Dear Troublemakers, What makes a community safe? Is it police officers decked out in military gear patrolling the streets, watching over peaceful protests, or raiding homes of people suspected of low level crimes? Is it expanding the federal death penalty? Is it local police being able to instantly harvest, test, and catalog the DNA of… [Read More]
Experts address institutional and cultural Islamophobia and chart a course for challenging Islamophobia nationally, and in Maryland and Montgomery County.
Dear Troublemakers, At a recent hearing on Russian interference in the election, the ignorance of many members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence was on full display. This is the Committee that was established in 1977 after revelations of CIA and FBI illegal shenanigans, to oversee the intelligence community to ensure that it… [Read More]
We’re changing our name! We’re proud of our history, and pleased to expand upon the tremendous legacy of both the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and Defending Dissent Foundation! Our new name and logo reflect these goals.
President Trump today signed a new Executive Order banning travelers from 6 Muslim majority countries and putting a hold on the refugee program. It’s the same as the old Muslim Ban.
Dear Troublemakers, Pundits are falling all over themselves proclaiming Trump’s speech “presidential,” but we will not be distracted by soaring rhetoric that cloaks racist and repressive policies. This is what he said: “Each American generation passes the torch of truth, liberty and justice — in an unbroken chain all the way down to the present…. [Read More]
The monthly calls are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 3 pm Eastern/noon Pacific time, and are open to everyone working to protect and advance civil liberties at the local level. They are a great opportunity to learn and get inspired (or inspire others!).
Measures are under consideration in Congress and the Administration to name the Muslim Brotherhood a terror organization but the target isn’t MB. It is US civil society
Donald Trump has wasted no time in unleashing an assault on civil liberties and truth, has he? But if he thought the deluge would leave us stunned, he was wrong. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets. When news spread last weekend that refugees and legal permanent residents were detained at airports… [Read More]