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August 21, 2019 – On Monday, August 20, in powerful testimony, that man took the stand in federal court. Under oath he detailed how, last week, a naso-gastric tube was inserted into his nose.
August 21, 2019 – DRAD submits testimony against proposal to make draconian rules permanent.
August 19, 2019 – In the wake of continuing white supremacist violence, including the shooting at El Paso, Texas, some politicians, law enforcement associations, and figures in the media are talking about creating a new domestic terrorism law..Defending Rights & Dissent Policy & Legislative Counsel (and journalist!) Chip Gibbons penned an article for In These Times “Expanding the Powers of the FBI Is Not the Solution to White Supremacist Violence.” He made a number of media appearances to talk about it.
August 19, 2019 – The Trump administration is reportedly pushing Congress to permanently reauthorize an NSA program that collects and analyzes records on millions of Americans’ calls and texts.
August 16, 2019 – “What stands between chaos and carnage on the one hand, and the civilized and tranquil society we all yearn for, is the thin blue line of law enforcement.” Attorney General William Barr said this to the Fraternal Order of the Police in New Orlean… [Read More]
August 16, 2019 – “I don’t care whether our action will affect the government’s decision – I only know I have to do something to protect the place which I live in.” These words belong to a 21-year-old student in Hong Kong but could serve as the rallying cry of black mot… [Read More]
August 16, 2019 – Defending Rights & Dissent is deeply concerned by an official statement by the US Ambassador to Israel stating that boycotts against Israel are “not free speech.” It is deeply chilling for any US official to make such a statement.
August 15, 2019 – The balloons come between 6 and 25 feet and in Chicago, the place they were founded, their use has become synonymous with workers on strike.
August 7, 2019 – Why more domestic terrorism laws, more tools for the FBI, or more CVE will do nothing to stop white supremacy.
August 6, 2019 – Five Fordham University students have won a landmark legal victory against Fordham University, which sought to prohibit them from forming a Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) club at their university.