Topic: Civil liberties

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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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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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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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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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EFF Sues Texas A&M University For Violating PETA's Free Speech Rights By Blocking Group From Its Facebook Page

Posts Criticizing Medical Research on Dogs Blocked, DeletedHouston, Texas—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) sued Texas A&M University on behalf...   [ continue reading...]

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Jeff Sessions Revealed This Week That He Would Begin Inflicting Terror Across America — But Nobody Paid Attention

There is a reason why Jeff Sessions continues to endure the indignities heaped upon him by President Trump and Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., chair of the House...   [ continue reading...]

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Out of the Spotlight, Jeff Sessions Wreaks Havoc at the Justice Department This Week

There is a reason why Jeff Sessions continues to endure the indignities heaped upon him by President Trump and Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., chair of th...   [ continue reading...]

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EFF and ACLU Can Proceed With Legal Challenge Against Warrantless Searches of Travelers' Smartphones, Laptops

Court Rejects DHS's Attempt to Have Case DismissedBoston, Massachusetts—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU...   [ continue reading...]

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Haspel, Spies and Videotapes

by Tim Golden In November 2005, the CIA’s chief of undercover operations, Jose Rodriguez,...   [ continue reading...]

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The ACLU and Immigrants' Rights Groups Have Filed for ICE Documents About Detained Pregnant Women

Approximately 500 pregnant women were detained by ICE in 2016. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the American Immigration Council and the Women&r...   [ continue reading...]

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Surveillance Oversight Across the Golden State

Every Californian from Yreka to Chula Vista, from Pismo Beach to Truckee, deserves a say in what types of surveillance technology are deployed in their communit...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Administration Mulls More Secrecy on Drone Strikes

The restricted flow of information about counterterrorism strikes comes at a time when they are increasing substantially. The Trump administration is con...   [ continue reading...]

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ICE Is Wrongly Designating Immigrants As Gang Members To Deport Them -- and Conservatives Are Thrilled

And right-wing media outlets have responded by hyping the narrative of the prevalence in the U.S. of MS-13 to promote ICE. Immigration and Customs Enforce...   [ continue reading...]

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India Sex Offenders’ Registry Not the Answer

Expand Women hold candles as they shout slogans during a protest against the rape of a ten-...   [ continue reading...]

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Communism and democracy – a living legacy

Political actors must always reckon with natural limits, structural bias, institutional inertia, vested interests...   [ continue reading...]

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Breaking My Silence on RussiaGate

We are facing a precarious historic moment. Democracy is threatened by interference in our elections, and by interference in our civil liberties. Likewise we ar...   [ continue reading...]

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