Category Constitutional Rights

‘Enough’: Students Walk Out Nationwide to Protest Inaction on Gun Violence, Call for March 24th protests nationwide.

The walkout is part of a national student-led movement to end gun violence.

Gun Control has always been racist — that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t support the Parkland Students Movement

Gun control has long been a shaky dividing line between liberals and the far left.

The assault on environmental protest

50 state bills, Minnesota included, with a link to find information on your state.

Robert Parry | The Right’s Second Amendment Lies 

Today’s American Right is drunk on some very bad history, which is as dangerous as it is false. …This gun fable is particularly insidious because it obstructs efforts by today’s government to enact commonsense gun-control laws and thus the false narrative makes possible the kinds of slaughters that erupt periodically across the United States…

“The US’s Culture of Violence Contributes to the Sanctification of the Second Amendment”: An Interview With Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

The Second Amendment was seized upon by white nationalists as a legal tool to preserve or restore white dominance.

Sue Lorde’s Song for Palestinians | Stolen Lands and Boycotts

“We will never be devoted to Apartheid and spilled blood”

ICE Keeps Challenging Federal Courts’ Authority — And Losing.

In a recent span of 10 days, four courts issued decisions that could literally save lives.

Our Relationships Keep Us Alive: Let’s Prioritize Them in 2018

We can win campaigns without healing trauma, but we will lose each other in the process.

The Fempire Strikes Back | #MeToo by Ann Jones

 Time magazine passed over the president as its “person of the year” to name instead the “Silence Breakers” — the brave, outspoken women who inspired the #MeToo campaign.

In a Major Free Speech Victory, a Federal Court Strikes Down a Law that Punishes Supporters of Israel Boycott by Glenn Greenwald

It’s hard to imagine a law that more directly violates the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech than one that seeks to deny people benefits for which everyone else is eligible due solely to the state’s disapproval of their political views and activism.

A Tribute to Robert Parry: Independent Journalism at Its Best

Bob believed deeply in journalism, both as a vital force for shaping the world and as a moral imperative.

Facebook details plans to censor news feeds and manipulate public opinion

Facebook’s censorship regime is part of a drive by all the major technology firms, including Twitter and Google, to limit the freedom of expression.

Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg Talk: ‘Is Whistleblowing Worth Prison or a Life in Exile?’

“It is madly reckless for this president to be doing what he is doing. Whether he is, in some clinical sense, crazy or not, what he is doing is crazy,” says Ellsberg.

Ursula K. Le Guin: “We will need writers who can remember freedom”

Beautiful. Beautiful.

FINDING YOUR VOICE: Voice Recognition Technology and the NSA

The former government official noted that raw voice data could be stored with private companies and accessed by the NSA through secret agreements…

It wasn’t just Republicans, Democrats also voted to shut down debate on Trump administration’s surveillance powers

Restriction aside, critics have said the bill does more harm than good because it codifies a legally questionable practice into law.

Pew: US media bias ranks worst in the world

“Large gaps in ratings of the media emerge between governing party supporters and non-supporters. “

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship with Chris Hedges and David North (Video)

A dialog between David North and Chris Hedges, live-streamed worldwide tonight, January 16, 2018.

Henry Giroux | Trump’s attack on democracy will fail

Trump hopes to “dismantle all aspects of American democracy,” says radical thinker. But resistance can defeat him.

Chris Hedges | The Visionless Society

“Can there be a democracy when you don’t have a competitive electoral system?” he asked. “No. Can there be a democracy when people who come in second win the election? No. Can there be a democracy when it’s tougher to get on the ballot than in any other Western country in the world by an order of magnitude? No. Can there be a democracy when money rules? And not just the money that politicians raise, but the third-party money. No. Can there be a democracy when people have no influence on the military budget? No. It’s not subjected to hearings. It’s ratified on the floor of the House and Senate, but it doesn’t go through the appropriations process.