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The bill drew opposition from the American Civil Liberties Union and LGBT activist groups like The Human Rights Campaign.
Not so fast, say civil liberties and water watchers. Working out of a donated Arctic Avenue former pizzeria being turned into a bakery, Lena Smith of Food and Water Watch is overseeing the 48-block petition drive.
In February, anti-trans activist group Just Want Privacy revamped their efforts to police transgender people's genitals in bathrooms by launching I-1552, a new bigoted bill that would bar trans students in public schools from using restrooms that ...
China said on Friday it has formally arrested a former local activist with Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on suspicion of subversion, drawing criticism from Taiwan that the charge was vague and questionable.
When one local activist named Sam Block speculated that the fire was a bungled act of arson aimed at the SNCC offices next door, he was arrested by Greenwood police for "statements calculated to breach the peace.
TRAVERSE CITY - A federal judge will take up a local activist's civil rights claims against the Traverse City Housing Commission.
The bill drew opposition from the American Civil Liberties Union and LGBT activist groups like The Human Rights Campaign.
Not so fast, say civil liberties and water watchers. Working out of a donated Arctic Avenue former pizzeria being turned into a bakery, Lena Smith of Food and Water Watch is overseeing the 48-block petition drive.
Abdi, the former secretary general of the Iranian teachers' Trade Association, has been on hunger strike in Evin prison in Tehran since April 30, 2017 for demanding an end to the prosecution of peaceful trade union activists on national security ...
Undaunted by such experiences, Braunerg represented some of Uzbekistan's most harassed political activists: Fakhriddin Tillayev, an activist with the banned Erk opposition party; Murod Juraev, who was imprisoned in 1994 and was only released in 2015 ...
This problem is even worse in states like California that have strict laws preventing the public release of records on police misconduct and the outcomes of internal investigations, said Peter Bibring, director of police practices for the American ...
Look, we all know that in a corporate sense America is no longer a Christian nation. The atheists, the American Civil Liberties Union and activist judges have seen to that. But that does not mean that corporately we do not worship something. In 2017 we ...
State legislators around the country are introducing, debating, and voting on bills that would restore the privacy rights that Congress and President Trump took ...
His record thus far shows a determined effort to dismantle the Justice Department's protections of civil rights and civil liberties. Reversing course from the Obama Justice Department on virtually every front, he is seeking to return us not just to the ...
On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
The ACLU and Millions March NYC sued the NYPD after they refused to confirm or deny the existence of records on Black Lives Matter activists.
Harrington, a professor at the University of Mississippi, was a longtime member of the biracial Mississippi Council on Human Relations and the Mississippi chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, and advocated for political equality, social ...
Many saw Trump's choice of Saudi Arabia for his first trip abroad as a signal that human rights, democracy, and civil liberties have a low priority on the US agenda. Saudi Arabia is a leader in the bloody fight against rebel forces in Yemen, and has ...
activists gathered in front of the Houston police Department headquarters downtown to protest the enforcement of Senate Bill 4, or the "sanctuary cities" law.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky and other groups complained this week to the state's judicial disciplinary commission about Nance.
A prominent civil liberties activist and minister has been named the Executive Director of the ACLU of Ohio. J. Bennett (Ben) Guess will begin the position on July ...
civil liberties monitors point to freedom of expression as a right increasingly constrained in gulf Arab states including summit host Saudi Arabia, which is planning to buy tens of billions of dollars' worth of U.S.
First Amendment advocates, Muslim activists worried by front-runner to replace Comey. By Josh Gerstein ... Their efforts to obtain Assange's extradition from Britain led the transparency activist to take refuge in 2012 in Ecuador's Embassy, where he ...
These groups and movements include the American Civil Liberties Union, which recently gained wins against President Trump in federal courts, and Black Lives Matters activists, who won private meetings with President Obama as they grew a youth-centered ...
Which he did as head of a homosexual advocacy group, plus a stint with the Alaska branch of the American Civil Liberties Union.
