December 7, 2013
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Salem-News.com (Nov-30-2013 19:06)
Online Freedom Under ThreatDr. Paul Balles Salem-News.com
I hope we will use the Net to cross barriers and connect cultures.--Tim Berners-Lee
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On November 23rd, 2013, British inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, warned that "Internet surveillance by British and US spying agencies has posed a threat to online freedom and the future of democracy."
Salem-News.com (Nov-22-2013 12:40)
Colorado Store Makes History as First to Offer Recreational Marijuana in the USSalem-News.com
At the same time, authorities in Colorado have conducted the largest raid on dispensaries since medical marijuana became legal Thursday, with officers executing search and seizure warrants at more than 12 stores in the Denver area alone.
A small store in Central City, Colorado has made history by becoming the first establishment in the US to be granted a license to sell recreational marijuana.
Salem-News.com (Nov-21-2013 20:55)
Does US Prosecutor Dave Kowal Get His Jollies from Destroying Good Men?Political Perspective by Tim King Salem-News.com
We live in an age of terrorism and human trafficking and huge insurmountable problems, and all Kowal wants to do is convict Charles Lynch for a few ounces of weed that his security guard sold years ago?
Want the real definition of a witch hunt? Charlie Lynch operated a cannabis dispensary in my former adopted hometown, Morro Bay, California. His business was legal under California state law, and even had the blessing of the city mayor.
Salem-News.com (Nov-12-2013 11:56)
NAACP Supports HR 1523, Respect State Marijuana Laws ActSalem-News.com
Marijuana Prohibition Discriminatorily Enforced, Wasteful, Responsible for Overincarceration, Claims Influential Organization
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Laws prohibiting marijuana have been unjustly enforced and are largely responsible for the current incarceration crisis, says the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, one of the nation’s foremost organizations concerned with ending race-based discrimination.
Salem-News.com (Nov-09-2013 14:51)
NAACP Backs `States` Rights` on Marijuana LawsSalem-News.com
NAACP resolution notes that new state laws are moderating the impact of "extreme federal policies."
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NAACP and other civil rights groups -- for important historical reasons -- have not always been so keen on the idea of states' rights.
Salem-News.com (Nov-07-2013 15:38)
24 Muslim Employees in USA Fired by DHL for PrayingSalem-News.com
As the second pillar of Islam, Muslims are required to pray 5 times a day at certain times.
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On 9 October, 24 Muslims employees of DHL lost their jobs in Hebron, Kentucky, after DHL supervisors reversed a policy of flexible break times that allowed Muslim employees time to pray.
Salem-News.com (Oct-30-2013 11:57)
Civil Rights Coalition Victorious in Suit Against Alabama`s Anti-Immigrant LawSalem-News.com
Agreement Permanently Blocks Most of the Law’s Worst Provisions, Strictly Limits Racial Profiling Provision.
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The coalition of civil rights groups that challenged Alabama’s anti-immigrant law, HB 56, announced today an agreement that permanently blocks key provisions of the law and significantly limits racial profiling under sections 12 and 18, the “show me your papers” provisions.
Salem-News.com (Jul-21-2013 21:59)
Minority Rights and the Killing of Trayvon MartinWilliam K. Barth Salem-News.com
‘Trayvon Martin could have been me thirty five years ago.’ - US President Barack Obama
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Race alone is not enough to explain the outcome of the Martin Zimmerman trial. We need also to understand the plight of minority groups qua groups if we are to prevent future tragic killings.
Salem-News.com (Jul-05-2013 22:53)
Idle No More 2013 - Living In Reality - John TrudellIntro by Lisa Spaulding Salem-News.com
Mix of 4 videos from youtube: Idle No More 2013 - Living In Reality - John Trudell - assembled by Red Sky in the Mourning.
Listen to the powerful message of John Trudell while viewing a beautiful collage of 3 amazing videos representing "Idle No More".
Salem-News.com (Jun-27-2013 02:35)
A Brief Comment on the Supreme Court`s DOMA DecisionRalph E. Stone Salem-News.com
The DOMA decision is a step in the right direction, but leaves same-sex couples in 43 states without a right to marry and ineligible for federal benefits.
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The Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor ruled that Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, is unconstitutional.
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