“The Beginning of the End” – Obama Abandons Internet Freedoms

“The Beginning of the End” – Obama Abandons Internet Freedoms

President Obama has repeatedly pledged to protect Internet freedoms. But under rules just proposed by Obama’s hand-picked FCC chairman, Internet providers will be able to speed up access to sites willing to pay top dollar, while slowing down your connection to everyone else. With a vote on the new rules in two weeks, a new coalition is mobilizing millions to pressure the FCC.

US Banks Refuse to Serve Africans

US Banks Refuse to Serve Africans

Two major banks, Bank of America and HSBC, have determined that certain clients are not worth their time: Africans. In what is believed to be a response to improved US regulations requiring banks to monitor for suspicious activity, the banks have decided that providing services to African embassies is just not worth it. Find out what you can do.

Israeli Hummus Maker Succumbs to Boycott

Israeli Hummus Maker Succumbs to Boycott

The Strauss Group, a food and beverage multinational, has spent three decades openly supporting elite Israeli army units accused of committing severe human rights abuses against Palestinians. But after activists raised the red flag last month, the company quietly tried to hide any evidence of their military relationships.

 

Obama, Human Rights and the WikiWars

Obama, Human Rights and the WikiWars

If America’s war in Iraq came in the form of a Wikipedia article – with full control over it’s twists and turns by any unqualified or uninformed member of the public – would it look…

 

Is Getting High a Human Right?

Is Getting High a Human Right?

Ladies and gentlemen, see girls and boys, sick allow me to introduce to you the latest addition to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: getting high. When the declaration was signed, ask its authors and…