Russian police round up anti-Putin protesters
By Denis Pinchuk Reuters
Russian riot police beat opposition activists on Sunday and detained nearly 200 people at protest rallies against President Vladimir Putin a week before the country's parliamentary election.
DIFFERENT BUT EQUAL
By R.C. Murray NewsWithViews.com
Likewise, education scholars have mesmerized millions of parents into believing that public schools offer an equal education to all students, despite their different expectations that require different academic [and grading] standards supported by different teaching strategies, which result in different achievement levels for those students they've labeled "diverse learners."
Here come the thought police
By Ralph E. Shaffer and R. William Robinson Baltimore Sun
With overwhelming bipartisan support, Rep. Jane Harman's "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act" passed the House 404-6 late last month and now rests in Sen. Joe Lieberman's Homeland Security Committee. Swift Senate passage appears certain. Not since the "Patriot Act" of 2001 has any bill so threatened our constitutionally guaranteed rights.
In the U.S. of A., we are all suspects now
By ROBYN BLUMNER, Times Columnist
In 2005, the president assured us that his surveillance program was "consistent with U.S. law and the Constitution." It was a lie. Otherwise, he wouldn't be so abjectly terrified by the dozens of lawsuits the program has spawned.
CIA role claim in Kennedy killing
New video and photographic evidence that puts three senior CIA operatives at the scene of Robert Kennedy's assassination has been brought to light.
It reveals that the operatives and four unidentified associates were at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles in the moments before and after the shooting on 5 June, 1968. The CIA had no domestic jurisdiction and some of the officers were based in South-East Asia at the time, with no reason to be in Los Angeles.
Invasive surveillance, warrant less searches, seizures and arrests - all are necessary for protecting freedom...WHAT?!
The Commonwealth Human Rights Commission said since the 9/11 attacks, many nations had been using the military for police work in the so-called "war on terror", leading to brutal policing techniques, including extra-judicial killings.