fix articles 8512, american civil liberties union
The Endless War (tags)
According to the ACLU, the Corker-Kaine bill is "broader and more dangerous than the current law." Article 1 of the US Constitution grants Congress the exclusive right to declare war. The new edition of the AUMF undermines this to the maximum.
Questions for TSA after reports of laptop and phone searches on domestic flights (tags)
TSA is stepping up electronic device surveillance on domestic flights
"A Hostile Act": Mexico Braces for Trump's Border Wall (tags)
Numerous civil liberties and human rights organizations, meanwhile, blasted Trump’s immigration directives as emblematic of a horrifying descent into discriminatory and racist policy territory.
Socialist Animalism (tags)
Free collection of articles.
Ferguson: an episode in the war class (tags)
On August 9 in Ferguson, a small suburb of St. Louis, a cop killed Michael Brown firing 6 bullets into him: this young black man, unarmed, with his arms raised in the air, had made the mistake of not responding to his order to walk on the sidewalk. Michael Brown was left like a dog in the street for several hours without even his parents allowed to come close to his body.
Bomb Abroad Spank At Home (tags)
While 39 countries have banned corporal punishment, 19 US states allow teachers to paddle students.
Los Angeles Joins Nationwide #WaveOfAction Occupation of FCC Offices to #SaveTheInternet (tags)
The #WaveOfAction to #SaveTheInternet swept through twenty cities across the United States on Thursday, May 15, 2014, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on new rules to drastically change how the Internet operates.
Whatever Happened to Daily News? (tags)
The decline of the Mainstream Daily News.
Sheriff Joe guilty of profiling Mexicans (tags)
Arizona's racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of profiling Mexicans and Latinos
Do US Prisons Violate European Human Rights Law? --Interview w/ Hamja Ahsan & Aviva Stahl (tags)
An important ruling is expected early in September from the European Court of Human Rights, regarding whether or not US prisons respect human rights enough for the UK to extradite ‘war on terror' suspects to the US. We interview activist/journalist Aviva Stahl from CagePrisoners.com alongside Hamja Ahsan, the brother of Talha Ahsan, one of the appellants that will be seriously affected by the September ruling, imprisoned since 2006.
Buried Alive Cruel and Unusual Punishsment (tags)
BTL:Congress Votes to Empower President to Imprison Americans Indefinitely without Charge (tags)
Interview with Chris Anders, senior legislative counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union, conducted by Scott Harris
BTL:House Passes Bill that Denies Women Emergency Abortion Services (tags)
Interview with Sarah Lipton-Lubet, policy counsel, American Civil Liberties Union, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
Your cell phone company is helping the police spy on you (tags)
Uncle Sam is listening to your cell phone?
PATRICK McMAHON: Gay Adoptee Recalls His Search for His Birth Parents (tags)
Who am I? Who are my parents? Where did I come from? When, where and how was I born? Most of us take the answers to these questions for granted. But it?s not so easy if you were adopted. Then, as Patrick McMahon n? Shields found out in 1990, the authentic record of his birth was treated as if it were a state secret whose revelation would jeopardize national security. He details the story of his two-year search for his true origins in his new self-published book "Becoming Patrick," an extraordinarily well-written combination of self-discovery memoir, suspense thriller, soap opera and wrenching reunion story.
Police use your cell phone to spy on you (tags)
Please be paranoid about your cell phone!!!! Remember anytime your cell phone is turned on the police know where you are.
Marching with S.A.M.E. at the San Diego Pride Parade (tags)
A lot of progressive Queers and Queer-friendly allies have written off the annual Pride events as overly commercial, corporate and mainstream. But that's not what it felt like to me when I marched with the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) in San Diego's Pride Parade July 16. In a mixed contingent that also included members of the Bradley Manning Support Group and the International Socialist Organization, I felt like part of a movement, participating in an island of militant political awareness that asserted the values on which Pride was founded that have largely got lost in the overall celebration. With nine S.A.M.E. members facing criminal charges for seeking marriage licenses following the federal district court ruling declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional, some of the signs the contingent carried linked their members -- and Bradley Manning -- to notorious American political prisoners of the past.
Queer Democrats Warned About Threats to Reproductive Choice (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club heard two presentations at its June 23 meeting: a report on the likely strike by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) against southern California?s three largest grocery chains ? Ralph?s, Albertson?s and Vons ? and a warning about the potentially devastating effects of Republican and radical-Right policies against women?s rights to reproductive choice. Though the struggles of women to maintain safe and legal access to contraception and abortion may seem to have little in common with those of workers for decent pay, access to health care and other benefits, speakers on both issues noted how the radical Right has effectively linked them in the service of a paternalistic agenda that regards workers as mere cogs in a capitalist economy, and women as mere vessels for giving birth to the next generation.
JFAV SUPPORTS AMVETS/ACLU CLASS SUIT VS DVA (tags)
-The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) wholeheartedly supports the class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of four homeless veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other ailments, the ACLU claims that the department is violating the property's deed by not providing the combination of housing and treatment that battle-scarred vets need. According to the LA Times: ? The lawsuit is just the latest attempt by advocates for homeless vets to light a fire under the federal government. ?The JFAV also filed a lawsuit against the DVA for denying more than 27,00 Filipino World War II veterans of their lump sum claims and their widows last year.
U.S. Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Reach out to Prisoner’s Families (tags)
Alexander also notes “Three Strikes” Laws are a violation against the human rights of hundreds of thousands of 3 Strikers and their families. “Across America, thousands of 3 Strikers are serving life sentences after committing minor offences. The punishment should fit the crime to allow these inmates to resume their live with their families.”
Los Angeles School District works with ACLU to deny teachers’ seniority rights (tags)
On January 21, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Highberger stripped teachers employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) of certain seniority rights, allegedly to stanch the loss of young, quality teachers at inner-city schools. If the order is upheld on appeal, the LAUSD can lay off higher paid veteran teachers without regard to their years of service, in violation of collective bargaining provisions that have been in effect for decades. At the same time, there are more than a dozen billionaires living in Los Angeles, and dozens more who measure their wealth by the hundreds of millions.
