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 [...]

Our Sinister Dual State

By Chris Hedges, -

We live in what the German political scientist Ernst Fraenkel called “the dual state.” Totalitarian states are always dual states. In the dual state civil liberties are abolished in the name of [...]

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