Muslim Philanthropist Dr. Rafil Dhafir Released From Prison After 17 years

By Jack Cohen-Joppa, The Nuclear Resister. -

On the morning of May 15, Dr. Rafil Dhafir was released to home confinement from the Allenwood federal prison in central Pennsylvania. The Iraqi-American physician who has worked internationally [...]

Pandemic: Protecting Public Health And The Right To Free Speech And Assembly

By Norman Siegel and Steven Hyman, Law.com. -

New Yorkers are allowed and encouraged to go out in the street with masks and stay at least 6 feet apart, as long as it is to stand in line to go shopping or to sit in a park, but if they are [...]

The Dangers Of COVID-19 Surveillance Proposals To The Future Of Protest

By Matthew Guariglia, EFF.org. -

Many of the new surveillance powers now sought by the government to address the COVID-19 crisis would harm our First Amendment rights for years to come. People will be chilled and deterred from [...]

Scheer Intelligence: Governments Are Using Coronavirus To Usher In A New Era Of Mass Surveillance

By Robert Scheer, KCRW.com. -

On this week’s installment of “Scheer Intelligence,” host Robert Scheer speaks with the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Adam Schwartz. The civil rights lawyer, who spent two decades at the ACLU, [...]

Covid-19 Is Bringing Us Into A Hyper-Surveilled, Highly Policed Fascist Dystopia

By Rainer Shea, SeeYouIn2020. -

We must understand that the crisis we’ve entered into will never end, at least not for as long as our neoliberal capitalist system isn’t replaced with a socialist model. In the U.S., as well as [...]

Four Reasons The Ruling Elite Love This Crisis

By Lee Camp, Consortium News. -

Leviathan monumental shocks currently pound citizens around the world. Shocks to our lives. Shocks to the economy. Shocks to our reality. Shocks to our families, our careers, what we used to view [...]

Advancing Rights Restoration: Where Should Civil Rights Stop?

By Sawari Amani, Sawari Mi. -

This week was called by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak (JLS) to be Unchain the Vote Week focused on bringing attention to the unconstitutional, dehumanizing act of felony disenfranchisement that plagues [...]

From Protest To Power

August 1964, fifty-five years ago, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party presented itself to the national Democratic Party Convention seeking to be seated as the official party from that [...]

Civil Rights Groups To Hold Social Justice Rally In Atlanta Before The Super Bowl

By Kimberley Richards, Huffingtonpost.com -

Organizers will stage a rally to call for the removal of Confederate monuments and symbols on the eve of the big game. A group of civil rights organizations is planning to hold a rally in Atlanta [...]

Protests And Civil Rights Movement In The ’60s

By RJ Reinhart, News.gallup.com -

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In current times, reflection on Martin Luther King Jr.'s life often involves celebrating the nonviolent tactics he advocated as key to much of the civil rights movement's [...]

The Forgotten, Radical Martin Luther King Jr.

By Matt Berman, www.nationaljournal.com -

By Matt Berman for National Journal. Martin Luther King Jr. was not just the safe-for-all-political-stripes civil-rights activist he is often portrayed as today. He was never just the "I Have a [...]

Being Trans In America Was Already Scary. Now It’s Terrifying.

By Robin Carver, Otherwords.org -

A new federal order wouldn't just deny civil rights protections to trans people. It would deny we exist altogether. I’m a trans woman, and I’m terrified. Already, on any given afternoon, I’m [...]

Supreme Court: Difficult Nominations Have Lead To Historical Injustices

By Calvin Schermerhorn, The Conversation. -

Far from being unusual, the hurried and partisan Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh mirrors several notable examples of similarly politicized confirmations in U.S. [...]

What You Don’t Know About Rosa Parks

By Urana McCauley as told to Liz Dwyer, Shondaland. -

Rosa Parks — my Auntie Rosa — was not just a tired old lady who sat down on a bus one day. With February 4 being (what would have been) my great aunt’s 105th birthday, I’m going to Woodlawn [...]

From Georgia To NYC: Civil Rights Roots Of Community Land Trusts

By Abigail Savitch-Lew, Citylimits.org -

When New Yorkers discuss the community land trust, they often describe it as a complicated land ownership structure, one that’s already proven its success in Bernie Sanders’ Burlington and in [...]