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Bob Cesca: Ron Paul Is No Friend to Progressives 5.1.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Ron Paul's progressive supporters might not grasp that Paul's libertarianism, while informing some of his seemingly progressive views on foreign policy and the like, carries with it a significant load of horrendous and unacceptable baggage.
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Indefinite Detentions, Trial Today 3.1.2012 Commondreams.org Newswire

Today, a jury trial of 14 anti-torture activists is scheduled to begin in Washington, D.C. as anti-torture and indefinite detention protests escalate.

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The NDAA's Historic Assault on American Liberty 3.1.2012 Commondreams.org Views
Jonathan Turley

President Barack Obama rang in the New Year by signing the NDAA law with its provision allowing him to indefinitely detain citizens. It was a symbolic moment, to say the least. With Americans distracted with drinking and celebrating, Obama signed one of the greatest rollbacks of civil liberties in the history of our country … and citizens partied in unwitting bliss into the New Year.

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Obama Signs Defense Bill Despite 'Serious Reservations' 1.1.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
HONOLULU — President Barack Obama signed a wide-ranging defense bill into law Saturday despite having "serious reservations" about provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and...
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Yousef Abukhdair: Why Liberals Should Consider Ron Paul 31.12.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
President Obama has been a failure to many Democrats, especially the liberal wing of the party, and all they can say to one another is "at least he's not the GOP candidate." But what if the GOP candidate was Ron Paul?
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Defense Act Affirms Indefinite Detention of US Citizens 31.12.2011 CommonDreams.org Headlines
ATLANTA, Georgia - Civil liberties groups and many citizen activists are outraged over language in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 (NDAA) that appears to lay the legal groundwork for indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without trial. David Gespass, president of the National Lawyers Guild , called it an "enormous attack on the U.S. and our heritage" and a "significant step" towards fascism, in an interview with IPS. read ...
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Bye Bye Happy Hour -- State Bans Drink Specials And Other New Laws For 2012 29.12.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
-- State laws taking effect as 2012 begins require girls seeking abortions in New Hampshire to first tell their parents or a judge; voters...
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Under Obama, a Deadly Drone Network Grows 28.12.2011 CommonDreams.org Headlines

The Obama administration’s counterterrorism accomplishments are most apparent in what it has been able to dismantle, including CIA prisons and entire tiers of al-Qaeda’s leadership. But what the administration has assembled, hidden from public view, may be equally consequential.

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Gitmo Commander Seeks Access To All Attorney-Client Communications 28.12.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The new commander of the Guantanamo Bay prison wants a team of government and law enforcement officials to be allowed...
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Anti-Torture Activists to “Occupy” Washington, Jan. 2-12 27.12.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

January 11 will mark the tenth anniversary of the first detainees' arrival at the U.S.-controlled detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. To remember this travesty, Witness Against Torture is planning 10 days of activities in Washington, D.C. demanding an end to torture and indefinite detention at Guantanamo, Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, and elsewhere, and that the president reject the just-passed National Defense Authorization Act.

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Coleen Rowley: All I Want for Christmas Is My Civil Liberties! 24.12.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
What's the worst that could happen as a result of the congressional rubberstamp broadening the war and allowing indefinite military detention of American citizens as "enemy combatants"?
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Loom of the Jackboot: Obama Gives Military Extreme Powers 23.12.2011 Commondreams.org Views
Alexander Cockburn

Too bad Kim Jong-il kicked the bucket last weekend. If the divine hand that laid low the North Korean leader had held off for a week or so, Kim would have been sustained by the news that President Obama had signed into law a bill that puts the United States not immeasurably far from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in contempt of constitutional protections for its citizens or constitutional restraints upon criminal behavior sanctioned by the state.

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Karen Tse: Best of TEDTAlks 2011, #3: Abolishing Torture (Premiere) 22.12.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Just as the 19th century abolished slavery and the 20th century established human rights, so too the 21st century is the one in which we can end torture.
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Karen Tse On Abolishing Torture 22.12.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
jQuery(function($) { $('#ad_sharebox_260x60').prepend(''); }); In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are excited to count down 18 great ideas of 2011,...
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Advisory: Guantánamo: Ten years on, still open, still violating human rights. 22.12.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

On the 10th anniversary of the first detainees being transferred to Guantánamo, Amnesty International is calling on President Obama to end detentions at this notorious US prison and bring to an end this systemic attack on human rights.

In a report published ahead of the anniversary, Guantánamo: A Decade of Damage to Human Rights, Amnesty International highlights the unlawful treatment of Guantánamo detainees and outlines 10 ‘anti-human rights’ messages the detention centre continues to send out to the world.

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Pvt. Manning and Imperative of Truth 21.12.2011 Commondreams.org Views
Ray McGovern

When I was asked to speak at Saturday’s rally at Fort Meade in support of Pvt. Bradley Manning, I wondered how I might provide some context around what Manning is alleged to have done.

(In my talk, so as not to think I had to insert the word “alleged” into every sentence, I asked for unanimous consent to using the indicative rather than the subjunctive mood.)

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Will Stephen Harper's War on Peace, Order and Good Government continue with an attack on handgun registration? 21.12.2011 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Do not doubt for an instant the inevitability of a great howl of violent protest directed at anyone who dares to connect last week's murderous shooting rampage near the Alberta town of Claresholm and Prime Minister Stephen Harper's war on gun registration. read ...
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Jack Healey: Can Human Rights Be Saved? 20.12.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
After a legacy of torture inherited by the Bush/Cheney team, we are about to see the Obama administration sign off on a law that would permit indefinite military detention of American citizens without trial, process, or even formal charge.
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Ten-Day DC Occupation Decries Ten Years of Injustice at Guantanamo, January 2012 19.12.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

January 11 will mark the tenth anniversary of the first detainees' arrival at the U.S.-controlled detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. To remember this travesty, Witness Against Torture is planning 10 days of activities in Washington, D.C. demanding an end to torture and indefinite detention at Guantanamo, Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, and elsewhere, and that the president reject the just-passed National Defense Authorization Act.

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Exclusive: Secret US, Taliban Talks Reach Turning Point 19.12.2011 CommonDreams.org Headlines

WASHINGTON - After 10 months of secret dialogue with Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents, senior U.S. officials say the talks have reached a critical juncture and they will soon know whether a breakthrough is possible, leading to peace talks whose ultimate goal is to end the Afghan war.

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