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October 23, 2020

DRAD Supports “The Squad’s” Call for International Investigation Into Alleged DHS Human Rights Abuses

Today, Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), and Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) sent a letter to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the United Nations Human Rights Council,
October 21, 2020

This Won’t End November 3

These past few months have been hard but inspiring.  Protests against racial injustice continue in Portland, Louisville and across the nation as countless Americans refuse to be silenced by aggressive and excessive policing and a polarizing president that stokes racial
October 21, 2020

Oakland Says Good Riddance to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force

Last night, the Oakland City Council terminated local police participation in the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) by unanimously passing a measure introduced by County Council President Rebecca Kaplan. It was a smashing victory for a broad coalition of
October 16, 2020

Defending Rights & Dissent Demands Federal Investigation Into Shooting of Anti-Fascist Activist by Federal Task Force

Defending Rights & Dissent demands a full, transparent investigation into the shooting of Michael Reinoehl by a federal fugitive task force. Reinoehl was identified as an “antif-fasicst” activist. He was wanted by police for the second-degree murder of a Patriot
October 2, 2020

Prepublication Review: Court-sanctioned Censorship 

For First Amendment and government transparency advocates, the fall of 2020 is off to a decidedly dreary start. On September 29, Judge Liam O’Grady in the federal Eastern District of Virginia gave the Department of Justice and the Intelligence Community
September 30, 2020

Tortured Detainee At Guantánamo Wins Court Ruling on Health Care Services

Pursuant to U.S. Army regulations, war detainees are “eligible for direct repatriation” if they are: (1) “suffering from disabilities as a result of injury, loss of limb, paralysis, or other disabilities, when these disabilities are at least the loss of
September 24, 2020

Ten Years Later: FBI’s Politically Motivated Sting Operation and Raid Still Unjustified and and Epic Fail

In the early morning of September 24, 2010, 70 FBI agents raided the homes of anti-war and peace activists throughout the Midwest. These activists learned that they had been targets of a years long undercover sting operation that attempted to
September 18, 2020
young Black people at Black Lives Matter protest with sign and facemasks

Over A Dozen Civil Society Groups Call on Congress to Investigate FBI & DHS “Black Identity Extremism” Spying

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We are joining 20+ other human rights organizations to call on @univmiami to listen to students and #BanFacialRecognition at #UMiami! #FacialRecognition is incompatible with academic freedom. Students deserve to have their concerns heard and addressed. https://fightfortheftr.medium.com/20-human-rights-organizations-call-on-university-of-miami-to-ban-facial-recognition-and-meet-f6f2119fd41b

Today, we joined The Squad in calling on the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to investigate @DHSgov abuses. See the letter here. https://rightsanddissent.org/news/drad-supports-tlaib-ocasio-cortez-omar-pressley-call-for-international-investigation-into-alleged-dhs-human-rights-abuses/

On Tuesday, join us for a special conversation with prison abolitionist & Asst. Editor of the San Francisco BayView National Black Newspaper Keith "Malik" Washington to talk about his journey from incarcerated activist to liberated abolitionist. RSVP here: https://rightsanddissent.org/live/abolition-from-within/

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Defending Rights & Dissent demands a full, transparent investigation into the shooting of Michael Reinoehl by a federal fugitive task force.

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We demand a full, transparent investigation into the shooting of Michael Reinoehl by a federal fugitive task force. A @nytimes investigation raises questions about whether law enforcement opened fire immediately upon arrival without identifying themselves https://rightsanddissent.org/news/defending-rights-dissent-deamnds-federal-investigation-into-shooting-of-anti-fascist-activist-by-federal-task-force/

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