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Civil War Union Army officer to receive Medal of Honor

A century and a half after his valiant death in the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation’s highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil War buffs.

Obama approves Civil War soldier for Medal of Honor

President Obama has approved a proposal to award a Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration, to a Union Army officer who died standing his ground against Pickett's Charge in the Battle Gettysburg, the White House said Tuesday. Show More Summary

Putin, Poroshenko and Merkel Meeting in Minsk

Ukraine disintegrated into civil war partly over disagreement about whether to join the European Union's economic integration program, the Eastern Partnership, or to join Eurasia's new Customs Union (CU). Today, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia will hold CU talks in Minsk, and Ukraine's President Poroshenko is expected to attend. Show More Summary

Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer

WASHINGTON (AP) — A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil War buffs.

Oklahoma Sued Over Botched Execution Described as ‘Torture’

The American Civil Liberties Union and two newspapers have filed a federal lawsuit against the State of Oklahoma over the botched execution in April of condemned inmate Clayton Lockett, KFOR (Oklahoma City) is reporting. On April 29th, Lockett was put to death using an untested cocktail of drugs, because the drugs normally used for lethal

Ecuador to grant same-sex unions ID recognition

President Rafael Correa said Saturday that people in same-sex civil unions now can include their status on national ID cards in Ecuador, where gay marriage is illegal. "Gays, lesbians, transgender and transsexual people have the full...Show More Summary

Immigrant Rights Groups Sue To Stop Deportations

No les gusta la migra The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), along with three other immigrant rights groups, are suing the United States government to stop the deportation of Central American immigrant mothers and children, EFE reported. See more at:

12-Year Report On NYC's Unconstitutional Stop-And-Frisk Policy Debunks Right-Wing Media Claims

A new report from the New York Civil Liberties Union that offers a "complete factual record of stop-and-frisk activity" in New York City between 2002 and 2013 has found that this unconstitutionally-performed policing tactic was largely...Show More Summary

Bloomberg's Stop-and-Frisk Explosion Looks Ineffective As Well As Unconstitutional

4 days agoNews : Reason

A new report from the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) suggests that the massive increase in street stops by the NYPD during Michael Bloomberg's administration had little, if any, impact on violent crime. The number of stop-and-frisk...Show More Summary

ACLU Gets Officer ‘Go Fck Yourself’ Removed from Ferguson Duty

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

The Missouri branch of the American Civil Liberties Union was rightfully incensed by such pitifully poor cop work that they submitted a letter to Missouri Highway Patrol demanding that Officer Go Fuck Yourself be removed from duty in Ferguson...

Former Teachers’ Union Leader Says Engaging Unions Could Accelerate Educational Choice

By Doug Tuthill, edchoice.org Social movements such as women’s suffrage, Black civil rights, and parental choice in education involve the redistribution of social, political, and economic power.

22 Iowa County Jails to No Longer Honor ICE Detainers

The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa announced Monday that 22 Iowa county jails will no longer honor Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests to detain inmates suspected of immigration violations unless a judge has approved a warrant to that end. Show More Summary

Curfew ‘Unconstitutional’

Three civil rights groups say the curfew imposed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon in Ferguson is unconstitutional. Amid another night of unrest on Sunday, the American Civil Liberties Union, Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law and NAACP Legal Defense fund released a joint statement decrying “the suspension of constitutional rights in Ferguson” for civilians. [...]

DoJ Memo Justifies Killing Anwar al-Awlaki by Citing US Law Enforcement’s Right to Use Deadly Force

As a result of Freedom of Information Act lawsuits filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Times, President Barack Obama’s administration has released the first memo authored by federal appeals court judge and former Office of Legal Counsel lawyer David Barron to justify the killing of US citizen and terrorism suspect Anwar al-Awlaki.

FREE SPEECH: ACLU, news organizations back National Review, think tank in climate libel case. A …

FREE SPEECH: ACLU, news organizations back National Review, think tank in climate libel case. A who’s who of news organizations, as well as the American Civil Liberties Union, have sided with the conservative National Review and the free market Competitive Enterprise Institute in a libel lawsuit brought against them by climate scientist Michael Mann. Mann [...]

Upcoming Gigaom event: Is the 4th Amendment still relevant? Consumer data & IoT discussed

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

Read the new Facebook privacy updates? We didn’t think so. Will you read your privacy settings for your connected home? Jay Stanley of the American Civil Liberties Union can give you a few good reasons why you should be nodding yourShow More Summary

Rugby Union - Wales' Warburton to miss Cardiff friendly as 'civil war' continues

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

- Wales captain Sam Warburton is set to miss Cardiff Blues' opening pre-season friendly at home to Exeter unless there is a 'peace deal' to end the long-running dispute between the Welsh Rugby Union and the country's four regional sides, Welsh media reported Tuesday.

These Trippy 1970s TV Ads Warned That The Government Was Spying On You

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In 1974, director Godfrey Reggio produced a series of public service announcements for the New Mexico Civil Liberties Union that were two parts "art house" and one part "makes u think." The ads are weird, for sure. But they're an interesting peek into the techno-reactionary fears of a country grappling with Watergate, the Vietnam War, and the Future Shock '70s. Read more...

Charles Koch’s affront to MLK: How a right-wing tycoon got horribly confused

Billionaire right-winger invokes the civil rights leader to support his agenda... of union busting and feudalism

ACLU Battles Local City Residents Over New Illegal Immigrant Detention Center

After previously threatening to do so, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has decided to push back against the will of many Escondido, California residents, who came out by the hundreds in June in opposition to the proposed installation of an illegal immigrant detention facility in their community. Show More Summary

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