Tag Archives: ACLU

DOES THE CONSTITUTION STILL MATTER?

Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta: Lawsuit Challenging Targeted Killings ACLU/ October 24, 2012 The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights(CCR) have filed a lawsuit challenging the government’s targeted killing of three U.S. citizens in drone strikes far from … Continue reading

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More Justified Paranoia: Police State Surveillance

ACLU FIGHTS THE GOOD FIGHT TO STOP GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE OF OUR CITIZENS Warrantless wiretaps intimidate several organizations and cast a chill over lawyers, journalists and human rights researchers By Naomi Klein/ The Guardian/ October 19, 2012 Naomi Wolf: ‘The ACLU … Continue reading

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COMING TO AIRSPACE NEAR YOU: DRONES

BPR Editor’s Note:  Soon more and more Americans will get to know what citizens in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, and other countries are experiencing: the sight of unmanned aerial drones, sent from mysterious airfields, sent to spy on and sometimes kill … Continue reading

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Is It Still Torture If We Do It?

New Bush-Era Torture Memo Released, Raises Questions About What Has Changed And What Hasn’t by Dan Foomkin/ Huffington Post/ April 6, 2012 WASHINGTON — A six-year-old memo from within the George W. Bush administration that came to light this week … Continue reading

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Police State Gone Wild

Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window Chris Anders/ Washington Legislative Office, ACLU/ November 23, 2011 While nearly all Americans head to family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, … Continue reading

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