Topic: Civil liberties

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Tough-guy sheriff allied with Trump lost a staring contest, called for backup

Sheriff Clarke’s lawyers say the man shook his head in “a physically threatening manner.”Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. CREDIT: AP Pho...   [ continue reading...]

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Appeals Court Refuses to Uphold Trump’s Travel Ban

  A protester outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Flickr / CC 2.0) This story is developing. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 10-3 Th...   [ continue reading...]

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How to culture jam a populist in four easy steps

Our organizing principle should be simple: don’t feed polarization—disarm it. Suppor...   [ continue reading...]

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Armed force on the streets: the French experience

France’s state of emergency has suspended civil liberties while failing to stop the menace of terrorism   [ continue reading...]

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Trump's Saudi Arabia Speech Confirms Massive Shift in U.S. Foreign Policy

Our “shared interests and values” do not include things that could be divisive, like respect for human rights and democracy. President Donald...   [ continue reading...]

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Massachusetts Charter School Backs Off Exclusionary Hair Policies -- For Now

(Photo: Shutterstock) The Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, a suburban Boston charter in Malden, Massachusetts, is under fire for...   [ continue reading...]

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The patient resilience of Iran’s reformers

Laura Secor writes: While President Trump basked in the flattery of Saudi Arabia’s absolute monarchy on Friday, about 75 percent of Iranian voters turned...   [ continue reading...]

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In the Face of Trump's Surveillance Threats, Local Movements Demand Disclosure of Police Technologies

Nineteen US cities and the state of Maine have introduced bills to enforce transparency in the acquisition and use of secretive surveillance technologies by loc...   [ continue reading...]

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Why it’s getting harder (and more dangerous) to hold companies accountable

Corporations are using defamation lawsuits to shut down their detractors—and the problem is only getting wor...   [ continue reading...]

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Could Narrow Scope of New Special Counsel Miss Wider Corruption in Trump White House?

It has been another extraordinary 24 hours in the nation's capital. In the biggest news of the day, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI...   [ continue reading...]

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'A Revolution': Philly DA Candidate Seeking to End Mass Incarceration Wins Race

Nika Knight, staff writerLarry Krasner, the most progressive candidate in Philadelphia's seven-way Democratic primary election for District Attorney, won the ra...   [ continue reading...]

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Nominate a 2017 Pioneer!

Nominations are now open for EFF's 26th Annual Pioneer Awards, to be presented this fall in San Francisco. EFF established the Pioneer Awards in 1992 to recogni...   [ continue reading...]

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Iran’s presidential election: the cynical moderate versus the representative of the deep state

As the incumbent moderate president faces off the Islamic Republic's deep state, potential variations and the shad...   [ continue reading...]

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Freedom Rider: No Tears for the FBI

FBIby BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley Pity the poor FBI agents. Reportedly, the morale of the secret police has suffered since their former d...   [ continue reading...]

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Unbelievable: The Extreme 'Freedom Caucus' in Texas Kills More Than 100 Bills—Why? Because the Other Republicans Aren't Conservative Enough

The extreme right in Texan statehouse stages Mother's Day tantrum over the defeat of a handful of its own bills. Famed political humorist Molly Ivins like...   [ continue reading...]

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'Where Are the Tapes, Sean?': As Spicer Demurs, ACLU Requests Comey Records

Nadia Prupis, staff writerThe American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Monday requested that the White House hand over any records pertaining to President Donal...   [ continue reading...]

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Dancing With the Devil: Trump's Politics of Fascist Collaboration

President Trump speaks at the 36th annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 15, 2017. (Photo: Doug Mills / The New Yo...   [ continue reading...]

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Resister’s Digest: Getting Radical in the Heartland

Resister’s Digest is a weekly roundup that spotlights ways readers can connect with and learn about campaigns to oppose President Donald Trump’s age...   [ continue reading...]

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Chelsea Manning's Lawyer Knows How to Fight Transgender Discrimination—He's Lived It

At a small tailor shop in Brooklyn, Gavin Grimm emerges from behind a wooden screen in a brand new charcoal-gray suit and fastens the last button on his crisp...   [ continue reading...]

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Here's What the Trump Administration Did This Week While All Eyes Were on Comey

It's been James Comey week, and rightly so: President Donald Trump's firing of the FBI director threatens the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2...   [ continue reading...]

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