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January 15, 2019 – Chip’s recent interview on CounterSpin has been getting a lot of social media buzz. They asked him to help them kick off the new year by talking about what we could expect from the crackdown on dissent in the coming year. He blew their minds. You at De… [Read More]
January 15, 2019 – DRAD joined a coalition of more than 80 racial justice, faith, and civil, human, and immigrants’ rights groups that sent letters today to Microsoft, Amazon, and Google demanding the companies commit not to sell face surveillance technology to the gover… [Read More]
January 15, 2019 – One particularly troubling aspect of Barr’s views that have flown under the radar is his disturbing views about presidential war powers. On three separate occasions–Panama, Iraq, and Somalia–Barr advised then-President George H.W. Bush who use military force without congressional approval.
January 10, 2019 – On Wednesday, January 9, DRAD Executive Director Sue Udry joined Adjoa Aiyetoro of the National Conference of Black Lawyers, and Nadia Khan Guzman of Stop LAPD Spying on KPFK radio to talk about the FBI’s Intelligence Assessment called Black Identity E… [Read More]
January 10, 2019 – For over a decade, we’ve gathered outside the White House or at the Supreme Court on January 11 to mark the anniversary of the opening of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. Over 700 men have been detained there. Fortunately, most have been re… [Read More]
January 8, 2019 – The Senate is off to a bad start. The very first bill introduced, S.1, is an omnibus that includes the “Combating BDS Act of 2019.” It’s a bill designed to chill criticism of Israel. That’s right. As the new Senate convenes under the cloud of a shutdo… [Read More]
December 24, 2018 – Police zeal to embrace military-grade hardware is unprecedented, and the deployment of surveillance technology on the public often occurs with little public debate or warning.
December 18, 2018 – Arkansas and Texas aren’t unique in having laws on the books aimed at penalizing supporters of Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) for Palestinian rights. They are among 26 states to have enacted such laws. Arkansas and Texas have also joined another growing subset of states–those who face First Amendment challenges to their anti-BDS laws.
December 15, 2018 – To celebrate Bill of Rights Day today, I’d like to reflect on our tremendous legacy from the days we called ourselves the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, and the groundbreaking work the organization did (long before I came onto the scene).
December 14, 2018 – Yesterday, the Senate voted to end the US’s illegal, unauthorized military participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. This is historic. Never has either chamber voted to invoke the War Powers Act. This could not have happened without grassroots pressure. I