Category Archives: Civil Liberties

Silencing Factory Farm Whistleblowers Violates the First Amendment

Posted at http://foreffectivegov.org/blog/silencing-factory-farm-whistleblowers-violates-first-amendment by Scott Klinger, 8/7/2015 For decades, the meat and dairy industries have been subjected to undercover investigations by organizations and individuals who are concerned about inhumane and unhygienic conditions on industrial farms and in slaughterhouses. As a … Continue reading

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Charges Against Journalists Raise Troubling Questions About Press Freedom in Ferguson

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/08/11/charges-against-journalists-raise-troubling-questions-about-press-freedom-ferguson Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by Common Dreams ‘If Wes Lowery and Ryan Reilly can be charged like this with the whole country watching, just imagine what happens when nobody is.’ By Sarah Lazare, staff writer … Continue reading

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Host a Live Free Sabbath to Address Racism and Violence

From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): My eyes fail from weeping, I am in torment within; my heart is poured out on the ground because my people are destroyed, because children and infants faint in the streets of the city.” … Continue reading

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Majority of Americans Oppose NSA Spying: Poll

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/05/18/majority-americans-oppose-nsa-spying-poll Published on Monday, May 18, 2015 by Common Dreams Survey commissioned by ACLU shows “how disconnected members of Congress are from the feelings of a lot of the public.” By Nadia Prupis, staff writer A new survey … Continue reading

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High Number of Philadelphia Police Shootings “Part of a Larger Pattern”

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-03-27/civil-rights/high-number-of-philadelphia-police-shootings-part-of-a-larger-pattern/a45386-1 March 27, 2015 – Dan Heyman, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – A Justice Department report that found a high number of shootings by Philadelphia police confirms what critics have been … Continue reading

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What White People Can Do About the Killing of Black Men in America

Posted at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-raushenbush/what-white-people-can-do-_b_5675759.html?utm_hp_ref=tw By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, Executive Religion Editor, The Huffington Post Posted: 08/13/2014 4:18 pm EDT Updated: 4 hours ago ‘Can we switch for just one day?’ my friend Sean jokingly asked me as we were working out at the gym. … Continue reading

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Public Forums on Issues for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities

We want to hear from you! The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council, and the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University need your input about the issues that matter most to Pennsylvanians with disabilities and their … Continue reading

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Support the USA Freedom Act Today

From Take Part (http://www.takepart.com): There’s been a major breakthrough in the fight to protect the Fourth Amendment: Sen. Patrick Leahy and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner have introduced the USA Freedom Act, which would end the NSA’s ability to track our phone … Continue reading

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Towards a Moral Economy: Is NOW the Time?

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/february/towards-moral-economy-now-time-0 Feb 11, 2014 10:53 am | Stephen Herzenberg The Philadelphia Daily News’ Will Bunch had an uplifting column Monday morning on the “Moral March” in Raleigh, N.C. this past weekend. It was the South’s largest protest march … Continue reading

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