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Volunteer Opportunities Become a Guest Writer We are currently seeking volunteer guest writers. Volunteer bloggers will post content on designated days concerning the core rule of law issues currently facing our nation: surveillance, detention, torture, and secrecy. Posts can be as

Online Actions

Tell Congress: Stop letting the Pentagon wage secret war!The Pentagon is waging secret wars by proxy across the globe. Congress doesn’t know the details, and neither do we. End abuse of passport application data!The State Department has offered law enforcement

Board of Directors

Sascha Meinrath Board President Sascha is the Palmer Chair in Telecommunications at Penn State and director of X-Lab, an innovative think tank focusing on the intersection of vanguard technologies and public policy. Sascha is a renowned technology policy expert and

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo – July 2015

BORDC’s Patriot Award for July 2015 goes to Marsha Coleman-Adebayo. The granddaughter of African-Americans who escaped state-sponsored terrorism in the Deep South, she grew up steeped in activism in the politically tumultuous Detroit of the late 1960s and 1970s. She

Constitution in Crisis :: BORDC/DDF August 2015 Newsletter

Dear Troublemakers, With the merger of our two organizations, we’ve changed the format of our newsletter. We hope you find it easier to read and to find the stories and resources that interest you most. Please be patient while we merge

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Defending Rights & Dissent is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website, as well as our supporters and activists. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect through our website and how it is used. In this policy,

Case Study: Hartford CT

Making the connection BORDC staff (Executive Director Shahid Buttar and Grassroots Campaign Coordinator Emma Roderick) met LaResse Harvey, an experienced organizer with A Better Way Foundation, at a leadership retreat in upstate New York in February 2010. LaResse, whose work

Protesters Charged with Lynching

This post first appeared in Koine On July 1st, a group of ‘illegal immigrants’ were flown from Texas’ overcrowded immigrant detention centers to California and transported in three buses for processing in the city of Murrieta. The immigrants, mostly women

graffitti on a brick wall says "snitches get stitches"

Like a Brother: Snitching and the Legacy of David Greenglass

David Greenglass, who died in 2014, was arguably the most notorious American informer of the 20th century. He snitched on his own sister and got her electrocuted.

Tear Gas and Legal Observers: Preparing for Ferguson Grand-Jury Result

With a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision on whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown expected in the next few weeks, different elements of the community are getting prepared. Police are stocking up on

Austin: Cop-Watcher Acquitted

Austin, Texas cop-watching activist Antonio Buehler was acquitted Oct. 29 in what the Austin American-Statesman called “likely the most hotly contested misdemeanor trial in Austin’s recent history.” Buehler, who cofounded the Peaceful Streets Project, had been charged with failure to

Ten Police Tricks to Quash Protest Rights

Bill Quigley is a lawyer with decades of experience fighting for justice on behalf of vulnerable populations and defending the rights of protesters. He doesn’t need magical powers to see into the future to know how police in Ferguson are likely

Peace-Sign Holders Thrown Out of Veterans’ Day Concert

For holding heart-shaped peace signs and wearing pro-peace T-shirts, Medea Benjamin of Code Pink and 11 other activists were ordered to leave the National Mall under threat of arrest during the Concert For Valor held there on Veterans’ Day. “Park

UN Human-Rights Experts Urge Obama to Release CIA Torture Report

A group of seven United Nations human rights experts sent President Barack Obama an open letter on Wednesday, Nov. 26, urging him to release the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report on Central Intelligence Agency torture tactics “in the most

Legal Community Steps Up to Support Movement Against Police Violence

The legal community has publicly stepped up to provide direct support to protesters against police violence, and has recently begun to take direct action in the streets as an expression of solidarity. In Ferguson and greater St. Louis, where diverse