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ACLU to Challenge FBI Agents’ Unlawful Detention and Abuse of American Abroad - by ACLU
WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties Union will appear in court on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 on behalf of a U.S. citizen who was illegally detained and mistreated by American officials in three east African countries in 2007. After fleeing unrest in Somalia, New Jersey resident Amir Meshal was arrested, secretly imprisoned in inhumane conditions, and harshly interrogated by FBI agents over 30 times before ultimately being released without charge four months later.
Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:25PM
The Purge in Pyongyang - by Jamblichus
To anyone with a remote interest in the inner workings of North Korea, the recent purge of Kim Jong Un’s perceived éminence grise Jang Song Thaek was stunning in its abrupt ferocity and in the sheer publicity that surrounded it.
Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:56PM
Into the Cold: Evictions at the Albany Bulb - by Autonomous Anarchist
12.12.13 - A personal account of direct defense of people's homes on the Albany Bulb on December 10th. This action comes shortly after Bulb defenders built rock barricades to halt police from entering the Bulb, a squatter community and autonomous space known for its art and sculptures made out of the former landfill.
Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:37AM
On the Passing of Nelson Mandela From Leonard Peltier - by Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
Leonard Peltier's statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela.
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:05PM
NSA Comedy Tour A Night of Comedy, Ethics, and Tech w Will Durst & Panel incl EFF & others - by
300 FUNSTON AVENUE SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94188 (Richmond District) between Geary and Clement 1 block from Park Presidio
Event Date:Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:03PM
New Year's Eve Noise Demo - by
Meet at Oscar Grant Plaza (14th and Broadway)
Event Date:Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:30PM
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:12PM
Costs of OPD's Occupy Fiasco Mount: Oakland settles in the Kayvan Sabeghi beating (video/quicktime 48.6MB) - by WeCopwatch
The Oakland City Council has agreed to settle Kayvan Sabeghi's federal civil rights lawsuit for $645,000. Sabeghi's spleen was lacerated during an Occupy Oakland demonstration on November 2, 2011, when he was beaten by Oakland Police Officer Frank Uu Uu, now retired, was part of a tight-knit group of SWAT / "Tango team" officers who were at the heart of OPD's violent misconduct toward Occupy Oakland demonstrators. Uu's immediate supervisor at the time of this incident was Sgt. Patrick Gon...
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:48PM
Public Safety Realignment and Crime Rates in California - by ACLU of Northern California
The Public Policy Institute of California today released a report 'Public Safety Realignment and Crime Rates in California.' (see PDF) The following can be attributed to Allen Hopper, director of criminal justice and drug policy for the ACLU of California: "The report released today by the Public Policy Institute of California confirms that Realignment has not caused a public safety catastrophe in California. We now have independent data that confirms that California can successfully reduc...
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:18PM
City Council Retires to Winter Quarters Leaving Those Without Without - by Robert Norse
City Council unanimously passed the Public Assembly Constriction Law requiring permits for peaceful protests of more than 50, requiring street closure, security, and liability payments and requiring permit applications be made 5 days in advance. Kathy Agnon, the permit person pushing this law, also acknowledged to me that she'd had no complaints from police about either permitted or unpermitted protests. Micah Posner made a fine speech or two, then voted with the entire City Council to pass...
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:14PM
Human Rights Day 2013 - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:43AM
Peace Without Occupation - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Dec 9, 2013 11:46PM
Obama Sentences Lynne Stewart to Death - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Dec 9, 2013 11:45PM
FIGHT BACK! A Boxing Event To Benefit the ACAC19 - by Andrea
OutAline Space 43rd and Adeline Oakland CA
Event Date:Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Dec 9, 2013 8:32PM
Brooklyn Protest Asks Target to Drop Israeli Settlement Product SodaStream - by Adalah-NY
On Saturday, December 7, 100 activists from Adalah-NY, Jewish Voice for Peace-NY, Park Slope Food Coop Members for BDS, and elsewhere protested outside Target at Atlantic Terminal Mall in Brooklyn as part of the National Days of Action against SodaStream. Between November 29—the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People as well as Black Friday—and December 10—Human Rights Day—organizations have been calling on Target to de-shelve SodaStream, which is produced in viol...
Posted: Mon Dec 9, 2013 7:15PM
Lynne Stewart: Save Her Life - Release Her Now! - by Ralph Poynter (Repost)
This message comes from Ralph Poynter, Lynne Stewart's husband and partner. Lynne is in unjustly in prison for defending an unpopular client to the best of her ability. Please read Ralph's message and act!
Posted: Mon Dec 9, 2013 6:27PM
Police Requests for Cellphone Data Surge - by ACLU
WASHINGTON – Law enforcement requests for a variety of cellphone users’ data continued to surge in 2012, according to responses from the nation’s major cellphone carriers prompted by inquiries from Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.).
Posted: Mon Dec 9, 2013 6:04PM
Constricting and Restricting Public Assembly Back at City Councl - by Robert Norse
Santa Cruz City Council Chambers Exact time is uncertain, but the laws are items #14 and #15, directly after the Consent Agenda. To be safe, show up at 2 PM.
Event Date:Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:15PM
Posted: Mon Dec 9, 2013 5:04PM
Albany Bulb Eviction Happening Now (Monday, December 9) - by Ryan Rising
The eviction of the Albany Bulb, an autonomous wild space where people have lived and created art for decades, is happening now in Albany CA. The entrance to the Bulb is at the end of Buchanan beyond the freeway headed towards the coastline. The time of this writing is 11:40 a.m. on Monday, December 9th, 2013. Two people's belongings have been thrown in dump trucks thus far behind the lines of Albany police.
Posted: Mon Dec 9, 2013 12:20PM
Court Finds Public Defense System Violates Constitutional Rights of Indigent Defendants - by ACLU
In a resounding ruling for fairness in the criminal justice system, the U.S. District Court in Seattle, Washington, has found that the public defense system of the towns of Mt. Vernon and Burlington deprives indigent persons who face misdemeanor criminal charges of their fundamental right to assistance of counsel.
Posted: Sat Dec 7, 2013 10:32AM
NSA Mass Monitoring Cell Phone Calls Globally - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 11:46PM