Alert – Animated

Utility Contact Links

Welcome to Defending Rights & Dissent

Join the grassroots movement to fulfill the promise of the Bill of Rights for everyone. Together, we can make police and intelligence agencies accountable to we the people whom they serve. It’s time to convert your concern and outrage into political action. Let’s do this.

Get Email Updates

Dissent NewsWire

  • Journalism and Free Press Groups Demand Answers About Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

    protesters with signs, where is Khashoggi outside the saudi embassy

    DRAD joined the Society of Professional Journalists today, along with 28 other journalism and press freedom organizations, to urge the Saudi Arabia ambassador to the U.S. to launch a full investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • Terry Albury is a Conscientious Whistleblower

    Official portrait of FBI Agent Terry Albury

    FBI agent Terry Albury saw inherent racism in the FBI’s targeting of local communities of color, and sought to blow the whistle on that racism and the agency’s unethical use of paid informants. He will be sentenced under the Espionage Act next week.

  • Take Action: Don’t let Pennsylvania Criminalize Protest

    The Pennsylvania Legislature is considering an outrageous bill that could be used to criminalize protest at an array of locations including gas pipelines, which the state calls “critical infrastructure.”

  • How to Write Strong Comments to the National Park Services Defending Our Right to Protest

    If a new set regulations passes, activists will face serious hurdles in organizing protests on the National Mall or at the White House, potentially making such demonstrations a thing of the past. We need your help in defending the right to protest. The National Park Service is asking for comments on their proposed regulations and they need to hear from. You have until October 15 to submit them.

  • Chicagoland Advocates Sue Over Secretive Surveillance Program Known as CVE

    “The first step is for DHS, DOJ, and the FBI to give us the records we’ve asked for so we can show the public what’s going on here,” said Hatem Abudayyeh, executive director of the AAAN. “And the next step is for the federal government to shut this program down, because we’re confident that by shedding light on these programs, it will be apparent that CVE is a domestic spy operation in Chicago’s backyards.”