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July 30, 2020

Is PATRIOT Act Mass Surveillance Continuing Despite the Sunset of Section 215?

Section 215 authorizes expansive unwarranted surveillance, it’s one of the most egregious provisions of the PATRIOT Act and it feels like we’ve been fighting it forever. Finally, after many shocking revelations of abuses and too many protests, action alerts, call-in
July 29, 2020

Getting in Good Trouble With John Lewis

Like so many civil rights champions, John Lewis recognized the crucial importance of civil liberties to the struggle. Civil liberties is the right to engage in “good trouble, necessary trouble,” which is why John Lewis was part of an all-star
July 29, 2020

NYPD Cops Sue to Hide Database on Police Misconduct. Communities United for Police Reform Sues Back.

July 28, 2020, New York – Today, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff LLP, filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit brought by five New York City
July 28, 2020

NO BAN Act Passes After Years of Delays

Over three years after Donald Trump’s Muslim ban was enacted – and a year after he expanded the ban – the US House of Representatives finally passed the NO BAN Act on Wednesday, July 22 by a vote of 233-183,
July 22, 2020

Over 50 Civil Society Groups Join DRAD & NCAC in Condemning Unidentified Federal Officers in Portland

For Immediate Release July 22, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Defending Rights and Dissent (DRAD) and the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) were joined today by fifty civil society groups condemning the deployment of federal agents to Portland against the wishes
July 17, 2020

Rest in Power: DRAD Remembers Civil Rights Icon & former board member Rev. C.T. Vivian

The board and staff of Defending Rights & Dissent mourns the loss of our longtime board member, Rev. C.T. Vivian, a legend of the civil rights movement and who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013. He served
July 13, 2020
person wearing a FBI JTTF windbreaker at a press conference with other police

Barr’s New FBI Task Force Is Just Another Tool to Use Against Protesters

As the nation rises up against police brutality and racism, Attorney General William Barr has escalated his attacks on protesters. On June 26, 2020, he announced the formation of a task force on violent anti-government extremists. Although its stated purpose
July 13, 2020

Statement on Kenneth Marcus’s Resignation As Head of Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights

Kenneth Marcus has announced that he is resigning as assistant secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education.Given Marcus’s long history of working to silence student speech supportive of Palestinian rights, Defending Rights & Dissent opposed his nomination to the post. While Defending Rights & Dissent supports robust enforcement of our nation’s civil rights laws, we oppose the misuse of those laws to silence political speech about Palestinian rights or Israeli policy, as Marcus did.
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Why is the U.S. military recruiting kids as young as 13 year old - on gaming platforms like Twitch? And in the process, are they also censoring speech on these platforms?

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The US military is recruiting gamers as young as 13 y/o on gaming platforms like @Twitch.

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shout out to @changethenypd, standing up to cop's attempt to hide their misconduct database from us: https://rightsanddissent.org/news/nypd-cops-sue-to-hide-database-on-police-misconduct-communities-united-for-police-reform-sues-back/

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