Category: Civil Liberties

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Angela A. Allen-Bell: ‘Soledad Brother’ John Clutchette Granted Parole

Will CA Governor Jerry Brown Reverse the Decision?

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Marjorie Cohn: Racism “in His DNA”

After Donald Trump called Haiti and African nations “shithole countries” and exclaimed, “We should have more people from Norway,” Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) noted that being a racist “must be in his DNA, in his makeup.” Trump’s offensive characterization of Haitians and the entire continent of Africa, the latest in his pattern and practice of racist epithets, imperils Read more…

Ravi Ragbir: “Letter from an Immigration Jail”

“I want everyone to stand strong. At this moment, we need to speak about changing the system so that no one has to face this type of harm”

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Alice Speri: Florida Prisoners Prepare to Strike

Demanding an End to Unpaid Labor and Brutal Conditions

Van Gosse: It HAS Happened Here

For too long, progressive intellectuals have mocked conservatives as “know-nothings” for their insistence that the U.S. is immune to history and can’t be compared to other countries because it is simply superior. I suspect, however, that historians, even radical ones, suffer just as much from American exceptionalism. Our version of this mindset is evoked by Read more…

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Glenn Greenwald: Vast Warrantless Spying Powers

How can anyone rational possibly take seriously all the righteous denunciations that Trump is a lawless, authoritarian tyrant when those very same people voted in favor of vesting him virtually limitless power to spy?

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Rebekah Barber: Florida inmates strike

Amount of money the prison industry makes annually off the labor of the 900,000 prisoners who work for little to nothing: $2 billion

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Norman Finkelstein: The Many Lies Perpetuated About Gaza

Israel faces a possible International Criminal Court war crimes probe over its 2014 assault on Gaza, which killed more than 2,100 Palestinians, including over 500 children. For more, we speak with Norman Finkelstein, author of the new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom.” He is the author of many other books, including “The Holocaust Read more…

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Glenn Greenwald: Empowering Government to Censor

In the Name of Stopping “Fake News”

Dina Sayedahmed: Banning of Pro-Palestine Club

A court convened Wednesday afternoon to hear the case of students at Fordham University who are suing the school, which had denied them the ability to form an official student club in December 2016. The petitioning students, Ahmad Awad, Sofia Dadap, Sapphira Lurie, and Julie Norris, who are represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights and Read more…

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