Education crisis in California (tags)
After several years of continuous budget cuts, California’s schools are in dire straits. The state superintendent of public instruction, Tom Torlakson, went so far as to call it a “state of financial emergency.” Newly re-elected Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget, however, includes widespread cuts to higher education and social services in an attempt to close the $25.4 billion deficit. Inequality in California is so staggering that the wealth of the richest Californian, Lawrence Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, estimated at $27 billion, would eliminate the entire state deficit.
“Know Your Rights,” Progressive Attorneys Tell Activist San Diego (tags)
Though guest of honor Ted Burke, one of 11 Midwest peace and social justice activists recently detained and harassed by the FBI, wasn't able to make Activist San Diego's November 15 meeting on law enforcement and political activism, the discussion was still compelling. Local attorneys and activists Kate Yavenditti, Frank Gormlie and Alex Landon reviewed the history of anti-Left and anti-progressive repression in San Diego and discussed what rights you have when you're stopped by law enforcement or when police officers come to your home.
Zenger’s Newsmagazine Editorial on Proposition 8 Decision (tags)
Written before the most recent development in the federal case challenging Proposition 8 — the good-news, bad-news decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to delay same-sex marriages in California until at least December, but also to consider the all-important issue of whether the supporters of Proposition 8 even have legal standing to appeal — this editorial from the summer 2010 print edition of Zenger's Newsmagazine shows what a roller-coaster this issue has been and how the Queer community needs to be militant and ready for a long-term battle for full equality before the law, including marriage rights.
BTL:Groups Launch Court Challenge To Stop Obama Assassination of U.S. Citizen (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
BTL:U.N. and Human Rights Groups Challenge U.S. Use of Drones in Targeted Assassinations (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Witness to Police Misconduct Speaks to ACLU (tags)
Chris Carlino spoke at the annual meeting of the San Diego chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) February 18 and relived her experience being pepper-sprayed by an abusive sheriff's deputy at a fundraiser for Congressional candidate Francine Busby eight months earlier. Her attorney, Mike Marrinan, and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse director Beth Givens also spoke at the meeting, and San Diego ACLU staff attorney David Blair-Loy laid out the group's local legal agenda.
Imperial County Enters Court Case Against Marriage Equality (tags)
The Board of Supervisors of Imperial County voted 3-2 last December to intervene in the federal court case challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, which defines marriage in California as between one man and one woman. According to marriage equality activist Fernando Lopez, Jr., the board's attempt to intervene in support of Prop. 8 — which the court neither accepted nor denied before the case began — was significant because, by involving a government body in the case on the side of Prop. 8, it would allow the Prop. 8 supporters to appeal a ruling against them even if the state of California chose not to.
Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Costa Mesa Mayor Goes to Trial on Wednesday (tags)
A federal civil rights lawsuit filed in March 2006 by an Orange County immigrant rights activist accusing Costa Mesa Mayor Alan Mansoor of violating his constitutional right to free speech is scheduled to go on trial on the morning of Wednesday, December 2nd at 8:30 a.m. in Santa Ana.
~ ALL AMERICANS NEED 2 KNOW ABOUT THIS VERY SPECIAL GROUP AT THE INNOCENCE PROJECT ~ (tags)
LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS COMMENDS THE INNOCENCE PROJECT FOR THEIR FANTASTIC WORK ON BEHALF OF ALL POOR AMERICANS CAUGHT IN OUR UNJUST AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM WITHOUT ANY REAL HOPE (OR LAWYERS) OF FREEING THEMSELVES. ***WE ENCOURAGE ALL AMERICANS TO DO A WWW SEARCH INTO THIS WONDERFUL USA ORGANIZATION. ***PRESIDENT OBAMA & U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER ~ PLEASE ARRANGE FEDERAL FINANCING FOR THIS (NEEDED) PRODUCTIVE INNOCENCE PROJECT GROUP OF INNOVATIVE AND CARING AMERICANS. ** WE CAN ONLY HOPE MORE AMERICANS WILL ENTERTAIN THE THOUGHT TO VOLUNTEER NATION~WIDE FOR THESE WORTHY PIONEERRS OF AMERICAN JUSTICE.
Obama Praises Repub Bob Gates & Signs More War & Fascism Spending Bills (tags)
Honesty is always the best policy and Democrat Obama told the truth as to who he is on 10/28/09 when he praised Bush's War Sec, Republican Bob Gates as he signed the National Defense Authorization Act and on 10/29/09, a bill for the Gestapo, the "Homeland" Security Dept, giving $724 billion for war and fascism while we have poverty, no schools, no healthcare, no jobs. Democrat Obama ALWAYS WAS AND STILL IS a millionaire, warmonger, death penalty promoter. This is what you voted for when you voted either Democrat or Republican in November 2008.
America's Tortured Past (tags)
America's sordid legacy
BTL:Limited Torture Probe would Undermine U.S. Obligation Under International Law (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Big Brother's Cultural Roundup (tags)
War is peace, freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength. These are the slogans of Big Brother. With newspeak, the ministry for truth tries to stylize oppositional citizens as terrorists.. Activism must not be equated with terrorism.
UCSB terminates case against Professor (tags)
After withholding recommendation of charges committee, UCSB drops case against Robinson
Don’t Rush Back to the Ballot on Marriage (tags)
The Queer community in California is asking itself the wrong question in the current debate over whether to try to repeal Proposition 8 at the ballot box in 2010 or 2012. Either date is too early, Mark Gabrish Conlan argues in this editorial from the July 2009 Zenger’s Newsmagazine. Rather than launch a premature initiative drive we will likely lose, organizing around this issue needs to occur outside the electoral process and take the form of nonviolent direct action and public education efforts to convince a majority of Californians that denying legal marriage to same-sex couples is an intolerable form of discrimination.
