civil liberties

The Aftermath of 9-11 Lives On

The Dust From 9/11 Has Yet to Settle

September 11, 2019

A federal judge recently declared the government’s terrorism watchlist unconstitutional, but the violation of civil liberties and US wars abroad continue.

Israeli Security Tech on US-Mexican Border Threatens Nation's Civil Liberties

Israeli Security Tech on US-Mexican Border Threatens Nation’s Civil Liberties 

September 5, 2019

The ACLU’s Jay Stanley says that the Border Patrol’s repurposing of surveillance technology and drones could open doors that put our liberty and privacy at risk

Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative Media Pages in Mass Purge (1/2)

Social Media Purge

October 18, 2018
Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF's David Greene says the implications are dangerous.

Facebook & Google Play the Censor: Are our Civil Liberties Endangered?

August 28, 2018

Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi joins us to examine the dangerous juncture our freedom finds itself in when Facebook, Twitter, and Google work with the government and its intelligence services to control what we see and hear

United Kingdom

September 17, 2017
CAGE International Director Muhammad Rabbani is about to stand trial for refusing to give UK police the password to his laptop, which contained information about torture survivors. He’s using his case to challenge Britain’s anti-terrorism legislation, Schedule 7

Surveillance State

October 12, 2016
Promotional materials obtained by civil rights organization show Geofeedia tapped social media feeds to track activists on behalf of police in Baltimore and Ferguson

Baltimore Police Defend Secret Surveillance Program

August 25, 2016

Officials would not say why a private company using a plane to track city residents was hired and funded outside public purview

Islamophobia

August 19, 2016
French civil liberties activist Yasser Louati says you can’t ‘free women’ by denying them individual choice

End to Violence Unlikely as Ceasefire Extended in Ukraine

June 27, 2014

Volodymyr Ishchenko: Small independent protests are taking place amid the pro-Russian separatist rebellion, but workers remain weak as a political force in Ukraine and the government is continuing to restrict civil liberties