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Netrootin’: Dispatches from the progressive tech networking confab

George McIntire is reporting live from Netroots Nation '13 in San Jose Good morning all you liberals, progressives, socialists, leftists, environmentalists, civil libertarians, feminists,...

All eyes on us

The NSA surveillance scandal is rooted in the Bay Area. Who was involved, when did it start -- and how can you protect your privacy?

Panel sees Orwellian overtones in NSA spying scandal

June 18, 2013
It is now public knowledge that the NSA has been spying on us (unless you’ve been living under a rock and, lucky for you,...

NSA surveillance scandal goes full tilt clown

The domestic eavesdropping scandal is now entering week three in the news (it's existed for real a lot longer) and as these things tend...

Bully for the ACLU! It went after the real lawbreakers

June 11, 2013
Scroll down to read the ACLU complaint in the New York Times storyFor me, the crucial question was not whether Edward J. Snowden broke...

A ‘reasonable’ cheek swab

Supreme Court ruling on DNA brings California's more expansive law into focus

NSA whistleblower supporters to speak on civil liberties

June 10, 2013
Famed whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971 and plans to march in the upcoming San Francisco Pride Parade to honor Bradley...

Solomon: Historic challenge to support the moral actions of Edward Snowden

June 10, 2013
Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy: How...

Solomon: An open letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee

June 8, 2013
By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made...

NSA spying on Verizon calls is nothing new

So, the federal government is spying on millions of Americans. Still. And this time, there’s a document to prove it. In a momentous scoop...

SFPD responds (weirdly) to allegations of racial disparity

The San Francisco Police Department has issued a head-scratching response to charges of racial disparity in marijuana arrests, possibly in an attempt to defuse...

Alerts

June 4, 2013
THURSDAY 6Resisting gentrification in San Francisco The Green Arcade bookstore, 1680 Market, SF. www.thegreenarcade.com. 7-8:30pm, free. San Francisco author and political economist Karl Beitel...

Solomon: Our twisted politics of grief

May 28, 2013
By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy:...

Here’s which tech companies won’t turn your emails over to the feds

When you write a letter, seal it in an envelope, and drop it in the mail, federal law is clear that it’s a private...

Bay to Breakers will have video surveillance, license plate scans, and secret “FBI assets”

Police video surveillance was in the spotlight during yesterday's City Hall hearing on security measures at large events, as supervisors voiced a desire to...

Solomon: It’s time to renounce the “war on terror”

April 24, 2013
Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made...

Alerts

April 16, 2013
WEDNESDAY 24Forum: Art and politics with Rebar 518 Valencia, SF. rebargroup.org. 7:30-10:30pm, free. Operating in San Francisco since 2004, Rebar has been transforming cities...

Silent sting

To find criminal suspects, federal agents use a device that tracks everyone else too

Sneaky surveillance

SFPD has been quietly seeking video footage of new bars since losing a public fight over the issue

Feds’ use of spy tools under scrutiny due to privacy concerns

April 3, 2013
If the FBI is trying to pinpoint the location of a suspect in your neighborhood, investigators could sweep up information from your mobile device...

Pizza delivery drones?

March 18, 2013
Well, this is intriguing. According to an event announcement for an upcoming talk this Wednesday, there are some bizarre new developments on the "innovation...

Solomon: Congress: End endless war and stop ‘becoming the evil we deplore’

February 20, 2013
By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War...

What Obama said — and what he meant

Decoding State of the Union double-speak

Solomon: What Obama said–and what he meant–about climate change, war and civil liberties

February 18, 2013
By Norman Solomon Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books ...