Daily Archives: February 11, 2020

2020-02-11: News Headlines

UnistotenCamp (2020-02-11). Outpouring of International Solidarity as RCMP Arrest Unist'ot'en Matriarchs. dissidentvoice.org As of now people in the Healing Center are safe and not being threatened with arrest, and the four brave land defenders from 44 were released today after spending the weekend in jail. Rail lines continue to be blocked and people have poured into the streets, banks, and Government offices outraged by the RCMP's arrest …

The Canary (2020-02-11). Sudan to hand over former president to International Criminal Court. thecanary.co Sudan's transitional authorities and rebel groups have agreed to hand over former president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes, including mass killings in Darfur, a top official said.Al-Bashir, who was overthrown by the military last year amid a public uprising, is wanted by the ICC on charges of crimes against humanity and genocide related to the Darfur conflict.Since his ousting in April, he has been in jail in Sudan's capital Khartoum on charges of corruption and killing protesters.Mohammed Hassan al-Taishi, a member of the Sovereign Council and a government negotiator, s…

The Canary (2020-02-11). Maryland unveils statues of abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. thecanary.co The US state of Maryland has unveiled bronze statues of famed abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass during a ceremony in the State House.The unveiling comes at a time when US states are debating the removal of Confederate monuments.The life-sized statues were dedicated during a special joint session of the Maryland General Assembly in the Old House Chamber, the room where slavery was abolished in the state in 1864."A mark of true greatness is shining light on a system of oppression and having the courage to change it," Adrienne Jones, the state's first black and first female house speaker, said.A br…

Staff (2020-02-11). 2 Lawyers Quit Case After DOJ Decision on Stone Prison Time. truthdig.com Prosecutors resign as the Justice Department says it will lower the amount of prison time it seeks for the convicted Trump confidant.

RT (2020-02-11). Top Roger Stone prosecutor resigns as DOJ backs down from 'horrible & unfair' sentencing advice blasted by Trump. rt.com The US Justice Department has reconsidered its recommendation that former Trump advisor Roger Stone serve nine years in prison for lying to Congress, instead deferring to the court, while two of its prosecutors have resigned. | Punishing the self-described "dirty trickster" with seven to nine years in prison "could be considered excessive and unwarranted," prosecutors said in a statement on Tuesday. "Ultimately, the government defers to the Court as to what specific sentence is appropriate." | pic.twitter.com/TrNSo9qXeB— Jeremy Herb (@jeremyherb) WSWS (2020-02-11). UK government carries out deportation of around 20 Jamaican nationals. wsws.org The men on board were among 700 immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers being held at two immigration detention removal centres near Heathrow Airport—Colnbrook and Harmondsworth.

commondreams (2020-02-11). ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Consumers Challenge Trump Administration Rule That Threatens Insurance Coverage for Abortion. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Meagan Burrows (2020-02-11). The Trump Administration Wants Health Insurance Companies to Drop Abortion Coverage from Your Insurance Plan. aclu.org From denying | access to abortion | for unaccompanied immigrant minors, to gutting | the Title X | family planning program, to trying to roll | back the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employers and universities cover | contr…

teleSUR-age (2020-02-11). Brazil: Lula Rejects Candidacy for 2020 Presidential Elections. telesurenglish.net Former Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva has no intention of running for the presidency of Brazil in 2020, the Brazilian politician said Tuesday during an interview with Objetivo channel. | It is would be difficult for him to be a candidate again as the Workers' Party may have a younger candidate in place already. "I prefer to help prepare someone else in better conditions for the election victory," said Da Silva, who was released from prison on November 8, after after 580 days in jail. | @_anapastor_: øVolverá a ser candidato? | – IMEMC & Agencies (2020-02-11). Palestinian Prisoner's Family Informed of Order to Demolish its Home. imemc.org The Israeli army, on Tuesday, informed the family of Palestinian detainee, Qassam Barghouthi, of its intention to demolish the family's home in the central West Bank village of Kobar, the Head of Kobar village council, Izzat Badwan, told WAFA. The army told the family that they have until Thursday to …