BTL:Progressive Challenger to Hawkish Democrat Rep. Jane Harman Gets an Early Start (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
“Little Guantanamo” Exposing the CMU (tags)
Daniel has an article on The Huffington Post today! Please comment on the article so it gets seen by all and makes it on the home page! Digg it, Twitter it, Share, become a fan, Buzz up, etc. Do it all! Please spread the word in every way possible. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-mcgowan/tales-from-inside-the-us_b_212632.html
Internet Threatened by Censorship, Secret Surveillance, and Cybersecurity Laws (tags)
Internet and personal freedoms threatened
BTL:Judge Rules U.S.-Held Prisoners in Afghanistan Can Challenge Their Detention (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Over 500 Turn Out for Marriage Equality Demonstration (tags)
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and his Lesbian daughter Lisa (pictured) led off the San Diego installment of "March Forth on March Fourth," a series of rallies and demonstrations held statewide on the eve of the California Supreme Court's oral hearings on the legal challenges to Proposition 8. Mayor Sanders endorsed same-sex marriage equality last year after deciding he couldn't tell his daughter that her relationship was less important than his.
San Diego ACLU Addresses Repressive Ballot Initiatives (tags)
The San Diego chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) held its annual membership meeting February 13 and gave over the program to Delores Jacobs of the San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center and Vince Hall of Planned Parenthood to discuss the long-term implications of Propositions 4 and 8 on last year's ballot. The measures attacked women's reproductive choice and Queer rights, respectively, and Jacobs and Hall noted that the radical Right uses proposals like these not only to gain membership and contributions but to drain the coffers of progressive organizations so they have less money to provide services to women and Queers.
Audience Packs Library for Medical Marijuana Film (tags)
For many of the 300 people who packed the San Diego Public Library screening of "Waiting to Inhale," Jed Riffe's film on the medical marijuana issue, it's not just a movie but something they're living. The film begins with a raid on a medical marijuana growers' collective, and at least two members of the audience talked about having gone through similar raids from San Diego County law enforcement just days earlier. The audience was highly partisan but the film itself was surprisingly fair-minded and even-handed in its approach to the issue.
“No on 8” Actions, Discussions Continue (tags)
The fight against the anti-marriage Proposition 8 has lasted quite a bit longer than the election, in which the same-sex marriage ban passed by a five-point margin. Queer and allied activists are still holding demonstrations against the initiative and meeting to discuss where the fight will go next. But their discussions are stronger on building communications strategies than actually plotting a course to reverse the ballot measure.
Nation Awaits Federal Court Of Appeals Decision On Hazleton Anti-Immigrant Law (tags)
Nation Waits For Appellate Court Decision
Prop. 8 and the Triumph of Theocracy (tags)
The passage of Proposition 8 proves that many American voters are committed to a basically theocratic view of government in which THEIR moral values and commitments should rule over others. It also means the Queer community needs to do some soul-searching over why people of color and others we considered natural allies voted for 8 in greater percentages than whites did, and whether "marriage" as a term carries too much religious baggage ever to win majority support for its legal extension to same-sex couples.
Anti-Proposition 8 Protests in San Diego (tags)
The statewide wave of protests against the passage of anti-Queer, anti-marriage, anti-family Proposition 8 hit San Diego November 7 and 8 with a nighttime rally in Balboa Park November 7 and a march from Hillcrest to North Park, through San Diego's most Queer neighborhoods, the next day.
Ona Russell Publishes Evolution-Themed Mystery (tags)
Mystery writer Ona Russell's latest book, "The Natural Selection," takes her female detective Sarah Kaufman to Dayton, Tennessee in 1925 for a murder mystery set against the backdrop of the Scopes trial, the attempt by the radical Right of the day to ban the teaching of evolution in schools. The book deals not only with the progressive implications of the theory of evolution but also its racist and classist outgrowths, social Darwinism and the eugenics movement, and the way the Ku Klux Klan made common cause with evolution advocates to advance their racist agenda.
The RNC’S Outrageous Assault on Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, and Alternative Media... (tags)
Revolution Newspaper writer Larry Everest takes on the attack on alternative media at the RNC. This is what imperialist democracy looks like!
9/11 Truth, Part 1 of 11- 9/11 & Public Opinion (tags)
Why don’t people believe the Bush Administration is telling the truth about 9/11? A 2006 NY Times/CBS poll found only 16% of Americans believe the Bush Administration is telling the truth about what they knew prior to 9/11. This article series presents brief summaries of some of the questions, evidence and issues being raised by the 9/11 Truth Movement, with links to credible sources for more in depth research and analysis.
BUSH SENDS NUCLEAR AIRCRAFT CARRIER TO THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
With the subservience of the Arroyo regime, Bush continues the political-military intervention in the "killing field" of the Philippines, wasting millions of tax-dollars in suppressing the Moro insurgents and Filipino national-democrats, abetting the horrendous extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances and widespread poverty and oppression, all in the name of the war against "terrorism," a code-word for popular resistance against global capital's greed and inhumane devastation of the planet.
Queer Democrats Endorse Aguirre for San Diego City Attorney (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, which had endorsed moderate Democrat Scott Peters over progressive incumbent Mike Aguirre for city attorney in the primary campaign, reversed itself and voted to endorse Aguirre over Republican Jan Goldsmith at its June 26 meeting — but not before an intense debate in which the club president threatened to eject two members to keep the meeting orderly.
“¡Aguirre Si, Labor No!” (tags)
Zenger's Newsmagazine announces its endorsement of progressive Democrat Mike Aguirre for re-election as San Diego city attorney, despite the opposition of reactionary city employee unions more concerned with preserving the pensions of current city workers than protecting the salaries and benefits of future ones.
San Diego Queer Democrats Reject Progressive City Attorney (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club supported the city's corrupt political establishment and its handmaidens in organized labor and refused to support progressive Democrat Mike Aguirre for re-election as city attorney. Instead they endorsed moderate Democrat City Councilemmber Scott Peters even though Peters voted to renew the Boy Scouts of America's sweetheart lease on city land in 2001 and refused to commit to backing Aguirre in a general election against a Republican.
Bush's Authority Trumps Ban on Torture: Declassified Memo (tags)
So every War Crime involving Torture is on Bush's head. You know who to send to The Hague.
