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Their Morality Police, and Ours

In Saudi Arabia, the Mutaween are 3,500 public officials and thousands of volunteers who work for the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. They are responsible for enforcing strict religious laws. Among the many laws are those that require all women to wear head scarves and black gowns when in

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Perceptions of Reality— And a Failure to Indict

She quietly walked into the classroom and stood there, just inside the door, against a wall. The professor, his back to her, continued his lecture, unaware of her presence until his students’ eyes began focusing upon her rather than him. “Yes?” he asked, turning to her. Just “Yes.” Nothing more. “You shouldn’t have done it,”

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Fracking v. First Amendment

Vera Scroggins of Susquehanna County, Pa., will be in court Monday morning. This time, she will have lawyers and hundreds of thousands of supporters throughout the country. Representing Scroggins to vacate an injunction limiting her travel will be lawyers from the ACLU and Public Citizen, and a private attorney. The last time Scroggins appeared in

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Cultural Excrement in the course of normal Development. The Dialectical Relation between Identity and State

Written by Rene B. Balderas Abolnik                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        . To reject the notion that Bolivia of 2014 is fundamentally different from the Bolivia of 2005 is irrational, but to say –as is now fashionable in some circles- that Bolivia has in this time degenerated into chaos is even more so. Some point at the seemingly

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Crunch Time for Detroit

Tom Stephens of Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management has provided news and updates concerning the fraudulent bankruptcy in Detroit for the past several months. Here is his latest excellent summary of the players, the stakes, and the necessary actions. On Thursday, January 16, 2014 in the Detroit federal bankruptcy court, Judge Steven Rhodes issued a decision

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Kokesh, busted for guns and drugs, not your typical gun rights activist

Adam Kokesh, former Iraq Veterans Against the War activist and a very early guest on Gary’s and my “Shared Sacrifice” podcast, was arrested Tuesday (July 9) in Virginia on gun and drug charges. Jillian Rayfield’s quick write-up of the arrest at Salon carries the headline “Gun-rights activist reportedly arrested for firearm, drug possession.” In addition

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Your Friendly Neighborhood Total Surveillance State

It makes no difference if Edward Snowden, who fled to Hong Kong and revealed that the American government was spying upon American citizens, is a traitor or a hero.   Intelligence agencies from China, Russia, England, Israel, and maybe even Lichtenstein, probably already know that the National Security Administration (NSA) is collecting data of all

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