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CWA President Larry Cohen Pledges His Super Delegate Vote to Senator Barack Obama !

"For your information, attached is a press statement that I am releasing today, as a Democratic super delegate, announcing my personal endorsement of Senator Barack Obama for the ...

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Act Now: Stop Secret FISA Spying Deal!

House leadership is on the precipice of caving in and handing over everything the President has demanded: expanded surveillance powers, and immunity for big phone companies that br...

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U.S. Wiretaps, Secret Warrants On the Rise!

The debate over a new surveillance authorization is likely to be complicated by figures showing sharp increases in the government's electronic eavesdropping on U.S. citizens. One r...

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Telecoms and Bush Administration Talked About Keeping Their Surveillance Program Under Wraps.

"One court declaration, for example, confirms the existence of notes showing that a telecom representative called an Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) lawyer last ...

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War and Workers' Rights Highlight U.S. May Day Celebrations!

Workers around the globe today are celebrating International Labor Day, better known as May Day, to make it clear they want to live in a world where people live in peace and prospe...

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The FISA Amendments Act: Protecting Our Country and Civil Liberties!

"On Friday, the House of Representatives adopted H.R. 3733, the FISA Amendments Act. This carefully crafted legislation gives our intelligence agencies all the tools they need to p...

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New Telecom Whistleblower!

"Three powerful House Commerce Committee Chairmen strongly urged their colleagues Thursday to defer acting on requests for retroactive immunity and to demand more information from ...

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FISA: Setting the Record Straight on the White House

"As the House of Representatives takes the time it needs to negotiate a bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the White House has launched a public assaul...

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AT$T Whistleblower Wins Pioneer Award!

Mark Klein is a retired AT&T telecommunications technician who blew the whistle on the government's warrantless surveillance program. When news reports of the illegal spying surfac...

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Bush Fear Mongering Over Telecom Immunity!

Finally, the House of Representatives has stood up to President Bush's fear-mongering. This week, the Bush White House tried to bully the House of Representatives on an important b...

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