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schism


 

English: Steeple of St. James Catholic Church ...

English: Steeple of St. James Catholic Church in Chicago, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

schism

 

Definition: (noun) A separation or division into factions.
Synonyms: discord, split
Usage: Heretics were burned for attempting to create a schism in the Catholic Church. Discuss.

 

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this pressed: Join Us on June 5th to Reset the Net | Electronic Frontier Foundation


 

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this pressed: They Knew Our Secrets. One Year Later, We Know Theirs. | American Civil Liberties Union


They Knew Our Secrets. One Year Later, We Know Theirs. | American Civil Liberties Union.

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Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window (From ACLU – November 28, 2011)


Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a 'Battlefield' They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window
Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a ‘Battlefield’ They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window (click to get informed from ACLU)

Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window

While nearly all Americans head to family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Senate is gearing up for a vote on Monday or Tuesday that goes to the very heart of who we are as Americans. The Senate will be voting on a bill that will direct American military resources not at an enemy shooting at our military in a war zone, but at American citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield — even people in the United States itself.

Senators need to hear from you, on whether you think your front yard is part of a “battlefield” and if any president can send the military anywhere in the world to imprison civilians without charge or trial. (source: http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/senators-demand-military-lock-american-citizens-battlefield-they-define-being)

ACLU Sues Oakland Police Department to Stop Violence Against Protesters (from ACLU)


ACLU Sues Oakland Police Department to Stop Violence Against Protesters

ACLU Sues Oakland Police Department to Stop Violence Against Protesters (click here to read the article from ACLU)

The Oakland Police Department (OPD) was sued in federal court yesterday by the ACLU of Northern California and the National Lawyers Guild for trampling (repeatedly!) on the constitutional rights of Occupy Oakland demonstrators. The lawsuit asks for an immediate relief from the court to stop police violence against political protesters, because the OPD has shown that it will continue to violate protesters’ rights unless a court intervenes (again).
(Source: http://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech/aclu-sues-oakland-police-department-stop-violence-against-protesters-0)

ACLU to Wireless Carriers: Stop Tracking Americans’ Movements (Click here to read this critical issue)


ACLU to Wireless Carriers: Stop Tracking Americans' Movements

ACLU to Wireless Carriers: Stop Tracking Americans' Movements (Click here to read this critical issue)

“The ACLU today wrote to the CEOs of the nation’s major cell phone providers asking that they stop routinely collecting and storing data on their customers’ daily movements. We’re also urging Americans to make this same demand, and we’ve created a page making it easy to do so.”
(Source: http://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty/aclu-wireless-carriers-stop-tracking-americans-movements)

Oakland Police Raid on Occupy Oakland Raises Serious Questions


Oakland Police Raid on Occupy Oakland Raises Serious Questions ( from ACLU)

Oakland Police Raid on Occupy Oakland Raises Serious Questions ( from ACLU) Click here to read the article at ACLU)

From ACLU:
The ACLU of Northern California and the National Lawyers’ Guild demanded a full investigation of Tuesday’s events. The groups also asked OPD to immediately produce records about the use of force in responding to the early morning raid of the Occupy Oakland encampment and the evening demonstration. The public has a right to transparency and accountability, and yesterday’s events are no exception. The ACLU-NC is also urging people to email the Oakland Police Department calling for transparency and an end to excessive use of force.

Reports of OPD’s conduct raise serious questions about whether it violated its own policy on dealing with demonstrations.

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Know Your Rights – Photographers _ ACLU: “Because Freedom Can’t Protect Itself”


Know Your Rights - Photographers _ ACLU

Know Your Rights - Photographers _ ACLU

Taking photographs of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is a constitutional right – and that includes federal buildings, transportation facilities, and police and other government officials carrying out their duties. Unfortunately, there is a widespread, continuing pattern of law enforcement officers ordering people to stop taking photographs from public places, and harassing, detaining and arresting those who fail to comply. Learn more >> 
(Source: http://www.aclu.org/free-speech/know-your-rights-photographers)