Civil Liberties and Security Archives

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Civil Liberties Digest: Civil Liberties News for Week Ending 5/17

5/17/06

News Digest

Civil / Human Rights || Privacy / Surveillance

Jessica Azulay

A weekly run-down of stories related to rights, privacy, etc. @ Ga. same-sex marriage @ Gitmo detainees listed @ Wiretapping call-in action @ NY DNA database fight @ Tex. lethal injection

Radio ID Technology Spreads; Privacy Activists Dig In*

5/5/06

News Article

Privacy / Surveillance || Business

Catherine Komp

Feds to Fund Unproven Faith-based Prisoner ‘Rehab’

5/3/06

News Report

Law Enforcement / Prison System || Religion

Jessica Azulay

Immigrants Demonstrate Power through Strike, Boycott, Protests

5/2/06

News Article

Immigration / Refugees || Social Movements / Activism

NewStandard Correspondents

NewStandard reporters hit the streets among hundreds of thousands of immigrants and their supporters in three cities to present a ground-level view of the massive show of presence and passion.

Immigrant Solidarity Actions Planned in Latin America

4/30/06

News Article

Immigration / Refugees || Social Movements / Activism

Jessica Pupovac

While May Day demonstrations in support of immigrants’ rights are planned from coast to coast, many in Latin America are also gearing up to send a message of opposition to US immigration policy.

Support Builds for Immigration Protests, Boycott

4/28/06

News Article

Immigration / Refugees || Social Movements / Activism

Kari Lydersen

While the corporate-sponsored media report alleged splits in the immigrant-rights movement and dwindling support for a boycott and general strike, TNS found that solidarity and commitment are growing.

Lethal Injection Debate Misses Bigger Point, Abolitionists Say

4/25/06

News Article

Law Enforcement / Prison System || Health / Safety

Jessica Azulay

While heated deliberations rage over an execution method considered the "most humane" practiced today, those opposed to the death penalty altogether hope their side gains traction.

‘Re-segregated’ Omaha Schools to be Separate, Not Equal

4/21/06

News Article

Education / Schools || Race / Racism

Megan Tady

A plan by Nebraska legislators to codify the effective racial segregation of Omaha city schools contains language allowing for huge disparities in funding of the newly designated districts.

Evacuees Go the Distance to Vote in New Orleans

4/18/06

News Article

Elections / Democracy || Catastrophe / Crisis

Christian Roselund

Community organizations bussed in voters for early voting in city elections amid lingering concerns that many will be unable to vote due to ballot obstacles.

Documented Immigrants Demand Vote in New York City

4/14/06

News Article

Immigration / Refugees || Elections / Democracy

Shreema Mehta

As the immigration issue heats up nationwide, noncitizen New Yorkers – where documented immigrants constitute a huge minority – want the right to have a say in local politics.

Despite Govt. Inquiry, ‘Racist’ Policies Persist in S. Dakota Schoo

4/7/06

News Article

Education / Schools || Race / Racism

Catherine Komp

Indian students experiencing disproportionately severe and frequent discipline measures at school have received little reprieve from higher authorities.

Kansas Students Speak Out Against Tasers in Schools

4/6/06

News Article

Social Movements / Activism || Education / Schools

Kari Lydersen

Where grade-school hallways are patrolled by cops, some officers tote controversial electro-shock weapons that have left kids terrified and, in one town, saying enough is enough.

Court Rejects Felon 'Poll Tax'

3/31/06

News Article

Law Enforcement / Prison System || Poverty / Class Issues

Michelle Chen

Cali. Students Defy Lockdown, Walk Out for Immigrant Rights*

3/30/06

News Article

Immigration / Refugees || Social Movements / Activism

Aura Bogado

For a fourth consecutive schoolday, high school students defied orders and left campus to protest national anti-immigrant legislation, while others were trapped inside their classrooms.

Suit Challenges Drug-Based Financial Aid Restrictions

3/27/06

News Report

Education / Schools || Law / Courts

NewStandard Staff

Amnesty Cites Systemic Causes of Anti-Gay Policing

3/24/06

News Report

Gender / Sexism || Law Enforcement / Prison System

Michelle Chen

Human Rights Body Slams U.S. Treatment of Youth Detainee

3/23/06

News Report

Terrorism / Terror War || Law Enforcement / Prison System

Catherine Komp

Feds Okay Plan to Deny Remote Polling for Katrina Refugees

3/20/06

News Report

Elections / Democracy || Catastrophe / Crisis

Jessica Azulay

Federal Employee Rule Change Alarms Gay-Rights Groups

3/17/06

News Report

Gender / Sexism || Secrecy / Corruption

Michelle Chen

Western Shoshone Struggle Earns World Recognition

3/16/06

News Article

Indigenous Issues || Foreign Policy / International Relations

Michelle Chen

Though their plight has earned the sympathies of human rights groups and the UN, an embattled Indian nation sees an uphill fight ahead to gain the respect traditional leaders demand from Washington.

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