civil rights

An Open Letter To Secretary DeVos

By Chris Yang Secretary DeVos, Concerning your attitude and answer, or should I say lack of an answer, toward Representative Clark’s question about a school receiving federal school vouchers that also explicitly discriminates against LGBTQ+ students and/or students from LGBTQ+ households: You are wrong. Just flat out wrong. 100% wrong. Wrong beyond all belief. Wrong … Continue reading An Open Letter To Secretary DeVos

The Border Patrol is Getting Away with Murder

Update (6/1/2016): Six years after Anastasio Hernández Rojas’ death, there sadly remains no accountability for his brutal killing. In November 2015, the Department of Justice declined to bring criminal charges against any of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel involved in his death. More than six months later, CBP has not announced any administrative … Continue reading The Border Patrol is Getting Away with Murder

NLRB Confirms Legality of Union Support for Boycott of Israel; Union Condemns Political Attacks on BDS

July 24, 2016 - For Immediate Release Media Contacts Peter Knowlton, UE General President, 774-264-0110 Al Hart, UE News Managing Editor, alan.hart@ueunion.org, 419-450-6994 The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has reaffirmed its dismissal an unfair labor practice charge brought by an Israeli law firm against a U.S.union, the United Electrical Workers, over its support of … Continue reading NLRB Confirms Legality of Union Support for Boycott of Israel; Union Condemns Political Attacks on BDS

Hedy Epstein's Message To The World: STAY HUMAN

Hedy Epstein's Obituary by Dianne Lee Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, 91, died at her home in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on May 26, 2016. An internationally renowned, respected and admired advocate for human and civil rights, Hedy was encircled by friends who lovingly cared for her at home. Born August 15, 1924, in the Bavarian … Continue reading Hedy Epstein's Message To The World: STAY HUMAN

Unconstitutional And Bad For California

By Coalition to Stop AB 1551 and AB 1552 TAKE ACTION! Call your CA State Legislators and ask them to oppose AB 1551 and AB 1552. If your organization would like to endorse this letter email David Mandel (JVP and NLG, Sacramento): dlmandel@gmail.com. To: California state legislators From: Coalition to stop AB 1551 & AB … Continue reading Unconstitutional And Bad For California

The Most Racist areas In The United States

There are neighborhoods in Baltimore in which the life expectancy is 19 years less than other neighborhoods in the same city. Residents of the Downtown/Seaton Hill neighborhood have a life expectancy lower than 229 other nations, exceeded only by Yemen. According to the Washington Post, 15 neighborhoods in Baltimore have a lower life expectancy than … Continue reading The Most Racist areas In The United States

Chris Hedges: Defending Our Civil Liberties

"A culture that does not grasp the vital interplay between morality and power, which mistakes management techniques for wisdom, and fails to understand that the measure of a civilization is its compassion, not its speed or ability to consume, condemns itself to death." ~ Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion: The end of Literacy and the … Continue reading Chris Hedges: Defending Our Civil Liberties

Replacing The Peace Process With A Civil Rights Struggle

What would happen if Israeli progressives and their supporters demanded an end to the military court system, or called for freedom of movement for Palestinians? The answer: a lot. The two-state solution has long been transformed from a means (to solving the problem of the occupation) to an end. As I wrote here in the … Continue reading Replacing The Peace Process With A Civil Rights Struggle

Federal ‘Biosurveillance’ Plan Seeking Direct Access to Americans’ Private Medical Records

(CNSNews.com) – The federal government is piecing together a sweeping national “biosurveillance” system that will give bureaucrats near real-time access to Americans’ private medical information in the name of national security, according to Twila Brase, a public health nurse and co-founder of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom. The Department of Health and Human Services’ … Continue reading Federal ‘Biosurveillance’ Plan Seeking Direct Access to Americans’ Private Medical Records

Mueller: FBI Uses Drones For Surveillance Over US Soil

The FBI has used drones for surveillance in limited cases over US soil, FBI Director Robert Mueller has told a US Senate committee. Mr Mueller said the agency had "very few" drones and had used them in "a very minimal way" and "very seldom". But the director said the FBI was in the "initial stages" … Continue reading Mueller: FBI Uses Drones For Surveillance Over US Soil