Category Civil Liberties
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.
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.
The former government official noted that raw voice data could be stored with private companies and accessed by the NSA through secret agreements…
“It’s truly an Orwellian moment.”
These blanket charges are nothing more than—and nothing short of—an attack on the rights to free speech and protest, rights that are crucial to a successful democracy.
Guilty by Association in the Age of Trump. Comparing Charlottesville to J20: A Case Study in Hypocrisy.
Repression, Harsh Sentencing and Sexual Assault.
Lobbyists, politicians and weapons manufacturers are the only beneficiaries of the massacre in Las Vegas.