Honor true patriots
Every month, BORDC honors an individual who has done outstanding work in support of civil liberties and the rule of law in his or her community.
This month, the Patriot Award goes to Jayel Aheram from Alaska, who is currently living in Southern California pursuing a degree in Journalism. Aheram is a libertarian journalist, blogger, photographer, anti-war activist, and US military veteran who has taken on grassroots activism across California to protect civil liberties.
In the news
5/22, Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post, Group wants special court to release ruling on unlawful U.S. surveillance
5/22, Rebecca Shapiro and Jack Mirkinson, Huffington Post, Obama Administration's Media Surveillance Unleashes Wave Of Condemnation
5/22, The Associated Press, Washington Post, Obama expected to address drones, Guantanamo, continued threats in major security speech
5/22, Hayes Brown, ThinkProgress, Civil Rights Groups Slam Amendment Targeting Muslim Immigrants
5/22, Editor, The Nation, CAIR welcomes US recognition of rising Islamophobia
5/22, Carrie Johnson, NPR, Holder Acknowledges U.S. Citizens Killed In Drone Strikes