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 Joe Scarry, a grassroots activist and organizer from Chicago, Illinois. He describes himself as "IT consultant by day, culture consumer by night, anti-war activist all the time." Scarry is very involved with national efforts to combat domestic surveillance drones and the more local Chicago movement to free the NATO 5.
In the news
5/22, Spencer Ackerman, Wired, 4 Questions Obama’s Big National Security Speech Should Answer
5/21, Tom Howell Jr., Washington Times, Former IRS commissioner says scrutiny was not his job as a political appointee
5/21, The Associated Press, Fox News, Pentagon wants $450 million for maintaining, upgrading Guantanamo prison
5/21, Editor, Huffington Post, Bradley Manning Pretrial Hearing Focusing On Classified Evidence
5/21, Editorial Board, New York Times, Obama, the Media and National Security
5/21, Mathew J. Schwartz, Information Week, Anonymous Threatens Gitmo, U.S. Locks Down Wi-Fi