Category: Civil Liberties

Paul Street: The Roots Are in the System: What they Police

Race riots have returned to the United States this election year, leading cable news talking heads to claim that urban violence provoked by police killings of Black men in places like Milwaukee and Charlotte, North Carolina has “discredited the cause” of racial justice

Gary Younge: An All-American Slaughter

The Youthful Carnage of America’s Gun Culture

Norman Finkelstein: Prospects, Hope and Strategies for the Future in Palestine

Interview on a range of issues around Israel’s occupation of Palestine

Francine Prose: When Librarians Are Silenced

Whatever the outcome, the case adds to a growing history of attacks on libraries—simply for upholding the bedrock values that have historically made them so important

Glenn Greenwald: Is Disclosure of Podesta’s Emails a Step Too Far? A Conversation With Naomi Klein

This sort of indiscriminate dump is precisely what Snowden was trying to protect us from

Badri Raina: Fatal Choice

Are you a gentle rationalist? I am a GR too; Then there is two of us, don’t tell, They would kill us, you know. Being a rationalist or nationalist Involves a fatal choice Between the perils of a reasoned life And the supremacy of noise. Soon there will be policy To incarcerate the birds For Read more…

Jim Naureckas: Charges Dropped Against Amy Goodman–No Thanks to Corporate Media

North Dakota District Judge John Grinsteiner stood up for the First Amendment by dismissing “riot” charges against Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman

Trevor Timm: North Dakota needs to immediately drop its outrageous charges

The only explanation seems to be that they want to silence First Amendment-protected speech and intimidate other journalists into not covering the protests

Jim Naureckas: North Dakota’s War on 1st Amendment Goes From Bad to Worse

North Dakota State’s Attorney Ladd Erickson has dropped criminal trespassing charges against Democracy Now!‘s Amy Goodman—and is instead seeking to charge her with participating in a riot, Democracy Now! (10/15/16) reported today. Both sets of charges relate to Goodman’s coverage of protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline project, which is opposed by a Native American–led Read more…

Greg McKelvey: Portland, Oregon Under Siege: Calling on Mayor Charlie Hales to Resign

Open Letter to Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, My name is Gregory Robert McKelvey. I am a 23-year-old law student, campaign manager and activist. I am also a born and raised Portlander. During the past few years I have been organizing with groups such as Don’t Shoot Portland, which fights for justice in this city. During Read more…

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