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Micah Kubic, executive director for American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas, said the ACLU was prepared to “use every option” at its disposal if the bill is passed. “We believe the constitution is for everyone,” Kubic said. “We believe love is for everyone. And we believe love wins in the end.” Tom Witt, the ...
Singapore's ambassador to the United States has rejected claims by Singaporean activist Kirsten Han, who described the Singapore Government as authoritarian and having "little time for human rights, civil liberties or even openness and accountability", in an opinion piece for The New York Times.

French President Emmanuel Macron has won the hearts of many Americans, from his planting a tree at the White House to his passionate speech before a joint session of Congress yesterday. For civil libertarians, however, one moment will remain chilling and lasting. It is when Macron called for a joint war ...
Those seven activists belonged to People Power, a grassroots initiative launched in early 2017 by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU has ... The group first came together in March 2017, and its members quickly focused their newly awakened activist energy on the sanctuary-city effort. This was a ...
Just in time for the civil actions that have taken over the country in recent months comes “Feed the Resistance: Recipes + Ideas for Getting Involved,” by Julie Turshen (143 pages, Chronicle Books, $14.95; 40 recipes). This inspiring little handbook not only includes culinary prescriptions under the banners ...
So, can ZiNA and Zimbabwe's government find common ground? Nigerians tell government to #StopTheSoot. Civil liberties activists and residents of Port Harcourt, Nigeria marched on Thursday demanding the government take action to improve air quality. Authorities say the pollution can be attributed to ...

Long "never should have been charged with a crime in the first place", Charlottesville activists said in a statement sent to Al Jazeera. ... A video later released by the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia showed white nationalist Richard Wilson Preston screaming a racial epithet at Long and firing a gun ...
Throughout his law career he has promoted civil rights and civil liberties in Connecticut, going back to the 70s when he and his father defended the Black Panther Party in New Haven, the university stated. Koskoff has written extensively about employment discrimination and has worked to promote ...
Likewise, Liz Woolery, senior policy analyst at the Center for Democracy and Technology, which works to protect civil liberties in the digital age, said Yelp appears to be striking a good balance. “They are being transparent about what they are doing, telling Yelp users what's happening and even giving a ...
Dataminr, which received financial support from the CIA's venture capital arm, produced real-time updates about activists for law enforcement. For example, according to documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union of California and reported by The Intercept for the first time, Dataminr helped ...
Nonprofit organizations Equality Michigan and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan have both released statements condemning Combs' appointment. “At a time when our nation is so divided, the Governor's appointment to the commission of someone who has blatantly opposed the rights of the ...
Civil liberties experts worry these labels will be used to justify further surveillance of activists. “This is a battle for a narrative,” said Standing Rock Sioux member and attorney Chase Iron Eyes, when I asked how he felt about activists' being referred to as terrorists or “jihadists.” Iron Eyes was arrested during a ...
Yesterday, under the guise of prohibiting discrimination against LGBT individuals, the American Civil Liberties Union held a conference call with a panel of “experts and activists” to preview upcoming state legislative and ballot measures. Over the course of the 30-minute update, the ACLU highlighted the ...
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed a complaint Thursday on behalf of several abortion providers seeking to block a state law that bans ... The Associated Press says anti-abortion-rights activists "have pushed through several hundred state laws restricting access to the procedure over the past ...
Under pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, ICE officials agreed to release Calderon on a motion from her attorneys. She still faces removal proceedings, but she will be reunited with her family until then. She told reporters Wednesday that she also struck by how many other ...
Activist groups like Oakland Privacy and the Alameda Progressives elevated these critical questions and encouraged residents to show up. City council members ultimately decided they didn't want to sign a new contract with a company that counts ICE as a customer. After public comment and debate, the ...
Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union and other legal experts testified against the bill at a hearing in July. “We are very pleased that our lawmakers understood the long-term implications of attempting to remove the First Amendment right to free speech through boycott action – a peaceful, tried and ...

