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Calling the Next Great American Author . . .

From our friends at Taliesin Nexus, for creative types who love liberty: Calling the next great American author!  If that’s you, then September 9 – 11, 2016, have us fly you out to New York City, put you up in a hotel, and spend an entire weekend developing your work at the Calliope Authors Workshop. Show More Summary

Philadelphia's Under-the-Radar Historic Sites

Philadelphia isn’t short on historic sites; anyone who’s passed through the city on a weekend or class trip has seen the main ones: Indepdendence Hall, Liberty Bell, and the Rocky steps at the Art Museum. On your next visit to the City of Brotherly Love, check out some of these newer or lesser-known parks, museums, and haunted forts you may not have heard about yet.—Adam Erace

Cleveland Prepares For Mass Arrests During GOP Convention

The Cleveland Municipal Court is working with the city’s NAACP branch, the Ohio American Civil Liberties Union, the National Lawyers Guild and various other groups to develop an expedited process for the arrest and release of protesters...Show More Summary

Swansea City: Australian international Mark Birighitti moves to Liberty

Swansea sign Australia international goalkeeper Mark Birighitti on a free transfer.

New, man-made hills on Governors Island offer spectacular views

Four new hills built on New York City's Governors Island offer sweeping views of the Statute of Liberty and lower Manhattan, unique places to hike and climb, and massive slides that dwarf those found... To view the full story, click the title link.

France, shocked, struggles to preserve liberty in face of terror

Laura Haim, White House correspondent for Canal Plus, talks with Rachel Maddow about how France is reacting to the deadly Bastille Day attack in the city in...

NYCLU's annual Broadway-themed benefit will note recent police shootings

Summer is off-season for city fundraising, as many patrons are away. But with headlines consumed by hate crime, police conduct and race relations, the New York Civil Liberties Union says its July 18... To view the full story, click the title link.

La. ACLU Sues Baton Rouge City and Police Over Protests

The city of Baton Rouge, La., the Baton Rouge Police Department and other law-enforcement officials are facing a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana and other civil rights groups, accusing authorities of violating protesters’ rights to free speech and assembly during large protests over the past week, the Times-Picayune reports. “This […]

What First Amendment?: Christian Fire Chief Shares How Atlanta Officials Told Him to 'Check His Beliefs'

The city of Atlanta apparently didn't read the fine print in the First Amendment. It clearly notes, among other liberties, that Americans are free...

Civil Rights Group: Reforms to New York Police Department Insufficient

New York Civil Liberties Union Advocacy Director says reform bills considered by the City Council are not enough to increase accountability of the New York Police Department

Brookville Ships Third Off-Wire Capable Liberty Streetcar to City of Dallas, DART

Brookville Equipment Corporation (Brookville) shipped its third of four American-manufactured Liberty Streetcars on order to the City of Dallas and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).

New elevated park opens near the WTC 9/11 Memorial

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

New York City's rebound from the 9/11 attacks reached new heights opening Liberty Park on Wednesday.

Gargantuan Statue Of Columbus, Rejected By At Least Six Cities, Finds Home In Puerto Rico

4 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“At 350 ft, Birth of a New World is not the tallest sculpture in existence. … But [Zurab] Tsereteli’s work is enormous, 45ft taller than the Statue of Liberty from pedestal to torch. In 1993, Columbus, Ohio, turned it down. Other cities followed suit, including New York, Boston, Cleveland, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Finally the […]

German spies nearly blew up State of Liberty in 1916

last monthNews : NY Daily News

The explosion on Black Tom Island, in New York Harbor at Jersey City, jolted millions from their beds and broke windows all over the region.

Court rules against Cleveland's attempt to restrict protests outside Republican National Convention

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

Restrictions on speeches and parades outside next month's Republican National Convention were struck down by a federal judge Thursday as unconstitutional. The city of Cleveland was sued by the American Civil Liberties Union of Cleveland; a liberal group, Organize Ohio; and a conservative group,...

Philadelphia: No crackdown on Democratic convention protests

City officials tell the American Civil Liberties Union in a letter that permit requirements will remain in effect for the July 25-28 convention, but "there is no intended 'crackdown' on un-permitted protesting." [...] they say permits...Show More Summary

Cleveland: RNC protest rules in line with other conventions

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sued the city in federal court last week on behalf of two groups that claim rules and restrictions on protests within the event zone covering downtown Cleveland would infringe on people's free speech rights.

Happy Father's Day, Dad: I'm A Computer Scientist Because Of You

By Emily Reid, Director of Education at Girls Who Code. The first time I visited New York City, I didn't see the Empire State building or the Statue of Liberty. On my first visit to Manhattan I went to the Ancient Egypt Exhibit in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Show More Summary

Q&A: Why groups are suing Cleveland over RNC protest rules

CLEVELAND (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has sued Cleveland on behalf of a homeless organization and two groups planning marches during next month's Republican National Convention, alleging the city's rules for protests violate free speech rights. [...]Show More Summary

ACLU Sues Cleveland Over Insane Rules Put In Place For The GOP Convention

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed a lawsuit against the City of Cleveland based on the list of insane and flat out untenable rules placed on a 3 mile square "Event Zone" for the 3 day period of the Republican NationalShow More Summary

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