Archive For The “US Constitution” Category

Communist ‘Workers World Party’ helped organize Durham war memorial destruction

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http://abc11.com/2314577/

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Three Communist Party members arrested for vandalizing war memorials

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http://ijr.com/the-declaration/2017/08/949832-people-arrested-vandalizing-confederate-statue-one-shocking-thing-common/

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Tension inside ACLU over defending free-speech

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http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-aclu-tensions-20170817-story.html

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Seattle Mayor Requests Removal Of Confederate AND Lenin Statues…. both on PRIVATE PROPERTY…

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Seattle mayor requests removal of Lenin, Confederate statues

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Black Lives Matter Activists Float Criminalization of Confederate Imagery | LifeZette

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Now Black Lives Matter activists have gone even further — going so far as to call for a ban on all Confederate imagery — even in private possession.

Inspired by Germany’s post-war laws banning any and all Nazi imagery, Black Lives Matter activists on Twitter called for a similar ban on Confederate imagery or memorabilia.

http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/black-lives-matter-activists-float-criminalization-of-confederate-imagery/

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Justice demands 1.3M IP addresses related to Trump resistance site | TheHill

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“That information could be used to identify any individuals who used this site to exercise and express political speech protected under the Constitution’s First Amendment,” DreamHost wrote in the blog post on Monday. “That should be enough to set alarm bells off in anyone’s mind.” 

(Like a gun registration database…. ?)

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/346544-dreamhost-claims-doj-requesting-info-on-visitors-to-anti-trump-website

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Is Changing the Constitution the Only Way to Fix Washington?

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Next month delegations of state lawmakers will travel to Phoenix, Arizona, to attend what organizers say will be the first formal convention of states since the Civil War. They’ll gather at the capitol, inside the turquoise-carpeted House chamber, and draw up rules for a hoped-for future meeting: a convention to draft an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2017/08/07/is-changing-the-constitution-the-only-way-to-fix-washington

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How to Spy on a President | Boston Review

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Discussing President Trump’s weekend tweets accusing President Obama of wiretapping his phone calls during the campaign, Chuck Todd declared: “If it’s true, it’s an extraordinary political scandal, and if it’s not true, it’s an extraordinary political scandal.” In other words, either the Obama administration shredded the Constitution by eavesdropping on a candidate for the presidency, or there was no surveillance at all and the current president is hurling explosive lies.These, however, are not the only possibilities.

Source: How to Spy on a President | Boston Review

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Rand Paul Is Right: NSA Routinely Monitors Americans’ Communications Without Warrants

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The way it works is, the FISA court, through Section 702, wiretaps foreigners and then [NSA] listens to Americans. It is a backdoor search of Americans. And because they have so much data, they can tap — type Donald Trump into their vast resources of people they are tapping overseas, and they get all of his phone calls.And so they did this to President Obama. They — 1,227 times eavesdrops on President Obama’s phone calls. Then they mask him. But here is the problem. And General Hayden said this the other day. He said even low-level employees can unmask the caller. That is probably what happened to Flynn.They are not targeting Americans. They are targeting foreigners. But they are doing it purposefully to get to Americans.

Source: Rand Paul Is Right: NSA Routinely Monitors Americans’ Communications Without Warrants

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Every Move You Make | Foreign Policy

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Over his two terms, Obama has created the most powerful surveillance state the world has ever seen. Although other leaders may have created more oppressive spying regimes, none has come close to constructing one of equivalent size, breadth, cost, and intrusiveness. From 22,300 miles in space, where seven Advanced Orion crafts now orbit; to a 1-million-square-foot building in the Utah desert that stores data intercepted from personal phones, emails, and social media accounts; to taps along the millions of miles of undersea cables that encircle the Earth like yarn, U.S. surveillance has expanded exponentially since Obama’s inauguration on Jan. 20, 2009.

Source: Every Move You Make | Foreign Policy

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