Category: Civil Liberties

Jenee Desmond-Harris: Why Darren Wilson wasn’t charged for killing Michael Brown

Wilson was a police officer. And the law is relatively easy on police officers who kill people in the line of duty

Carly Schwartz: Protesters Shut Down Three New York City Bridge

Hordes of New Yorkers marched from Union Square to Times Square

Juan Thompson: “Burn This Shit Down”

Protests engulf Ferguson

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Vincent Emanuele: Small Town America: Racial Apartheid, Cultural Decay and Neoliberalism

There’s a political vacuum in the American Rust Belt. If the Left fails to fill this void, the Right surely will

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Dahr Jamail: Tortured and Raped by Israel, Persecuted and Imprisoned by the United States

“There is Islamaphobia, and it’s moved from being a personal tool of oppression to structural and institutional”

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Bill Fletcher: The Gagging of Rasmea Odeh

If we say that you are a terrorist, you are

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Paul Street: Obedience is the True Character Flaw

Large numbers of Americans do still recurrently form and join great demonstrations and movements of popular protest and resistance

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David Swanson: Torturer on the Ballot

The mystery of where torture came from turns out to be no mystery at all. It came from the prison industrial complex

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Glenn Greenwald: Congress Irrelevant on Mass Surveillance

Here’s what matters instead

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Greg Palast: The Secret Lists that Swiped the Senate

The purge proved decisive in North Carolina, Colorado, Kansas and elsewhere

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