Category: Civil Liberties

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Glenn Greenwald: The Fake Terror Threat Used To Justify Bombing Syria

Administration officials began spoon-feeding their favorite media organizations and national security journalists tales of a secret group that was even scarier and more threatening than ISIS

Angela Caputo: Thousands Charged with Drug Possession Walk Free

It’s no surprise that drug possession is the No. 1 reason people were in Cook County Jail last year

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William deBuys: The Wilderness Act Turns 50

Celebrating the Great Laws of 1964

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Bruno Jäntti: What do WikiLeaks, Manning and Snowden Reveal about US Political Culture?

Although WikiLeaks has been the target of a considerable amount of attention in the US and the EU, it is noteworthy that the principle of the rule of law barely figures in this debate

Charles E. Cobb Jr.: Guns and the Southern Freedom Struggle: What’s Missing When We Teach About Nonviolence

Pieces of history that could help us think more clearly about today’s movements for social change are often ignored or distorted in popular media or commercial textbooks

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Angela Davis: Black Feminism

Interview on black feminism, the importance of the collective, Palestine, the prison-industrial complex, and much more

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed: Ferguson ‘taste of things to come’

The Ferguson crisis has sparked a national debate on the culture of policing in the US toward black communities

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Barbara Garson: Fifty Years Later Who Really Won the Battle of Berkeley?

Free Speech Movement Reunion

Meizhu Lui: Reparations: What’s the Idea of an African-American Nation Got to Do with It?

“Racial repair” can happen when African Americans have the freedom and the means, as did whites, to build their own house

Preeti Kaur: Accountability: Light and Shadows

For too much time two consecutive U.S. governments have been able to conceal much of what happened “in the shadows of the intelligence world”

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