Katrina Documentary 'Desert Bayou' Picks Up Political Steam (tags)
Post-Katrina New Orleans documentary Desert Bayou fuels Discussion of Government Failure, Lingering Racial and Socio-Ecomomic Issues. Political commentator and Gore 2000 campaign manager Donna Brazile, along with the ACLU, Appleseed, and The Raben Group to host an advance screening in D.C. on October 24th. Film opens in LA on October 26th with Q&A sessions with director Alex LeMay after 7:30pm showings on the 26th and 27th at Laemmle Sunset 5 theaters.
ICE Drugging Deportees - Fascism Is Here Now (tags)
ICE Drugs deportees. In one case, a Christian pastor, who was trying to communicate to the pilot that the Federal agents flanking him were in violation of a court order putting a stay on his deportation. In another case, the Feds did not even keep a record of what drug they used...
S.F. Assemblymember Leno Speaks on Same-Sex Marriage (tags)
San Francisco Assemblymember Mark Leno was the keynote speaker at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club's Freedom Banquet fundraiser October 6. He talked about the bill for marriage equality for same-sex couples he's pushed through the California legislature twice, the likelihood that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will veto it (as he did in 2005) and the various radical-Right initiative proposals to ban marriage for same-sex couples in California forever.
Simi Valley Mayor asks DHS head Chertoff to Raid Sanctuary Church - Oxnard Responds (tags)
March in defense of human rights, in response to the raids carried out on a scale meant to terrorize the workers and immigrants of Southern California. On Tuesday, 1,300 people were detained and in many cases torn from their childrens' arms.
Judge drops charges against SoCal immigration rights (tags)
The city's charges against an immigration rights activist alleging he disrupted a city council meeting were dismissed Monday after a judge found that an attorney representing Costa Mesa was not a public prosecutor.
Judge dismisses case against Coyotl Tezcatlipoca (tags)
Costa Mesa's case against Benito Acosta for disrupting a City Council meeting has been dismissed
Defend free speech! Attend Coyot Tezcatlipoca's criminal trial, Sept. 25th (tags)
This case highlights the absurdity of Orange County's backward system of criminal justice in the era of Minutemen: Tezcatlipoca is facing prosecution for offenses that were committed against him by police and government officials!
Homeland Security Head Michael Chertoff says Security requires sacrifice (tags)
They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security - Benjamin Franklin
DUTCH FASCISM & BUSH-ARROYO STATE TERRORISM ATTACK FILIPINO REFUGEES (tags)
Colluding with U.S. & Filipino reactionaries, Dutch fascist authorities arrested Jose Maria Sison, a Filipino political refugee, and raided the National Democratic Front International Information Office in Holland. This is a clear example of State Terrorism working on behalf of predatory imperialist capital. All progressives and democrats everywhere should protest this outrage and support the Filipino people's struggle for justice, equality, and true independence.
Defend free speech! Attend Coyotl Tezcatlipoca's trial, Aug 15th (tags)
Defend the right of free speech, assembly, and fair and equal treatment in the criminal justice system! Show your solidarity with Tezcatlipoca by attending his upcoming criminal trial!
FILIPINA SENATOR ATTACKS ARROYO STATE TERRORISM IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
Of distinguished progressive lineage, Senator Jamby Madrigal of the Philippines takes a principle stand critical of the Arroyo regime's bloody and brutal repression of Filipinos backed by the Bush neocons. This article provides a context for the Philippine crisis and Senator Madrigal's views on U.S. imperialism in the neocolony and its complicity with State-terrorist repression.
A Review of Chris Hedges' American Fascists (tags)
Christian Right efforts to make America a theocratic fascist state
Sleepless on Skid Row (tags)
Guilty of Being Homeless in America!?
American Justice: Hicks Tortured, Rumsfeld Exonerated! (tags)
The now infamous Donald Rumsfeld has avoided legal responsibility for the extremely controversial ruling he made in December 2002, which effectively allowed the U.S. military to utilise torture methods against their perceived or imagined enemies. An American court ruled that Rumsfeld had no case to answer due principally to the fact that as Secretary of Defence he was IMMUNE from the charges! One Law for you and another for me! If the public ever wondered why Bush, Blair and Howard appear unconcerned over the prospect of war crimes charges, perhaps the Rumsfeld decision sheds some light on the matter.
Defamation lawsuit filed against Minuteman founder, other activist (tags)
By: SCOTT MARSHALL - Staff Writer
Judge "Flim-Flamed" Rumsfeld accusers! (tags)
Otherwise people like Judge Hogan can in effect replace the democracy with faschist edicts and make the US Constitution null & void and that is much more than lamentable,in fact its totalitarianism
BTL:White House Reversal on Domestic Spying Program Shouldn't... (tags)
...Derail Congressional Investigation~Interview with Shayana Kadidal, Center for Constitutional Rights attorney, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Man Fights to Take Wife's Name in Marriage (tags)
Before Michael Buday married his fiancée, Diana Bijon, he decided to honor her family by bucking tradition and taking her last name.
Citing 1917 law, federal prosecutors pursue leak (tags)
Federal prosecutors are demanding the American Civil Liberties Union turn over all copies of a secret document it has obtained, in what is apparently the first time a criminal grand jury subpoena has been used in a bid to seize leaked material, the ACLU
BTL:Court-Ordered Documents Detail Pentagon Spying on U.S. Anti-War Groups (tags)
Interview with Caroline Fredrickson, director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Latin America Studies Endowment Fund (tags)
President Authorized Abu Ghraib Torture, FBI Email Says (tags)
Among a new batch of documents rights groups have forced the gov't to release, a Bureau communication refers to a presidential Executive Order endorsing some forms of torture witnessed at Iraq prison.
TAKE ACTION: War Crimes Suit Filed Against Rumsfeld (tags)
Attorneys with the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a war crimes lawsuit today in Germany against outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and other high-ranking U.S. officials, for their role in the torture of prisoners in Iraq and Guantanamo. Read the full article… http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/11/14/1517243
Government defends 1998 anti-porn law (tags)
Salon.com, Nerve.com and other plaintiffs backed by the American Civil Liberties Union are suing over the 1998 Child Online Protection Act. They believe the law could restrict legitimate material they publish online - exposing them to fines or even jail time.
