December 22, 2022
graphic illustrating a man's face being scanned by facial recognition technology, such as that potentially deployed by the FBI

Does the FBI Have Your Faceprint?

Is the FBI deploying facial recognition technology against peaceful protesters? Is it enabling state and local law enforcement to identify protesters using FBI biometric tools?   Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA), Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), and Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) want answers
December 12, 2022
Capitol building, where the Rules Committee considered the inclusion of an Espionage Act reform amendment

It’s Time to Pass the PRESS Act!

Defending Rights & Dissent joined Freedom of the Press Foundation and a coalition of nearly 40 press freedom, civil liberties and other organizations urging Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to advance the PRESS Act to a vote before Congress adjourns.
December 5, 2022
Freight train

DRAD Stands With Rail Workers

Defending Rights & Dissent opposes the decision of President Joseph Biden and the United States Congress to override the will of rail workers and impose upon them a contract they rejected. The right to collective bargaining, the right to form
November 28, 2022
Julian Assange, publisher of WikiLeaks

“Crazy, Almost Criminal Political Backdealings”

Reprinted with permission from Chip Gibbons’ Substack Newsletter. Chip Gibbons retains all copyright. It was twelve years ago today that five international newspapers—The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, and El País—began working with WikiLeaks to publish the first stories based