Category Archives: Civil Liberties

Reminder: Freedom of Speech is Not Just for the Left

As discussed in the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) blog post, the EFF and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently won a decisive victory for the 1st amendment in a case that best demonstrates the need to defend Freedom of Speech, … Continue reading

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Mass Surveillance Increases the Risk of Terror

An article on The Intercept covered an argument privacy advocates under-use: large dragnet based surveillance creates a ‘needle in the haystack’ effect. Given the nature of dragnet data collection, surveillance agencies loose the capacity to distinguish meaningful intelligence from the … Continue reading

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4/20: ‘Abolish the War on Drugs’ Day

I think most people sit in one of two camps when it comes to April 20th: either you absolutely hate it or you love it. On one hand, some people are extremely obnoxious about it. On the other, the jokes … Continue reading

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A Small Guide To Protecting Your Privacy

Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 12.15.14 It was almost two years ago that Edward Snowden began the NSA revelations by giving journalists like Glenn Greenwald a series of documents showing how the US … Continue reading

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Dying with Dignity

Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 12.6.14 Dying with Dignity On November 1st, the world lost an individual who cannot be replaced. Brittany Maynard, age 29, was a graduate of both UC Berkeley and … Continue reading

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Cameras Won’t Solve Police Brutality

This was originally written for the Students for Liberty blogging series, posted here on 10.7.14 Addendum 12.3.14: In light of the Grand Jury decisions regarding Mike Brown and especially Eric Garner, who’s death was caught entirely on recording, it should … Continue reading

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