A Minnestota bill gives cities the authority to sue protesters to recover the cost of policing demonstrations.
While a significant amount of attention has been paid to what high-tech capacity to gather information, such as the capabilities of the NSA, means for Trump Islamophobic surveillance agenda, the FBI not only provides Trump with the means to surveil Muslims, it is already doing so.
Chelsea Manning is going to come home. And we could not be more happy
DHS is responsible for a number of areas where civil liberties are concerned. It oversees immigration enforcement, as well as, the US response to the border. DHS has been implicated in the monitoring of domestic social movements. It is therefore highly inappropriate that Kelly, given his background of human rights abuses and anti-civil libertarian views, would be named to head the DHS.
In their first official act, the new Baltimore City Council unanimously passed a resolution criticizing President-Elect Donald Trump’s “divisive and scapegoating rhetoric, rooted in hate and prejudice.”
While there are many reasons individuals may be concerned over who President-Elect Donald Trump would pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, civil liberties may not be the first thing to come to mind.
The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act is an attempt to use real fears about a political climate in which white supremacy is increasingly becoming normalized and made mainstream to enact a longstanding political project aimed at censoring and restricting speech about Israeli policies. As such, the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act must be rejected.