Civil Liberties and Security Archives

The NewStandard ceased publishing on April 27, 2007.

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More Abu Ghraib Photos Emerge Despite Defiant Pentagon, Press

2/16/06

News Report

Terrorism / Terror War || Law Enforcement / Prison System

Jessica Azulay

Groups May Win Release of NSA Spying Documents

2/16/06

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Privacy / Surveillance || Law / Courts

Brendan Coyne

Bush Administration Spent $1.6B on ‘Propaganda’ Efforts

2/15/06

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Media || Military / War

Michelle Chen

Nuclear Whistleblower Inquiry Findings Disappoint Critics

2/15/06

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Military / War || Labor Issues

NewStandard Staff

Appeals Court Hears Nebraska Gay Marriage Ban

2/14/06

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Civil / Human Rights || Law / Courts

Brendan Coyne

Teachers Push for Accuracy in Michigan Sex-offender Lists

2/14/06

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Education / Schools || Civil / Human Rights

Brendan Coyne

Controversial Passenger Screening Program Delayed

2/10/06

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Privacy / Surveillance || Terrorism / Terror War

Brendan Coyne

House Committee Kills Torture Inquiries

2/10/06

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Civil / Human Rights || Terrorism / Terror War

Brendan Coyne

Feds to Fine Protesters for Gitmo March

2/9/06

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Social Movements / Activism || Terrorism / Terror War

NewStandard Staff

Free Speech Upheld in Private Residential Communities

2/8/06

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Civil / Human Rights

Catherine Komp

Report: Inside or Out, Gitmo Detainees Face Hardship, Detention

2/8/06

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Terrorism / Terror War || Law Enforcement / Prison System

NewStandard Staff

With Bills Nearing Enactment, Groups Slam Voter ID Regs

2/6/06

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Elections / Democracy || Poverty / Class Issues

Brendan Coyne

Report Rebukes Chertoff, Omits Katrina Response Duties

2/2/06

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Catastrophe / Crisis

Jessica Azulay

AT&T Sued over NSA Wiretap Support

2/2/06

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Privacy / Surveillance || Terrorism / Terror War

Brendan Coyne

Mental Health Policy Neglects, Endangers Public, Patients

2/1/06

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Disability Issues / Ableism || Health / Safety

Brendan Coyne

Washington State Moves to Protect Gays, Right Aims to Spoil

2/1/06

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Gender / Sexism || Elections / Democracy

NewStandard Staff

Red Tape Lets Guards Rape Women Prisoners, Suit Argues

1/6/06

News Article

Law Enforcement / Prison System || Gender / Sexism

Kari Lydersen

Female inmates who have suffered sexualized violence at the hands of male jailers are braving retaliation threats to band together in an uphill legal battle to expose and eliminate barriers to their protection.

International Suit Filed Against Cops for Ignoring Mom’s Pleas

1/5/06

News Article

Law Enforcement / Prison System || Law / Courts

Michelle Chen

Since even the US Supreme Court has declined to hold police accountable for enforcing restraining orders, one extreme case of officers “shirking” the duty is headed to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Critics Question Senate’s Supposed ‘Anti-torture’ Stance

12/22/05

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Terrorism / Terror War || Politics / Legislation

Michelle Chen

While most media treatment of the McCain torture “ban” is repeating politicians’ spin, civil libertarians see compromise legislation has rendered it largely toothless and possibly added to the problem.

Chicago Case Highlights Broader Clash over Immigration*

12/19/05

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Immigration / Refugees || Labor Issues

Kari Lydersen

Advocates and foes of undocumented workers have rallied on opposite sides of immigrants alleging unfair labor practices, with the local Minuteman group taking the offensive against plaintiffs and their supporters.

Bush’s Immigration Ideas Worry Mexicans ‘Looking for a Future’

12/7/05

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Immigration / Refugees || Labor Issues

Erin Cassin

You’ve heard from politicians, pundits and anti-immigration activists. But what do people aspiring to live and work in the United States and their advocates think of the president’s controversial proposals?

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