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  Taking Liberties, The Movie - On DVD October 15
TAKING LIBERTIES is a shocking but hilarious polemic documentary that charts the destruction of all your Basic Liberties under 10 Years of New Labour.
Released to coincide with Tony Blair's departure, the film and the book follow the stories of normal people who's lives have been turned upside down by injustice - from being arrested for holding a placard outside parliament to being tortured in Guantanamo Bay.
Habeas Corpus is one of our oldest liberties.
www.noliberties.com   (209 words)

  Civil liberties - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Civil liberties is the name given to protection from the power of governments.
Examples include due process (the right that the government do not take an individual's life, liberty, or property without a fair trial or other appropriate procedure); the right to self defence; the right to privacy; freedom of speech; freedom of religion; and freedom of assembly.
Furthermore, even civil liberties that are legally protected have sometimes been abrogated, especially in time of war.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Civil_liberties   (685 words)

 It Can't Happen Here by Ron Paul
The loss of liberty, we are assured, will be minimal, short-lived, and necessary.
Many citizens believe that once the war on terror is over, restrictions on their liberties will be reversed.
I’m afraid of creating a society where the burden is on citizens to prove their innocence, rather than on government to prove wrongdoing.
www.lewrockwell.com /paul/paul225.html   (766 words)

Even-though Liberties has occupied its present location for 5 years, nearby bars like Poor Henry's, the 700 Club and Standard Tap have sprung up in just the past year.
For a point of reference, Liberties is a storefront away from the corner of 2nd and Fairmount Aves.
But regardless of age, all patrons of Liberties were all out for a good craic.
www.phillytown.com /Liberties.htm   (516 words)

 Civil & Individual Liberties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Individual liberties is a long-standing League principle that became an integral part of national program positions in the mid-1970s.
The League’s individual liberties principle was incorporated into the national program by the 1976 convention, thus authorizing the League to act against major threats to basic constitutional rights.
The state committee on individual liberties decided to accelerate the study for the purpose of being timely and effective.
www.lwvwi.org /Study/liberty/liberties.htm   (651 words)

 liberties - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about liberties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
As monarchs grew stronger, they resented liberties which served no purpose, as in the case of Wales, but despite efforts by Edward I in particular to subjugate these lordships their privileges remained largely intact until the 16th century.
When it came to liberties, delicious, wanton liberties, Jerry alone of all on board could take them with the man and woman, and, on the other hand, they were the only two to whom he permitted liberties.
If Americans are to retain the sacred liberties for which their fathers strove, Congress must declare our independence of European dictation by maintaining the price of mules.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /liberties   (288 words)

 Wired News: Bush Forms Civil Liberties Board
Civil liberties advocates blasted the board, comparing it to the proverbial "fox guarding the hen house," and questioned how it could be effective without outside appointees and independent investigative powers.
The President's Board on Safeguarding Americans' Civil Liberties will be housed in the Justice Department and led by the Deputy Attorney General James Comey and the Department of Homeland Security's Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security Asa Hutchinson.
Charlie Mitchell, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, argues the president's board could even be counterproductive.
www.wired.com /news/privacy/0,1848,64784,00.html?tw=wn_story_related   (685 words)

 An overview of Civil Liberties legislation since 1900 - magnacartaplus
However, maintaining civil liberties is, in my opinion, the responsibility of all citizens, and should not be, must not be, left to technicians (like so much else).
Nonetheless, in important ways, civil liberties and the supporting democratic infrastructure of the UK have been gradually undermined over the course of the last century.
In this case, the executive still has the cheek to call the Act “Temporary provisions”, despite the fact that most of the provisions of this Act have been law since 1974.
www.magnacartaplus.org /civil-liberties   (681 words)

 Civil Liberties Crisis
In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, many politicians are using the crisis as an excuse to push for severe restrictions on basic American civil liberties.
Many of these are the same old proposals friends of liberty have been fighting for years, now dusted off and re-introduced as “anti-terrorism” bills.
Defending liberty, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights is the highest form of patriotism.
www.theadvocates.org /civilliberties.html   (3820 words)

 civil_liberties : Melbourne Indymedia
Liberty Victoria's Brian Walters pointed out that, "once you have people being held in custody not because they're accused of any crime, but at the whim of some official, you're living not in a democracy, not under the rule of law, but in tyranny".
In a parody on the increasing power of police and security to deny basic civil liberties, a phalanx of “secret agents” delivered a written briefing to Premier Steve Bracks at Parliament House on Thursday to tip him off to potential “seditious activities” at a planned demonstration for civil liberties on Saturday.
Victorian Premier Steve Bracks slammed the release for breaching the "sovereignty of Cabinet" according to a report in the Age, highlighting where he stands on public debate and civil liberties.
melbourne.indymedia.org /features/civil_liberties   (3426 words)

 LWV | Civil Liberties
A new proposal to expand the USA Patriot Act is increasing concerns about encroachment on civil liberties.
There are fundamental principles that guard our liberty -- from independent judicial review of law enforcement actions to prohibitions on indiscriminate searches -- that must be preserved.
Basic civil liberties must be protected as the nation seeks to guard against terrorism and other threats to national security.
www.lwv.org /AM/Template.cfm?Section=Civil_Liberties   (308 words)

 Welcome to The Liberties Bar & Restaurant
A European bar in the traditional style, The Liberties is located on Guerrero Street @ 22nd in the eclectic Mission district of San Francisco.
Superb food, comfortable surroundings, an outdoor cafe and a welcoming staff will make your visit enjoyable and memorable.
A favorite neighborhood bar, The Liberties is the perfect choice for a relaxed evening out for visitors and regulars.
www.theliberties.com   (174 words)

