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Entries by Hector Villagra from 07/2013

A New Era for Freedom of the Press?

| Posted 07.08.2013 | Media

The recent disclosure that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been tracking the Internet and phone activity of American citizens is about more than just government surveillance: It has profound implications for freedom of the press.

It Takes Two to Debate, or the Sound of One Hand Clapping

| Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

The public still doesn't have the most critical piece of information it needs: the secret legal arguments that government relies on to justify the surveillance.

To Those of You on Hunger Strike

| Posted 07.12.2013 | Crime

For five days, 29,000 inmates in California's state prisons have refused all meals in the largest hunger strike and prison protest in state history. Your actions speak loudly. We can hear you. We know things must change.

Facing Reality: Race Matters

| Posted 07.19.2013 | Crime

Whether Zimmerman did so consciously or unconsciously, it's hard to avoid that race played a part in his decision-making, influencing his thoughts, attitudes and actions toward young, black males. There's a growing body of research documenting just how powerful implicit or unconscious biases can be.