Bill Clinton's "Killer Prison Blood" Scandal - (tags)
BAD BLOOD Canadian media, including the Calgary Sun and Ottawa Citizen, are reporting that tainted blood from Arkansas prisons made its way to a Montreal blood broker in the 1980s when Bill Clinton was governor. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating. At the time, American sources were not accepting prisoners' blood because of possible HIV contamination. OTTAWA CITIZEN
Arizona man still locked up from Sept. 11 terror sweeps (tags)
In a jail cell at an immigration detention center in Arizona sits a man who is not charged with a crime, not suspected of a crime, not considered a danger to society.
Documents Reveal Scope of U.S. Database on Antiwar Protests (tags)
Military officials labeled as “potential terrorist activity” events like a “Stop the War Now”
THEOCRACY WATCH (tags)
CHURCH IS WAR.
BTL:Bush Warrantless Domestic Spying Program Ruled Unconstitutional (tags)
Interview with Michael Avery, president of the National Lawyers Guild, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
U.S. House expected to pass bill requiring photo ID at polls (tags)
A measure requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls is expected to pass the House today. Democrats say the move to impose a national photo ID requirement is part of a larger Republican effort to discourage participation by low-income and minority voters. Heil Hitler! A Federal National ID card soon to replace the state issued drivers licenses as the American Internal passport.
LA City Council flushs First Amendment down the toilet (tags)
Ratcheting up restraints on public comment, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved new rules of ''decorum'' designed to squelch offensive and disruptive behavior at council meetings, ranging from foul language and racial slurs to singing, whistling, foot-stamping and other boisterous conduct.
Police spies chosen to lead war protest (tags)
Friday, July 28, 2006
Two Oakland police officers working undercover at an anti-war protest in May 2003 got themselves elected to leadership positions in an effort to influence the demonstration, documents released Thursday show.
Cell Phone Picture Called Obstruction Of Justice (tags)
Man Arrested For Shooting Photo Of Police Activity
CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Weekend Edition (tags)
News from inside the "Bush Reich": Insurency escalates in Iraq, Suspicions grow re: murdered/tortured soldiers, Israeli arms dealers and mercenaries in No. Iraq, Halliburton investigated for human trafficking, The obscene 2007 budget...and more: Read it n' weep!
BTL:Librarians Who Challenged Patriot Act Win Right To Speak Out (tags)
Interview with George Christian, executive director of the Library Connection in Windsor, Conn. conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
SEC,Chris Cox:W Bush Cedes Presidential Stock Fraud Ops To DNI John Negroponte.Why ? (tags)
Intelligence Czar Can Waive SEC Rules Now, the White House's top spymaster can cite national security to exempt businesses from reporting requirements President George W. Bush has bestowed on his intelligence czar, John Negroponte, broad authority, in the name of national security, to excuse publicly traded companies from their usual accounting and securities-disclosure obligations. Notice of the development came in a brief entry in the Federal Register, dated May 5, 2006, that was opaque to the untrained eye. - Dawn Kopecki , BusinessWeek
My Adventure Presenting Animal Rights Philosophy to the FBI (tags)
The FBI paid me to fly to the Washington D.C. area to lecture law enforcement executives and managers from around the world about animal rights philosophy.
BTL:NSA Domestic Surveillance Tests Constitution (tags)
Interview with Chrisopher Pyle, former intelligence officer and professor constitutional law, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Federal lawsuit filed against Mayor Allan Mansoor and the City of Costa Mesa (tags)
Lawsuit filed this morning in U.S. federal court against Mayor Allan Mansoor and the City of Costa Mesa
UFPJ and MediaChannel Focus on Media Complicity in Iraq War-Protest 3/15 (tags)
Last week, new photographs of detainees abused by US soldiers in the infamous Abu Ghraib gulag in Iraq surfaced. They were discovered by the American Civil Liberties Union. The story was covered on TV… in Australia!
BTL:Bush Defense of NSA Domestic Spy Program is Challenged in Senate Hearing (tags)
Interview with Shayana Kadidal, attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
BTL:Critics Say Bush Authorization of Domestic Spying Without... (tags)
...Court Warrants Constitutes an Impeachable Offense ~ Interview with Kit Gage, director of the First Amendment Foundation, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
An Open Letter To The FBI And Other Government Terrorist Organizations (tags)
An Open Letter To The FBI And Other Counterintelligence Agencies Who Operate Under The Facade Of Legitimate Law Enforcement While Perpetrating Covert Forms Of Terrorism Against Targeted American Citizens
Just A Goddamned Piece Of Paper (tags)
Last month, Republican Congressional leaders filed into the Oval Office to meet with President George W. Bush and talk about renewing the controversial USA Patriot Act.
Death By Torture: US media ignores hard evidence (tags)
Military autopsy reports provide indisputable proof that detainees are being tortured to death while in US military custody. Yet the US corporate media are covering it with the seriousness of a garage sale for the local Baptist Church.
Sheets Shoot Shots at Schnoops (tags)
Why is Minuteman Jim Chase always around when shots are fired at the border?
BTL:Library Challenge to Patriot Act Gag Rule Appealed to Supreme Court (tags)
Interview with Michael Gorman, president of the American Library Association, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
2 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS (tags)
a) SAVE OUR STATE TO BULLY MORE DAY LABORERES IN LAGUNA BEACH THIS SATURDAY b) MINUTEMEN HAVE OFFICIALLY ARRIVED IN SAN DIEGO--GROUPS CALLED ON TO COUNTER--THEIR PRESENCE!!!
California Minutemen come to Campo (tags)
California Minutemen change gears, come to Campo early. James Chase supports fellow Minuteman Clifford Alford who infiltrated the ACLU.
Minuteman Clifford Alford admits to infiltrating ACLU (tags)
Clifford Alford, New Mexico chapter manager for James Chase's border vigilante organization Border Watch, openly admits to infiltrating the ACLU. Excerpt from Fox News transcript, and link to Associated Press article confirming infiltration, included.
