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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.
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…

iPhone? More Like iSpy!

iPhone? More Like iSpy!

By Ateqah Khaki at 9:36pm

Today, security researchers revealed Apple’s iPhone keeps track of users’ locations and saves every detail of it to a secret file on the device and onto users’ computers when the two are synced. Unfortunately, we still don't know…

The Secrecy Double-Standard

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:35pm

For almost a decade, the American public has been told time and time again that some of our government's most controversial national security policies and programs are "secret." From warrantless wiretapping to the CIA's torture and "targeted…

ACLU Still #WINNING!

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:36pm

This week, we debuted a new video billboard with an important and timely social message in Times Square, the advertising epicenter of the world.

The 15-second spot reflects on rising anti-Muslim sentiments in the U.S., and calls for freedom…

Obama: Giving Up on Change When it Comes to 9/11 Trials

Obama: Giving Up on Change When it Comes to 9/11 Trials

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:34pm

On the same day that President Obama announced the launch of his 2012 reelection campaign, he abandoned one of his major promises from 2008.

Today, the Obama administration announced that it will prosecute the suspects accused of planning…

State Department Should Grant Visa to the "Bravest Woman in Afghanistan"

State Department Should Grant Visa to the "Bravest Woman in Afghanistan"

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:30pm

Late last week, the government denied a travel visa to Malalai Joya, an Afghan politician, writer, and human rights activist. Today, the ACLU sent a letter to Secretaries Clinton and Napolitano asking them to reconsider this decision.

The…

Robert Redford Joins ACLU at Sundance for “Reckoning With Torture”

Robert Redford Joins ACLU at Sundance for “Reckoning With Torture”

By Ateqah Khaki at 7:27pm

Our January 29 staging of “Reckoning with Torture” at the Sundance Film Festival got a little more exciting when we learned that the Sundance Kid himself, Robert Redford, would be taking the stage.

Redford joined actors America…

Who's Spying on You?

Who's Spying on You?

By Ateqah Khaki at 2:12pm

Yesterday, the Washington Post published the latest installment in its “Top Secret America” series, an ongoing investigation into the costly and expansive security buildup in the United States following the September 11, 2001 attacks.…

Join Us for a "Fair Game" Screening in NYC Next Week!

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:49pm

If you're in New York next week, join us for a showing of Fair Game, a new film about Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame, followed by an exclusive Q&A with the ACLU and Director Doug Liman.

As we told you last week, Fair Game tells the …

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