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Ukrainian Offensive Falters - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:52AM
Detained Asylum Seekers Sue Obama Administration to End Long Waits for Initial Interviews - by ACLU of Northern California
San Francisco – The ACLU Foundation of Southern California, the ACLU of Northern California, and the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), along with the international law firm Reed Smith LLP, today filed a class action lawsuit (see PDF) in the Northern District of California on behalf of thousands of immigrants fleeing persecution who have faced months of detention while they await reasonable fear determinations (see PDF), the first step in seeking protection in the United States when ...
Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:07PM
Four-Party Agreement on Ukraine - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:39PM
Photographers' Rights At Issue As Arizona Community Rises Up Against Border Patrol Agents - by Jay Stanley, ACLU
The ACLU of Arizona on April 16 sent a letter (see PDF) to the U.S. Border Patrol demanding that the agency immediately stop interfering with the First Amendment rights of the residents of Arivaca, Arizona, to protest and to photograph government activities that are in plain view on a public street. The dispute is part of a larger developing story in Arivaca that is actually a pretty incredible tale of citizens rising up against governmental abuse and repression in their own community.
Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:53PM
Conn. Dept. of Children and Families places trans girl in male prison - by Connecticut PSL
In an almost unprecedented move, the Connecticut Department of Children and Families is attempting to transfer a 16-year-old transgender girl (“Jane Doe”), to Manson Correctional Center, a high-security, 21-and-under male-only prison. Due in part to widespread community outrage, the DCF decision is currently being challenged in Conn. state court. The 16-year-old’s advocates point out that the transgender youth does not have any adult criminal charges and is therefore unfit for a prison ...
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:39PM
Ukrainian Military Joins Revolt, Troops Vow to Defend Protesters - by Steven Argue
In Slovyansk, a column of armored personnel carriers has rolled into the city announcing their allegiance to the uprising. These are soldiers of Ukraine's 25th Brigade of Airborne Forces. They were greeted by chants of "Good Job! Good Job!". A soldier was quoted in Euronews as saying "All the soldiers and the officers are here. We are all boys who won’t shoot our own people.”
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:34AM
Israel Seeks Regional Anti-Iranian Alliance - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:47AM
Duplicitous Human Rights Misinformation on Ukraine - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:19PM
We're All Ukrainians Now - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:40AM
Israeli State Terrorism - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:39AM
Ukrainians Denied Democracy - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:29AM
Support the Ukrainian Anti-fascist Rebellion; For the Donetsk People’s Republic - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Barricade of the anti-fascist uprising in Donetsk]
Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:31AM
ACLU Comment on Introduction of Democracy Restoration Act of 2014 - by ACLU
WASHINGTON – The Democracy Restoration Act, important legislation that seeks to restore voting rights in federal elections to millions of disfranchised Americans, was introduced today in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.).
Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:15PM
Obama's War on Immigrants - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:43AM
Netanyahu Declares War on Palestine - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 12:39PM
Fascist Police Attack Anti-Maidan Protesters - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 12:46AM
Militarization of the police: Confront police brutality through organized mass action - by Nazila Bijari
Wearing full body armor and armed with assault weapons, SWAT teams’ tactics make it much more likely that people will be killed. Using no-knock raids, they rush into a resident’s home by breaking the door. Immediately upon entry, they commonly use “flash-bang” grenades, which render people temporarily blind and deaf. Naturally, the targets of such raids might assume that their home is under attack by criminals. If the residents are armed and try to defend themselves, they are likely t...
Posted: Tue Apr 8, 2014 4:05PM
Peace Process Hypocrisy - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue Apr 8, 2014 1:24AM
Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging U.S. Drone Killings of Three Americans - by ACLU
WASHINGTON - A federal district court on April 4 dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the targeted killing of three American citizens by U.S. drones in Yemen in 2011. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed the case on behalf of the families of Anwar Al-Aulaqi, Samir Khan, and Al-Aulaqi’s 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman.
Posted: Mon Apr 7, 2014 9:27PM
National Day of Solidarity with Albuquerque, May 10th - by Javier
On May 10th, we are calling out for a nationwide display of Solidarity with the people of Albuquerque, James Boyd, The strikers behind prison walls, and all of those who have been murdered and imprisoned under the guise of ‘the justice system’. We are calling out for a nationwide display of resistance against a society that wishes to incarcerate us, kill us, beat us, and repress us. Spread this everywhere, and organize this everywhere! Link up with friends, large or small, and do the fuck...
Posted: Mon Apr 7, 2014 5:49PM