 Amazon.com: Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security: Books: Carole ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Government response to 'terrorism' is not new; we have previously understood that in 'times of war' civil liberties were suspended (supposedly for the national good).
Yet, what is new about the post 9/11 climate is the depth of these anti-terrorism policies and the general public's apparent willingness to sacrifice their freedom inexplicably to receive 'security'.
Everybody had agreed this event was a national tragedy, yet the government did not use it as a battering ram to dismantle citizen civil liberties and/or eliminate people whom they have disagreed with.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1565847822?v=glance   (1614 words)

 beSpacific: Civil Liberties Archives
The decision (29 pages, PDF), which is damaging both to civil liberties and technology innovation, came in a case in which CDT joined with a coalition of universities, libraries, public interest groups and Internet companies to oppose an August 2005 ruling by the Federal Communications Commission.
Press release: "The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Georgia today released new evidence that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is using counterterrorism resources to spy on peaceful faith- and conscience-based advocacy groups.
The filing this week by the Archive and the ACLU was consolidated with a suit filed on January 19, 2006, by the Electronic Privacy Information Center ("EPIC") that requested the federal court in Washington to issue a preliminary injunction requiring the release of relevant documents within 20 days-which Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr.
www.bespacific.com /mt/archives/cat_civil_liberties.html   (8516 words)

 Technorati Tag: liberties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
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technorati.com /tag/liberties   (553 words)

 AlterNet: Rights and Liberties: Lesbian Debauchery in Oklahoma
Human Rights First has put together this straight-talking well-researched report about the 98 detainees in U.S. custody who have been murdered or "disappeared." They carefully document how the people responsible for torture and homicide have gotten away with murder.
A collection of writings by Cato Institute scholars on civil liberties with respect to the war on terrorism.
Keep up to date on what civil liberties issues are being discussed in Congress.
www.alternet.org /rights/20162   (1281 words)

 People For the American Way - Erosion of Liberties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The abandonment of our nation’s fundamental rights, rather than striking a blow to terrorism, is likely to give those who would attack America a victory they don’t deserve.
Language should be carefully crafted in order to preserve constitutional liberties and to prevent the creation of overly broad powers that could lead to abuse.
The Freedom of Information Act suit was filed by 23 civil rights and civil liberties organizations, including PFAWF, who was co-plaintiff and co-counsel on the suit.
www.pfaw.org /pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=2334   (351 words)

 You simply can't trust French speakers! | MetaFilter
Given Canada's emphasis on civil liberties and maintenance of its principles in avoiding goose-lock-stepping into Iraq with a certain cowardly invader, it is apparent that the "land of the free, home of the brave" moniker really belongs with our northern neighbor....and not with the United, Terrorized, Reactionary States of America.
Witty, the USA denouncing excessive liberties in another country is a new low even in the current climate.
If you actually read it, the "civil liberties" line is by the Ottawa reporter, not State.
www.metafilter.com /mefi/25572   (3004 words)

 Amazon.com: Taking Liberties: Books: David Graham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
One of America's most important contemporary photographers shares his latest installment of documents in Taking Liberties, a collection of 65 beautifully produced full-color photographs with an introduction by the prominent American architect Robert Venturi.
To be honest they are only everyday commercial scenes to be seen anywhere but it needs a creative eye to capture the ordinary and turn it into something that just seems so right.
'Taking Liberties' and 'Declaring Independence' are both worth owning if you like to look at an uncommon view of American commonplace.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0966677668?v=glance   (824 words)

 LWV | Individual Liberties
Civil Liberties is a priority issue for the League of Women Voters!
Visit the Civil Liberties section for the most up-to-date information and resources.
Letter from LWVUS President Kay J. Maxwell to the U.S Congress in opposition to the conference report on H.R. 3199, the reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act.
www.lwv.org /AM/Template.cfm?Section=Individual_Liberties&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=23&ContentID=990   (128 words)

 AlterNet: Rights and Liberties: Doing Dirty Work Abroad
Back in the United States, the lack of any hint of action in Congress to understand these CIA flights is the lamentable reality.
Ironically, the former totalitarian states the United States helped rebuild after World War II may be the ones that help save us.
Noah Leavitt is an attorney who writes frequently on civil liberties and human rights issues.
www.alternet.org /rights/31386   (1442 words)

 DHS | Department of Homeland Security | About the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Training and Education intiatives support the Department’s commitment to the protection of civil rights and civil liberties through the development of distributed learning training materials.
Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Privacy Statement.
There are additional specific privacy policies regarding information for the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties web pages, in addition to the general privacy policy of the Department of Homeland Security Web site.
www.dhs.gov /dhspublic/interapp/editorial/editorial_0375.xml   (274 words)

 Technorati Tag: civil liberties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Create and Defend Civil Liberty We are striving to equip progressive people of faith to be champions for peace and justice.
Research Civil Liberties at Questia Research and discover over 1,000,000 books, journals and articles covering over 6,000 research topics, continuously updated - a complete academic library.
A tag is like a subject or category.
www.technorati.com /tag/civil+liberties   (531 words)

 DHS | Department of Homeland Security | Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
The Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties assists our dedicated colleagues to secure our country while preserving our freedoms and our way of life.
The office is led by Daniel Sutherland, Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties who provides legal and policy advice to the Secretary and the senior officers of the Department on a full range of civil rights and civil liberties issues.
Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Privacy Statement There are additional specific privacy policies regarding information for the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties pages, in addition to the general privacy policy of the Department of Homeland Security Web site.
www.dhs.gov /dhspublic/interapp/editorial/editorial_0371.xml   (285 words)

 Civil Liberties Encyclopedia @ ArtOfTexas.com (Art of Texas)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
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