Category: Civil Liberties

Kurt Hackbarth: Among World Leaders, Only Mexico’s AMLO Has Offered Julian Assange Asylum

While world leaders remain quiet, AMLO stands alone in speaking for freedom of speech — and has offered Assange asylum in Mexico

Noam Chomsky: Coup Attempt Hit Closer to Centers of Power Than Hitler’s 1923 Putsch

Whether Trump will survive the error of judgment that turned major power centers against him is unclear. He may well do so

Marjorie Cohn: Yes, Trump Can Be Convicted by the Senate After January 20

Trump must be held accountable for inciting insurrection by whipping up a racist and dangerous mob with lies about a stolen election. He must be prevented from endangering society by ever serving in public office again

Leanna First-Arai: Republicans Are Using Capitol Breach as Excuse to Promote Anti-Protest Bills

Legal advocates say the proposed laws will do nothing to curb white supremacist violence, and will instead grant law enforcement increasing discretion and pressure to crack down on and harshly sentence progressive activists

Isaac Scher: Illinois Will End Cash Bail — and Limit Use of High-Tech Incarceration

Reformers typically propose predictive algorithms and electronic monitoring as alternatives to money bail. Illinois is different

Albena Azmanova: Lessons From the 6 January Insurrection

The forces that led to the evisceration of working-class security is now extending to those ensconced in historically well-paid jobs, from lawyers to IT engineers

Luke Savage: We Should Be Very Worried About Joe Biden’s “Domestic Terrorism” Bill

The danger is real that the January 6 Capitol attack will be used as an excuse to severely curtail our civil liberties

Mike Ferner: Hold On to That Fear

A letter to Congresspersons and Senators

William rivers Pitt: Trump Was Impeached Twice Within the Span It Takes a Giraffe to Gestate a Calf

Trump’s announcement that the thousands who literally carried his banner into the Capitol are not really his people anymore amounts to a grim look in the mirror

Sonali Kolhatkar: Dear Republicans, Was Your Deal With Trump Worth It?

The nation needs a reckoning for the dark deal the GOP has made with President Donald Trump in edging us so dangerously close to fascism

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