Saturday, June 15, 2013

Surveillance: A Threat to Democracy - By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD: "But Americans should not be fooled by political leaders putting forward a false choice."

A Real Debate on Surveillance 

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Congress should hold hearings on the laws that made rampant domestic spying possible.

Surveillance: A Threat to Democracy

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Security can be achieved by less-intrusive or sweeping means, without trampling on democratic freedoms and basic rights.

Surveillance: Snowden Doesn’t Rise to Traitor

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Edward Snowden’s leaks do not amount to treason, but he is likely going to be headed to jail regardless.

A Failure on Military Sexual Assaults

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To encourage reporting, prosecution decisions should be outside the chain of command.

Civil Rights for Transgender People

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It is time for New York State lawmakers to extend basic civil rights protections to transgender people.

Keep the Women’s Rights Bill Intact

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State Legislators are trying to chip away at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s excellent bill that strives for equality for women in New York.
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Bookshelf: Books on Veterans, Civil Rights and Sacred Places

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A book by Philip F. Napoli tells the stories of veterans, including a black soldier and his white comrades and a nurse who staged a hunger strike.

Nicaragua canal approved by Nicaragua's president, Chinese businessman

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A Hong Kong-based development company has signed an agreement with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to build a channel across Nicaragua, similar to the Panama Canal. 

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