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Globalizing Torture: CIA Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition Hide Download Files Download the 216-page report. 1.08 MB pdf Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Central Intelligence Agency embarked on a highly classified program of secret detention and extraordinary rendition of terrorist suspects. Globalizing Torture is the most comprehensive account yet assembled of the human rights abuses associated with CIA secret detention and extraordinary rendition operations. More than 10 years after the 2001 attacks, Globalizing Torture makes it unequivocally clear that the time has come for the United States and its partners to definitively repudiate these illegal practices and secure accountability for the associated human rights abuses.

Occupy Archive | Browse Collections Archiving the Occupy Movements from 2011 Search Advanced Search Occupied Places and Collections Acampada a Mataró (Bardelona, Spain) View the items in Acampada a Mataró (Bardelona, Spain) Biloxi MS View the items in Biloxi MS Occupy Chicago - Flickr View the items in Occupy Chicago - Flickr Occupy Toronto -- Flickr View the items in Occupy Toronto -- Flickr Occupy San Francisco -- Flickr View the items in Occupy San Francisco -- Flickr Occupy Los Angeles -- Flickr View the items in Occupy Los Angeles -- Flickr Occupy Frankfurt -- Flickr View the items in Occupy Frankfurt -- Flickr Occupy Seattle -- Flickr View the items in Occupy Seattle -- Flickr Occupy Oakland -- Flickr View the items in Occupy Oakland -- Flickr Occupy Washington DC -- Flickr View the items in Occupy Washington DC -- Flickr Occupy Archive is a project by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Follow us: @occupyarchive Copyrights for materials in the archive are retained by the original creators. Proudly powered by Omeka.

Voting Law Changes in 2012 See our updated roundup of voting law changes in 2013. Ahead of the 2012 elections, a wave of legislation tightening restrictions on voting has suddenly swept across the country. More than 5 million Americans could be affected by the new rules already put in place this year — a number larger than the margin of victory in two of the last three presidential elections. In October 2011, this report was the first full accounting and analysis of this year's voting cutbacks. Download the Report (PDF) Read Voting Law Changes Summary (UPDATED 10/5/12) Download the 2011 Appendix (PDF) Download the Overview (PDF) View the Report Executive Summary Over the past century, our nation expanded the franchise and knocked down myriad barriers to full electoral participation. State governments across the country enacted an array of new laws making it harder to register or to vote. These new restrictions fall most heavily on young, minority, and low-income voters, as well as on voters with disabilities.

Livestream | Docs | PORTLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY By: Occupy Sacramento, Ricky Ng (, Chris MacDonald, April Junio, Christina Kay v0.1 12/9/2011 Introduction If you are reading this guide, then I want to thank you for being part of the information revolution. This guide will not debate the merits of technology or the effects of constant connectivity on our social-economic structure. What this guide will have is instructions an the technical aspects of mobile streaming. The Base Setup (Poor Man’s Streaming) Poor is a relative term here, but this is where most people who want to stream will fall under. As of right now, most streamers use UStream . The typical Android phone, with a 2000mAh battery, can stream for approximately 90min (4g connection) or 120min (3g connection). Our Setup For the area that Occupy Sacramento is in, we have 4g coverage with Sprint being the only provider with unlimited data. It is also extremely useful to have a case not only for protection but to provide a surface to put Velcro on. Batteries (tbd)

Obama's regressive record makes Nixon look like Che Redditor Federal Reservations has made a handy post enumerating all the regressive, authoritarian, corporatist policies enacted by the Obama administration in its one-and-a-bit terms. You know, for someone the right wing press likes to call a socialist, Obama sure makes Richard Nixon look like Che Guevara. And what's more, this is only a partial list, and excludes the parade of copyright horrors and bad Internet policy emanating from the White House, via Joe Biden's push for Six Strikes, the US Trade Rep's push for secret Internet censorship and surveillance treaties like TPP and ACTA and TAFTA; the DoJ's push to criminalize every Internet user by expanding the CFAA, and much, much more. Thanks Obama!

the free encyclopedia 10 Years Later, 9/11 Commission Says President Is Failing to Protect Civil Liberties The 9/11 Commission released a 10-year report card on the recommendations they made back in 2004. And one of three recommendations that remains entirely unfulfilled–the only one that is entirely the responsibility of the executive branch–is implementing a board to defend civil liberties. “[T]here should be a board within the executive branch to oversee adherence to the [privacy] guidelines we recommend and the commitment the government makes to defend our civil liberties.” An array of security-related policies and programs present significant privacy and civil liberty concerns. In particular, as the FBI and the rest of the intelligence community have dramatically expanded their surveillance of potential terrorists, they have used tools such as National Security Letters that may implicate the privacy of Americans. Describing the PCLOB as “dormant” is actually a huge favor to Obama. [snip] If we were issuing grades, the implementation of this recommendation would receive a failing mark.

Occupy DC | DC Protests for American Revolution There Are People Who Should Have to Plead for Mercy from a Judge—None Are Named Bradley Manning Pfc. Bradley Mannin and his civilian defense attorney, David Coombs, sit before a judge (Sketch by Clark Stoeckley) There are people in this world who should find themselves in a position where they must sit on a witness stand, look up to a judge and make a statement pleading with the judge for mercy so they are not put away in jail for the rest of their life. None of those people include Pfc. Bradley Manning and yet that is what he did on Wednesday, as he addressed a military court at Fort Meade. It was an apology for disclosing US government information to WikiLeaks. “At the time of my decisions, as you know, I was dealing with a lot of issues, issues that are ongoing and continuing to affect me. He did not only show remorse before the judge but also that he was ashamed of who he had been and what he had thought at the time of the offenses. “I am sorry for the unintended consequences of my actions. A statement like this was probably to be expected. Lt. These are but a few examples.

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