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ACLU Studio: The Torture Report

ACLU Studio: The Torture Report

By Ateqah Khaki & David Felsen, ACLU at 6:09pm
Sometimes the truth is buried in front of us. That is the case with more than 140,000 pages of government documents relating to the abuse of prisoners by U.S. forces during the “war on terror,” brought to light by the ACLU.

President Obama Should Listen to the American People – Not His Advisors – on the NDAA.

By Ateqah Khaki at 2:43pm

Last night, the House of Representatives voted to pass the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a bill that contains harmful provisions that some legislators have said could authorize the U.S. military to pick up and imprison without charge…

One Small Step for the U.S., One Giant Step for LBGT Rights

By Ateqah Khaki at 8:56pm

Earlier today, we told you about a historic commitment by the United States to the cause of LGBT international human rights. We hope that this is just a first step toward a greater global recognition that LGBT rights are really core human rights, and…

Traveling for the Holidays? Don't Forget Your Rights!

Traveling for the Holidays? Don't Forget Your Rights!

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:32pm

Each year, millions of Americans travel for the holidays. But you shouldn’t have to check your rights when you check your luggage or cross the border.

Salon's Glenn Greenwald and ACLU's Ben Wizner Discuss Post-9/11 Rule of Law

By Ateqah Khaki at 3:13pm

Tomorrow, the ACLU’s Ben Wizner will participate in an event with Salon.com’s Glenn Greenwald in Washington D.C. to discuss the state of American justice and the rule of law in the decade since 9/11.

The event will also feature…

Police Abuse in Puerto Rico: The Urgent Need for Real Change

Police Abuse in Puerto Rico: The Urgent Need for Real Change

By Ateqah Khaki at 4:46pm

Today, The New York Times ran letters from Luis Fortuño, Governor of Puerto Rico, and Rosie Pérez, actress and activist who was a part of an ACLU fact-finding mission on police abuses in Puerto Rico.

They were responding to…

DOJ to Investigate Deaths of Two Detainees in CIA Custody

DOJ to Investigate Deaths of Two Detainees in CIA Custody

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:42pm

Earlier today, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department is launching a "full criminal investigation" into the deaths of two detainees in CIA custody during the Bush administration.

In August 2009, Holder…

ACLU to Obama: Honor Those Who Said 'No' to Torture

ACLU to Obama: Honor Those Who Said 'No' to Torture

By Ateqah Khaki at 12:49pm

Today, we sent a letter to the White House asking President Obama to formally honor the soldiers and public servants who opposed torture under the Bush administration.

Although senior Bush administration officials approved the torture of…

Kevin Keith Clemency Request Rejected by Ohio Parole Board

By Ateqah Khaki at 10:11am

Last month, we told you about Kevin Keith: a 46-year-old man currently on death row in the state of Ohio who is scheduled to be put to death on September 15, in spite of overwhelming evidence that he is innocent. Thanks to activists like you, Keith's…

ACLU Film to be Featured in "Media That Matters Film Festival"

By Ateqah Khaki at 4:02pm

Next week, the ACLU's film, "Justice Denied: Voices from Guantánamo," will be featured as one of 12 shorts selected in the 10th annual Media That Matters (MTM) Film Festival, a showcase for short films — all under 12 minutes…

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