Tag Archives: ACLU
Democracy Now! Trump Threatens Protests with Troops, But Police Have Already Been Militarized — With Deadly Results
We look at the increasing militarization of the police with Stuart Schrader, author of “Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing.”
‘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.
50 state bills, Minnesota included, with a link to find information on your state.
No court has ever addressed the government’s legal justifications for military action in so many different parts of the world. Now, in a case brought by the ACLU, one court will.
Singer has slipped secret, poisoned dossiers to media outlets to destroy the reputations of elected officials from Argentina to the Congo — all to make another billion.
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.
In an unprecedented court escalation, Trump protesters could be facing decades in prison for Inauguration demonstrations
The American Civil Liberties Union has called these new laws “unconstitutional,” vowing to “fight in statehouses against any bill that violates the First Amendment.”
“Trump has accomplished only one thing that is remarkable—he’s awoken American democracy like never before” By Nadia Prupis, staff writer Common Dreams April 28, 2017 “If sustained, this golden era of citizen activism may indeed be one of President Trump’s greatest legacies—albeit unwittingly.” (Photo: http://www.shotboxer.com/cc) Some of the nation’s leading watchdog groups released reports this week […]
Ultimately, in other words, the most fundamental flaw of the Muslim ban remains the same: It is still a ban, signed by a president who promised to bar Muslims from entering the United States, motivated by an intent to discriminate against Muslims, and that overwhelmingly affects Muslims rather than those of other faiths.
The sixties produced a conviction that “democracy is in the streets.” The Trump era may echo that. Protest against Donald Trump. (photo: Jim Vondruska/NurPhoto/Getty Images) By Jelani Cobb The New Yorker RSN January 1, 2017 n December 6th, less than a month after the election, Vice-President Joe Biden, who was in New York to receive […]
So, at this late date, what might a president frightened by his successor actually do…
Enforcement destroys families, undermines health
Under the guise of increased transparency, the administration has revealed partial information about its targeted killing program. But much remains classified. And what we do know does not comply with the law.
Michael German, former FBI agent and a fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program at the New York University of Law, spoke at Peacestock on terrorism. Peacestock is sponsored by Minnesota Chapters of Veterans for Peace.
The system has grown so large and complex that Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said this week that the Senate will vote “with almost no one understanding how these lists are put together, how they’re adjudicated, how you get off of them.” He added: “The terror watch list is not what people think it is .?.?. and there’s 11 different lists.”
Snowden: “Chelsea Manning is the first American to be sentenced to decades of prison for revealing truthful information to the press. Her conviction — under a law even the ACLU says violates the constitution — is not just an injustice, it’s a threat to journalism.” Courage Foundation May 27, 2016 Six years ago today, WikiLeaks whistleblower […]
Power Loves the Dark | Police Nationwide Are Secretly Exploiting Intrusive Technologies With the Feds’ Complicity
In Chicago, for instance, the police notoriously opposed the release of dashcam video in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, citing the supposed imperative of an “ongoing investigation.” After more than a year of such resistance, a judge finally ordered the video made public. Only then did the scandal of seeing Officer Jason Van Dyke unnecessarily pump 16 bullets into the 17-year-old’s body explode into national consciousness.
From the article: “It shocks the conscience that a police commissioner and an elected State’s Attorney would conspire to commit obstruction of justice unless the FBI told them they could disclose.”