On Thursday, May 11, about 20 people from the activist group Decarcerate STL gathered in front of City Hall to demand that Mayor Lyda Krewson close the Workhouse.
human rights groups have condemned harsh prison sentences and called for the release of three Lao migrant workers who posted critical comments on social media and joined a protest outside the Lao embassy in Thailand.
Manning's leaks, which were the largest in U.S. military history, and his subsequent revealing of his gender dysphoria, made him the darling of both anti-war and transgender activists. ... The campaign for Wednesday's release was backed by ...
African citizens, activists and organisations are finding new and innovative ways to resist, organise and mobilise in the face of mounting restrictions on their rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association.
Beside him are David McGuire, left, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, and state Rep. Robyn Porter, right, of New Haven.
Just like Harlem is a Mecca for black civil liberties activists and others, Little Haiti has always been the place where activists gather to discuss and take action when politics are affecting the Haitian diaspora community. It warms my heart to meet ...
Groups like American Civil Liberties Union and the League of women Voters have been blasting the CRC since it released a set of draft rules in March.
A ballot measure to significantly change the way the Los Angeles police Department handles serious officer misconduct has won easily, despite warnings from some community activists that it will result in more lenient treatment for problem cops. With 99 ...
Nominations are now open for EFF's 26th Annual Pioneer Awards, to be presented this fall in San Francisco. EFF established the Pioneer Awards in 1992 to recognize leaders who are extending freedom and innovation in the realm of technology.
Privacy advocates and civil liberties groups including Liberty and Privacy International have spoken out against the broad reach of Schedule 7 and now Rabbani, with the support of CAGE, is taking action to challenge the law.
Isa Mujahid, center, of CTCORE-Organize Now!, speaks during a news conference at the Legislative Office Building, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Hartford, Conn.
More than half a century later, as open-air drug markets flourished in inner-city neighborhoods, black activists perceived a related form of racist neglect by the state.
Now congressional officials, human rights activists and U.S. diplomats say they worry Trump may be setting a dangerous example overseas.
It's unlikely they'll report crimes - either as victims or witnesses - if they think they're risking deportation, say both LAPD brass and immigrant rights activists. In 1979, then ... The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California expressed ...
The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland filed a lawsuit challenging the 72-hour waiting period and a requirement for an additional appointment, which Veronica Fowler, communications director for the Iowa ACLU, ...
... in several cases asked only those with life-threatening or severe conditions to seek care at facilities affected by the virus - has prompted an intense debate among computer executives, former intelligence officials, and activists about who exactly ...
The Marine Transport workers Industrial Union 510, a branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), had called a strike in protest of low wages, bad working conditions, and the imprisonment of union activists under California's Criminal ...
The severity of the attack - UK hospitals in several cases asked only those with life-threatening or severe conditions to seek care at facilities affected by the virus - has prompted an intense debate among computer executives, former intelligence ...
... and data storage devices. The British civil liberties group Liberty described the law as "breathtakingly broad and intrusive" and said ethnic minorities were disproportionately targeted with Asians 42 times more likely to be stopped than white people.
Macron may also face a problem if he cannot secure a majority in the French parliamentary elections, which are due in June, French human rights and civil liberties activist Yasser Louati believes. "Now the question is: How is he going to build a ...
The Resisterhood's next group effort, a fundraiser called "Fliers for the Resistance," will be to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union. ... Younger activists must take up these fights, she believes, and Resisterhood members all have children at home.
An informed source told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI) on May 11, 2017 that officials have not responded to Abdi's demand for an end to the persecution of peaceful activists on false security charges. ... "Amidst deafening calls from ...
The group from the U.S., organized by Cuban-American civil-rights attorney Tico Almeida, includes Brad Sears, executive director of the Williams Institute think tank at UCLA Law school; trans activist Dana Beyer, executive director of Gender Rights ...
On April 13, #AiWeiwei opened at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, showcasing the prolific work of Chinese-born artist and activist Ai Weiwei. The exhibit is free and open to the public, which fits into the artist's discourse on greater civil ...
Perhaps more crucially, Oklahoma's new law aims to severely punish activist organizations. For individuals ... According to the American Civil Liberties Union, over 30 anti-protest laws have been introduced in more than a dozen states since early November.


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