18 hrs ago
Religion News Service
Muslims welcome shuttering of NYPD spying unit
Muslim and civil rights groups welcomed the news that the New York City Police Department's Demographics Unit will disband but said they still fear they may be targets of warrantless surveillance.
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
De Blasio's Policing Test
New York mayor Bill de Blasio is settling two stop, question, and frisk lawsuits against the New York Police Department, but a third suit is still in play.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
UN to grill Vatican again on clergy sex abuse
The hearing scheduled for May 5-6 in Geneva will look at whether the Vatican's record on child protection violates the U.N. Convention Against Torture.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Pam's House Blend
Podcast: CCR Attorney Pardiss Kebriaei on Judge Dismissing Lawsuit...
The families of three United States citizens, who were not indicted, charged or prosecuted for committing crimes but were killed in drone strikes by the US government, lost in court when a judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by the ACLU and Center for Constitutional Rights.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
The Common Ills
Pope Asks Forgiveness for "Evil" of Church Sex Abuse Epidemic....
This is from the Center for Constitutional Rights : firstname.lastname@example.org April 11, 2014 - In response to Pope Francis's statement today asking for "forgiveness for the damage [some priests] have done for having sexually abused children" and promising "sanctions", the Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents the Survivors Network of those ... (more)
Fri Apr 11, 2014
'Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA': New Book Envisions Greater Democracy, World Without Capitalism
Frances Goldin , has worked as a literary agent for almost forty years and represents Barbara Kingsolver, Adrienne Rich, Mumia Abu Jamal, among many other authors.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Resources for April 8, 2014
"The War on/in Higher Education." Jump Cut #55 Derrick Jensen. "Endgame." Unwelcome Guests #311 ["Derrick Jensen speaking about his forthcoming book, Endgame, on the hidden nature of violence in Western Culture, and the revolutionary nature of the changes needed to live on the land sustainability once more.
Can Any Court Hold U.S. Accountable For Killing Americans Overseas with Drone Strikes?
Maria LaHood , Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights. She is one of the attorneys working on the Anwar Al-Awlaki case.
Jewish Voice for Peace: Bill Defunding Universities With Ties To Israel Boycotters Dies In Committee
April 8 - As the Maryland General Assembly completed its work on the state budget bill, legislators inserted language that weakly condemns the American Studies Association decision to boycott Israeli academic institutions complicit in Israel's long record of human rights violations.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
The Common Ills
CCR Responds to Senate Intelligence Committee's Vote to Declassify...
This is from the Center for Constitutional Rights : email@example.com April 3, 2014, New York - In response to the Senate Intelligence Committee's vote to declassify parts of a report that details and condemns the CIA's post-9/11 torture program, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: The Center for Constitutional ... (more)
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Resources for April 3, 2014
Maguire, Robert. "Despite Disclosure, Dark Money Stays Dark in Nevada." Open Secrets Center for Constitutional Rights : While Donald Rumsfeld gets to explain himself in yet another film, instead of a court of law, here are the stories of U.S. veterans and Iraqi civilians fighting to overcome the harm caused by his actions.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Center for Constitutional Rights: Anti-Boycott Resolution Rejected in Illinois State Senate Committee
April 2 - Yesterday afternoon, the Senate Judiciary Committee of the Illinois Senate rejected Senate Joint Resolution 59, proposed by Senator Ira Silverstein , that urged Illinois university and college presidents to condemn academic boycotts as a form of protest.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
Ugandan LGBT Advocacy Group Files Suit In US Against Lively
On March 14 the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Sexual Minorities Uganda , a non-profit umbrella organization for LGBTI advocacy groups in Uganda, against Abiding Truth Ministries President Scott Lively, a U.S.-based attorney, author, and self-described world-leading expert on the "gay movement."
Sun Mar 23, 2014
Our Time Press
United States of America and Vulcan Society, Inc. v. City of New York
Synopsis United States, et al. v City of New York is a federal class action lawsuit originating from Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charges filed by CCR on behalf of the Vulcan Society and three individual African-American firefighter applicants, charging the New York City Fire Department with racially discriminatory hiring practices.
Fri Mar 21, 2014
WNYC-AM New York
Muslims Challenge Judge's Decision on NYPD Surveillance
A group of Muslims is challenging a judge's decision, handed down last month, to dismiss a lawsuit claiming NYPD surveillance of mosques and other locations in New Jersey is unconstitutional.
Thu Mar 20, 2014
The Common Ills
Abu Ghraib, Collective Punishment, War Crimes
The Associated Press notes : Ten years ago: Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide rallied against the U.S.-led war in Iraq on the first anniversary of the start of the conflict.
Wed Mar 19, 2014
Center for Constitutional Rights: No Corporate Impunity for Abu Ghraib Torture, Attorneys Urge Court
March 19 - A month before the 10-year anniversary of the Abu Ghraib torture photos, attorneys from the Center for Constitutional Rights and co-counsel urged a federal appeals court to re-open a case brought by four Iraqi Abu Ghraib torture victims against private military contractor CACI Premier Technology, Inc. The men were subjected to electric ... (more)
Tue Mar 18, 2014
$98 million settlement reached with NYC black firefighters group
The black firefighters group has reached a $98 million settlement with the City of New York and the U.S. Department of Justice in its seven-year lawsuit charging the city with racially discriminatory hiring practices.
Settlement reached in FDNY discrimination lawsuit
A lawsuit alleging that the New York Fire Department discriminated against minority applicants has been settled, pre-empting a trial that had been scheduled to start this month in the 7-year-old case, lawyers for a black firefighters' group said Tuesday.