Category: Civil Liberties

Rachel Hodes: Critics of Campus Activists Don’t Care About Free Speech

They complain when students protest hateful speakers, but not when shadowy conservative groups and politicians write laws to punish our speech

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John Feffer: Trump’s Send-Them-Back Doctrine

Trump’s war on immigrants recalls the absurdity of Stalin’s purges — and a few of his supporters, at least, are starting to notice

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Rebecca Gordon: The Personal Is Still Political

And It’s Planetary, Too

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump Gives Up Citizenship Question But Doubles Down on Terrorizing Immigrants

On July 11, President Trump gave up his fight to ask people about their citizenship on the 2020 census. The question, which the administration has been trying to add to the census since 2017, would have resulted in a significant undercount by dissuading people in households with undocumented residents from responding to the census. An estimated 6.5 Read more…

Adelina Nicholls: Know Your Rights

How Immigrant Rights Activists Are Preparing for Looming ICE Deportation Raids

Luke Cooper: Hungary: Europe’s creeping fascism

The lesson is very clear for us and could be for everybody: if any government starts to attack the press, that is just the first sign. Don’t wait for the second

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Rebekah Barber: What to the immigrant is the Fourth of July?

On Liberty Island in New York City stands the 305-foot-tall Lady Liberty. She is holding a tablet upon which is inscribed the date July 4, 1776 — American Independence Day. A broken shackle lies at her feet, and below it is an excerpt from the Emma Lazarus poem “The New Colossus”: “Give me your tired, Read more…

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Richard Greeman: Police Tear-Gas Climate Campaigners in Paris

If the social struggle rises again next Fall, as it must in this increasingly unequal society with a long revolutionary history and a hereditary hatred of the contemptuous aristocrats who rule over it, who knows what will happen?

Jana Lipman: Detaining refugee children at military bases

Fort Sill will soon become a refugee camp. The Department of Health and Human Services expects the repurposed military facility to house up to 1,400 unaccompanied migrant children from Central America by early July

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Juan Cole: Yes, Liz Cheney, AOC is right

US is Running Concentration Camps for Refugees

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