Category: Civil Liberties

Dick Nichols: Mass resistance greets coup

The mood of the protests was one of determination to see the fight against the Spanish state intervention through to the end

William Boardman: NFL Plantation Owners Ban Uppity Quarterback

Trump’s administration is contributing to social calm and order by setting out to give local police more military weapons, from armored troop carriers to grenade launchers.

Eoin Higgins: Education in Torture

At Harvard, Chelsea Manning Lost Her Fellowship. At Fordham, a Former CIA Torture Proponent Kept His

Badri Raina: Gauri Lankesh, State, and Civil Society

Has Gauri Lankesh, in her martyrdom propelled India to rethink and rebuild democracy?

Marjorie Cohn: Will Judge Overturn Arpaio Pardon?

When Donald Trump plunged a dagger through the hearts of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio’s victims and all justice-loving people by pardoning the racist serial lawbreaker, many threw up their hands in resignation. The president’s constitutional pardon power is absolute, they thought. Not so, argue lawyers and legal scholars in two proposed amicus briefs filed Read more…

Edward Snowden: ‘There Is Still Hope – Even for Me’

Interview on life in Russia, the power of the intelligence apparatuses and continuing to battle against all-encompassing surveillance by governments.

Richard Falk: Apartheid and the Future of Israel/Palestine

Until there is exerted enough pressure on the Israeli government to change course drastically, there is no genuine prospect for a political solution to the conflict

Nicole Knight: Lawmakers’ Attacks on Abortion Clinics

Fifty-six independent abortion clinics have closed over the past two years, and 145 have shut down since 2012

John Kiriakou: Harvard Picks Torture

The goal is to ruin you permanently, to make an example of you so that other people don’t take your cue and blow the whistle on waste, fraud, abuse, and illegality

Megan Rose: Pleading Guilty When Innocent

A case in Baltimore — in which two men were convicted of the same murder and cleared by DNA 20 years later — shows how far prosecutors will go to preserve a conviction

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