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Lawsuit Filed After Viral Video Shows Kentucky Deputy Cuffing Up 8 Year-Old [Video]

Are you happy the little dude isn’t black? The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against a Kenton County sheriff’s deputy over the shackling of two children at a school. The ACLU said that Deputy Kevin Sumner handcu...

Police drop charges against 2 journalists arrested in Ferguson

American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri On Monday, the ACLU of Missouri announced that journalists Trey Yingst and Bilgin ?a?maz will not face charges by St. Louis County Police. Both were arrested while reporting from Ferguson, Missouri. Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Solidarity Saturday... Today, let's celebrate Unions and Coalitions united in Labor, or in our struggle for Human and Civil Rights. First up-- multi award-winning blog team skippy the bush kangaroo, is celebrating their 13th Blogiversary. Show More Summary

Going after churches' tax-exempt status

To the editor: The Times says the First Amendment Defense Act isn't necessary because there is no chance that churches will lose their tax exemption. It cites the American Civil Liberties Union as noting that since 1983, the Internal Revenue Service has made no such move against religious schools....

Secrecy of Feds' Prosecution Playbook Challenged in D.C. Circuit

Law professors, the American Civil Liberties Union and other advocacy groups this week urged a federal appeals court in Washington to force the U.S. Department of Justice to publicly disclose a manual created for prosecutors amid fallout from the botched case against the late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.       

Alitalia Airline Employees to Hold 24-Hour Strike Friday - Union

Pilots and flight attendants from Alitalia, the largest Italian airline, will stage a 24-hour nation-wide strike on Friday, the Italian Civil Aviation Association (ANPAC) said Thursday.

Italy’s Gay Schizophrenia

The European Court of Human Rights has condemned Italy’s Vatican-inspired rejection of civil unions and gay marriage.

Tsipras Fights To Keep Greek Bailout Alive Amid Party Rebellion: Full Vote Preview

The Greek parliament will vote on a second batch of prior actions on Wednesday including EU rules on bank resolutions and civil justice reform amid protests from public sector union ADEDY which has pledged to "continue the battle soShow More Summary

Britain in a Brussels Mess Over Brexit Referendum Plans

One of the UK's most senior civil servants has said the crucial In/Out referendum over Britain's membership of the European Union - which could take place next year - could be thrown into disarray over impartiality rules.

Italy failing same-sex couples says European court

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - The European Court of Human Rights condemned Italy on Tuesday for failing to provide legal recognition to same-sex couples and said the country should introduce some form of civil union for homosexual couples.

Obama Can Do Much More To Reform Prison System, ACLU Says

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

President Barack Obama freed dozens of nonviolent federal prisoners this week, but the American Civil Liberties Union says he can and should do much more to reduce the country's bloated prison population. "President Obama deserves congratulations...Show More Summary

Italy must accept foreign same-sex ‘marriage’: court

The Naples appeals court stated that its decision would not apply to Italian homosexual couples who "married" or entered into a legal civil union outside Italy.

ACLU Sues to Prevent Alabama From Closing Abortion Clinic in Tuscaloosa

In Alabama, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Alabama are filing a federal lawsuit over HB 57, which requires abortionists to obtain hospital admitting privileges at a local hospital. The pro-life bill passed in 2013 but the ACLU is upset because it could close down the last remaining abortion facility in Tuscaloosa, […]

“There has to be a change in policing”: The unfinished business of criminal justice reform

Reformers are winning but much remains unfinished, New York Civil Liberties Union's Donna Lieberman tells Salon

Greek Civil Servants to Strike Against ‘Pillage’ of New Bailout

The Civil Servants’ Confederation trade union wants the Greek government to withdraw its signature from the bailout agreement with the Eurozone to live up to the nation’s mandate given to it in the January 25 elections and the July 5 referendum.

ACLU Sues NSA For Illegal Bulk Data Spying Program, Even as it’s Phased Out

As the US National Security Agency begins to wind down its domestic spying program, the American Civil Liberties Union, skeptical of reform, has filed suit to halt the Agency’s surveillance practices immediately.

Greece bailout deal sparks domestic opposition

Greek Junior coalition partner says it cannot back agreement with EU, as civil servants' union calls for 24-hour strike.

CHILE: Civil Union Signups Begin

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Pink News reports: Gay couples flocked to civil registry offices in Chile to schedule the first same-sex civil unions since they were approved in the country earlier this year. Thursday (July 9) was the first day that couples could apply...Show More Summary

Rolling South Carolina’s flag echoes Civil War surrender

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

South Carolina troopers rolled the state's Confederate flag — a furling method similar to how the Confederacy surrendered to the Union.

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