teleSUR, gqc (2020-02-11). Venezuela Announces International Lawsuit Against US. telesurenglish.net The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced on Monday the beginning of an international lawsuit against the U.S. government because of the perjuries caused to national companies. | RELATED: | During his intervention, in the context of the Great Anti-imperialist March in Caracas, as a support to the Venezuelan Consortium of Aeronautic Industries and Air Services and as a response to the arbitrary san…

yenisafak (2020-02-11). Peace pacts in Idlib, Syria a top priority: Russia. yenisafak.com Moscow considers the implementation of Russia and Turkey's agreements on Syria a top priority, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.It is always important to suppress any "terrorist attacks" against the Syrian and Russian military in Idlib, northwestern Syria, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow."At the moment, we consider top priorities the implementation of the Sochi agreement and the suppression of any terrorist activity against Syrian forces and Russian military facilities," he said."We consider such attacks from Idlib unacceptable, and this situation worries the Kremlin."The comments come agai…

sputniknews (2020-02-11). DoJ Defers to Federal Court on Roger Stone Sentencing in Updated Memo. sputniknews.com Following a day of political turmoil over federal prosecutors' suggested sentence for former Donald Trump 2016 election campaign adviser Roger Stone of seven to nine years in prison, the Department of Justice issued an updated memo saying that such a sentence "could be considered excessive and unwarranted."

Global Research News (2020-02-11). Selected Articles: Trump's New Generation of Nuclear Weapons. globalresearch.ca Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …

Ronald Newman (2020-02-10). How Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Broke Through in Iowa. aclu.org Our next president | must be committed to protecting and advancing the civil liberties and civil | rights guaranteed to all of us in the Constitution, and the current goal for | our key issues. We now have most of the results from the Iowa caucuses last week, | and one thing stood out to us: Voters overwhelmingly supported candidates who | made specific commitments to Rights for All policies. | When we launched | the Rights for All effort last year, we were determined to elevate ke…

Alan Macleod (2020-02-10). Journalist Abby Martin Sues State of Georgia Over Law Requiring Pledge of Allegiance to Israel. mintpressnews.com "This censorship of my talk based on forced compliance to anti-BDS laws in Georgia is just one level of a nationwide campaign to protect Israel from grassroots pressure."

WSWS (2020-02-10). Germany: Trial in Hamburg for former SS security guard at Stutthof concentration camp. wsws.org In the lawsuit against Bruno D, several of the co-plaintiffs have stressed the significance of the trial, given the current resurgence of far-right extremism and fascism in Germany, Europe and worldwide.

teleSUR (2020-02-10). Salvadoran Top Court Admits Unconstitutionality Claim Vs Bukele. telesurenglish.net The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) in El Salvador admitted on Monday a lawsuit for unconstitutional behavior against the executive led by President RELATED: | As part of the lawsuit, the Chamber also accepted several precautionary measures, including…

Jacob Snow (2020-02-10). Hey Clearview, Your Misleading PR Campaign Doesn't Make Your Face Surveillance Product Any Less Dystopian. aclu.org In the last few weeks, a company called Clearview has been

Rick Sterling (2020-02-08). Three Extraordinary Australian Journalists: Burchett, Pilger, Assange. dissidentvoice.org Australia has produced extraordinary journalists across three generations: Wilfred Burchett (deceased in 1983), John Pilger (80 years old but still active) and Julian Assange (48 years old, currently in London's Belmarsh prison). Each of these journalists made unique contributions to our understanding of the world. Although Australia is part of the western world, each of …

Jay Stanley (2020-02-06). The Government's Nightmare Vision for Face Recognition at Airports and Beyond. aclu.org The Department of Homeland Security has a

Andrea Woods (2020-02-05). Using Bail as Ransom Violates the Core Tenets of Pretrial Justice. aclu.org Rebecca Gill was out of | options. At 39 years old, she was arrested and though not convicted of a crime | and presumed innocent, confined to a jail cell. This happened because of a cash | bail requirement that she couldn't afford. Her friends didn't have extra money | to help, and she was unlikely to see a judge until she'd been in jail for two | full weeks. | Stuck in jail, she was in | jeopardy of losing her job and her driver's license. Losing her license would result | in myriad consequences, such as preventing her from getting to work and making | it more difficult to take care of her son and mother. | T…

