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George Zimmerman Case Puts Hate-Crimes Law in Spotlight
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, Civil rights, culture, crime, hate, law, Obama, Zimmerman )

- 1585 days ago -
The hate crimes law President Barack Obama championed and signed in 2009 makes it easier to pursue a federal criminal case against George Zimmerman over the death of Trayvon Martin.
The Supreme Court's Big Gay-Marriage Day, Explained
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, Civil Rights, Human Rights, LGBT, Law, media, military, politics, propaganda, SupremeCourt )

- 1813 days ago -
Five cases under consideration challenge the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a law signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996 that prevents same-sex couples married under state law from receiving the same federal recognition as heterosexual married couples
OP-ED: Is Facebook Really An 'Appalling Spying Machine'?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: media, fACEBOOK, SOCIAL MEDIA, GOVERBNMENT SPYING, CIVIL RIGHTS, Wikileaks, Julian Assange, Government sypying, espionage, rights, REEDOMS, Facebook, freedoms, politics, government, ethics, usa, u.s., news, dishonesty )

- 2389 days ago -
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange thinks so, claiming that Facebook could be used by government agencies to get personal information about anyone
TAKE ACTION NOW - SIGN PETITION: The Navajos Rights to Water on Their Own Land
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Navajos People, government, ethics, civil rights, water, petition, injustice )

- 2453 days ago -
The Navajos have nearly 10,000 gallons off water on their land but the U.S. cut it off nearly entirely and gave it to Phoenix, whose people use nearly ten times the daily amount a Navajo does.
A Tribute to Dr Martin Luther King Jr
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Peace, Non-violence, Civil Rights, Human Rights )

- 2497 days ago -
Dr Martin Luther King was born in Atlanta, Georgia on 15th January, 1929. King heard a lecture on Mahatma Gandhi and the nonviolent civil disobedience campaign that he used successfully against British rule in India. "I have a Dream..."
Senate GOP Blocks Cloture On Repeal Of Don't Ask, Don't Tell
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, civil rights, congress, constitution, corruption, crime, democrats, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, Govtfearmongering, iraq, lies, mccain, media, military, news, obama, politics, propaganda, republicans, troops )

- 2535 days ago -
The bill could theoretically be brought up again before the end of the lame duck session, but a Democratic leadership aide tells TPM that negotiations are basically at an impasse.
Anti-Women Brutality -After Shooting, Cops Dragged And Beat Her Only to Left Her Paralyze for Ever
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Human Rights, Civil Rights, Women Rights, News, Interesting, India, Terrorism, kashmir, Violence against Women )

- 2629 days ago -
Haneefa lies on a bed in the corner of a room. Like a statue, unable to move any part of her body, except for eyes which keep staring at Humaira, a student of 6th Grade.Her static position indicate the extent of brutality that a Kashmiri Women faces Daily
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Native Americans, Human Rights, Civil Rights )

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- 2718 days ago -
*ACTION ALERT PLEASE HELP CHEYENNE RIVER TO GET WATER r-to-the-people/2922/water-appropriations-south-da kotas-lakota-siouxil
CREDO Action: Ask Eric Holder to Block Arizona's Racist Law
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Arizona, immigrant rights, civil rights, federal intervention, Eric Holder, SB 1070, racial profiling, police harassment, Latinos, criminalizing undocumented immigrants, Fourth Amendment, Constitution, unreasonable govt search, seizure, Credo )

- 2757 days ago -
Arizona law SB 1070 is greatest threat to US civil rights in a generation. It effectively mandates racial profiling & police harassment of Latinos. Even tho' it's 2010 not 1963, federal action necessary once again to protect civil rights in a state where
American Civil Liberties Union:
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: petition, freedoms, abuse, torture, civil rights, investigation, Holder, justice )

- 3006 days ago -
We need a full and thorough investigation. Attorney General Eric Holder appointed an independent prosecutor to investigate torture. However, the very limited scope is nowhere near as thorough and broad as the investigation America really needs. The re
Calif. Gay Marriage Opponents Gear Up for Rallies
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, prop 8, GLBT rights, human rights, freedoms, Protests, Civil Rights )

- 3092 days ago -
FRESNO, Calif-Hundreds of gay marriage supporters marched in rural, conservative California, but before the dusty roads could clear, opponents of same-sex couples planned to take to the streets to renew their resolve.
Defense Attorney David Nevin Speaks About the Military Commissions
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Civil Rights Claim, Civil rights, Guantanamo Bay torture, ACLU, detainee, propaganda, Govtfearmongering, bushadministration, americans, abuse, FISA, Military Commissions Act of 2006, PATRIOT Act )

- 3436 days ago -
VIDEO: In this video, recorded at the ACLU Membership Conference, Nevin gives his thoughts on the circumstances of Mohammed's refusal of legal representation, and the system of "justice" being meted out by the Military Commissions Act.
Justice for Sean Bell - Sign the Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Civil Rights, civil rights movement, Police Brutality, Racial profiling, Human Rights )

- 3479 days ago -
23-year-old Sean Bell was killed in a hail of 50 police bullets on the day of his weeding in NY. He was unarmed. Speak out for victims of police brutality and racial profiling like Sean Bell, and demand change and rights for all.
Civil Rights Activist Johnnie Carr Dies
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: civil rights, women's rights, Black history, activist )

- 3551 days ago -
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Johnnie Carr, who joined childhood friend Rosa Parks in the historic Montgomery bus boycott and became a prominent civil rights activist over the past half century, has died. She was 97.
First Wiccan Chaplain in History To Meet With U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Wiccan, Civil Rights, US Commission )

- 3563 days ago -
A Wiccan Chaplain and Statewide California Department of Corrections, Patrick McCollum will speak at a briefing on prisoners' religious rights at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in Washington, DC

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