Category: Civil Liberties

Jessica Corbett: “Terrifying” Secret Rules for Spying on Journalists

“It makes me wonder, what other rules are out there, and how have these rules been applied?”

Cora Currier: Government Spying on Journalists

The U.S. government can monitor journalists under a foreign intelligence law that allows invasive spying and operates outside the traditional court system, according to newly released documents

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Anthony Dimaggio: Full-On Fascism

Trump Makes the transition in his war on the press

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Juan Cole: Why Midterm Elections Won’t End our Constitutional Crisis

So many voting districts have been gerrymandered to have a permanent Republican majority that there is no guarantee that we can produce a congressional democratic majority

Ilhem Rachidi: Arresting the Protest

Widespread Crackdown on Dissent Undermines Morocco’s Social Movements

Judith Coburn: A Private Investigator on Living in a Surveillance Culture

The authoritarian snoops of the last century would have drooled over the surveillance uses of the smartphones that most of us now carry

Jamiles Lartey: Police accused over raids on activist’s family

Was it coincidence that a mass raid on two Memphis homes occurred on the first day of a trial in which police face claims of illegal surveillance of Black Lives Matter campaigners?

Ian Millhiser: Jim Crow-like assault on black voting in Georgia

A Georgia election board proposed shutting down seven of the nine polling locations in an overwhelmingly black rural county

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Glenn Greenwald: Should We Worry About Silicon Valley Regulating Speech?

Debate on how the left should consider free speech issues in the context of online platforms

James Risen: It’s Time for a Crusading Press to Fight Back

Crusading journalism is what is needed now

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