Ashley Gorski (2020-02-05). The Government is Using its Foreign Intelligence Spying Powers for Routine Domestic Investigations. aclu.org More than forty years ago, Congress | gave the executive branch a set of exceptional surveillance powers to pursue | foreign spies on U.S. soil. Now, the government is increasingly relying on those | powers to advance ordinary domestic criminal investigations. | In United States v. | Osseily, a fraud prosecution in California, the government appears to have used | this surveillance — which is conducted under the Foreign Intelligence | Surveillance Act (FISA) — to a longtime perm…

Staff (2020-02-04). Headlines for February 4, 2020. democracynow.org Delay in Iowa Democratic Primary Results Causes Confusion, Mixed Messages, Final Arguments Made in Impeachment Trial of President Trump Ahead of SOTU, Hong Kong Medical Workers Demand Border Closure as Coronavirus Claims Life of Hong Kong Man, Leaked Audio Shows Iran Knew It Downed Ukraine Jet Despite Early Denials, Syrian and Turkish Forces Escalate Attacks as Turkey Suffers First Losses from Direct Combat, Massachusetts Prisoners Allege Violent Retaliatory Abuse by Guards, Trial Begins For Ex-CIA Software Engineer Accused of "Vault 7" Leak, Weinstein Rape Accuser Breaks Down During Harsh Questioning, Shooting a…

Tyler Durden (2020-02-04). Biden Threatens Lawsuit to Halt Release of Real Iowa Caucus Results. theantimedia.com American democracy—ain't it grand?>

Leila Rafei (2020-02-03). Block the Vote: Voter Suppression in 2020. aclu.org Voting should be as easy and convenient as possible, and in many cases it is. But across the U.S., too many politicians are passing measures making it harder to cast a ballot. The goal is to manipulate political outcomes, and the result is a severely compromised democracy that doesn't reflect the will of the people. Our democracy works best when all eligible voters can participate and have their voices heard. | Suppression efforts range from the seemingly unobstructive, like voter ID laws and cuts to early voting, to mass purges of voter rolls and systemic disenfranchisement. And long before election cycles ev…

splcenter (2020-02-02). SPLC and the SPLC Action Fund Hire Internationally Renowned Human and Civil Rights Leader as New President and CEO. splcenter.org Margaret Huang brings 25 years of experience advocating against discrimination and oppression around the world.

Arianna Demas (2020-01-30). The Government Is Trying to Strip Student Workers of the Ability to Unionize. aclu.org The federal government recently

Amber Duke (2020-01-29). We're Back in Court this Week Defending Access to Safe Abortion in Kentucky. aclu.org The ACLU is back | in court today once again to stop Kentucky's attempt to block access to | abortion. We've been here before. Over the past three years, the Kentucky | General Assembly has passed bill after bill that limits — and even bans — a | person's ability to get an abortion. And time after time, we've gone to court to | protect people's rights to get the care they need. | At issue this | week is a law that makes it a crime for doctors at Kentucky's last remaining | abortion clinic to perform an abortion procedure that is the standard of care. | In reality, the law is nothing more than a…

splcenter (2020-01-24). Alive and Well: Voter Suppression and Election Mismanagement in Alabama. splcenter.org

2020-02-11: Social Media Postees

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UK government carries out deportation of around 20 Jamaican nationals
wsws.org | 2020-02-11
The men on board were among 700 immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers being held at two immigration detention removal centres near Heathrow Airport–Colnbrook and Harmondsworth.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/11/depo-f11.html

ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Consumers Challenge Trump Administration Rule That Threatens Insurance Coverage for Abortion
commondreams.org | 2020-02-11
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commondreams.org/newswire/2020/02/11/aclu-planned-parenthood-and-consumers-challenge-trump-administration-rule?cd-origin=rss

The Trump Administration Wants Health Insurance Companies to Drop Abortion Coverage from Your Insurance Plan
Meagan Burrows | aclu.org | 2020-02-11
From denying | access to abortion | for unaccompanied immigrant minors, to gutting | the Title X | family planning program, to trying to roll | back the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employers and universities cover | contr…
aclu.org/news/reproductive-freedom/the-trump-administration-wants-health-insurance-companies-to-drop-abortion-coverage-from-your-insurance-plan

