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Undernews: NSA Spygate Special

Tuesday, 11 June 2013, 11:47 am | Undernews

The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. More >>

Undernews: June 10, 2013

Tuesday, 11 June 2013, 11:36 am | Undernews

Passed in the wake of Sept. 11, the PATRIOT Act received only one dissenting vote but has since become one of the most controversial bills in recent history. It is the legal basis for a government program exposed by the Guardian on Wednesday that ... More >>

Undernews: May 22, 2013

Thursday, 23 May 2013, 11:02 am | Undernews

The IRS official who first disclosed the service’s targeting of conservative organizations refused to answer questions during a House oversight hearing Wednesday, insisting that she has not broken any laws. More >>

Undernews: May 6, 2013

Wednesday, 8 May 2013, 10:59 am | Undernews

I've been a lonely voice on the left urging a far less aggressive approach on the gun issue. It's not a personal matter. I haven't shot a gun in over 50 years and have never owned one. I'm the product of a Quaker education and qualify, I guess, ... More >>

Undernews: April 29. 2013

Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 3:54 pm | Undernews

One good way to judge the state of a culture is to check out its leadership. Absent a strong, continuing rebellion from the bottom or a conscious devolution of power, this leadership leaves its mark on every aspect of society. More >>

Undernews: April 27, 2013

Monday, 29 April 2013, 11:53 am | Undernews

"The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress.” The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said that in 1965, and African Americans still hear his quote ring. More >>

Undernews: April 6, 2013

Monday, 8 April 2013, 10:39 am | Undernews

A senior Swedish judge has said that the sex-crime allegations against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange are "a mess", and praised him for leaking classified US documents. More >>

Undernews: April 3, 2013

Friday, 5 April 2013, 11:45 am | Undernews

A shamed Roman Catholic priest, “Monsignor Meth,” after cooking up $300,000 of the highly addictive drug — and running an adult video and sex toy shop — pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge. More >>

Undernews: April 1, 2013

Wednesday, 3 April 2013, 9:35 am | Undernews

A federal court in New York ruled in summary judgment within the case of Capitol Records v. ReDigi. The court decided that no, users do not have the right to resell digital music files, as doing so violates existing copyright law. More >>

Undernews: March 30, 2013

Tuesday, 2 April 2013, 11:51 am | Undernews

Confiscating the customer deposits in Cyprus banks, it seems, was not a one-off, desperate idea of a few Eurozone “troika” officials scrambling to salvage their balance sheets. A joint paper by the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and ... More >>

Undernews: March 28, 2013

Thursday, 28 March 2013, 4:59 pm | Undernews

Indiana is one of a growing number of states with school voucher programs. These allow public dollars to be used at private schools, including religious schools, including those religious schools that use creationist materials that teach anti-scientific ... More >>

Undernews: February 17, 2013

Monday, 18 February 2013, 4:43 pm | Undernews

When the banks got bailed out, people were reasonably upset — why should huge corporate banks be given public money to recover from the disaster of their own greed and incompetence? Others argued that letting those banks fail would send the economy into a further ... More >>

Undernews: January 28, 2013

Wednesday, 30 January 2013, 1:13 pm | Undernews

New York City is scrapping plans to privatize management of its street-parking system, the latest sign of growing wariness in U.S. cities of initiatives to address budget woes by selling off the rights to run meters and lots. More >>

Undernews For January 1st 2013

Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 1:22 pm | Undernews

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Undernews: December 18, 2012

Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 4:54 pm | Undernews

The scene has replayed itself over and over -- in Tucson, at Virginia Tech, at Columbine. On Friday in Connecticut, another unstable man has taken innocent lives in a burst of terrifying violence. Inadequate gun control is only one half of the story. More >>

UNDERNEWS: December 6, 2012

Friday, 7 December 2012, 11:48 am | Undernews

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the most secretive and "least transparent" trade negotiations in history. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the most secretive and "least transparent" trade negotiations in history. Luckily for the populations and ... More >>

Undernews: November 29, 2012

Monday, 3 December 2012, 5:23 pm | Undernews

Here's an idea. Instead of raising the entry age of Social Security and Medicare recipients, why not decrease the exit age of useless wars? The two big ones - Iraq and Afghanistan - have cost us $1.4 trillion since 2001 and that doesn't even include ... More >>

Undernews: November 20, 2012

Thursday, 22 November 2012, 3:56 pm | Undernews

As planned Black Friday strikes draw increasing media attention, Walmart continues to publicly dismiss the actions as stunts and the workers involved as an unrepresentative fringe. But workers charge that behind closed doors, the company is waging a stepped-up ... More >>

Undernews: November 19, 2012

Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 12:49 pm | Undernews

The ruralization of play is happening all over Britain, from Kinross to Bristol. "We've gone past the tipping point, with more wooden things going in than not," says Mark Hughes, who runs a playground furnishing company in Bath, called Big Wood Play. More >>

Undernews: November 18, 2012

Tuesday, 20 November 2012, 12:19 pm | Undernews

The Department of Defense and police in the area around the Hancock Air Field near Syracuse, NY appear to have implemented a novel method of stifling anti-drone war dissent. The authorities have issued "protective orders" barring a number of antiwar ... More >>





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