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
6/16, Craig Timberg and Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post, State photo-ID databases become troves for police
6/16, The Associated Press, New York Times, Obama Chooses Lawyer as Guantanamo Closure Envoy
6/15, Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times, Edward Snowden's not the first to make claims about NSA
6/15, Carrie Johnson, NPR, Source: Obama Considering Releasing NSA Court Order
6/15, Paige Lavender, Huffington Post, Senators Skip NSA Briefing: Only 47 Meet With Top Officials On Surveillance
6/14, Glenn Greenwald, Guardian (UK), Edward Snowden's worst fear has not been realised – thankfully