Category: Civil Liberties

Paige Corich-Kleim: Arizona Activists Face Jail Time for Providing Life-Saving

An interview on how the Trump administration is criminalizing humanitarian aid at the border

Dilar Dirik: Kurdish MP on hunger strike prepared to “protest to the death”

Imprisoned HDP MP Leyla Güven is in critical condition after 68 days of hunger strike to demand an end to the isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan

Paul Street: Bordering on Fascism

Scholars Reflect on Dangerous Times

Pema Levy: 200-Year History of Using Voter Fraud Fears to Block Access to Ballot

An incomplete timeline of using the specter of fraud to deny people the vote

Steven Rosenfeld: Democrats unveil ambitious plan to fix election system

On the second day of the 116th Congress, the new House Democratic majority will introduce H.R. 1, the most comprehensive democracy reform legislation seen this century

Fernando Haddad: Brazil: Opponents Warn of Regressive Policies & Dictatorship

Bolsonaro’s election marks the most radical political shift in the country since military rule ended more than 30 years ago

Laura Emiko Soltis: Georgia Denies Migrants Equal Access to Higher Education

Educational policies that violate international human rights laws need to be repealed so that every young person, regardless of where they are born or what papers they have, has equal access to higher education

Paul Rosenberg: Subverting Public Will

It takes consistent grassroots pressure from below to really achieve the kind of change that’s needed

Glenn Greenwald: A Federal Crime to Participate in Boycott of Israel?

Twenty-six states have laws preventing state agencies from contracting with companies or individuals aligned with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement

Susan Abulhawa: Marc Lamont Hill’s Detractors are the True Anti-Semites

It beggars the imagination to consider why Temple’s Board of Trustees would ignore the abhorrent and overtly racists posts in the account of one professor, while exceeding its mandate in order to rebuke an avowedly anti-racist professor

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