Violence In The Capitol, Dangers In The Aftermath

By Glenn Greenwald, Substack. -

In the days and weeks after the 9/11 attack, Americans were largely united in emotional horror at what had been done to their country as well as in their willingness to endorse repression and [...]

The Heart Of Darkness In Portland

By Mike Hastie, Counterpunch. -

The chant:  “All Cops Are Bastards,” is becoming much louder since the Feds started kidnapping protesters off the street in unmarked vans, with police not identifying  themselves. It has been [...]

Video: NYPD Officers Throwing Protest Leader Into Unmarked Van

By  Jake Offenhartz and Gwynne Hogan, Gothamist. -

NYPD officers dragged a protest leader into an unmarked minivan van and doused onlookers with pepper spray during an anti-police brutality march in Manhattan on Tuesday night. The individual, [...]

Border Patrol Violently Assaults Civil Rights And Liberties

By Andrea Flores and Shaw Drake, -

In the past week, unidentified federal officers in camouflage fatigues, labeled only “police,” abducted people off the streets of Portland in unmarked vehicles and threatened the “Wall of Moms” [...]

Fighting Local Surveillance: A Toolkit

By ACLU Northern California. -

In 2019, San Francisco passed a landmark law banning government facial recognition and requiring public oversight for local decisions related to the acquisition and use of other surveillance [...]

2017 – A Year In Courage

By Staff, -

As we approach the end of a year that saw increased threats on freedom of the press, right-wing governments on both sides of the Atlantic launch attacks on civil liberties, and the continued [...]

Exploring The Shadows Of America’s Security State

By Alfred W. McCoy, -

By Alfred W. McCoy for Tom Dispatch. In the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks, Washington pursued its elusive enemies across the landscapes of Asia and Africa, thanks in part to a massive [...]

Psychologist Openly Admits Training Police To Shoot First, Ask Later

By Shaun King, -

By Shaun King in Alternet - For years, to any observer of police brutality, the idea that officers were shooting people first and asking questions later was a foregone conclusion. Such a [...]

Lane County Continues to Violate Constitutional Rights

By Lauren Regan, -

By Lauren Regan of the Civil Liberties Defense Center. EUGENE, OR: On Friday July 24, 2015, the Assistant City Attorney of Eugene dismissed a criminal case that he filed and prosecuted against [...]

A Nation Of Snitches

By Chris Hedges, -

A totalitarian state is only as strong as its informants. And the United States has a lot of them. They read our emails. They listen to, download and store our phone calls. They photograph us on [...]

All My Heroes Have FBI Files

By Rise Up Times, -

Here are some of the people who have been targeted with an FBI and Grand Jury investigation allegedly related to providing “material support” to a foreign terrorist organization. Nine of the [...]

The Defining Battle for Net Neutrality

By Eva Prkachin, -

The world needs a hero, and that hero is you. Our worldwide web is currently dangling above an alligator-filled moat, tied to the train tracks, strapped to a live bomb (tick-tock), and rapidly [...]

The Constitutional Nightmare Of The Terror Watch List

By Conor Friedersdorf, -

At long last, Americans know more about how people end up on a terrorist watchlist—though still not much. Early on in a just-leaked 166-page U.S. government guide to officially declaring [...]

The Illegitimacy of the U.S. Government

By Dennis Trainor Jr, -

In this episode clip (watch the full show here) Shahid Buttar outlines why he thinks the biggest enemy to the U.S. Constitution is a domestic enemy. Also, Kevin Zeese makes the point that the [...]

Obama’s Drones Made Simple

By Dennis Trainor Jr, -

Under what conditions can we justify the use of violence in our personal lives? I’m certainly no legal expert, but say a person breaks into your house looking to do you harm. Before you know what [...]

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