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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.
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…

A Decade Later

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:29pm

As the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the ACLU joins all Americans in remembering the unspeakable losses suffered on that tragic day.

This solemn occasion provides opportunity to reflect on the turbulent decade behind us, and 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…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

These 150,000 Pages Demand Accountability

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:11pm

As you know if you’ve been keeping up with the “Document a Day,” all month long we’ve been commemorating “Torture Awareness Month” by highlighting documents from the voluminous pages of previously secret government…

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