Maxine Cousin, Longtime Chattanooga Civil Rights Activist, Dead At 71 ... Three years later, Ms. Cousin and other CCJ members approached the American Civil Liberties Union in Atlanta about the possibility of filing a lawsuit aimed at ending systematic under-representation of Chattanooga's black ...
Korematsu Day honors the life of the late Japanese American activist, Fred Korematsu, who fought against “the xenophobic actions” of the US government during World War II, explained NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm. To celebrate the first annual New York City Fred Korematsu Day Of Civil Liberties ...
But other portions of the proposed amendment caused concern for some elected officials and civil liberties activists. ... A representative of the N.H. Civil Liberties Union said that organization supports Giuda's amendment, adding the group does not oppose a constitutional amendment protecting victims.
... R.I. — A federal judge barred the removal of a Guatemalan mother on Tuesday while a lawsuit filed by civil liberties activists challenging her detention is pending. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts filed a petition in federal court in Boston late Monday seeking the immediate release of ...
One FBI informant even pursued a romantic relationship with an indigenous activist. Oglala Lakota Sioux activist Red Fawn Fallis was arrested in 2016 during the violent eviction of a main camp at Standing Rock. She was accused of shooting at deputies while she was pinned to the ground by police officers ...
“The politics is a problem here,” Faiz Shakir, national political director for the American Civil Liberties Union, told Roarty. ... and harassment against groups that it viewed as threats to the American social order, including civil-rights activists, opponents of the Vietnam War, and other supposed “subversives.
Though the movement is less influential than the alt-right, illiberals on campus have become a national political issue, provoking concern among both liberals and conservatives. By rejecting liberalism, activists do more than just threaten civil liberties and undermine social justice; they also feed into the ...
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - The Greater Miami Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed a lawsuit Thursday against the city of Homestead and Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter on behalf of a community activist who was arrested at a Homestead City Council meeting and barred from attending future ...
Kim Hill — a community activist and Miami-Dade County public school teacher — was removed from an August 2016 council meeting after urging city ... The lawsuit — filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against Homestead and its mayor Jeff Porter on behalf of Hill — argues that banning Hill ...
As executive director of the ACLU of Vermont from 2000 to 2003, he defended civil liberties in the wake of 9/11 and the passage of the Patriot Act. For 15 years prior to that, Scotch pedaled to work at the Vermont Supreme Court, where he served as chief staff attorney. “He had a great energy for life; ...
Activist Mona Eltahawy said in an interview with NPR, that despite Sisi's hard-line tactics against dissidents, the spirit of the revolution spawned in Tahrir Square ... Protesters called for the reformation of government institutions, the establishment of civil liberties and an end to persistent economic instability.
10, also in Bangkok. Another charged activist, Anon Nampa, who is a civil rights lawyer, said Tuesday that he expects to receive a police summons via mail in the next few days, although he hasn't seen the official charges against him yet. “The military dictatorship filed charges to arrest democracy activists ...
However, as the New York Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU argued in a brief advocating for Mr. Ragbir's release, when immigration activists begin facing harsh penalties in increasing numbers, it sends a clear signal to the rest of an already targeted immigrant community: Keep quiet, or you'll be next.
Angela Davis, a prominent civil rights activist and darling of the radical left, will headline the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon's annual Liberty ... and 1970s, later became one of the most prominent activists and academic thinkers on issues such as race, feminism, and the prison abolition movement.
Section 702 is the piece of FISA that most worries civil liberties activists at organizations like the ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Experts say it's much more troublesome than traditional FISA, because it has far less oversight. Nunes and fellow House Republicans have focused their fretting on ...
“They stood up and fought; it was great,” said Ezra Levin, co-executive director of the national activist group Indivisible. .... Faiz Shakir, the political director of the American Civil Liberties Union, told the New York Times's Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns that his group and others are “actively exploring” ...
