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Wed Apr 23, 2014
The Common Ills
Lawsuit Exposes FBI Abuse of No Fly List to Coerce Individuals to Become Informants
This is from the Center for Constitutional Rights : firstname.lastname@example.org April 23, 2014, New York - Late last night, the CLEAR project and the Center for Constitutional Rights, along with co-counsel at the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP , filed a complaint , Tanvir v.
National Public Radio
In Lawsuit, American Muslims Claim FBI Used No-Fly List To Bully Them
Four American Muslims are suing the FBI alleging that the law enforcement agency bullied them using the no-fly list.
Pam's House Blend
American Muslims Sue FBI for Allegedly Placing Them on No Fly List...
A lawsuit brought on behalf of four American Muslim men has been filed against the FBI for allegedly punishing them by placing them on the No Fly List when they refused to become informants and spy on American Muslim communities.
Death of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: Association between race,...
The recent death, at 76, of former US middleweight boxing contender, Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, reminded the world of the courageous and tenacious struggle this black man waged to overturn his wrongful conviction and imprisonment for murder in 1966.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Greenfield: Friday Afternoon Roundup - Obamatanic
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which spent a great deal of time monitoring Miller, would never have thought to watch an institute whose board of trustees include a former New York Times editor, a music industry executive and a president of the Center for Constitutional Rights.
Center for Constitutional Rights: Spanish Court Refuses to Close Guant namo Torture Investigation
April 18 - Spain's Audiencia Nacional is continuing its investigation into the alleged torture of men formerly detained at Guantnamo prison by U.S. officials, despite recent legislative restrictions stating that Spanish courts can only investigate human rights violations committed abroad if the suspects are present in Spain.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Religion News Service
Muslims welcome shuttering of NYPD spying unit
Muslim and civil rights groups welcomed the news that the New York City Police Department's Demographics Unit will disband but said they still fear they may be targets of warrantless surveillance.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
De Blasio's Policing Test
New York mayor Bill de Blasio is settling two stop, question, and frisk lawsuits against the New York Police Department, but a third suit is still in play.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
UN to grill Vatican again on clergy sex abuse
The hearing scheduled for May 5-6 in Geneva will look at whether the Vatican's record on child protection violates the U.N. Convention Against Torture.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Pam's House Blend
Podcast: CCR Attorney Pardiss Kebriaei on Judge Dismissing Lawsuit...
The families of three United States citizens, who were not indicted, charged or prosecuted for committing crimes but were killed in drone strikes by the US government, lost in court when a judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by the ACLU and Center for Constitutional Rights.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
The Common Ills
Pope Asks Forgiveness for "Evil" of Church Sex Abuse Epidemic....
This is from the Center for Constitutional Rights : email@example.com April 11, 2014 - In response to Pope Francis's statement today asking for "forgiveness for the damage [some priests] have done for having sexually abused children" and promising "sanctions", the Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents the Survivors Network of those ... (more)
Fri Apr 11, 2014
'Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA': New Book Envisions Greater Democracy, World Without Capitalism
Frances Goldin , has worked as a literary agent for almost forty years and represents Barbara Kingsolver, Adrienne Rich, Mumia Abu Jamal, among many other authors.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Resources for April 8, 2014
"The War on/in Higher Education." Jump Cut #55 Derrick Jensen. "Endgame." Unwelcome Guests #311 ["Derrick Jensen speaking about his forthcoming book, Endgame, on the hidden nature of violence in Western Culture, and the revolutionary nature of the changes needed to live on the land sustainability once more.
Can Any Court Hold U.S. Accountable For Killing Americans Overseas with Drone Strikes?
Maria LaHood , Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights. She is one of the attorneys working on the Anwar Al-Awlaki case.
Jewish Voice for Peace: Bill Defunding Universities With Ties To Israel Boycotters Dies In Committee
April 8 - As the Maryland General Assembly completed its work on the state budget bill, legislators inserted language that weakly condemns the American Studies Association decision to boycott Israeli academic institutions complicit in Israel's long record of human rights violations.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
The Common Ills
CCR Responds to Senate Intelligence Committee's Vote to Declassify...
This is from the Center for Constitutional Rights : firstname.lastname@example.org April 3, 2014, New York - In response to the Senate Intelligence Committee's vote to declassify parts of a report that details and condemns the CIA's post-9/11 torture program, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: The Center for Constitutional ... (more)
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Resources for April 3, 2014
Maguire, Robert. "Despite Disclosure, Dark Money Stays Dark in Nevada." Open Secrets Center for Constitutional Rights : While Donald Rumsfeld gets to explain himself in yet another film, instead of a court of law, here are the stories of U.S. veterans and Iraqi civilians fighting to overcome the harm caused by his actions.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Center for Constitutional Rights: Anti-Boycott Resolution Rejected in Illinois State Senate Committee
April 2 - Yesterday afternoon, the Senate Judiciary Committee of the Illinois Senate rejected Senate Joint Resolution 59, proposed by Senator Ira Silverstein , that urged Illinois university and college presidents to condemn academic boycotts as a form of protest.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
Ugandan LGBT Advocacy Group Files Suit In US Against Lively
On March 14 the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Sexual Minorities Uganda , a non-profit umbrella organization for LGBTI advocacy groups in Uganda, against Abiding Truth Ministries President Scott Lively, a U.S.-based attorney, author, and self-described world-leading expert on the "gay movement."