Personal Liberty

The Internet Fights Back Against the NSA

A massive international protest is underway — online. Will it sway the NSA?

Posted in Personal Liberty, Human Rights

Madonna, Katy Perry Launch #GayPropaganda on Eve of Olympics

As a controversial Olympics begins in Sochi, Russia, Katy Perry and Madonna are promoting gay rights with the (We Are) GayPropaganda campaign — and shining a light on recent Russian human rights abuses.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Human Rights, Music and Activism

Millennials Won’t Wait for a Seat to Take a Stand

Will Millennials fix America’s broken political system?

Posted in Politics and Elections, Personal Liberty

Pussy Riot Prisoner’s “Slavery-like Conditions” and the Limits of Political Speech

Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, imprisoned since 2012 for a musical act of political protest, has written an open letter detailing rampant abuses in the Russian penal colony where, after attempting to officially complain of illegal conditions, she has now resorted to a hunger strike.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Human Rights

Jason Collins: America Supports

History has been made in America: We have our first openly gay active professional athlete. Or, should the headline be a little different than that?

Posted in Personal Liberty, Human Rights, Trends in Music and Society

‘Accidental Racist’ Leads to Racial Debate, on Purpose

Brad Paisley’s new collaboration with LL Cool J ‘Accidental Racist’ was recorded to promote interracial understanding, but instead, has caused an uproar.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Music and Activism

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Asks His Neighbors to Support Same-Sex Marriage

Wilco’s frontman, Jeff Tweedy, is a long way from forgetting his roots. Tweedy has a history of sharing his opinions on gay marriage, and now he is taking the message home – to Belleville, Illinois to be exact.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Music and Activism

Macklemore: “No Freedom Till We’re Equal, Damn Right I Support It”

Independent hip hop artist Macklemore take a stand for gay marriage in his moving single, “Same Love”.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Music and Activism

Personal Liberty Issue Update: How the Candidates Define Liberty

You’ll often hear the words “freedom” and “liberty” thrown around in the Presidential campaign. What those words mean to each candidate, though, differs greatly. Here’s a quick look.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Personal Liberty, Issue Updates

Obama and Romney On Same Side of Marijuana Fight in Swing State Colorado

Marijuana legalization is on the ballot in Colorado and two other states, and leading in the polls However, candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney won’t back off their anti-legalization stance.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Personal Liberty