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April 6, 2021

Standing With Daniel Hale, Standing With Whistleblowers

Last week, Daniel Hale, a drone whistleblower, pled guilty to one count of violating the Espionage Act. Hale admitted in court that he gave to an investigative reporter documents detailing human rights abuses pertaining to the US’s troubling assassination program.
April 1, 2021

Defending Rights & Dissent Joins Members of Congress, Civil Society Groups, and Distinguished Historians, in Demanding Release of Fred Hampton Files

Members of Congress, civil society groups, and historians and other scholars all called on Attorney General Merrick Garland to release the remaining files on the FBI’s role in the assassination of Fred Hampton. Hampton, the charismatic young leader of the
March 31, 2021

We Still Stand With Daniel Hale

Defending Rights & Dissent stands with Daniel Hale, a courageous and heroic whistleblower. Earlier this afternoon, Hale pled guilty to one count of “retention and transmission of national defense information” in violation of the Espionage Act. Hale was charged with
March 24, 2021

Whose streets? Anti-protest bills’ chilling effect on democracy

By Cody Bloomfield In recent years, millions of people have turned out to protest police brutality, former President Trump, the Dakota Access Pipeline, and gun violence, among other issues. Legislators in 45 states have responded to this surge in civic
March 23, 2021

‘Fortress DC’ Foreshadows Dangerous Anti-Protest Measures

By Suraj K. Sazawal Two months after Donald Trump’s supporters ransacked the U.S. Capitol, the drawdown of the National Guard and the removal of razor-wire fencing surrounding the building has begun.  “This is progress,” DC Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton said
March 18, 2021

Does the FBI Spy on FOIA Requesters?

By Patrick G. Eddington The 55-year-old Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was authored by the late John Moss (D-CA) as an essential tool for citizens to wield to uncover what Executive branch officials were doing in their name. National Sunshine
March 9, 2021

Break-In: 50 Years After The Event That Exposed COINTELPRO

On March 8, 1971, a group of anti-war activists calling themselves the Citizens Commission to Investigate the FBI broke into the FBI’s Media, Pennsylvania office. They sought to gather definitive proof that the FBI was undermining social movements and waging
March 9, 2021
Simulation of a screen of cctv cameras with facial recognition

California Activists Challenge Clearview AI on Biometric Surveillance

The lawsuit alleges that the company’s surveillance technology violates privacy rights and facilitates government monitoring of protesters, immigrants, and communities of color. Clearview’s facial recognition tool—which allows instantaneous identification and tracking of people targeted by law enforcement—chills political speech and other protected activities, the suit argued.
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3 #whistleblowers together simultaneously who also received the @SamAdamsAward🕯️ #StandingWithHale:

Jesselyn Radack [@JesselynRadack]
Thomas Drake [@Thomas_Drake1]
Jeffrey Sterling [@S_UnwantedSpy]
Standing with #DanielHale [@GodIsACop] via @RightsDissent
https://youtu.be/ZlnBoqfmCPw

Our policy director @ChipGibbons89 is the guest on this week's Counterspin produced by @FAIRmediawatch.

https://fair.org/home/chip-gibbons-on-drone-whistleblower-daniel-hale/

Defending Rights & Dissent wishes Daniel Ellsberg a very happy birthday!

Not only did Dan show immense courage in exposing government deceit about the Vietnam War, he has been a tireless advocate for other whistleblowers, journalists, and truthtellers.

Daniel Hale is a courageous whistleblower.

His actions were in the public interest.

He acted out of conscience.

Take action demanding he be treated accordingly.

https://rightsanddissent.salsalabs.org/danielhaleleniency/index.html

Congress has failed to hold the FBI accountable for the targeting & criminalization of our movements. #SafetyNotSurveillance is
➡️ No New Domestic Terrorism Laws
➡️ End Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP)
➡️ No More Money for FBI
➡️ No More Police Surveillance

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