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EPA Staffers Protest Curtailed Library

Environmental Protection Agency scientists, engineers and other technical specialists are protesting closures of technical research libraries.

Declassified Gitmo Notes Tell of Widespread Abuse

Providing another indirect view into the lives of detainees held by the US military at Guantánamo Bay, a civil-rights group has released a report detailing what it calls the “systematic physical, psychological, sexual, medical and religious abuse� of detainees.

Work News Digest for Week Ending July 11

Our weekly rundown of workers rights, union, and wage stories... @ Smithfield vote delayed @ Job growth lags @ MSHA nominee employed @ Locked out steelworkers @ DC transit strike averted

Chill of Govt. Surveillance Grips Activists, Muslims

Public revelations of the extent to which government agencies are spying on activist and Islamic groups could have the effect of scaring would-be participants from associating at all.

State Courts Deal Blows to Gay Marriage

Proponents of same-sex-marriage suffered two state-level setbacks Thursday with courts validating bans on the unions in both New York and Georgia.

New Orleans Public Housing Residents Hold Onto Return Demands

After federal and local officials announced plans to demolish and redevelop several public-housing complexes in New Orleans, former residents are suing and protesting for the right to return to their homes and communities.

House Approves Offshore Drilling; Bill Pays States

The US House of Representatives last Thursday approved a bill to lift federal bans on offshore oil and gas exploration, alarming environmentalists who say the measure would open up America’s coasts to destructive drilling.

Civil Liberties News for Week Ending July 6, 2006

A weekly run-down of stories related to rights, privacy, etc. @ HIV transmission suit @ Questions over data mining @ House hits ‘sanctuary cities’ @ ‘Blackness’ matters to juries @ Bush ranch protesters sue

Consumers Demand Fair Practices From Big Wireless

After winning the prerogative to take their cell-phone numbers with them when they switch wireless companies, public-interest groups are challenging another obstacle to consumer choice.

Indigenous Ceremony at Bear Butte Faces Disruption, ‘Desecration’

A fight to keep a motorcycle rally from disturbing a native prayer site is shedding light on a history of spiritual oppression -- and stoking the movement to protect indigenous cultural rights.

Navy in Hot Water for Undersea Trainings

Environmentalists this week attacked the US Navy over the environmental impact of its underwater training exercises in the waters off Washington State and Hawaii.

Fight Against New Women’s Prison Takes on Incarceration Habit

When the construction of the all-female jail in Chicopee, Massachusetts is complete, more than 130 women will be bused in from the Hampden County Corrections Center (HCCC) where they are currently imprisoned with 1,220 male inmates.

Challenge to Indiscriminate Ga. Sex Offender Law Validated*

A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday against a Georgia law that would have made it nearly impossible for registered sex offenders to find housing in the state’s urban areas.

Work News for the Week Ending July 3

Our weekly rundown of workers rights, union, and wage stories... @ Educators on gay rights @ Northwest contract can be voided @ Sago blast cause unknown @ Teamster dissent on ballot @ Voters to mull wage raises @ Wage Inequality rises @ NYC construction halts

Giant Factory Farms Encroach on Communities, Evade Regulation

Environmentalists are warning a new regulation loophole proposed by the EPA would allow more factory farms to pollute with little oversight.

Probe: Lawmakers Routinely Take Trips on Donors’ Dimes

With lawmakers and their aides jet-setting around the world, it is never certain if all that travel is for business or pleasure.

Rising ‘Stabilized’ Rents Threaten New Yorkers’ Housing

New York City residents living in rent-stabilized apartments suffered a blow this week when city officials raised – to its highest percentage in three years – the rate at which landlords can increase rents. Housing advocates say the increases threaten one of the few remaining options moderate-income New Yorkers have for affordable housing.

Dissident Teamsters Still Agitating for Union Democracy

The long-running battle between reform-minded Teamsters and the union’s current leadership shifted gears this week with the opening of the organization’s 27th convention in Las Vegas. But observers see little fundamental change in the union’s future coming out of this year’s meeting, which began Monday and closes today.

Youth Rights Activists Defend MySpace Access*

While politicians and news media hype the alleged dangers to teens using social-networking websites, others say the threats are exaggerated and kids should be able to communicate freely online.

Civil Liberties News for Week Ending 6/29/06

A weekly rundown of stories related to rights, privacy, etc. @ Gitmo tribunals overturned @ Kansas lethal injection @ Feds un-gag librarians @ Flag-burning bill quashed @ ‘Defamation’ threat silences

Rights Group Probes Govt. Over New ‘Lie Detection’ Tools

Civil-liberties advocates are calling on the government to disclose how it plans to uncover suspects’ lies during counter-terrorism investigations.

High Court Wounds Vermont’s Campaign Financing Laws

The US Supreme Court struck down portions of Vermont’s campaign-finance law Monday, saying that limits on candidates’ expenditures and individuals’ donations to campaigns violate the First Amendment.

Justice Dept. Testifies Deceptively on ‘Signing Statements’

Reports that President Bush has quietly dismissed or otherwise challenged statutes just after signing them led to obfuscating testimony on Capitol Hill in defense of the president’s actions.

Cops in Mass., Texas May Soon Enforce Immigration Law

Whether people love or hate police, they probably agree local and state law-enforcement officers are plenty busy. Some may soon have the added job of immigration agent enforcing federal statutes.

Estate-tax Cuts ‘Sweetened’ with Corporate Welfare for Timber

To butter up Senate votes, lawmakers pushing to roll back taxes for the ultra-wealthy are throwing a tax break for timber into the mix--and drawing the ire of public-interest advocates.

‘Health Courts’ Proposed to Fix Civil Malpractice System

On the issue of medical tort reform, patient advocates clash with industry representatives over the latter’s proposal to move malpractice cases from jury courts to expert panels.

Work News for Week Ending June 27

Our weekly rundown of labor, money and business stories... @ Nurses wage suppression @ Workplace retaliation @ GM, Delphi worker buyouts @ New York City union coalition @ Co-op workers seek union @ Energy Department pensions @ Whistleblower protections

Justice Dept. Reports Inaction on Police Brutality

Thousands of public complaints are made against police officers for using violence against civilians, but an overwhelming majority do not result in disciplinary action against the officers in question, according to a new report from the US Department of Justice.

AT&T Changes Privacy Policy in Wake of Mounting Challenges

Telecommunications giant AT&T implemented a new privacy policy for its Internet customers on Friday, making explicit the possibility that personal records could be shared with government agents.

Bush Takes Stand Against Expanded ‘Eminent Domain’

President Bush formally instructed federal agencies Friday that the US government should only take private property for projects that help the “general public, and not merely for the purpose of advancing the economic interest of private parties.�

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