Dear Troublemakers, Before you scroll down to look at all the great articles we published this month, I want to pause and ask if you remember Reality Leigh Winner, the NSA contractor turned whistleblower? She was arrested on June 3, 2017, and charged under the Espionage Act for allegedly providing a media organization with a top-secret document… [Read More]
Concern — and activism — grows around national security profiling of Asian Americans in the sciences and academia.
Dear Troublemakers, Together, we’ve been fighting to hold the CIA accountable for torture for over a decade. Thank you for engaging with us in the most recent battle – to defeat the nominations of Mike Pompeo (torture apologist) to be Secretary of State, and Gina Haspel (torture supervisor) to be CIA Director. We lost a tough… [Read More]
Dear Troublemakers, The fact that the nomination of a known torturer to be head of the CIA hasn’t been rejected out of hand even by Democrats in the Senate is truly shameful. Not only did Gina Haspel oversee torture when she was head of a CIA blacksite in Thailand, she later ordered the destruction of… [Read More]
As Congress seeks to counter Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election, lawmakers have turned for help to the Foreign Agents Registration Act, an 80-year-old law that requires agents of foreign principals to register with the Attorney General. Several bills have been introduced to strengthen enforcement of the law, which has been rarely used.
Defending Rights and Dissent joined with Black Lives Matter DC, the Stop Police Terror project and over 50 other organizations to demand that the DC City Council hold a public hearing outside of work hours, to hear public testimony regarding racism and violence in the Metropolitan Police Department
A dozen civil liberties, open government, and accountability organizations joined Defending Rights & Dissent to protest a provision included in the Continuing Resolution Congress passed to end the government shutdown on January 22.