Topic: Civil liberties

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When “Progressives” Make Palestinian Rights Taboo, They Are Coddling the Far Right

Earlier this month, Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss removed Chicago Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa as his running mate in the Illinois gubernatorial...   [ continue reading...]

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Sickening Video Captures ICE Agents Harassing U.S. Citizens

The local chapter of the ACLU calls the incident a "clear case of racial profiling." A shocking video shows Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...   [ continue reading...]

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We Can’t Fight Trump-Style Hate with the Surveillance State

How do we effectively challenge organized white supremacists? Post-Charlottesville, the spotlight focused on the work of an organization of former white suprema...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Nobody Wants the Olympics

Given the high cost, environmental degradation and attack on civil liberties it entails, hosting the Olympic Games is no longer the privilege it once was. The p...   [ continue reading...]

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Ohio Police are Outrageously Charging Opioid Overdose Survivors With a Trumped-Up Misdemeanor

The controversial new policy aims to curb the rising rates of overdoses in Miami County, Ohio. As Ohio communities seek relief from the opioid crisis, som...   [ continue reading...]

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California Has a System That Punishes the Poor Through Traffic Violations—Civil Rights Groups Are Starting to Change That

Click here for reuse options! Solano County traffic violators will get a chance to challenge the unreasonably high...   [ continue reading...]

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VICTORY: DOJ Backs Down from Facebook Gag Orders in Not-so-secret Investigation

The U.S. Department of Justice has come to the obvious conclusion that there’s no need to order Facebook to keep an investigation “secret” whe...   [ continue reading...]

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'No Toilet, No Ventilation': Prisoners Describe Horrific Conditions in Harvey's Flood Zone

The superstorm is taking toll on prison populations living in the shadow of state's fossil fuel industry. This story is the sixth piece in "America's Toxi...   [ continue reading...]

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EFF, ACLU Sue Over Warrantless Phone, Laptop Searches at U.S. Border

Lawsuit on Behalf of 11 Travelers Challenges Unconstitutional Searches of Electronic DevicesBoston, Massachusetts—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)...   [ continue reading...]

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Will the Courts Save the Dreamers?

Thousands of immigrants and supporters join the Defend DACA March to oppose the President Trump order to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program...   [ continue reading...]

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In Hurricane Season, Underwater and Behind Bars

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel A Texas State prison unit in Rosharon is submerged by water from the flooded Brazos River in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Ensure Full Inquiry into Journalist’s Murder

Expand Demonstrators gather to protest the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh, on Septemb...   [ continue reading...]

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Mob Violence in India Will Have Legal Repercussions, for Once

Click here for reuse options! Violence occurred following the sentencing of a rapist masquerading as a religious gu...   [ continue reading...]

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Normalising torture

On impunity, and the erosion of ethics in International Human Rights Law - from Guantanamo to Yemen....   [ continue reading...]

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Obama's Letter to Trump After Inauguration Leaked: Read It Here

"We are just temporary occupants of this office. That makes us guardians of those democratic institutions and traditions." Full letter from outgoing Presi...   [ continue reading...]

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How Jeff Sessions Misrepresented the Trump Administration’s Expansion of Military Supplies for Police

by Isaac Arnsdorf The Trump administration made false assertions to justify an executive order...   [ continue reading...]

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Innovative Police Transparency Measure Dies in California

We are deeply disappointed to learn that a powerful surveillance transparency reform bill in California has died in the Assembly Appropriations committee today....   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Is Serious About Turning Your Town into Looking Like a Warzone

Trump signed executive order reversing Obama's small steps against militarized policing. President Trump is reversing the course set by his predecessor an...   [ continue reading...]

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The ongoing march of the EU’s security-industrial complex

A new report tracks the last decade of EU attempts to build a homeland security economy, using advanced technology...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump's Executive Order Gives Police Unfettered Access to Weapons of War

Coming on the heels of his pardon of racist Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Trump's lifting of the ban on military gear for police sends a clear message: Under this...   [ continue reading...]

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