Dear Troublemakers, If you’re reading this email, it’s safe to assume that you to rely on a free and open internet to engage in political expression and seek out information. Yet, as I type this, that free and open internet is under attack. Grassroots pressure from activists like you forced the FCC to adopt historic… [Read More]
Reality Winner is accused of leaking a 5-page document about Russian attempts to hack the election. She is being charged under the Espionage Act, her lawyers are challenging that, and if they are successful, they may prevent the government from using the act to go after future whistleblowers.
The men illegally detained at Guantanamo have suffered immeasurably, held without trial or hope, subjected to torture, indefinite detention, and isolation, many are not even charged with a crime. Now, a powerful exhibition of art created by some of these men has provoked the Pentagon and Department of Defense to suddenly declare that all art created by detainees will henceforth become the property of the US government and may no longer be removed from the prison, even upon a detainee’s clearance and release.
John and his wife Bonnie lived most of their lives harboring a deep secret about a crime they committed in 1971 that changed the course of U.S. history.
Today in Portland, OR, a coalition of 23 local civil liberties, civil rights, and peace and justice groups called on the city council to withdraw the city’s police from the Joint Terrorism Task Force, an FBI-led coalition of law enforcement agencies which includes Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the IRS, Homeland Security and local police agencies.
Dear Troublemakers, Somebody doesn’t want you to be able access our website. Starting on Wednesday October 25, the Defending Rights & Dissent website came under a suspected Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack when thousands of bots invaded the site. The relentless attack lasted five days and overcame our escalating defenses to shut down the site… [Read More]
The activists of Oakland Privacy are a bulwark against government abuses of the First and Fourth Amendment in the Bay Area and the state of California. The group is also an inspiration and model for grassroots activists across the country. They deserve this award!
YMC opposes CVE because it “targets Muslim youth for surveillance and thought policing based on vague and unfounded theories of radicalization.”