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Thousands of innocent Americans are spending years behind bars because of intentional misconduct by law enforcement and witnesses, according to the National Registry of Exonerations.
A British man who was handed over to the CIA under the suspicion of being an Islamist terrorist says he was severely tortured by collaborators of the intelligence agency and …
A military judge has rejected a request to dismiss all charges against U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, who stands accused of passing secret material to the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks.
The FBI had to rewrite the book on its domestic surveillance activities in the wake of last January’s landmark Supreme Court decision in United States v. Jones.
After nearly two decades of imprisonment for a murder he didn’t commit, a Chicago man says he was framed by a group of policemen who bribed court witnesses to go …
Detractors of John Brennan, whom President Barack Obama wants to take over the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), have a long list of complaints about the longtime intelligence official.
In a victory for civil rights advocates, a New York City judge has deemed an important part of the city's controversial "stop and frisk" program unconstitutional. The program has long …
Saturday, 05 January 2013 10:27

Obama signs NDAA, sticks with Gitmo

US President Barack Obama has signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which upholds the indefinite detention of Americans by the government and restricts the transfer of Guantanamo detainees.
The U.S. government will continue to spy on Americans’ private communications without a warrant for another five years—and without oversight provisions that were shot down in the U.S. Senate.
The FBI organized a nationwide law enforcement investigation and monitoring of the Occupy Wall Street movement beginning in August of 2011.
Lawmakers in Washington have stripped an amendment from next year’s National Defense Authorization Act that could have kept the government from indefinitely detaining US citizens without charge or trial.
The Obama administration overruled recommendations from within the US Department of Homeland Security and implemented new guidelines earlier this year that allow the government to gather and analyze intelligence on …
For immigrants in the United States, getting sucked into the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) system of detention means being cut off from the outside world and not knowing when …
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning’s defense attorney argued Tuesday that the soldier’s former jailers at the Marine Corps brig at Quantico mistreated him to protect themselves from recriminations over their high-profile …
Even though everyone in the world knows that the CIA tortured many suspects during the height of the 2003-2008 “War on Terror,” a comprehensive Senate report on the subject set …
If the growing use of governmental tip-toeing to wiretap phone lines and emails doesn’t seem serious, think again. So heightened lately are concerns over surveillance that two major organizations have …
A US intelligence agency whistleblower has revealed that the American government keeps track of the emails of nearly every American citizen, including US lawmakers, and can use the information against …
Members of the US Senate are expected to vote this week on a bill that would finally require law enforcement to obtain a warrant before accessing personal emails and other …
Americans might once again be guaranteed the right to trial: a clause in the most recent draft of next year’s defense spending bill ensures that United States citizens aren’t stripped …
New York Times reports administration attempting to set out circumstances in which targeted assassination is justified.