Category Civil Liberties
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.”
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 […]
Under this definition, the Boston Tea Party itself was a terrorist act: “Property damage, with the intent to influence a government policy.”
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.
“…our country moving closer to its own truth and dread…”
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 […]
“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.
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.
“You know, the way First Amendment rights have been eroding, this jury at least believes that the government has been too restrictive with speech.”
]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.
“It is impossible to understand, or even fully appreciate, how black women have shaped national and global politics today without knowing the larger history.” Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor Black Agenda Report May 23, 2018 Keisha Blain In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. Today’s featured author […]
Two significant free speech victories in Minnesota courts.
‘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.