In conjunction with the exhibit Unlikely Historians: Materials collected by NYPD surveillance teams, 1960-1975, the Municipal Archives invites you to join in a lively conversation with Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman, The New York Civil Liberties Union's Arthur Eisenberg, and activist leader Leslie Cagan, ...
Trump's nominee to lead surveillance oversight board likes surveillance too much for privacy activists ... Adam Klein's nomination to lead the largely dormant Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, but some supporters of the board's mission ...
... link by President Trump. HHS put on a formal event in the department's great hall, with Republican lawmakers and activists for conscience protections as invited speakers. ... Democrats, LGBT organizations, and some civil liberties groups were quick to condemn the administration's latest action. "They are ...
Funk decided to run her company as an entrepreneur and an activist. A portion of each item sold is donated to a progressive organization committed to social justice and change. Recipients include the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Black Lives Matter, Planned Parenthood and She Should Run.
... Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union, received record donations. Alerted by the protests, many Americans spent more time on the news, tracking both provocative policies and activist efforts. Indivisible was the most visible of the new groups pushing activists to conventional politics, ...
So I was surprised to read in the New York Times yesterday that Marcus's appointment meets with the approval of Jewish student activists. ... “Mr. Marcus's support for Jewish students has earned him praise in some quarters as an ardent defender of civil liberties with an acumen for the rule of law.
The arrest, though, drew criticism from at least one member of the board and civil rights activists as the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana called the incident "unacceptable." Vermilion Parish School Board member Sara Duplechain was quoted by The Associated Press as saying there was "no ...
New sheriff's powers raise concerns among community advocates, activists ... Other groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and American Friends Service Committee want to make sure the sheriff and his deputies do not limit people's civil rights while they limit where they can go during lawful ...
Led by media-savvy young activists, the Fech Nestanew (What are we waiting for?) campaign has been at the forefront of Tunisia's recent protests. ... But while the revolution raised many hopes, Tunisian youths still lament a lack of progress on civil liberties, corruption, joblessness and the escalating cost of ...
The University of Alabama's decision to expel Harley Barber over racist videos she posted on social media was unconstitutional and should be rescinded, three prominent civil rights activists urged in an open letter to the college's president. While the former American Civil Liberties Union officials said they ...
“Our goals for the Santa Cruz Women's March this year are again to unite our community and translate the power and energy of the resistance into pro-activism and effective change by encouraging everyone who can to vote for those who stand for women's rights, human rights, civil liberties and social ...
But Manning has also become a prominent transparency and civil liberties activist after her release from prison, where she spent seven years including grueling stretches in solitary confinement for leaking nearly 750,000 government documents to Wikileaks. If she bests Cardin in the Democratic primary, ...
Nine months after pipeline opponents in Washington state staged a protest that blocked freeway traffic, Facebook ended a protracted legal standoff with a county prosecutor, turning over detailed records on the indigenous-led group behind the demonstration. Despite the fact that no criminal charges have ...
With last week's repeal of the Obama-era regulations that ensure an open Internet, civil liberties activists were up in arms. In an act of digital protest, the front page of Reddit was swarmed with calls for action. Based on actions like this, it is easy to see why net neutrality is an issue close to the heart of ...
Huddle in a semicircle on the sidewalk outside, about fifty supporters of the plaintiff's arguments heard speeches from advocates of voting rights including the American Civil Liberties Union, League of Women Voters, and the Hip Cop Caucus. Demonstrating to “resist cynical attacks on our democracy,” they ...
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is seeking new authority to acquire land near the Southern border with Mexico as part of its plan to quickly build immigration barriers, angering activists who said it would violate liberties and endanger the environment as a cost of fulfilling the president's ...
“I am at 26 Federal Plaza in support of Ravi Ragbir, immigrant rights activist, community leader, husband and father, who has been detained by ICE,” he ... Activists are encouraging others to call the ICE offices and New York senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand to demand Ragbir's release.


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