Category Constitutional Rights

The biggest risk to American journalism isn’t posed by Trump

Journalists in the US are facing an unprecedented crackdown on their work. This crackdown is at its most visible when it intersects with protest.

Law Enforcement Has Quietly Backed Anti-Protest Bills in at Least 8 States Since Trump’s Election

The proposed legislation “chills dissent” and constitutes an “attempt to silence Black Lives Matter movement” according to the ACLU of Minnesota.

Facebook is a tyranny – and our government isn’t built to stop it

The greatest tyranny yet would be the merging of corporate monopoly and governmental power to create the most invasive surveillance state in history.

HOMELAND SECURITY COMPILING DATABASE OF JOURNALISTS AND ‘MEDIA INFLUENCERS’

Why “Media Monitoring” and Why Now?

GETTING BEYOND WAR AND MILITARISM: THE TO-DO LIST

The compartmentalized mind is a colonized mind.

Good News: Free Speech Victories! in Minnesota

Two significant free speech victories in Minnesota courts.

Jeff Cohen | ‘The Doves Are Hawks and the Hawks Are Super-Hawks’

It’s a closed system. It’s a narrow system. What FAIR has talked about for decades is, we have a corporate spectrum: It goes from General Electric to General Motors. It goes from hawk to dove, but the doves are hawks, and the hawks are super-hawks. So you have this narrow spectrum, and if you don’t […]

The Real Problem With Sinclair by John Nichols

“Our democracy functions best when we have a strong, diverse, and independent local journalism.”

Snowden Explains How the Deep State Influences Presidents

And this gets to the central crux of your question, which is: can any president oppose this? The answer is certainly.

John Pilger | Blocking internet access for Julian Assange is a war on freedom of speech

#Reconnect Assange

March for Our Lives St. Paul, Minnesota Style

On March 24, 2018, joining thousands upon thousands of other marchers around the country and around the world, 18,000 students and friends marched from Harriet Island on the Mississippi River in St. Paul to the state capitol where they were joined by several thousand more people for a rally for gun control. All Minnesota photos […]

STUDENTS’ RIGHTS: SPEECH, WALKOUTS, AND OTHER PROTESTS | ACLU

A list of resources for students from the ACLU 

‘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.