Category: Civil Liberties

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Jack Rasmus: Ginsburg’s Death & Trump’s Emerging Legal Coup D’Etat

In 2020 the Supreme Court will be even more likely do the same–i.e. stop the vote count and ‘select’ Trump’– with a 6-3 vote. Except this time it will not even be a vote recount; it will be a first count of mail in ballot votes

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Max Elbaum: Socialist Strategy and the Biden Debate

The left forces whose strategy translates into sending the first message have much better prospects to grow their ranks and expand their influence, power and coalition relationships

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Daniel Ellsberg: U.S. Press Freedom Under Attack in WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Extradition Case

“Now the American press is staring right down the barrel at the use of the Espionage Act against American journalists and publishers for doing journalism.”

Ari Berman: “Mass Voter Disenfranchisement”

GOP Ramps Up Assault on Voting Rights Across U.S. Ahead of Election

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Alice Speri: A Progressive Prosecutor Faces Off With Portland’s Aggressive Police

Portland’s new district attorney said he wouldn’t prosecute most protesters. Police kept arresting them anyway.

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Noam Chomsky: Chomsky, Walker and Ellsberg Defend Julian Assange

Alice Walker, Noam Chomsky, and Daniel Ellsberg oppose the extradition of Julian Assange to the US to face charges under the Espionage Act

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II: “Trump Is Criminality Personified”

Interview on protecting the vote and mobilizing the Poor

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Medea Benjamin: A “Persistent Eye in the Sky” Coming to a City Near You?

What are the possible effects on our civil liberties from having high-tech surveillance platforms circling over millions of Americans, gathering information about our every move?

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Joshua Cho: Journalists Need to Be Clear About a Clear Threat to Democracy

It’s important for US media not to propagate the myth of US exceptionalism, which often makes false accusations of “election theft” against Global South countries like Bolivia and Venezuela, and misleads Americans into thinking election theft “can’t happen”

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William rivers Pitt: Every Trump Lie Is a Confession

It is difficult to think straight when the president is ruining your country in real time at the top of his voice and right in your face. That, of course, is the entire point of the exercise

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