Trial of Ecuador's Ex-President Rafael Correa is Under Way
teleSUR-gqc | telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-11
The ex-president of Ecuador Rafael Correa and other members of his administration are under corruption accusations in a judicial process that had the first official audience last February 10, at the National Justice Court in Ecuador and could last until the end of 2020. | RELATED: | Judge Dictates Preventive Detention Against Rafael Correa | The charges are based on alleged millionaire bribes to the former president, the ex-vice-president Jorge Glas, the Legal Secretary to the Pres…
telesurenglish.net/news/begins-trial-against-ex-president-rafael-correa–20200211-0006.html

Maryland unveils statues of abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-11
The US state of Maryland has unveiled bronze statues of famed abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass during a ceremony in the State House.The unveiling comes at a time when US states are debating the removal of Confederate monuments.The life-sized statues were dedicated during a special joint session of the Maryland General Assembly in the Old House Chamber, the room where slavery was abolished in the state in 1864."A mark of true greatness is shining light on a system of oppression and having the courage to change it," Adrienne Jones, the state's first black and first female house speaker, said.A br…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2020/02/11/maryland-unveils-statues-of-abolitionists-harriet-tubman-and-frederick-douglass/

Outpouring of International Solidarity as RCMP Arrest Unist'ot'en Matriarchs
UnistotenCamp | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-11
As of now people in the Healing Center are safe and not being threatened with arrest, and the four brave land defenders from 44 were released today after spending the weekend in jail. Rail lines continue to be blocked and people have poured into the streets, banks, and Government offices outraged by the RCMP's arrest …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/outpouring-of-international-solidarity-as-rcmp-arrest-unistoten-matriarchs/

Sudan to hand over former president to International Criminal Court
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-11
Sudan's transitional authorities and rebel groups have agreed to hand over former president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes, including mass killings in Darfur, a top official said.Al-Bashir, who was overthrown by the military last year amid a public uprising, is wanted by the ICC on charges of crimes against humanity and genocide related to the Darfur conflict.Since his ousting in April, he has been in jail in Sudan's capital Khartoum on charges of corruption and killing protesters.Mohammed Hassan al-Taishi, a member of the Sovereign Council and a government negotiator, s…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/02/11/sudan-to-hand-over-former-president-to-international-criminal-court/

2 Lawyers Quit Case After DOJ Decision on Stone Prison Time
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-11
Prosecutors resign as the Justice Department says it will lower the amount of prison time it seeks for the convicted Trump confidant.
truthdig.com/articles/2-lawyers-quit-case-after-doj-decision-on-stone-prison-time/

Palestinian Prisoner's Family Informed of Order to Demolish its Home
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-02-11
The Israeli army, on Tuesday, informed the family of Palestinian detainee, Qassam Barghouthi, of its intention to demolish the family's home in the central West Bank village of Kobar, the Head of Kobar village council, Izzat Badwan, told WAFA. The army told the family that they have until Thursday to …
imemc.org/article/palestinian-prisoners-family-informed-of-order-to-demolish-its-home/

Venezuela Announces International Lawsuit Against US
teleSUR, gqc | telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-11
The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced on Monday the beginning of an international lawsuit against the U.S. government because of the perjuries caused to national companies. | RELATED: | Venezuela Condemns US Sanctions Against Assembly's New Leadership | During his intervention, in the context of the Great Anti-imperialist March in Caracas, as a support to the Venezuelan Consortium of Aeronautic Industries and Air Services and as a response to the arbitrary san…
telesurenglish.net/news/venezuela-announces-international-lawsuit-against-us-20200211-0012.html

Peace pacts in Idlib, Syria a top priority: Russia
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-11
Moscow considers the implementation of Russia and Turkey's agreements on Syria a top priority, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.It is always important to suppress any "terrorist attacks" against the Syrian and Russian military in Idlib, northwestern Syria, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow."At the moment, we consider top priorities the implementation of the Sochi agreement and the suppression of any terrorist activity against Syrian forces and Russian military facilities," he said."We consider such attacks from Idlib unacceptable, and this situation worries the Kremlin."The comments come agai…
yenisafak.com/en/news/peace-pacts-in-idlib-syria-a-top-priority-russia-3511792

