Topic: Civil liberties

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US to Renew Internet Surveillance Program Exposed by Snowden

TeleSur | – – The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted to renew a warrantless internet surveillance program, disregarding civil liberties advocates. In...   [ continue reading...]

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Senate Votes to Give Trump Vast Domestic Spying Powers "No President Should Have"

Jon Queally, staff writerDefenders of civil liberties and privacy advocates expressed their discontent on Thursday after the U.S. Senate passed a bill that reau...   [ continue reading...]

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Where are the investigative journalists challenging patriarchy?

Amid growing threats to our sexual and reproductive rights, and enduring inequality, discrimination and gender-bas...   [ continue reading...]

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Sheriff’s Officers Working Black Section of Jacksonville to Get Bias Training

by Benjamin Conarck, Florida Times-Union, and Topher Sanders, ProPublica The Jacksonville Sheri...   [ continue reading...]

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Innocent But Still Guilty

by Megan Rose After Fred Steese spent two decades in a Nevada prison for murder, evidence indic...   [ continue reading...]

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These 18 Senate Democrats Just Voted to Hand Trump Mass Spying Powers

Sen. Doug Jones is seen during a photo op in the Capitol on January 3, 2018. Jones was one of 18 Democrats who voted in favor of expanding Donald Trump's warran...   [ continue reading...]

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In New York, Crime Falls Along With Police Stops

by Joe Sexton If you grew up in New York City in the 1970s, the number can be hard to get your...   [ continue reading...]

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Mike Pence Is a No-Show at MLK Ceremony

Click here for reuse options! The vice president probably knew he wouldn’t be welcome. It was a cold, col...   [ continue reading...]

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Why the 25th Amendment Route for Dumping Trump Will Probably Remain a Fantasy

Click here for reuse options! As Trump's presidency begins its second year, talk of the 25th Amendment is back on t...   [ continue reading...]

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Democratic Defections Allow an Assault on Civil Liberties to Pass the House

John Nichols If all Democrats had opposed the FISA Amendments and Reauthorization Act, they could have united with libertarian-leaning Republicans to block it....   [ continue reading...]

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We Can't Let Hindu Nationalists Rewrite India's History

Click here for reuse options! Remembering dark pages in India’s history. The fault lines were sharp and...   [ continue reading...]

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Taking Short Break From Denouncing Trump Authoritarianism, House Dems Join With GOP to 'Violate the Privacy Rights of Everyone in United States'

Jon Queally, staff writerDespite spending much of the last twelve months denouncing the legitimate threat posed by President Donald Trump's penchant for authori...   [ continue reading...]

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Civil society and the clampdown on freedoms

The space for effective action is narrowing for civil society organisations, and many groups fear repercussions wh...   [ continue reading...]

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House Fails to Protect Americans from Unconstitutional NSA Surveillance

The House of Representatives cast a deeply disappointing vote today to extend NSA spying powers for the next six years by a 256-164 margin. In a related vote, t...   [ continue reading...]

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Prisons Slammed for Banning Book on Racist Legacy of Mass Incarceration

"It looks like an attempt to keep impacted people uninformed about the history of the very injustice that defines their daily lives." Civil rights advocat...   [ continue reading...]

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California Just Might Declare Itself a 'Sanctuary State' for Legal Weed

A bill in Sacramento would bar state and local law enforcement agencies from cooperating with the feds on pot busts. SACRAMENTO (CN) — A California...   [ continue reading...]

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How the NY Times & U.S. Government Worked Together to Suppress James Risen’s Post-9/11 Reporting

He left the NY Times in August to join The Intercept as senior national security correspondent. We continue our interview with former New York Times repo...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission Is Gone, But Scrutiny Will Continue

by Jessica Huseman In an unexpected executive order on Wednesday night, President Donald Trump...   [ continue reading...]

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The New Reformer DAs

This article appears in the Winter 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  Larry Krasner twists and turns the touchscreen map on the...   [ continue reading...]

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The Forgotten Origins of the Constitution on Campus

This article appears in the Winter 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  Recent conflicts on campus have featured as antagonists p...   [ continue reading...]

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