"Growing up in Northern Virginia I had no shortage of opportunity, and I believe that means I have a responsibility to do everything in my power to educate myself and stand up for justice and dignity. I became an International Relations major to ensure I was doing all I could to better my perspective, and the more I learn, the more the truth is clear: torture is cruel, shameful, and ineffective. I refuse to be silent while my government conceals such clear injustice just a few miles from my home."
The vote on the proposed $10.9 Million dollar Department of Homeland Security Funded 'Domain Awareness Center' (DAC) beyond having meaning just for Oakland is the testing ground for an expanding and entrenching surveillance state which has clear national and global implications. DAC funding has been given to a number of other cities the key difference here is that Oakland is the only city in the country that has tried to use that funding to make the DAC's surveillance reach across the entire city rather than just across the Port of Oakland.
The President's private army takes "unprecedented action" against its overseers.
West Midland police have been visiting Mosques attempting to discourage Muslims from attending a protest which hundreds are predicted to attend tomorrow.
"This is a very serious infringement of our democratic rights and an unacceptable use of our places of worship for political purposes." -- Naeem Malik, one of the protests organizers
The former Guantanamo Bay detainee has been arrested by West Midlands Police. Credit: Press Association
"We are disgusted that Moazzam Begg is being retraumatised with the same guilt by association accusations that resulted in his unlawful incarceration in Guantanamo Bay. We fully support our colleague and see his arrest as politically motivated and as part of a campaign to criminalise legitimate activism." -- Asim Qureshi, Research Director of CAGE
"After a while you listen to enough of these speeches, and they're so wonderful and you see no action -- you begin to wonder what the heck is going on."
Chicago attorney Tom Sullivan
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