Archive for 'Rights'

Another step toward the total surveillance state

July 31st, 2005 – 8:36 pm
Tagged as: Rights

As part of the continuing efforts to make it clear to the rest of the world that they’re not welcome here in the good ol’ U.S. of A., three U.S.-Canada border crossings are now going to start forcing non-Canadians who cross into the U.S. to carry wireless RFID-cards that’ll contain their personal information. Apparently photographing […]

Refusing New York Subway Searches

July 27th, 2005 – 9:05 pm
Tagged as: Rights

If you’re planning to ride on the NYC subway system any time soon, know your rights.

The wrong response

July 24th, 2005 – 7:28 pm
Tagged as: Rights,Terrorism

Despite the fact that current laws were apparently enough to see Britain through decades of IRA bombings, the British police have decided to seize the opportunity provided by the tragic July attacks in London push for more powers: Police last night told Tony Blair that they need sweeping new powers to counter the terrorist threat, […]

Random bag searches in New York City

July 22nd, 2005 – 8:22 pm
Tagged as: Rights,Terrorism

Why actually make people safer when you can just indulge in pointless attempts to make it look like you’re doing something? New York City will begin making random checks of bags and backpacks at subway stations, commuter railways and on buses, officials announced today in the wake of a second wave of bombings on the […]

A National ID Card

May 9th, 2005 – 8:58 pm
Tagged as: Politics,Rights

What do you do if the majority of Americans don’t want a national ID card? You add it on to a military appropriations bill about which there will be little or no debate, and you call it the REAL ID Act. The United States is getting a national ID card. The REAL ID Act (text […]