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.
October 13, 2017 – Residents are encouraged to turnout at the City Council meeting next week to stand up and speak up for surveillance transparency and oversight.
October 13, 2017 – Trump trying to shift the narrative, as our government always does, by calling into question the patriotism of those who protest. The issue is not patriotism. The issue is injustice.
October 13, 2017 – The bill still allows the government to read emails, text messages, and other communications of Americans without a warrant.
October 12, 2017 – Defending Rights & Dissent opposes anti-BDS bills, like the one being challenged by the ACLU in Kansas. These laws are unconstitutional, as the right to boycott is protected by the First Amendment.
October 6, 2017 – If you are black and angry about police violence, you are a potential terror threat. Or so says a newly released FBI Intelligence Assessment that concocts a non-existent movement they dub “Black Identity Extremists.”
October 6, 2017 – For over three weeks now, the US military has held a US citizen captured in Syria without charge. Scant information is available about this individual.
October 5, 2017 – While we understand that many have legitimate concerns about Russian interference in our democratic process and that an impartial, transparent investigation is necessary, we caution people against creating an environment in which the government is given new rationales to target dissent.
October 3, 2017 – The bill would stop the steady supply of battlefield equipment from entering our communities and put safeguards in place to ensure that federal funds are used more appropriately
September 26, 2017 – Is the Fourth Amendment, drafted in the 18th century, able to deal effectively with digital age technologies? That is the question being asked in a number of a number of legal cases, in a number of different contexts, and with surprising results.
September 21, 2017 – Protesting is an appropriate and essential way for noncitizens to confront the harsh treatment they are experiencing in detention centers, bring awareness to the issue, and seek to change it.