Category: Repression

Ryan Devereaux: Secret Terrorism Watchlist Found Unconstitutional

“There is no evidence, or contention, that any of these plaintiffs satisfy the definition of a ’known terrorist”

Sam Husseini: Film Official Secrets Is Tip of Mammoth Iceberg

The solution to some truthtelling not being enough to stop the war, as Dan Ellsberg would put it, is more truthtelling

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Paul Street: Notes on Inauthenticity in a Creeping Fascist Nuthouse

Establishment Democrats would rather lose to the right, even to a proto-fascistic white-nationalist and eco-exterminist right, than lose to the left, even to a mildly progressive social democratic and environmentalist left within their own party

Harry Blain: Should We Fight a War on White Terrorism?

There’s a strong argument to shift law enforcement resources from Muslim organizations to domestic white terrorists — but expanding the war on terror is a riskier proposition

Steven Rosenfeld: 20 Ways Trump Is Copying Hitler’s Early Rhetoric and Policies

Burt Neuborne, one of America’s top civil liberties lawyers, questions whether federal government can contain Trump and GOP power grabs

Daniel Peres: Brazil’s democracy under threat

The government’s ideologues are not only trying to silence all critical thinking, they are engaged in re-writing history

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Peter Dreier: Jackie Robinson Said, ‘I Cannot Stand and Sing the Anthem’

Seventy years ago, right-wing and segregationist members of Congress orchestrated a confrontation between the two most well-known and admired African Americans in the country: Jackie Robinson and Paul Robeson

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John Feffer: Trump’s Send-Them-Back Doctrine

Trump’s war on immigrants recalls the absurdity of Stalin’s purges — and a few of his supporters, at least, are starting to notice

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump Gives Up Citizenship Question But Doubles Down on Terrorizing Immigrants

On July 11, President Trump gave up his fight to ask people about their citizenship on the 2020 census. The question, which the administration has been trying to add to the census since 2017, would have resulted in a significant undercount by dissuading people in households with undocumented residents from responding to the census. An estimated 6.5 Read more…

Adelina Nicholls: Know Your Rights

How Immigrant Rights Activists Are Preparing for Looming ICE Deportation Raids

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