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The List of Articles:

Is your MP on the naughty list?
Big Brother, Big Data and you
Former Labour minister lands £300,000 BBC job: James Purnell faces accusations of bias
PM ‘risks ignoring lessons of Iraq’
Litter police to punish spitting in the street with on-the-spot £80 fine
Met officer arrested over alleged leak
Top officer is held over ‘unpaid tip to reporter’ as Elveden inquiry expands
Welcome to Britain? Historic police alien registration cards describe migrants as ‘dim-witted peasant’, ‘self-opinionated Jew’ and ‘unintelligent type’
Nato airstrike kills 10 Afghan civilians, including 5 boys, as local government says it was kept in the dark about attack plans
Canada kills controversial internet surveillance bill
The Shooting Gallery: Obama and the Vanishing Point of Democracy
Zombie law: CISPA cyber bill resurrected from the dead The two US lawmakers responsible for last year’s failed cybersecurity bill known as CISPA are reintroducing the act, and renewed interest from Washington means it might have a fighting chance this time at being signed into law. 2
Feds: No armed drones in US, but forget about privacy
Pentagon inks deal for smartphone tool that scans your face, eyes, thumbs
Lifting the Veil of Mirage Democracy in the United States
Wear big handbags, fake tan and giant sunglasses…and breathe in! The tricks women use to look thinner (and often all at once)
A Court for Targeted Killings
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US used ‘Christian heavy metal’ to torture Iraqi militants
If You Speak Out, You End Up Here: Hassan Karajeh at Ofer Prison
Tom Engelhardt: A conspiracy of stupidity — War in Context
Secret funds back climate lobby
The Bureau and the Journalist: Victor Riesel’s Secret Relationship With the FBI
The Hurt of Militarized Authoritarianism in Singapore, Afghanistan and the World
The Hubris of the Drones
US government accused of spying on 9/11 attorneysDetainees being held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and their defense attorneys are accusing both the United States government and Gitmo guards alike this week of infringing on the inmates’ rights by conducting illegal surveillance. 4
I survived the bombing of Dresden – it was a war crime
FAA takes major step in expanding drone use in AmericaUS President Barack Obama has approved legislation that is expected to immediately accelerate the use of domestic surveillance drones within the United States. 4
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