Category: Civil Liberties

Edward Snowden: Edward Snowden Speaks Out: His New Life and Concerns

Interview on his new life and concerns for the future

Andrej Grubacic: Are scholars a security threat to the United States?

Scholar on the Middle East denied entry into the United States by Homeland Security raises disturbing political questions

Marjorie Cohn: Post-9/11 Terrorism Watchlist of More Than 1 Million Judged Unconstitutional

The U.S. government has used the post-9/11 war on terror to launch two major wars, mount gunship and drone attacks on several countries, and institute a widespread program of torture and abuse. Casualties of those conflicts number in the hundreds of thousands. Another casualty of the war on terror is civil liberties. From the USA PATRIOT Act, to warrantless Read more…

Matt Taibbi: The Pentagon Wants More Control Over the News

The Pentagon is using a moral panic over “fake news” to gain influence over the domestic news landscape

Ryan Devereaux: Secret Terrorism Watchlist Found Unconstitutional

“There is no evidence, or contention, that any of these plaintiffs satisfy the definition of a ’known terrorist”

Sam Husseini: Film Official Secrets Is Tip of Mammoth Iceberg

The solution to some truthtelling not being enough to stop the war, as Dan Ellsberg would put it, is more truthtelling

Nicole M. Baran, Gretchen Goldman, Jane Zelikova: Abortion Bans Based on So-Called “Science” Are Fraudulent

Our silence in the face of new anti-choice laws across the U.S. is deafening

Paul Street: Notes on Inauthenticity in a Creeping Fascist Nuthouse

Establishment Democrats would rather lose to the right, even to a proto-fascistic white-nationalist and eco-exterminist right, than lose to the left, even to a mildly progressive social democratic and environmentalist left within their own party

Harry Blain: Should We Fight a War on White Terrorism?

There’s a strong argument to shift law enforcement resources from Muslim organizations to domestic white terrorists — but expanding the war on terror is a riskier proposition

Steven Rosenfeld: 20 Ways Trump Is Copying Hitler’s Early Rhetoric and Policies

Burt Neuborne, one of America’s top civil liberties lawyers, questions whether federal government can contain Trump and GOP power grabs

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