DoJ Defers to Federal Court on Roger Stone Sentencing in Updated Memo
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-11
Following a day of political turmoil over federal prosecutors' suggested sentence for former Donald Trump 2016 election campaign adviser Roger Stone of seven to nine years in prison, the Department of Justice issued an updated memo saying that such a sentence "could be considered excessive and unwarranted."
sputniknews.com/us/202002111078290565-doj-defers-to-federal-court-in-roger-stone-sentencing/

Selected Articles: Trump's New Generation of Nuclear Weapons
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-11
Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-trump-budget-gives-top-priority-new-generation-nuclear-weapons/5703389

Journalist Abby Martin Sues State of Georgia Over Law Requiring Pledge of Allegiance to Israel
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-10
"This censorship of my talk based on forced compliance to anti-BDS laws in Georgia is just one level of a nationwide campaign to protect Israel from grassroots pressure."

How Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Broke Through in Iowa
Ronald Newman | aclu.org | 2020-02-10
Our next president | must be committed to protecting and advancing the civil liberties and civil | rights guaranteed to all of us in the Constitution, and the current goal for | our Rights for All campaign is to educate voters on where the candidates stand on these | key issues. We now have most of the results from the Iowa caucuses last week, | and one thing stood out to us: Voters overwhelmingly supported candidates who | made specific commitments to Rights for All policies. | When we launched | the Rights for All effort last year, we were determined to elevate ke…
aclu.org/news/civil-liberties/how-iowa-elevated-civil-liberties-and-civil-rights

Hey Clearview, Your Misleading PR Campaign Doesn't Make Your Face Surveillance Product Any Less Dystopian
Jacob Snow | aclu.org | 2020-02-10
In the last few weeks, a company called Clearview has been in the news for marketing a reckless and invasive facial recognition tool to law enforcement. The company claims the tool can identify people in billions of photos nearly instantaneously. And Exhibit A in support of their claim to law enforcement that their app is accurate? An " accuracy test" that Clearview boasts was modeled on the…
aclu.org/news/privacy-technology/hey-clearview-your-misleading-pr-campaign-doesnt-make-your-face-surveillance-product-any-less-dystopian

Salvadoran Top Court Admits Unconstitutionality Claim Vs Bukele
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-10
The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) in El Salvador admitted on Monday a lawsuit for unconstitutional behavior against the executive led by President Nayib Bukele. | RELATED: | Salvadoran President Orders Militarization Around Congress | As part of the lawsuit, the Chamber also accepted several precautionary measures, including…
telesurenglish.net/news/el-salvador-supreme-court-admits-unconstitutionality-claim-20200210-0020.html

Germany: Trial in Hamburg for former SS security guard at Stutthof concentration camp
wsws.org | 2020-02-10
In the lawsuit against Bruno D, several of the co-plaintiffs have stressed the significance of the trial, given the current resurgence of far-right extremism and fascism in Germany, Europe and worldwide.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/10/germ-f10.html

Three Extraordinary Australian Journalists: Burchett, Pilger, Assange
Rick Sterling | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-08
Australia has produced extraordinary journalists across three generations: Wilfred Burchett (deceased in 1983), John Pilger (80 years old but still active) and Julian Assange (48 years old, currently in London's Belmarsh prison). Each of these journalists made unique contributions to our understanding of the world. Although Australia is part of the western world, each of …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/three-extraordinary-australian-journalists-burchett-pilger-assange/

The Government's Nightmare Vision for Face Recognition at Airports and Beyond
Jay Stanley | aclu.org | 2020-02-06
The Department of Homeland Security has a scary vision for expanding face recognition surveillance into our everyday lives, threatening a dystopian future in which the technology is used throughout our public spaces to scrutinize our identity, check us against watchlists, record our movements, and more. Work on building the infrastructure for this pervasive monitoring has already started, with U.
aclu.org/news/privacy-technology/the-governments-nightmare-vision-for-face-recognition-at-airports-and-beyond

Pakistan: Call to release protesters facing terror charges
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-06
civil liberties Susan PriceIssue 1252 Pakistan anti-terror lawsFebruary 6, 2020Twenty-nine people were arrested in Islamabad on January 28 while peacefully protesting the arrest and imprisonment of Manzoor Pashteen, leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM). | Tw…
greenleft.org.au/content/pakistan-call-release-protesters-facing-terror-charges

