Human Rights

Families of Murdered Palestinians And Israelis Support One Another in Midst of Tragedy

Families of Murdered Palestinians And Israelis Support One Another in Midst of Tragedy

By John Vibes, True Activist. In the mainstream media, stories about life and conflict in the Middle East are always crafted to create division and instigate hatred between opposing sides.  Recently, there has been a wave of bloodshed in and around Israel where innocent people on both sides of the conflict have lost their lives.  […]

US judge blocks indefinite detention of Americans

US judge blocks indefinite detention of Americans

A US federal judge has temporarily blocked a section of the controversial National Defense Authorization Act that allows for the indefinite military detention of US citizens. ­In a 68-page ruling, US District Judge Katherine Forrest agreed on Wednesday that the statute failed to “pass constitutional muster” because its language could be interpreted quite broadly and […]

CISPA – Newest Cyber Security Bill

CISPA – Newest Cyber Security Bill

If you download and distribute copyrighted material on the Internet, or share any information that governments or corporations find inconvenient, you could soon be labeled a threat to national security in the United States. That’s the aim of a bill in Congress called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). The good news is […]

Thirteen Ways Government Tracks Us

Thirteen Ways Government Tracks Us

Privacy is eroding fast as technology offers government increasing ways to track and spy on citizens.  The Washington Post reported there are 3,984 federal, state and local organizations working on domestic counterterrorism.  Most collect information on people in the US. (Source)   Here are thirteen examples of how some of the biggest government agencies and […]

Anonymous Hacks FBI and Records Conference Call

Anonymous Hacks FBI and Records Conference Call

Earlier today (3rd of February), Anonymous released a confidential conference call between the FBI and law enforcement officers in the UK. The 16-minute call discusses ongoing investigations into hackers associated with Anonymous, AntiSec, and LulzSec. From all appearances, Anonymous retrieved the sensitive access code information and a list of attendees from an FBI email account. […]

Observing the 2012 Human Trafficking

Observing the 2012 Human Trafficking

This week US citizens observed National Human Trafficking Awareness Day through acts of education, legislation, and enforcement; whilst, around the world, other people highlighted or tackled this global problem in their own countries. According to an annual report on human trafficking released by the US State Department in June last year, 27 million men, women […]