Video of Sen. Tom Harkin at the ACLU's National Day of Action Rally to restore habeas corpus and close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay.
This is the first trailer for the documentary feature "The Evangelist The Hitman & The ACLU", the story of the former televangelist who led a local chapter of the ACLU into a fight with City Hall that resulted in setting a new First Amendment precedent.
The American Civil Liberties Union is representing dozens of protestors arrested at the RNC. Chuck Samuelson, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, says much of the police repression during the RNC was based on law coming out of the Patriot Act.
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Catherine Kim, ACLU Lawyer on Student Safety at an NYCLU/ACLU Press Conference on 1/20/10. NYPD personnel assigned to New York City’s public schools have repeatedly violated students’ civil rights through wrongful arrests and the excessive use of force, according to a class action federal lawsuit filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union and the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP. For more information, go to www.nyclu****.
Joshua Colangelo-Bryan is a senior attorney at Dorsey & Whitney LLP and is co-counsel in an NYCLU/ACLU lawsuit challenging aggressive discipline of students by police personnel in new york city schools. NYPD personnel assigned to New York City’s public schools have repeatedly violated students’ civil rights through wrongful arrests and the excessive use of force, according to a class action federal lawsuit filed today by the New York Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union and the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP. For more information, go to www.nyclu****.
Should the law force a pharmacist to violate his conscience? The ACLU says yes. The right to abortion trumps all else. What does the public say? Learn2Discern what is taking place and the importance of life! Distributed by Tubemogul.
While students have every legal right under the First Amendment to stand and pray before school, the ACLU has still tried to stop them. What has happened? What is the problem? Learn2Discern our liberty in America. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Toby and Nick discuss domestic deployment of the United States military as the ACLU files a freedom of information act, the Downsizer Dispatch, some pointing the finger at libertarians for the current economic crisis, and police raid the wrong house, point guns at a grandfather's head, and tear gas a room with an infant inside.
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How do you vote when you don't own a home? From Detroit we hear first hand that it's not easy, if sometimes just impossible. What's being done to prevent that this election? We listen in on an ACLU session and find out how people who can get legal help to vote by calling 866-OURVOTE. Video by The UpTake's Oren Goldenberg.
The American Civil Liberties Union has been campaigning for the release of all documents relating to torture under the Bush administration. Obama promised transparency - will this now happen? *******visionon.tv
A new video from the American Civil Liberties Union, "Blocking Faith, Freezing Charity," shows how terrorism finance laws have created a climate of fear that hurts the ability of American Muslims to freely practice their religion through charitable giving.
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ACLU Director Anthony Romero sees plenty of work ahead for President Obama.
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Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties is the new, hour-long documentary from Robert Greenwald – one of the most prolific and progressive producers in Hollywood – in conjunction with the ACLU. This new film, written, directed and produced by Nonny de la Peña, details the shocking way that the civil liberties of American citizens and immigrants alike have been infringed upon, curtailed and rolled back since 9/11 and the USA Patriot Act.
Here, you'll get the real story behind the USA PATRIOT Act and other administration policies and the gut wrenching stories behind those affected – from law abiding sales clerks to United States Olympians unable to travel. It'll remind you of what America used to stand for and what it seems we're falling for now. In short, this film will affirm why you're angry and give you a tool to help others join your ranks.
A new video released by the American Civil Liberties Union this week features family members of 9/11 victims calling for federal trials of terrorism suspects. The families were interviewed before the Obama administration announced today that certain Guantánamo detainees will be transferred to the U.S. for trial in federal court. The administration also said other detainees will be tried in the illegitimate military commissions.
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In world news — pressure continues to mount for Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi.
Sources including the BBC say Gaddafi’s number two man, Libya’s interior minister, is now among top officials who have joined the opposition. The Arab League has now put Libya on suspension.
Still, Gaddafi remains defiant, yesterday saying, he would rather “die a martyr” than resign.
The U.S. and European nations are now sending ferries and planes to evacuate their citizens from the violence-ridden country.
Still in world news — an update on the Christchurch, New Zealand, earthquake.
New Zealand Herald says the recent earthquake is likely to be New Zealand’s worst natural disaster yet. The Civil Defence Ministry has declared a state of National Emergency, the first for a non-military situation. The death toll is now up to 75, while 300 others are feared trapped.
In U.S. news — the ACLU and a Muslim group filed a lawsuit yesterday, claiming an FBI informant who infiltrated a mosque has violated constitutional rights — targeting Muslims for surveillance simply because of their religion.
The Washington Post says the lawsuit is filed against the FBI and seven agents and supervisors. The suit seeks three things: class action status, unspecified damages and a court order instructing the FBI to destroy or return the information the informant collected.
Also in the U.S. - Rahm Emanuel is the new mayor of the Windy City. Last night he accepted his new position while breaking away from his rivals with 55% of the total votes.
“Thank you Chicago for this humbling victory. All I can say, you sure know how to make a guy feel at home (cheering)." (Video: CNN)
CNN reports the former White House Chief of Staff especially thanked his former employer President Obama for his support and praised former mayor Richard Daley as a “hard act to follow”. Emanuel says he’s ready to fix problems in the nation’s third largest city, including reforming the pension system and lowering high rates of crime.
In entertainment -- singer Rihanna rocked the stage at this year’s NBA All-Star game, but her performance was not music to every one’s ears.
Access Hollywood reports Rihanna was slated to perform at a charity event for Donald Trump the same night as the game. She cancelled her gig with the Donald due to illness, but really upset the Hotel mogul when she performed at the All-Star game only hours later.
But Rihanna wasn’t the ‘Only Girl in the World’ for Trump, he found Jennifer Hudson as a last minute replacement. Perez Hilton notes Trump publicly responded to the affair saying Rihanna’s bail was insulting to everyone and showed a lack of respect.
A rep for RiRi fired back. She was under strict doctor’s orders after battling bronchitis and feared losing her voice if she attended the event.
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Can you believe this the state has no judge! for me ever since the 80's.
never have i been charged with such a pedafile extention. but maybe the ACLU can save my name in public? ihave no felony or interest in raping anyone as a boyscout and high paid security guard, and protector of local women and children plus helped in ending washington states white slavery problem. Emberrassing!