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The notion that certain rights are guaranteed to citizens is being proven false every day. For instance, you have the First Amendment right to film police officers and other public officials, but it often takes an official policy change (usually prompted by lawsuits) before these public servants will begrudgingly respect that right. More at techdirt. Tweet

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In an effort to increase campus security, TSU will require students, faculty and staff to wear Identification Cards while on campus. This is part of a broader effort to increase campus safety for the University community. After a spate of break-ins and vandalism, officials at the university instituted the new ID requirement as a way to ensure safety on campus, a TSU release said. So, instead of doing some actual police work to find those responsible or admitting that break-ins and vandalism happen all the time all over the world and not all are solvable, […]

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A shocking new study by the American Civil Liberties Union has found that more than 3,200 people nationwide are serving life terms without parole for nonviolent offenses. Of those prisoners, 80 percent are behind bars for drug-related convictions. Sixty-five percent are African-American, 18 percent are white, and 16 percent are Latino — evidence of what the ACLU calls “extreme racial disparities.” The crimes that led to life sentences include stealing gas from a truck, shoplifting, possessing a crack pipe, facilitating a $10 sale of marijuana, and attempting to cash a stolen check. We speak with […]

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Last year, fourth grade teacher Summer Larsen gave students a choice, either lose recess or have their faces drawn on for not doing well in achieving their reading goals. If those students didn’t meet those points, parents tell us their kids were punished by fellow classmates. “Not only was my son punished with bullying, but the other students were rewarded with bullying. They’re being taught that bullying is okay and there is nothing wrong with this” said a concerned parent. There are 21-students in Mrs. Larsen’s fourth grade class; nine of those students didn’t meet […]

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I am Bradley Manning

Appearances: Maggie Gyllenhaal Roger Waters Oliver Stone Daniel Ellsberg Phil Donahue Michael Ratner Alice Walker Tom Morello Matt Taibbi Peter Sarsgaard Angela Davis Moby Molly Crabapple Tim DeChristopher LT Dan Choi Bishop George Packard Russell Brand Allan Nairn Chris Hedges Wallace Shawn Adhaf Soueif Josh Stieber Michael Ratner This work produced by independent volunteers in collaboration with the Bradley Manning Support Network. I am Bradley Manning. Tweet

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