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February 15, 2019 – It wasn’t business as usual yesterday at dozens of Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase bank branches across the country. It was a day of protests, petitions, and teddy bears, mariachi bands and “playdate protests,” to demand that the giant banks stop finan… [Read More]
February 14, 2019 – The Portland City Council voted 3-2 to sever ties with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).Given the FBI’s persistent surveillance of activists, its targeting of the Muslim community, and overly permissive guidelines, Defending Rights & Dissent strongly supports the effort of municipalities to break with the JTTF.
February 14, 2019 – The House of Representatives made history when it voted to invoke the War Powers Resolution to end the US’s illegal participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The vote was 248-177.
February 13, 2019 – DRAD and allies delivered thousands of signatures to Speaker Pelosi warning against providing funds for more surveillance technology at the border.
February 13, 2019 – We are on a historic precipice for Congress reclaiming its constitutional war powers.
February 11, 2019 – DRAD joined with dozens of other advocacy organizations to send a letter to DHS secretary Kristjen Nielson expressing concerns about treatment of people detained at ICE facilities, and demanding immediate changes.
February 8, 2019 – City Council resolution provides a model for other states fighting similar bills.
February 8, 2019 – The nine Sikh asylum seekers on hunger strike in the El Paso Service Processing Center (EPSPC) have been thrown into solitary confinement after refusing to be force-fed standing up
February 7, 2019 – Asylum seekers in ICE detention are engaged in a hunger strike to protest their unjust detention and deplorable conditions. In response, ICE agents are force feeding them, a cruel and painful process that violates their human rights.
February 6, 2019 – Open letter signed by groups from across the political spectrum opposes Democrat’s proposal for increased surveillance tech at the border.