An unusual coalition of lawmakers and activists opposed to parts of the USA Patriot Act is mounting a last push to persuade Congress to take more time before voting to extend some of the law's most controversial provisions.
The ACLU raised objections yesterday to a little-noticed provision of the latest version of the Patriot Act, that would give the Secret Service wider latitude to charge protesters accused of disrupting major events including political conventions and
Chinese intellectuals have demanded an inquiry after police shot and killed protesters in a south China village, comparing the violence to the military crackdown on Tiananmen Square demonstrators in 1989.
Attorneys defending a man charged with laundering millions of dollars for terrorist activities said they want more information about a journalist's claim she watched Israeli authorities interrogate their client.
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Some agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been frustrated by what they see as the Justice Department's reluctance to let them demand records and to use other far-ranging investigative measures in terrorism cases, newly disclosed e-m
Day after day, reports of suspicious activity filed from military bases and other defense installations throughout the US flow into the Counterintelligence Field Activity, a 3-year-old Pentagon agency whose size and budget remain classified.
The media center in Fayetteville, N.C., would be the envy of any global communications company. In state of the art studios, producers prepare the daily mix of music and news for the group's radio stations or spots for friendly television outlets
A Chinese official who ordered security forces to open fire on protesters last week has been arrested, state media said, ending a news blackout on the clash but denying claims that scores were killed.
Residents of a southern Chinese village near Hong Kong where police opened fire on demonstrators described a tense standoff in the area with thousands of armed troops patrolling the perimeter and blocking anyone from leaving.
ACLU: "This kind of surveillance of First Amendment activities has serious consequences. Law-abiding Americans may be reluctant to speak out when doing so means that their names will wind up in an FBI file."
Although security forces often use tear gas and truncheons to disperse demonstrators, it is extremely rare for them to fire into a crowd — as they did in putting down pro-democracy demonstrations in 1989 near Tiananmen Square. Hundreds, if not thousa
Allows law enforcement to continue access to a wealth of personal data, including library and medical records, ability to conduct warantless roving wiretaps involving multiple phones, to get access to many personal records, sneek in search warrants
Running battles at dozens of polling places were waged between voters and tens of thousands of riot police deployed to deter them. Riot police firing rubber bullets and tear gas, and beating voters, as civilians threw rocks in response
The official Xinhua news agency said police fired into a mob of explosives-lobbing protesters after being blockaded near Shanwei city. Hundreds of armed villagers had earlier attacked them in a "serious violation of the law"
The U.S. government, in an unusual retreat, urged a federal appeals court on Friday to set aside its ruling that allowed the United States to hold an American citizen as an enemy combatant without being charged.
An umbrella organization of dozens of groups that monitor legislation affecting civil liberties says a new immigration-reform measure contains a provision that could lead to de facto establishment of a national identification scheme.
Most Americans carry cellphones, but many may not know that government agencies can track their movements through the signals emanating from the handset.
"Just as the Senate did four years ago, we should unite in a bipartisan way to support the Patriot Act, to stand up for freedom and against terror," said ethically challenged Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist
The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado said it will release documents today that show FBI agents improperly spied on peaceful protesters in Colorado Springs in the name of combating terrorism.
At least one passenger aboard American Airlines Flight 924 maintains the federal air marshals were a little too quick on the draw when they shot and killed Rigoberto Alpizar as he frantically attempted to run off the airplane shortly before take-off.
Increasing numbers of citizens from the provinces are showing up in Beijing to petition the central government over injustices including forced evictions, official corruption, police abuse or violence, and failure of the court system.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter said he was launching a formal inquiry into Justice Department treatment of an American charged by the government after being held by the military for more than 3 years as an "enemy combatant.**Q
House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement to extend the USA Patriot Act, the government's premier anti-terrorism law, before it expires at the end of the month. But a Democratic senator threatened a filibuster to block the compromise.
A bipartisan group of senators -- including three Republicans -- have said they will not support a deal between House and Senate negotiators on extension of the Patriot Act.
Authorities said he was challenged by two air marshals on board the Orlando-bound plane, and shot on the passenger gangway [in the back?] after running off the aircraft. He ignored demands to put his bag on the ground and instead reached into
In a country seared by the September 11 attacks, Muslim American charities and donors say they live in constant fear of frozen funds, indictments and even closure, regardless of whether they have done anything wrong.
Bush believes that democracy can be implanted at the point of a gun and that, once implanted in Iraq, it will spread to the rest of the Middle East. He's wrong, in my opinion. If we analyze what makes us a free nation, we will see where he is wro
Most Americans and a majority of people in Britain, France and South Korea say torturing terrorism suspects is justified at least in rare instances, according to AP-Ipsos polling.