Category Civil Liberties

‘Trying to Get Free’: A conversation about the radical politics of looting with Vicky Osterweil

“It’s also often not actionable for people looking at the streets and wanting to mobilize and seize the moment. A lot of these liberal modes don’t really provide any way forward other than voting.”

Reneging on George Floyd Promises: The Minneapolis Police Name-Change Con

“Community control is not a reformist demand, because it calls for real transfers of power from the oligarchs and their politicians, to the people.”

Hack of 251 Law Enforcement Websites Exposes Personal Data of 700,000 Cops, by Micah Lee

“The fact that the server was seized without a warrant or judicial order and now sits idle while the Germans debate whether or not to let FBI have it simply emphasizes the conclusion that censorship and retaliation, not just investigation, are the driving forces.”

Chris Hedges: Don’t be Fooled by the Cancel Culture Wars

“We must be wary of allowing those wielding the toxic charge of racism, no matter how well intentioned their motives, to decide who has a voice and who does not.”

Democracy Now! COVID-19 Kills Blacks Disproportionately and Black Sacrifice Zones

“Exposing U.S. Racism in a Stark New Way”: COVID-19 Kills Disproportionate Number of Black America; COVID-19 Sacrifice Zones: Coronavirus Devastates Black Communities Historically Denied Healthcare

Martin Luther King Speaks! Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution

“One of the great liabilities of life is that all too many people find themselves living amid a great period of social change, and yet they fail to develop the new attitudes, the new mental responses, that the new situation demands. They end up sleeping through a revolution.

Ricardo Levins Morales: Ecology of a Radical Community Artist, by Anne Winkler-Morey

Our movements tend to be reactive, not thinking three or five steps ahead, which is one of the reasons why we have President Trump. Sustainability requires intention, planning and approaching the work from a perspective of hope, but not shallow hope–not putting a smiley face on hard issues. If you approach hard issues with complexity […]

Interview with legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg following his 89th arrest for resisting nuclear weapons, nuclear war and government secrecy

Still today, hardly any people know just how much falsehood was fed to them to justify what we did. By Dennis Bernstein  Covert Action Magazine  September 24, 2019 The Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in Livermore, California, designs new nuclear weapons and conducts plutonium research.  [Credit: worldatlas.com] [Daniel Ellsberg, a consultant to the White House in 1961, drafted […]

DN!: “Financial Censorship Is Still Censorship”: Edward Snowden Slams Justice Dept. Lawsuit Against Him

“The White House is trying “to make the conversation not about the allegations,” …“They want to talk about the whistleblower rather than the government’s own wrongdoing.”

Ella’s Song: We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest, Sweet Honey and the Rock

We who believe in freedom still cannot rest. “Ella’s Song” is still our song. We who believe in freedom still cannot rest. But we who are disgusted, enraged, exhausted might need a moment of comfort today. We might need a mantra for our march, a credo for our confrontations, a song for our solace. And because others […]

Dissent Is Being Criminalized Right Under Our Noses, by Michael Siegal

Under this definition, the Boston Tea Party itself was a terrorist act: “Property damage, with the intent to influence a government policy.”

ACLU: Know Your Rights

Everyone has basic rights under the U.S. Constitution and civil rights laws. Learn more here about what your rights are, how to exercise them, and what to do when your rights are violated. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS from the ACLU BROWSE BY ISSUE: To access links for each topic, click here.   Stopped by Police Learn […]

Democracy Now! News about the Mexico/US Border: Activist Scott Warren, Water Volunteers, Honoring Remains

Eight of the 12 jurors found Scott Warren not guilty. The government will now retry Warren in November on new charges.

What Kind of Times Are These, by Adrienne Rich

“…our country moving closer to its own truth and dread…”

Chris Hedges: Police State, Fracking, Tyranny, Russiagate

The collapse of our democratic institutions began long before the arrival of Trump, who is capitalizing on the evisceration of the rule of law. TD ORIGINALSCHRIS HEDGES April/May 2019 Creeping Toward Tyranny by CHRIS HEDGES MAY 06, 2019 The collapse of our democratic institutions began long before the arrival of Trump, who is capitalizing on the evisceration […]

MLK: Beyond Vietnam, A Time to Break Silence

“Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence”
To King, the Vietnam War was only the most pressing symptom of American colonialism worldwide.

Fighting for Justice: Why Cross-Movement Collaboration Is Essential, Center for Constitutional Rights

Power dynamics to break free from to create biggest vision of humanity possible, a dynamic process, 100-year vision.

Break the Silence on Palestine, by Michelle Alexander

I cannot say for certain that King would applaud Birmingham for its zealous defense of Angela Davis’s solidarity with Palestinian people. But I do.

Rosario: A St. Paul veteran’s arrest at airport protest ends in victory at trial

“You know, the way First Amendment rights have been eroding, this jury at least believes that the government has been too restrictive with speech.”

The Second Sight of W.E.B. Du Bois, by Chris Hedges

]Racism, [Du Bois] saw, was not only endemic to capitalism and imperialism but deformed historical narratives, the stories that got told and those that did not.