Tag Archives: constitutional rights

Popular Resistance> Is Radical Remaking of Economy Taking Root?

The best news of the week was people standing up and insisting that the government and big business respond to their needs. We’ve seen a series of major protests that have garnered little corporate media attention, but show a growing popular resistance. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers  May 28, 2013  LAProgressive.com Check the new […]

“Honor the Dead, Heal the Wounded, Stop the Wars”> Come Home America & Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! Special on Memorial Day and thoughts on Memorial Day by Thomas Knapp of Come Home America Another Memorial Day in This Endless War By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan In a remarkable but little-noticed oversight hearing last week, the Senate Armed Services Committee looked at “The Law of Armed Conflict, the Use of […]

Peter Van Buren> Homeland Insecurity> Seven Years, Untold Dollars to Silence One Man

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, If the Government Does It, It’s “Legal” Posted by Peter Van Buren at 8:22am, May 9, 2013 Indefinite detention of the innocent and guilty alike, without any hope of charges, trial, or release: this is now the American way.  Most Americans, however, may not care to take that in, not even when the indefinitely […]

Bradley Manning – Drop the Aiding the Enemy Charges

Published on Feb 13, 2013 Sign our petition demanding Maj. Gen. Michael Linnington drop ‘aiding the enemy’ charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning:http://justiceformanning.com/ Bradley Manning – Drop the Aiding the Enemy Charges FiredoglakeTV·399 videos Subscribe or “Follow” us on riseuptimes.wordpress.com. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the […]

NLG> Court rules peace activists can sue the U.S. military for infiltration

Court rules peace activists can sue the U.S. military for infiltration By davidswanson – Posted on 18 December 2012 warisacrime.org   National Lawyers Guild December 18, 2012 Nathan Tempey, Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org (212) 679-5100, ext. 15 New York Guild lawyer hails historic decision In a potentially precedent-setting decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a Guild lawyer’s challenge […]

Video> Glenn Greenwald> Pres. Obama’s record on civil liberties, war, detention, drone

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Glenn Greenwald> Bradley Manning: a tale of liberty lost in America

Bradley Manning: a tale of liberty lost in America The US does nothing to punish those guilty of war crimes or Wall Street fraud, yet demonises the whistleblower Glenn Greenwald  The Guardian, Friday 30 November 2012 ‘The repressive treatment of Bradley ­Manning is one of the disgraces of Obama’s first term.’ Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images Over the […]

A True Story Everyone Should Know

A TRUE STORY EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW! This is the story of our Mothers and Grandmothers who lived only 90 years ago. Remember, it was not until 1920  that women were granted the right to go to the polls and vote. The women were innocent and defenseless, but they were jailed nonetheless for picketing the White House, […]

Michael Greenberg> New York: The Police and the Protesters

New York: The Police and the Protesters Still, the overwhelming policing of OWS was out of proportion to any threat to civic order that the protest posed. Michael Greenberg OCTOBER 11, 2012  New York Review of Books An Occupy Wall Street protester at Zuccotti Park before it was raided by police, New York City, November 13, 2011 […]

Obama Carefully Defends Free Speech> Obama’s Address to the UN

Obama Carefully Defends Free Speech In defending freedom of speech at the UN, President Obama addressed a variety of audiences, especially the world’s Muslims angry over an offensive video, but he also didn’t want to rile up his political opponents at home. That kept some of the key defenses of free speech off the table, […]

Kent State: Was It about Civil Rights or 
Murdering Student Protesters?

Kent State: Was It about Civil Rights or 
Murdering Student Protesters? When Ohio National Guardsmen fired sixty-seven gun shots in thirteen seconds at Kent State University (KSU) on May 4, 1970, they murdered four unarmed, protesting college students and wounded nine others. Censored Notebook, Featured Articles Sep 11, 2012 This article is from our forthcoming book Censored […]

What is the Declaration of Internet Freedom? Why do we need internet freedom?

What is the Declaration of Internet Freedom? July 18, 2012  SavetheInternet.com Our responses to these frequently asked questions will give you some background about the movement to protect Internet freedom. You also might find it useful to print out this guide and share it with people who attend your event. Why do we need Internet […]

Video> NAACP> Dangerous World> You are not allowed to vote

Published on Sep 6, 2012 by naacpvideos  to WAMMToday via Brave New Foundation 1 in 2.3 million. Those are the infinitesimal chances voter fraud will occur in a federal election. That’s less likely than being struck by lightning or attacked by a swarm of bees. Right now, 33 states have proposed laws making it harder to vote. That […]

Poster> Secret Laws, Secret Courts, Secret Surveillance, Secret Prisons, Secret Killing

Chris Hedges> Criminalizing Dissent

Criminalizing Dissent Photo by CTJ71081 (CC-BY) By Chris Hedges   Posted on Aug 13, 2012    truthdig.com I was on the 15th floor of the Southern U.S. District Court in New York in the courtroom of Judge Katherine Forrest last Tuesday. It was the final hearing in the lawsuit I brought in January against President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense […]

NDAA on trial: White House refuses to abide with ban against indefinite detention of Americans

NDAA on trial: White House refuses to abide with ban against indefinite detention of Americans Published: 10 August, 2012, 20:44    RT  Barack Obama (AFP Photo / Jim Watson) Not only is the White House fighting in court for the power to jail Americans indefinitely without trial, but the Obama administration is refusing to tell a […]

Adrienne Weller> A people’s history of the grand jury> From defending protest to criminalizing dissent

A people’s history of the grand jury> From defending protest to criminalizing dissent Adrienne Weller    February 2012   Freedom Support in San Francisco, Jan. 25, 2011, for Midwest anti-war and solidarity activists harassed by FBI. Photo: Scott Braley As the Iraq war draws to a close, more or less, the Obama administration is intensifying a […]

ACLU Liberty Watch> American Pie

The Preamble The Constitution and the Campaign Trail: A Weekly Update  www.ACLULibertyWatch.org July 3, 2012 AMERICAN PIE While President Obama is picnicking at Camp David and Mitt Romney is busy competing in his family Olympiad, ACLU Liberty Watch is hard at work defending the Constitution. We’re sorry to report thatA an apple pie was pulled […]

Democracy Now!> Journalist, Plaintiff Chris Hedges Hails “Monumental” Ruling on NDAA Indefinite Detention

Published on May 17, 2012 by democracynow DemocracyNow.org – In a rare move, a federal judge has struck down part of a controversial law signed by President Obama that gave the government the power to indefinitely detain anyone it considers a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world without charge or trial — including U.S. citizens. Judge Katherine Forrest […]

David Sirota> Property Rights in the Cloud

As the Los Angeles Times reported, Google’s announcement of its “Google Drive” came with the promise that users will “retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content.” Property Rights in the Cloud by David Sirota      5 May 2012      Nation of Change When you hear the phrase “property […]