Using Bail as Ransom Violates the Core Tenets of Pretrial Justice
Andrea Woods | aclu.org | 2020-02-05
Rebecca Gill was out of | options. At 39 years old, she was arrested and though not convicted of a crime | and presumed innocent, confined to a jail cell. This happened because of a cash | bail requirement that she couldn't afford. Her friends didn't have extra money | to help, and she was unlikely to see a judge until she'd been in jail for two | full weeks. | Stuck in jail, she was in | jeopardy of losing her job and her driver's license. Losing her license would result | in myriad consequences, such as preventing her from getting to work and making | it more difficult to take care of her son and mother. | T…
aclu.org/news/smart-justice/using-bail-as-ransom-violates-the-core-tenets-of-pretrial-justice

The Government is Using its Foreign Intelligence Spying Powers for Routine Domestic Investigations
Ashley Gorski | aclu.org | 2020-02-05
More than forty years ago, Congress | gave the executive branch a set of exceptional surveillance powers to pursue | foreign spies on U.S. soil. Now, the government is increasingly relying on those | powers to advance ordinary domestic criminal investigations. | In United States v. | Osseily, a fraud prosecution in California, the government appears to have used | this surveillance

Witness to a Farce – Watching impeachment through the lens of the New York Times
Dorothee Benz | fair.org | 2020-02-04
Watching the actions of the Trump administration through the lens of the New York Times' coverage has been by turns dumbfounding, disheartening and infuriating. While the white nationalists running our government have rolled out one attack after another on civil rights, civil liberties, the independence of the judiciary, procedural democracy, human rights laws and planetary survival, the "paper of record" has offered a soothing translation of these threats into the familiar language of…
fair.org/home/witness-to-a-farce/

Biden Threatens Lawsuit to Halt Release of Real Iowa Caucus Results
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2020-02-04
American democracy–ain't it grand?>…

Biden Threatens Lawsuit to Halt Release of Real Iowa Caucus Results

Block the Vote: Voter Suppression in 2020
Leila Rafei | aclu.org | 2020-02-03
Voting should be as easy and convenient as possible, and in many cases it is. But across the U.S., too many politicians are passing measures making it harder to cast a ballot. The goal is to manipulate political outcomes, and the result is a severely compromised democracy that doesn't reflect the will of the people. Our democracy works best when all eligible voters can participate and have their voices heard. | Suppression efforts range from the seemingly unobstructive, like voter ID laws and cuts to early voting, to mass purges of voter rolls and systemic disenfranchisement. And long before election cycles ev…
aclu.org/news/civil-liberties/block-the-vote-voter-suppression-in-2020

SPLC and the SPLC Action Fund Hire Internationally Renowned Human and Civil Rights Leader as New President and CEO
splcenter.org | 2020-02-02
Margaret Huang brings 25 years of experience advocating against discrimination and oppression around the world.
splcenter.org/news/2020/02/03/splc-and-splc-action-fund-hire-internationally-renowned-human-and-civil-rights-leader-new

The Government Is Trying to Strip Student Workers of the Ability to Unionize
Arianna Demas | aclu.org | 2020-01-30
The federal government recently proposed a rule that would strip graduate student workers of their ability to organize under the National Labor Relations Act, the law that grants most private sector employees the right to engage in collective bargaining. In justifying its proposed rule, the National Labor Relations Board, a government agency, asserted that allowing graduate student a…
aclu.org/news/civil-liberties/the-government-is-trying-to-strip-student-workers-of-the-ability-to-unionize

We're Back in Court this Week Defending Access to Safe Abortion in Kentucky
Amber Duke | aclu.org | 2020-01-29
The ACLU is back | in court today once again to stop Kentucky's attempt to block access to | abortion. We've been here before. Over the past three years, the Kentucky | General Assembly has passed bill after bill that limits

Alive and Well: Voter Suppression and Election Mismanagement in Alabama
splcenter.org | 2020-01-24
splcenter.org/20200210/alive-and-well-voter-suppression-and-election-mismanagement-alabama