A Mom's FYI: Reality Bites (tags)
Shocking reports reveal U.S. torture widespread (tags)
This week, Human Rights Watch charged that U.S. FBI agents operating in Pakistan repeatedly interrogated and threatened two U.S. citizens of Pakistani origin who were unlawfully detained and tortured by Pakistani security services. The two were abducted from their Karachi home last August, and released this April without being charged. During eight months of interrogation and torture, they were questioned at least six times by FBI agents, who did nothing to stop the torture — including beatings with whips and rods — or provide consular help. Instead, the two said, the agents threatened to send them to Guantanamo if they did not “confess” to terrorist involvement.
LA on coverof NYTimes today, but nothing here? (tags)
I was surprised to see that LA was on the cover of the NYTimes today for the mayoral election (I haven't been following it, I'm up in the Bay Area) and that there isn't any mention of the results on here. I'm wondering what the alternative view is on this guy. NYT paints him as a "union organizer." If that's true, why no mention here of a potential 'good guy' in office? Plus, if nothing else, the first Hispanic mayor in over 100 years . . .
Intelligence Committee in Maneuver to Pass Even Worse PATRIOT Act (tags)
With no announcement, the Senate Intelligence Committee has scheduled a closed door session to approve a version of the Patriot Act that would be even worse than the present act being considered by the Judiciary Committee. The hand of the White House seems to be behind the sneaky maneuver.
Belgrade Zoo (tags)
I am a concerned citizen asking for guidance on how to help the animals who reside at the Belgrade city zoo. Built in 1936, on six hectares of rocky fortress, this privately operated zoo is among the oldest in Europe. It is located in the Belgrade city center, on city property. It has approximately 2.000 animals of about 200 species. Many big animals are in very small cages. Many animals look distressed. They often show signs of "stereotypic behavior," such as pacing, head-bobbing, neck-twisting, bar-biting and sucking, coprophagia, over-grooming, and self-mutilation. Many animals have been born who are not in the zoo, including tigers, bears, and a hippo. What has become of them?
Seeking options to military recruiting (tags)
A local peace vigil activist made the local paper.
BTL:Civil Liberties Groups Campaign to Repeal Key Provisions of... (tags)
...USA Patriot Act ~ Interview with Jerome Paun, treasurer of the National Lawyers Guild, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
New VIDEO!!! Graphic Abuse by US Guards in Iraq (tags)
See new graphic VIDEO/story!: Guard video shows harsh war scenes, racism towards the people US supposedly there to liberate
Watchdog Nation (tags)
Who's watching the watchers? How the ADL and SPLC have moved into goosestepping tandem with the FBI to observe the people..
130+ PROTESTS SINCE NOV. 2 -also- DC Police Found "Guilty" (tags)
Over 130 separate protest actions have taken place in the US since Nov. 2. In January alone, there have been nearly 60 demonstrations and marches protesting against the Bush Administration and the Iraq war. Inauguration day saw 43 separate actions in as many cities from coast to coast.
Civil rights, Latino groups charge Gonzales unfit for office (tags)
Torture role condemned, ‘No’ vote urged
Trashing Christmas (tags)
The last of the Halloween candy has been eaten. The harvest moon is a radiant memory. The family festival of Thanksgiving has drawn us closer together. All of these warm seasonal memories can mean only one thing: It’s time for the Christmas haters to shift into high gear.
Spartacist League/PDC Protest Crackdown on IndyMedia (tags)
The Spartacist League, revolutionary Trotskyist party, and its fraternal political prisoner defense organization, the Partisan Defense Committee have protested the assaults on IndyMedia through their newspaper, Workers Vanguard. "...We stand in fullest solidarity with those courageous journalists who struggle to tell the truth against the repression and lies of the American imperialists." Here is the article. ---- Varlet http://www.icl-fi.org/ENGLISH/2004/Indymedia-834.htm
Web Server Takedown Called Speech Threat (tags)
Indymedia sites knocked offline- from yahoo.com
Update on the USA Patriot Act, Unitarian Church, Anaheim, Friday, August 20th, 6:30 pm (tags)
RICHARD GILLOCK, board member of the Orange County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, will give us an update on the USA Patriot Act and other pending legislation that threatens civil rights and liberties.
Former Utah Prison Leader Fails Again at Abu Ghraib (tags)
It appears it was not the israelis who caused Abu Ghraib after all. But was it the Mormons?
June 24 04: Civil Liberties and Immigrant Rights News Updates (tags)
Last two weeks had been one of the dark moments in US civil liberties and immigrant rights, U.S. conducted several horrible raids against immigrants across the California, arrested and deported many people. Meanwhile, in Washington, DC, the House passed the so-called "Intelligence Bill". Lee Siu Hin National Immigrant Solidarity Network Peace No War Network United Students Against Sweatshops
California Court Considers Whether Violent Poetry Is Criminal (tags)
The California Supreme Court is deciding whether to throw out the conviction of a 15-year-old boy who served 100 days in juvenile hall for writing a poem that included a threat to kill his fellow students.
THE MATRIX: Precursor of Database Project Gave Feds 120,000 Terror Suspects (tags)
NEW YORK — Before helping to launch the criminal information project known as Matrix, a database contractor gave U.S. and Florida authorities the names of 120,000 people who showed a statistical likelihood of being terrorists -- sparking some investigations and arrests.
Women’s march shakes Washington (tags)
WASHINGTON – “I know firsthand the anti-choice extremists now in control of the Capitol and of the White House are opposed to basic contraception,” House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told the more than 1 million participants at the April 25 March for Women’s Lives.
G8 2004: Police crackdowns begin in Savannah (tags)
Savannah, March 15--Today, 15 Savannah Metropolitan Police officers swarmed a dozen leafleting labor union leaders in historic Johnson Square.
Join the One-Minute Boycott of CBS (tags)
Join the One-Minute Boycott of CBS
BTL:Left-Right Coalition Resists President Bush's Call to Renew USA Patriot Act. (tags)
Interview with Charlie Mitchell, legislative counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
That these issues I keep hearing about--of the increased use of police and military force in this country--are real. They're not happening in the future; they're happening today.
