On the heels of the Maryland State Police spying scandal, the ACLU is ringing the alarms over “fusion centers.”
McCarthyism Watch is Progressive Editor Matthew Rothschild's running tally of civil liberties infringements. <a href="http://new.progressive.org/mag_mccarthy">"The New McCarthyism"</a> ran as the cover story of The Progressive in January 2002 and Rothschild's book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1595581642?ie=UTF8&tag=theprogress0b-20... Have No Rights: Stories of America in an Age of Repression</a> was published in 2007.
Mukasey Tries End Around Supreme Court
Bush’s Justice Department, a misnomer if ever there was one, won’t give up on its pathetic game to deny detainees their right to habeas corpus.
I was a victim of the spying by the Maryland State Police.
Max Obuszewski is a seasoned, nonviolent peace activist in Maryland.
Professor Robert Ovetz was driving through San Francisco on the morning of June 30 when he saw the lights of a police car behind him.
Ovetz pulled over.
Meet Dale Decker, 31.
He lives in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, about an hour north of Milwaukee.
On June 25, he decided to fly the American flag upside down on the patio of his apartment.
Decker is upset about the Iraq War, he's upset about the loss of civil liberties in the United States, he's upset about the plans he says are under way for a North American Union with Canada and Mexico, and he's upset about our economy. He himself is unemployed.
The full scale of Bush’s assault on our civil liberties may not be known until years after he’s left office.
It began the day Kurtz’s wife died of a heart attack on May 11, 2004. When the police and paramedics came, they found some supplies of Kurtz’s they thought were suspicious. He was using some bacteria cultures for an exhibit demonstrating the dangers of biotechnology.
Big Brother wants your irises.
George Bush just issued a directive to expand the acquisition of biometric information, and to ensure that agencies across the executive branch share it.
Wendy Gonaver was not allowed to teach at Cal State Fullerton last year because she wouldn’t sign the loyalty oath that the
There is one group of veterans that isn’t allowed to march in the national memorial parade in Washington on Monday.
That’s the Veterans for Peace, Delwin Anderson Memorial chapter, based in D.C. It’s named after a World War II vet who fought in Italy and then worked for the VA for many years designing programs for injured veterans.
The group had applied to join the National Memorial Day parade.
And initially, anyway, it was accepted.
But then, late last month, the group was told that it didn’t meet the criteria to participate.
Wendy Gonaver was hired by Cal-State Fullerton last fall to teach American Studies and Women’s Studies. As part of her American Studies course, she had planned to teach a section on McCarthyism. But she wasn’t allowed to teach at all because she refused to sign the loyalty oath that the state of California still insists that its employees sign.
(The Los Angeles Times broke this story on May 2, and I interviewed Gonaver on May 5.)
If you’re planning on going to protest at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, they’re not making it easy on you.If you’re planning on going to protest at the Democratic National Convention i
“I have had my voice mailbox filled with messages of hate, bigotry, and racism against the Hispanic population in the United States,” said the superintendent.
“It’s not been fun,” says Dr. Norman Fjelstad. “When I went to vote I was confronted. When I went to the grocery store, I was confronted. I get about five phone calls a day. They want me removed from my position unless I’m willing to put in writing that this will never happen again. And I won’t do that. We don’t allow bullying in our schools, and I won’t be bullied by this.”