Evelyn Turner, a longtime civil rights and voting rights advocate recounts her past encounters with Sessions in a new piece in USA Today: “While my husband and I were trying to help black people vote in Alabama, Jeff Sessions was trying to put us in jail.”
Kit has been an activist and organizer for over 35 years, primarily for reproductive rights and for peace and justice issues. In 2010, she was one of the co-founders (with Thomas Nephew, Martine Zee and our own Sue Udry) of the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition, in response to FBI raids on midwest activists.
Take action: ask your Senators to co-sponosor a resolution honoring Fred Korematsu and denouncing Trump’s executive order establishing a Muslim ban.
The settlement, which is expected to be approved at the February 14, 2017, Berkeley City Council meeting, includes policy changes intended to prevent a recurrence of the police misconduct, and $125,000 for seven plaintiffs. Two other plaintiffs settled earlier with the City of Hayward, whose police provided mutual aid at the protest, for an undisclosed amount.
On Friday, Palestine Legal, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation sent a memo to Virginia state lawmakers demanding that they oppose HB 2261, an unconstitutional bill aimed at suppressing Palestinian human rights advocacy.
BORDC/DDF has fought similar anti-BDS legislation in a number of states, including on two previous occasions in Maryland. Both times in Maryland we joined with grassroots coalitions and successfully managed to defeat the unconstitutional, anti-free speech BDS bills.
What is Facebook’s censorship policy, and why were activists’ facebook accounts censored while covering the civilian uprisings in Charlotte, NC, and live footage from anti Dakota Access Pipeline protests removed? And has Facebook sent data to help police track and surveil protesters in Ferguson, MO and Baltimore, MD?
Last week it was leaked that Chelsea Manning is on President Obama’s shortlist for commutations. There are less than three days left until Obama leaves office. Time could not be more of the essence for Chelsea Manning.
A delegation of activists, many clad in orange jumpsuits to represent the prisoners at Guantanamo delivered 60,000 signatures to Senator Feinstein on January 11, urging her to release the full Senate Torture Report. The petition delivery was coordinated with a “die-in” in the atrium of the Senate office building to protest Guantanamo.