Category: Civil Liberties

Stephen Bergstein: Court Watch

Federal Court strikes down mandatory drug-testing for welfare recipients

Dahlia Lithwick: The 10 Worst Civil Liberties Violations of 2014

The world may not actually be falling apart, but it feels like America is. From police brutality and botched executions to voter suppression and election corruption, 2014 was a terrible year for civil liberties. Protests were quelled by military-grade weapons in scenes worthy of a banana republic and the divide between the rich and the poor in the freedom and justice they are afforded is Dickensian in its scope.

Norman Solomon: The Invisible Man: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA Whistleblower

The mass media have suddenly discovered Jeffrey Sterling — after his conviction Monday afternoon as a CIA whistleblower

Joann Wypijewski: James Baldwin, a Guide in Dark Times

No other American writer dissected the problem of the color line with such intimate and ferocious grace

Norman Solomon: CIA Leak Trial: “This Case Is Not About Politics” [sic]

The case of United States of America v. Jeffrey Alexander Sterling has everything to do with politics and the CIA’s reputation

Paul Street: An Absence of Outrage

Why this unsettling contrast, reflecting remarkable public indifference of most of the US white populace to the regular heinous police murder of Black Americans?

Walden Bello: The Real Threat in Europe

The real threat is the repression of migrant communities by national security states with the backing of a significant segment of the majority population mobilized by right wing forces

Todd Miller: Gaza in Arizona

How Israeli High-Tech Firms Will Up-Armor the U.S.-Mexican Border

Diana Johnstone: France Under the Influence

The Ambiguity of Charlie Hebdo

Marjorie Cohn: Supreme Court Upholds Auto Stop With No Traffic Violation

Broadening police discretion to allow ignorance-based traffic stops will give officers another excuse to harass people of color

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