Topic: Civil liberties

All the news related to 'Civil liberties' [ 1642 news items | Now showing page 1 of 83 ]

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Groups Demand Homeland Security ‘Race Paper’

The American Civil Liberties Union is among those seeking release of an unredacted copy of the paper, which they fear suggests black political speech "be consid...   [ continue reading...]

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EFF and Other Groups Fight State Department Collection of Social Media Information … Again

EFF and 54 civil liberties organizations joined comments this week written by the Brennan Center for Justice and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Was Claudia Patricia Gómez González Murdered?

Truthout refuses corporate funding and all the strings that come attached. Instead, reader support powers us. Make a tax-deductible donation today! Claudia Pat...   [ continue reading...]

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The Culture Behind School Shootings

Another week, another mass shooting and still the discourse remains primarily about individual violence. The goal is to inject a fear into the populist. The goa...   [ continue reading...]

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Why the Mueller Investigation Is Constitutional

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Deep State! Witch...   [ continue reading...]

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Amazon, Stop Powering Government Surveillance

EFF has joined the ACLU and a coalition of civil liberties organizations demanding that Amazon stop powering a government surveillance infrastructure. Last week...   [ continue reading...]

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History Teaches Us Why Efforts to Silence NFL Protests Are So Dangerous

The crackdown on racial justice advocacy is essentially an attempt to appease the mob in 2018. The recent decision by the NFL regarding player protests an...   [ continue reading...]

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Advocacy Groups Call On Retailers to Halt Sale of CloudPets Toys

Civil liberties and child advocacy organizations are calling on Walmart, Target, and Amazon to halt sales of CloudPets, stuffed toys that allow the recording an...   [ continue reading...]

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ICE Keeps Gay Man Fleeing Persecution in Detainment for Four Months

The ACLU called his detainment "cruel and unjust."  Jose “Ivan” Nuñez, arrested in Philadelphia by Immigration and Customs En...   [ continue reading...]

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Women's Rights Groups Say Senators Are Giving Themselves a Pass with Broken Sexual Harassment Bill

This bill doesn't even hold members responsible for their own discrimination settlements. Sexual harassment in Congress is a scandal—and it would pr...   [ continue reading...]

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Documents Reveal Horrific Abuse of Migrant Children by Border Patrol Agents

The reported abuses include physical and sexual violence. Internal government documents dating back to 2009 and obtained through the Freedom of...   [ continue reading...]

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Are US Police Disclosing Use of Amazon’s Face-Recognition Technology?

Expand An Amazon.com Inc driver stands next to an Amazon delivery truck in Los Angeles, Cal...   [ continue reading...]

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Victory For The First Amendment: Court Rules That Government Officials Who Tweet to the Public Can't Block Users Who They Disagree With

Lawsuit Against President Trump Brought by Twitter Users He BlockedNew York, New York—President Donald Trump's blocking of people on Twitter because they...   [ continue reading...]

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Oakland: The New Gold Standard in Community Control of Police Surveillance

There is a new gold standard in the movement to require transparency and community engagement before local police departments are permitted to acquire or use su...   [ continue reading...]

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How Trump Assaults the Very Language of American Democracy with Every Word He Utters

Trump’s strategic assault on democracy, word-by-word. Consider us officially in an Orwellian world, though we only half realize it. While we were ba...   [ continue reading...]

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Why we cannot be starry-eyed about Labor’s budget reply

Susan PriceIssue 1181May 18, 2018Our Common CausebudgethealtheducationAustraliaOpposition Leader Bill Shorten’s budget speech was election-focused, w...   [ continue reading...]

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New York City Easing Off Pot Arrests

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday that the New York City Police Department will “overhaul”...   [ continue reading...]

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Down the Memory Hole: Trump's Strategic Assault on Democracy, Word by Word

Donald Trump listens during a meeting with California leaders and public officials who oppose California's sanctuary policies in the Cabinet Room of the White H...   [ continue reading...]

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California Bill Would Allow Elected Officials to Regulate and Veto Police Use of Military Spy Tech

In recent years, protesters have come face to face with police forces that are increasingly well-equipped with battlefield surveillance technologies. That&rsquo...   [ continue reading...]

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Stop Telling Palestinians to be ‘Resilient’ – the Rest of the World Has Failed them

International NGOs are promoting a 'resilience agenda' that masks their own failings in Palestine. Viewed from Palestine, it’s hard to disagree that...   [ continue reading...]

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