Freedom

A woman wearing oversized sunglasses lettered with the words "stop spying" listens to speakers during the Stop Watching Us Rally protesting surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency, on October 26, 2013, in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.  (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

Electronic Frontier Foundation Explains Changes As Portions Of Patriot Act Expire And USA Freedom Act Signed

This month’s expiration of portions of the Patriot Act have been counterbalanced by the signing of the USA Freedom Act by President Obama. Electronic Frontier Foundation attorney Lee Tien explains what this all means in our KCBS In Depth segment.

06/09/2015

Part of the '@Large...' art exhibit on Alcatraz Island by Ai Weiwei. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

Chinese Dissident Artist Unveils Exhibition On Alcatraz Island Spotlighting Crackdowns On Free Speech

An exhibition by a Chinese artist which spotlights government stifling of free speech – and featuring the use of more than one million Lego pieces – was unveiled on Alcatraz Island Wednesday.

09/24/2014

Viktor Kee, a juggler with Cirque du Soleil, is traveling across the country in support of Ukraine, March 3, 2014. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

Cirque du Soleil Performer Plans Trip From Bay Area To NY To Help Ukraine

Viktor Kee, a star juggler with Cirque du Soleil, is driving across the country, starting in San Francisco, to help people in his native Ukraine.

03/03/2014

Bay Area Fall Concerts 2012

Madonna Tells U.S. Fans To Appreciate Their Freedom

Madonna said she was happy to party in the USA as she kicked off the U.S. leg of her “MDNA Tour” in Philadelphia. Her Bay Area stop will be at the HP Pavilion at San Jose…

08/29/2012

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Freedom Imminent For Cal Graduates Jailed In Iran

Iran’s foreign minister said Saturday that the courts are willing in “the near future” to commute the prison sentences for two Americans convicted of spying. The Americans’ lawyer, meanwhile, was in court trying to arrange a $1 million bail-for-freedom deal.

09/17/2011

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Cal Hikers Set To Be Freed From Iran

Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said two UC Berkeley grads jailed in Iran on charges of espionage for two years could be freed this week.

09/13/2011