[gangbox] THE JAVITS CENTER SHUFFLE (tags)
THE JAVITS CENTER SHUFFLE...discrimination, unequal distribution of work and the pitfalls of seeking workplace justice in the court system at New York City's convention center
BTL:Supreme Court Upholds Campaign Finance Soft Money Ban... (tags)
...Clean election advocates seek more comprehensive reforms. Interview with Nick Nyhart, executive director of Public Campaign, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Amazing FTAA Article on Salon.com (tags)
This article is now on the front page of Salon.com. It accurately descrbes the massive illegal police operation in Miami during the protests against the FTAA and the continued loss of our civil liberties and first amendment rights.
Nation resounds to call: Repeal the Patriot Act (tags)
WASHINGTON – A crowd of 3,000 people at Constitution Hall, Nov. 9, erupted in cheers when Al Gore called for repeal of the Patriot Act to stop George W. Bush’s assault on the Bill of Rights.
Civil Liberties Defense Coalition - NEEDS YOUR HELP! (tags)
WE NEED YOUR HELP! For the Los Angeles City Council Resolution against the USA PATRIOT Act, and other related measures.
BTL:Police Attack Protesters at Miami's FTAA Summit While Negotiators... (tags)
...Scale Back Scope of Free Trade Treaty. Interview with Karen Hansen-Kuhn, international coordinator with the Alliance for Responsible Trade, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Its official COINTELPRO has returned (tags)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 The Federal Bureau of Investigation has collected extensive information on the tactics, training and organization of antiwar demonstrators and has advised local law enforcement officials to report any suspicious activity at protests to its counterterrorism squads, according to interviews and a confidential bureau memorandum.
Why we should fear the Matrix (tags)
Backdoor to Totalitarianism - this is nothing more than attempt by Der furher und his minions to do what Congress has forbidden them to do overty. It is nothing more that "Total Information Awareness" by another means. "Your Papers Please!?"
Get Rid of Bush & What do you Have in Clark? (tags)
His job is to guarantee Bush Junior gets reelected. His job is to see that no viable Democratic candidate survives the primaries. His job, should he miraculously get elected over Bush, is to then run, execute, implement the American-led Empire precisely as George Bush Junior would have done.
A Debate: The War over Music (tags)
Stanford Law Professor Larry Lessig vs. Former RIAA CEO Hilary Rosen
The nation's attorney general is on the ropes and swinging wildly. (tags)
Once again, Mr. Ashcroft has utterly missed the point. As many commentators have patiently tried to explain to him--we must, after all, talk to him as one talks to a punch-drunk fighter--the point is not whether federal authorities have yet started checking what we read; the point is that the U.S. Patriot Act gives those authorities the right to monitor what we read. Giving anyone that right is exactly what’s wrong, Mr. Ashcroft. If we are hysterics, then you, sir, are a dangerous dimwit.
Furious Americans (tags)
"Mistrust toward overly curious state snoopers is an American characteristic.. Furious Americans mix among the mourners. `Fascism is Un-American', `Patriots against Bush' and `Act American!' were proclaimed at civilrights demonstrations
BTL: ACLU Sues Over Key Provision of USA Patriot Act... (tags)
...Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller named as defendants. Interview with Tim Edgar, legislative counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
US anti-war activists hit by secret airport ban (tags)
After more than a year of complaints by some US anti-war activists that they were being unfairly targeted by airport security, Washington has admitted the existence of a list, possibly hundreds or even thousands of names long, of people it deems worthy of special scrutiny at airports.
Law threatens free speech, free assembly, critics say (tags)
Let's get one thing clear: Guidlines are not law. They can be ditched anytime someone in Authority wants to shut down an Event they don't like. Biden should be Drawn and Quartered - metaphorically ..... of course.
Fox News Fauxs Up (tags)
Common sense would have said to ignore it, and it would die a quiet death. But common sense, lawyers, and Fox News obviously don't mix.
ACLU Marks Independence Day With New Report On Main Street Movement To Protect Civil Liber (tags)
WASHINGTON – On the eve of this year’s Independence Day celebrations, the American Civil Liberties Union today released a new report documenting the ongoing grassroots movement in the United States to pass local community resolutions rejecting government policies that go beyond fighting terrorism and stray into the suppression of basic constitutional rights.
An American Student: what I believe... (tags)
I believe that Americans are taxed to death, and I don't work an 8-hour job every day, just so the government can hand out my money to crack addicts and freeloaders who will use it to get their fix or squirt out another poverty-raised kid.
Another Media Lab First - Dossiers on the Government (tags)
Annoyed by the prospect of a massive new federal surveillance system, two researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are celebrating the Fourth of July with a new Internet service that will let citizens create dossiers on government officials.
Rage. Mistrust. Hatred. Fear. Uncle Sam's enemies within (tags)
A few things have happened recently that show just how powerful -- and, perhaps, unstoppable -- is the march of the right-wing machine in the US. This month the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a right-wing think tank umbilically tied to the Bush administration, declared open warfare on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) deemed too left-wing and set up an organisation called NGOWatch to monitor these liberal pressure groups.
13,000 Arabs May Be Deported!! (tags)
13,000 Arabs May Be Deported!!
Patriot Act used for more than anti-terror (tags)
Washington -- The Justice Department has used many of the anti-terrorism powers granted in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to pursue defendants for crimes unrelated to terrorism, including drug violations, credit card fraud and bank theft, according to a government accounting released Tuesday.
Son Of Patriot Act Goes From Bad To Worse (tags)
"...reduce or eliminate judicial oversight over surveillance, authorize secret arrests, create a DNA database based on unchecked executive `suspicion,' create new death penalties, and even seek to take American citizenship away from persons who belong to or support disfavored political groups."
Block Patriot Act II (tags)
Help stop Ashcroft's "Patriot Act II," which would gut freedoms of speech and assembly, freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, the right to due process, and much more. The law would principally harm non-citizens. For information on upcoming events around LA, contact email@example.com.
