Democratic Rights in the US
By Naomi Spencer, November 28, 2012
The Army’s pre-trial hearing resumed Tuesday against Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks.
By Tom Carter, November 12, 2012
The 1965 Voting Rights Act ranks among the most significant reforms that emerged from the upheavals of the civil rights period.
By Bill Van Auken, October 27, 2012
The killing of two fleeing immigrants by airborne Texas Rangers is only the latest in a growing list of deadly incidents on the US-Mexico border.
By Don Knowland, October 26, 2012
Government motions to preclude the alleged 9/11 plotters from testifying about their detention and torture have been submitted to the military commission that is trying the defendants for war crimes.
By Bill Van Auken, October 19, 2012
In the latest in a seemingly endless series of “sting” operations, the FBI ensnared a 21-year-old Bangladeshi student in a fabricated plot to blow up the New York Federal Reserve.
By Ali Ismail, October 13, 2012
Recent shooting incidents have taken place amid a worsening social crisis in the city, provoking widespread anger towards the NYPD.
By Samuel Davidson, October 4, 2012
A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday ordered a postponement of sections of the state’s new voter ID law, which would have blocked tens of thousands of registered voters from casting ballots in the November elections.
By Tom Carter, October 4, 2012
In a significant number of cases expected to come before the US Supreme Court this term, democratic rights are in jeopardy.
By Eric London, October 1, 2012
Under the Obama administration, there has been a 60 percent increase in warrantless electronic surveillance by the Department of Justice, according to a report Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union.
By Charles Abelard, September 26, 2012
Houston police fatally shot a mentally ill double amputee, a ward of the state of Texas, who was said to be waving a "silver object”—a pen—at a policeman while sitting in his wheelchair at his care facility.
By Ed Hightower, September 7, 2012
A federal court has refused to block enforcement of the most draconian section of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law directing police to determine the status of people they stop while enforcing traffic regulations or other laws.
By Tom Carter, September 4, 2012
Last month, the California State Assembly passed a resolution urging state educational institutions to limit criticism of the state of Israel on campuses.