Civil Liberties

Submitted by tnjp on May 4, 2007 - 12:25am.

More Bush, less freedom...

FBI opening far fewer civil rights inquiries -Last updated April 25, 2007 -Terrorism supersedes hate crimes, police abuse By PAUL SHUKOVSKY, TRACY JOHNSON AND DANIEL LATHROP
The FBI touts civil rights enforcement as a top priority, but the number of investigations into such cases -- from hate crimes to the actions of rogue police officers -- has fallen sharply, raising concerns that victims are left with nowhere else to turn....

Submitted by tnjp on April 22, 2007 - 11:28am.

Canada Lets Iraqi Doctor Speak
Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:32 pm (PST)
Canada offers forum for lecturer barred from U.S.
VANCOUVER A highly regarded Iraqi epidemiologist who wants to tell Americans about an alarming rise in cancer levels among Iraqi children will come to Canada instead because he couldn't get a visa to the United States. Unable to travel to the University of Washington, Riyadh Lafta -- best known for a controversial study that estimated Iraq's body count in the U.S.-led war in Iraq at more than half a million -- will arrive at Simon Fraser University in B.C. this month to give a lecture and meet with research associates.

"The University of Washington wanted him, but the U.S. denied his entry," said his colleague at SFU, Tim Takaro...

Submitted by tnjp on April 21, 2007 - 3:14pm.

From the Desk of Caroline Fredrickson
Director, ACLU Washington Legislative Office
Dear Friend,
States from Maine to Montana are in revolt against Congress's REAL ID scheme. By adding your voice today, you can help us prevent this 'Real Nightmare' from becoming a reality....

Submitted by tnjp on April 21, 2007 - 12:22pm.

Release of PFAW Gonzales Must Go Toolkit
Today Thursday in Washington, all eyes were on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the firing of eight U.S. attorneys. Some members of Congress who have not yet made up their mind on Gonzales are treating Thursday's hearing as the AG's "day in court" - a last chance for him to defend himself.

But how does one defend an indefensible record?

Now is the time to ramp up our efforts to make it known to Congress, the White House and the public that Gonzales Must Go. That's why PFAW has built a resource page for activists like you to use in your communities and in your own grassroots advocacy.

The resources on this page combine to form a toolkit for activism. From it, you can:...

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