EARTHDAY CELEBRATIONS NEXT WED. @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE!1 (tags)
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE EARTHDAY & PRIDE DAY WED. APRIL 30!! (tags)
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE EARTDAY & PRIDE DAY CELEBRATION WED. APRIL 30!! (tags)
oregon equates protesters with terrorists (tags)
oregon wants to jail protesters as terrorists under proposed law
Get Ready for PATRIOT II (And the Fourth Reich) (tags)
The Bush Junta has already provided adequate evidence that they are not friends of the Constitution or the Civil Liberties Protected therein. If this Bill is ever allowed to pass you can kiss your ass goodbye. Here come the "Detention Camps" for dissidents (those who do not parrot the Party Line. All "Good Americans" Goose Step mit Der Fuhrer.
Advise and Dissent (tags)
How anti-war protest movements have made the U.S. stronger. By David Greenberg Posted Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at 12:32 PM PT
Hundreds of Muslim Immigrants Rounded Up in Calif (tags)
Hundreds of Iranian citizens were in southern California jails on Weds after coming forward to comply with a new rule to register with immigration only to wind up handcuffed and behind bars.
Legal aid groups offer to help Muslims - they need YOUR help (tags)
The article below refers to a questionnaire for those who endured last weeks INS outrage. On Sunday, the American Immigration Lawyers Association issued a questionnaire for the immigrants to fill out. The American Immigration Law Foundation, the National Immigration Forum and the American Anti-Defamation Committee also have appealed to the immigrants to fill out the forms. Insha'Allah the questionnaire is available at: http://www.aila.org/specialreg.html
THE REGIME MAY RELEASE 300 OF ITS CAPTIVES TONIGHT (tags)
Michelle Taheripour, an immigration lawyer working to secure the release of a dozen of her clients, said INS officials had agreed late Thursday to waive bail for detainees whose bonds had been set below $5,000. As many as 300 detainees were expected to be released by nightfall, she said. Those detainees will be asked to return to immigration offices at a later date for questioning, she said.
ACLU Calls Immigrant Registration Program Pretext for Mass Detentions (tags)
By January 10, 2003, citizens of 13 additional countries – Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Eritrea, Lebanon, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen – must also submit to registration, a move that could push the detentions into the tens of thousands, the ACLU said.
Hundreds Are Detained After Visits to INS (tags)
From the LA Times.
BTL:The Pentagon's Total Information Awareness Program Evokes Specter of... (tags)
...Big Brother. Interview with Gabe Rottman, of the American Civil Liberties Union, conducted by Between The Lines'Scott Harris
Muslim Public Affairs Council's Profiles of California Candidates (tags)
MPAC cannot endorse candidates, but it will provide a profile of the candidates running for constitutional offices in the state of California. The profiles include races for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and Superintendent for Public Instruction. MPAC analysts took a close look on the candidates' stands on civil liberties, education, homelessness, and labor:
Protest War and Resident Bush with Sidewalk Chalk (tags)
Call for Anti-war, anti-terror, Chalking Action!
2nd Call for Info Chalking Action (tags)
Sidewalk Chalk and a message!
we've got pre-cogs and crime-think (tags)
Call for anti-war Chalking Action! (tags)
Sidewalk Chalk and a message!
Debt "SLAVERY" and Mind Control (tags)
The illusion called debt and the clowns of the three ring circus, may they all burn in Hell!!
THE REGIME PROPOSES CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR ARAB-AMERICANS (tags)
In a trial balloon by the regime to gauge public reaction, a member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission (!) said in Detroit on Friday he could "foresee" a "scenario" in which "the public" would "demand" internment camps for ArabAmericans if "Arab terrorists" strike "again" in this country.
RCP's Bob Avakian Father Judge Avakian Dead at 88 (tags)
Appointed a Superior Court Judge of Alameda County in 1964, he made a landmark ruling abolishing the Alameda County jury selection test that effectively barred African Americans from serving on juries. After retirement from the bench in 1980, he took various Judicial Council assignments.
The male God of the desert (tags)
Judaism, Christianity and Islam are all desert religions, brother-faiths that are male in imagination and tradition, writes PNS editor Richard Rodriguez. Eventually, their masculine principle will be challenged by a feminine spiritual force that is gathering strength behind veils print article
Hot spots of resistance (tags)
Almost not recognized by the media, there is more resistance than they let us believe...
Falwell blames gays, abortion rights, etc. for terrorism (tags)
An example of some of the ugly rhetoric we might expect from J. Falwell. How come the mainstream press can't find space for some of the reasonable voices I find here on the IMC?
Riverside Police Commission declines investigation of police shooting (tags)
Activists and Police commissioners clash, about whether the Community Police Review Commission should launch an independent investigation into the shooting death of Vanpaseuth Phaisouphanh at the hands of Riverside Police Department officer Edgar Porche earlier this month.
THOUSANDS EXPECTED AT SEATTLE INAUGURATION DAY PROTESTS JAN 20TH! (tags)
Protests In Seattle!
WSWS: Los Angeles police attack protesters at Democratic convention (tags)
A spokesperson for the American Civil Liberties Union has denounced Monday night's attack by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on protesters and others outside the Democratic Party National Convention as “nothing less than an orchestrated police riot.” In a letter to the city attorney, Daniel Tokaji, staff lawyer for the Southern California ACLU, said, “The LAPD has not merely failed to protect demonstrators' right to free speech, it has run roughshod over them.” [...]
Organizers call for investigation into indiscriminate police violence (tags)
Organizers from the IMC, Shadow Convention, ACLU, Green Party, D2KLA, Global Exchange and others band together to call for an investigation into last night's outrageous use of police force against demonstrators and concert-goers.
City Agrees to Let Protesters Use Area Closer to Staples (tags)
Convention: Officials yield to pressure from a judge and the Democratic Party. But demonstrators say they won't be confined.
Outrage in Philadelphia! Philadelphia police shut down protest venue. (tags)
The Philadelphia police have violated basic civil rights by shutting down an R2k organizing space. This is obviously a tactic that the police are taking from the DC protest and will likely use in August.