their phone calls and e-mails," says Brennan Center for Justice
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New DOJ Docs Confirm Stingrays Can Ensnare Bystanders
ACLU investigation reveals controversial surveillance devices are capable of intercepting "calling activity of all persons in the vicinity of the subject."
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Saudi Prisoner, Flogged for Blogging, Awarded Top EU Human Rights Prize
Parliament calls on Saudi king to free Raif Badawi 'so he can accept the prize.'
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EU Parliament Votes for Dropped Charges, Asylum Protection for Snowden
Resolution passed by European Parliament Thursday calls on member states to prevent whistleblower's extradition, rendition
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Flood of Western Weapons Fueling Unrest, Extremism Across Middle East
Transparency International warns: "Corruption has fueled political unrest, extremism, and formed a narrative for violent extremist groups"
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Slamming War on Drugs, Sanders says Let States Make Pot Legal
'We need major changes in our criminal justice system—including changes in drug laws,' the Vermont senator said.
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Whistleblower Accuses USDA of Censorship Over Anti-Pesticide Reports
'Bureaucracies under political pressure from corporate stakeholders routinely shoot the messenger, even if they are wearing a lab coat.'
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'Whitewash' Inquiry into UK's Iraq Invasion Will (Finally) be Published... in 2016
An additional eight or nine months before publication 'will mean more spin and obfuscation,' says Stop the War Coalition
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Vowing to Stop US Military Base, Okinawa Elders Dragged Away by Riot Police
'Don't the people of Okinawa have sovereignty?'
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