Congress is moving to curb some of the police powers it gave the Bush administration after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, including imposing new restrictions on the FBI's access to private phone and financial records.
My respect continues to increase for the conservative defenders of our most fundamental liberties."Because of the War on Terrorism, America may be on the verge of becoming a national security state." The Justice Department has failed to dis
With his bird-flu plan, Bush has subtly reminded Americans that despite all the imperfections the federal government is still their daddy, that watches over them and takes care of them with such programs as retirement, health care, job security, educ
The Connecticut case affords a rare glimpse of an exponentially growing practice of domestic surveillance under the USA Patriot Act, which marked its fourth anniversary on Oct. 26. "National security letters," created in the 1970s for espio
Several governors are fuming over a Bush administration suggestion that the active military take a greater role in disaster response, calling it an attempt to usurp state authority over National Guard units.
To avoid outright defeat over the 90-day detention measure, it was withdrawn for a new round of cross-party consultation. Blair had put his personal authority behind the measure, insisting police needed 90 days because of the difficulty in building a
Details of the post-Sept. 11 network of "black sites" were first reported in Wednesday's Washington Post, and the locations were confirmed by the Baltimore Sun. The report raised questions about how the CIA was treating its detainees in
While at a football game at NY Giants Stadium 5 muslims were removed from their seats and questioned by FBI agents after other fans saw them bow to the ground as part of the five-daily prayers.
In their quest for profits, Western companies are selling press muzzling equipment to China, censoring their search engines or blog tools and even passing on information that may help reveal the identity of journalists critical of Beijing, media free
Manipulation sound familiar? His government quickly pushed an amendment through the lower house of parliament to beef up proposed anti-terror laws that are a threat to civil liberties.
To speak of a 19th-century libertarian critique of fascism might seem anachronistic, since fascism is generally understood as a 20th-century phenomenon. But it did not spring from nothing, and the libertarians of the 19th century saw it in the making
He added that police chiefs were united in supporting an extension of detention for terrorist suspects to 90 days, if officers were to defeat those planning further carnage.
Amnesty denounces the proposals to increase police powers of detention and make a new offense of the glorification of terrorism, called them "ill-conceived and dangerous", amounting to an attack on "the independence of the judiciary an
Blair insists police need the 90-day holding period because of the difficulty in building a case against terrorism suspects. Ian Blair, head of London's Metropolitan Police, said the force needed greater powers to cope with "a new reality**Q
After a private tour of the razed site of the World Trade Center's twin towers, the royals spent 10 minutes of reflection among mementos left to honor those who died. Sixty-seven Britons were killed in the hijacked airplane attacks.
Police used officers on horseback to move chanting revelers off State Street, a mile-long stretch of bars, restaurants and shops. The pepper spray was used after cups filled with beverages and ice were thrown at officers.
The rulers of the United States rule over far more than you and me. They control and strongly influence many foreign rulers of dependent satellite countries. This extended rule makes our Presidents the powerful emperors of a vast Empire.
Controversy mounts over the federal government's ability to conduct domestic surveillance. Privacy advocates continue to criticize the Patriot Act.
Privacy and technology groups asked the federal appeals court in Washington on Tuesday to overturn a Federal Communications Commission rule that expands wiretapping laws to cover Internet calls — or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
The regulations mean that as of October 2006, all new and renewed U.S. passports will contain radio frequency identification chips that will include a digital photo and all other information currently printed in passports.
Parents in the Paradise Valley Unified School District will soon have a new tool to keep their children drug free. Parents may sign up their child for random drug testing funded through the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.
Replacing police with cameras is a swell idea, no matter how much it costs the taxpayers, how many rear ending accidents it causes or how many lawsuits the city faces. The politicians are doing something about a problem, and making lots of money doi
The FBI has conducted clandestine surveillance on some U.S. residents for as long as 18 months at a time without proper paperwork or oversight. CoIntelPro alive and well.
Knowing the source of this piece makes it all the more disturbing. It is not every day that the editor of a respected national magazine publishes an essay claiming that America is not on the road to becoming, but ALREADY IS, a fascist state.... or woEntered By: Mike Wasdin
The United States can designate foreign organizations as terrorist groups and bar Americans from financially backing them, a federal appeals court ruled. Contributing money is not exercising free speech.
by Craig Roberts - In the past two decades I have witnessed a series of events that are extremely disturbing. Events, that if put together as pieces of a puzzle, seem to form a picture that is most disturbing-and even terrifying.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A call by President George W. Bush for Congress to give him the power to use the military in law enforcement roles in the event of a bird flu pandemic has been criticized as akin to introducing martial law.
George W. Bush is a natural born liar. He lied us into a war, and now he is lying to keep us there. In his Oct. 6 self-congratulatory speech at that neoconservative shrine the National Endowment for Democracy, the president of the United States said:
Our right to privacy — one of our most fundamental rights as free people — is being followed and photographed, scanned and screened, patterned and profiled, cataloged and cross-referenced, compiled in databases and combed for clues to future behavior
Police and local authorities will be given sweeping summary powers to fight crime and anti-social behaviour, Prime Minister Tony Blair has said.