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Philadelphia police sued again for roughing up legal observer during anti-fracking protest

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

A fifth lawsuit has been filed against Philadelphia police over their alleged practice of retaliating against citizens who observe or record officers on duty. The latest suit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of a trained legal observer who was thrown into a stone pillar...

‘The Keeping Room’ Review: The Civil War-Set Feminist Film You Didn’t Know You Wanted

“War is cruelty,” Daniel Barber‘s The Keeping Room reminds us as the Civil War-set film begins to unspool, thanks to a pre-credits coda that shares one of Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman’s most memorable quotes about warShow More Summary

ACLU, others ask Pennsylvania to name makers of death penalty drugs

The American Civil Liberties Union and four newspapers have asked a federal judge to unseal court records in an attempt to learn where Pennsylvania corrections officials purchased the drugs that will be used to execute a death row inmate later this month, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.

News Organizations Battle Pennsylvania Over Secret Source of Its Execution Drugs

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and four news organizations filed an emergency legal motion on Thursday, demanding that Pennsylvania reveal the source of its execution drugs. Later this month, the state is scheduled to put 57-year-old Hubert Michael to death for the 1993 rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl. Show More Summary

Right now: Newark students blockade school HQ, demand Cami Anderson

"1 We are the students! 2 We are united! 3 This demonstration is not ending!" Newark Students Union and NJ Communities United have just launched a civil disobedience at Newark Public Schools HQ. Students and their supporters have chained themselves across Broad St and refuse to move until Cami Anderson comes down to address them. Show More Summary

Protests Follow Delay In Greece Civil Partnership Battle

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Protesters gathered outside parliament buildings in Greece last Friday following the government’s decision to delay legislating for civil unions for same-sex couples

Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Lew Wallace

I was surprised when I first read some of Wallace’s bio and discovered he had been a general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Even more surprising was learning that he had been the territorial governor of New Mexico during the Lincoln County War:

A Historic Day in the Fight for Fair Wages

Home care workers join call for $15 and a union. Fast Food workers raise stakes in acts of civil disobedience. In 150 cities from coast to coast, thousands of working people today demonstrated  at fast food restaurants as part of a “history-making,” growing movement to get our economy moving again by improving wages. “We’re a movement […]

SEIU Chief: 'Civil Rights-Inspired' Arrests Aim to Bring Burger Makers to Nat'l Negotiation Table

Thursday on "The Bill Press Show," Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) said last month she participated in a "fast food workers" Chicago meeting where it was decided the "next step" would beShow More Summary

Striking fast food workers arrested in New York and Detroit, with more cities to come

Fast food workers around the country are striking and engaging in civil disobedience Thursday, escalating their fight for $15 an hour and the right to join a union. Arrests have already happened in some cities: On Thursday, protesters stood in front of fast-food restaurants, chanting for higher pay and holding signs in both English and Spanish. Show More Summary

SEIU to protest fast food with illegal acts today Read more at NetRightDaily.com: http://netrightdaily.com/2014/09/seiu-to-protest-fast-food-with-illegal-acts-today/#ixzz3CM76saat

By Brad Tidwell, Net Right Daily The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Fast Food Forward is targeting fast food companies like McDonald’s and Burger King with illegal acts and widespread civil disobedience, escalating their efforts in their “Fight for 15” $15 minimum wage campaign.

IS (Islamic State): A Civilizational Threat

This is what makes IS such a grave threat to the civilized world. The closest analogy to IS in modern history is the U.S.S.R. (The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), which was dedicated to imposing communism worldwide, heedless of national boundaries.

Another 'Fight For 15' Fast Food Workers Strike Set For Thursday

Fast food workers will go on strike and engage in civil disobedience Thursday in their latest effort to win a $15 hourly wage and the ability to form unions. [ more › ]

Mass NSA Phone Metadata Collection in Federal Appeals Court Crosshairs

last weekNews : Reason

A trio of judges Tuesday heard the American Civil Liberties Union’s challenge that the federal government’s mass collection of elephone metadata is unconstitutional. Media outlets have been quick to point out the skepticism of the judges—from the 2nd U.S. Show More Summary

Appeals court grills U.S. lawyer on NSA phone collection

Circuit Court of Appeals in New York was the first appellate court to hear arguments on whether the National Security Agency (NSA) program is lawful, in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenging the gathering of so-called metadata. Show More Summary

Fast Food Protest: Labor Union Activists Could Escalate Situation

A fast food protest could escalate beyond civil disobedience soon. As labor union workers fight for the right of McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and other similar restaurant employees to become unionized and paid better, we could see riots. Fast...Show More Summary

Should Union Organizing Be A Civil Right?

By George Leef, Forbes In an article I posted back in March, I argued that the United States has very bad labor laws, the National Labor Relations Act in particular.

Obama Gets Fired Up for 'Immigration Rights' at LaborFest

President Obama delivered a fiery speech at Laborfest 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin voicing support for unions and organized labor. He also voiced his support for “immigration rights,” lumping it together with civil rights, gay rights, and voting rights. Show More Summary

NY Times: Don’t Hide Pictures Of American Torture

We’ve tortured people. There are pictures. Under a 2009 law, more than 2000 photo taken at American military facilities have been kept from view. On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union won an important victory for transparency when a federal district judge in New York City, Alvin Hellerstein, rejected the government’s blanket claim of privilege [...]

More Mindless Sanctions? Merkel a Liar or a Fool?

As the tide in the Ukraine civil war turns, the EU threatens Russia with more mindless sanctions.Bloomberg reports EU Vows More Russia Sanctions If War in Ukraine Worsens. European Union leaders agreed to impose tougher sanctions onShow More Summary

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