April 25th, 2015

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Vladimir Slepak, Famed Soviet Refusenik, Dies - Culture

Vladimir Slepak, Famed Soviet Refusenik, Dies - Culture

One of the most iconic activists in the Soviet Jewry movement, Volodya Slepak, has died. A man with a fascinating life story, Slepak’s father had been a diehard communist who opposed his son’s 17-year-long struggle to emigrate out of the Soviet Union (a generational battle chronicled beautifully by…

Posted by Michael Zeleny on 25 Apr 2015, 09:39

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Government Releases Once-Secret Report on Post-9/11 Surveillance

Government Releases Once-Secret Report on Post-9/11 Surveillance

In response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by The New York Times, the government has declassified a 2009 report by five agencies’ inspectors general about the Stellarwind program, the group of N.S.A. warrantless wiretapping and bulk phone and e-mail records collection activities initiated b…

Posted by Michael Zeleny on 26 Apr 2015, 00:23

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