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September 23, 2021

Protest Rights in the Crosshairs as Congress Investigates January 6

The January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is one of the most shameful events in American history. And whether it was the culmination of an authoritarian president grasping at power, a reaction to disinformation and unfounded claims of voter
September 22, 2021

Ending the War on Terror At Home

Two decades ago, the US embarked on a “Global War on Terror.”  As Americans mark this grim anniversary, we are forced to confront the still unfolding legacy of the War on Terror. Much of these conversations have focused on a
September 20, 2021

President Biden: End The War on Terror At Home!

Dear President Joseph Biden, Twenty years ago today, your predecessor signed into law an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Many in Congress understood themselves as voting for the impending
September 14, 2021

Anti-White Supremacy Program Reinforces White Supremacy

Terrorism is not contagious. It seems like an obvious statement, but it’s one belied by language about “terrorist radicalization.” National security discourse continually resurrects the myth that there is a traceable path to terrorism that starts with adoption of ideology
September 13, 2021

He Spoke Out Against Torture. They Put Him In Prison. Hear John Kiriakou in His Own Words.

John Kiriakou is the only person imprisoned in connection with the CIA torture program. John didn’t participate in the program, he blew the whistle on it. His crime was that he was the first person to publicly confirm that the
September 10, 2021

20 Years Later: Time for a Hard Look in the Mirror

As we mark 20 years since 9/11, much ink will be spilled about the country’s trajectory since that tragic day.  But if the national reaction to the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan is any indication, the country, or at least
August 16, 2021

With Ground Troops Withdrawing From Afghanistan, Defending Rights & Dissent Calls for Repeal of AUMF, Closure of Guantanamo Bay Prison

Just days after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, Congress overwhelmingly passed a joint resolution “to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States” (AUMF). While many members
August 12, 2021

DRAD & National Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Groups Call on DOJ to Sue States that Pass Anti-Protest Laws

In the one year since Americans took to the streets in historic numbers amid a global pandemic to stand up for Black lives in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, their persistent, loud and clear voices – and organizing efforts
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Daniel Hale is serving almost 4 years in prison for revealing the shameful legacy of the US drone assassination program.

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