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SaveTheInternet.eu campaign begs EU states to back net neutrality

17 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

A "SaveTheInternet.eu" coalition of civil society groups has sent a letter to the Council of the EU, which is finalizing the European Union's new net neutrality rules, urging it not to…

Union calls for leadership from Apple on treatment of security guards

As unions in Silicon Valley are pushing for better conditions for contract employees, including security guards, Apple finds itself caught in a labor debate. The Service Employees International Union and civil rights activist the Rev. Show More Summary

Anti-SLAPP Hearing Today

Mann v CEI, National Review, Simberg, Steyn and their amici is being argued today. Amici for Steyn, CEI, Simberg and NR include: American Civil Liberties Union, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, American Society of News Editors, the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, the Association of American Publishers, Inc., Bloomberg L.P., the Center for […]

Count the Votes at Gerawan!

By Matt Patterson, Labor Watch It’s a basic civil right: the ability of union members to get rid of a union if it no longer serves its members effectively. Today, that right is being denied to a group of farmworkers in California by officials who refuse to count the votes the workers cast in a decertification election.

Missouri ACLU Not Interested in Civil Liberties for Darren Wilson

In a statement released Monday night, the American Civil Liberties Union affirmed their belief that police are not entitled to fair and just treatment under the law. Despite the fact that a grand jury spent months evaluating vast amounts...Show More Summary

Flower links Civil War, natural history and 'the blood of heroes'

On August 14, 1864, in a Union Army camp in Georgia, a captain from Wisconsin plucked a plant, pressed it onto a sheet of paper, wrote a letter describing the plant as "certainly the most interesting specimen I ever saw," and sent it with the plant to a scientist he called "Friend" in Wisconsin.

NYC school offers class on how to deal safely with cops

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) has been invited to a New York City high school to train students in how to interact safely with police. The school requested the hour-long training session in light of the city's history of profiling young, minority men for disproportionate police scrutiny. Show More Summary

Being A Minority Teenager In New York: A High School Offered A Class Just On Dealing With The Police

A New York City high school last week invited the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) in to talk to their students about how to properly, and safely, assert their rights while dealing with the police, the New York Post is reporting. Show More Summary

Shamelessness Update: The Reverend Sharpton and Friends

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo hailed him as a civil rights icon. President Obama sent an aide to read a message commending Mr. Sharpton’s “dedication to the righteous cause of perfecting our union.” Major corporations sponsored the lavish affair. Read all of The New York Times article.

Federal judge strikes down Montana’s ban on same-sex marriages

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A federal judge struck down a Montana ban on gay marriage on Wednesday, saying that it violates the U.S. Constitution, the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana said. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris overturned an amendment to the state’s constitution prohibiting same-sex marriages in...

Charter movement’s civil war: Meet the activist who says “unions get way too much blame”

Not all charter school advocates want to gut teacher tenure and unions. Activist Steve Barr has a different view

Elizabeth Nolan Brown on the Bipartisan Appeal of Criminal Justice Reform

last weekNews : Reason

Yesterday afternoon, representatives from Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), the Charles Koch Institute, and the American Civil Liberties Union gathered before a packed audience to discuss "the future of bipartisan sentencing...Show More Summary

Nebraska ACLU Plans to Challenge Marriage Ban

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Next Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska plans to file a lawsuit challenging the state's gay marriage ban. Omaha.com reports that in a recent email sent to "same-sex marriage supporters," Executive Director Danielle Conrad announced the suit, and...

Elizabeth Warren warns: Corporations are taking over the courts with GOP’s help

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The same corporate interests who have taken over control of Congress are now gaining control of U.S. courts, warned Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Warren told a gathering Sunday at the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California that too many federal judges have been drawn in recent years...

ACLU: Gay Kansas coupled harmed by marriage delay

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Civil liberties attorneys are telling the U.S. Supreme Court that delaying gay marriage in Kansas will harm same-sex couples and their families. The American Civil Liberties Union responded to a request from Kansas to the court to maintain the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Justice Sonia Sotomayor directed the ACLU to [...]

Civil War Veterans: 1913

July 1913. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. "Gettysburg reunion: G.A.R. & U.C.V. veterans at the encampment." Some of the 53,000 Civil War veterans, members of either the Grand Army of the Republic (Union troops) or the United Confederate Veterans, who reunited at Gettysburg on the 50th anniversary of the battle there. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

Sir Richard Bishop unveils Tangier Sessions, paves the way for civil unions between man and guitar

For those of you planning on forgetting Valentine’s Day, there’s a perfect belated gift for your significant other: SIr Richard Bishop’s upcoming Tangier Sessions. Out February 17, the album is a solo acoustic improvisation entirely written on a 19th-century guitar that Bishop dug up while living in Geneva. Show More Summary

Obama awards posthumous Medal of Honor to Civil War veteran

President Obama has awarded Alonzo H. Cushing, first lieutenant in the Union Army, the Congressional Medal of Honor. In a ceremony at the White House on Thursday, Obama honored Cushing, who died in the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. Show More Summary

How New York City May Have Just Reformed Its Pot Policies Without A Ballot Initiative

The reaction of one police union president: “If the current practice of making arrests for both possession and sale of marijuana is, in fact, abandoned, then this is clearly the beginning of the breakdown of a civilized society." The post How New York City May Have Just Reformed Its Pot Policies Without A Ballot Initiative appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Obama posthumously awards Medal of Honor to Civil War veteran

President Obama has awarded Alonzo H. Cushing, first lieutenant in the Union Army, the Congressional Medal of Honor. In a ceremony at the White House on Thursday, Obama honored Cushing, who died in the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. Show More Summary

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