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5 Million and Counting – Rally Dec. 10 to Protect Voting Rights

5 Million and Counting – Rally Dec. 10 to Protect Voting Rights

By Donna Lieberman, New York Civil Liberties Union at 3:03pm

On Saturday, December 10, more than 100 civil, labor, and human rights organizations will take a “Stand for Freedom” in New York City to protest the attack on voting rights.

The NYPD’s Race Issues Go Far Beyond Ugly Facebook Rants

By Donna Lieberman, New York Civil Liberties Union at 5:20pm

Apparently, a lot of NYPD cops don’t like working the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, and they vented their disdain for the annual event in a deeply insulting and racist Facebook rant.

According to The New York Times, officers…

Protecting Protest at Occupy Wall Street

Protecting Protest at Occupy Wall Street

By Donna Lieberman, New York Civil Liberties Union at 12:09pm

As the Occupy Wall Street movement gains steam, the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is standing beside the demonstrators and defending their right to speak their minds.

Teams of NYCLU staff and volunteers regularly visit the movement's…

Big Step Forward: NYPD Orders Officers to Stop Unlawful Marijuana Arrests

Big Step Forward: NYPD Orders Officers to Stop Unlawful Marijuana Arrests

By Donna Lieberman, New York Civil Liberties Union at 4:02pm

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has issued a directive ordering officers to stop arresting people for misdemeanor marijuana possession when the pot only becomes "public" because an officer has searched a person or directed the person to empty his or her pockets.

We Did It! Same-Sex Marriage in New York

We Did It! Same-Sex Marriage in New York

By Donna Lieberman, New York Civil Liberties Union at 9:43pm

When it comes to fighting for what's right, New Yorkers wrote the book. And marriage equality is the next chapter of our civil rights story.

Stand Up For Religious Freedom, Don't Hide Behind It

By Donna Lieberman, New York Civil Liberties Union & Louise Melling, Director, Center of Liberty; Deputy Legal Director, ACLU at 4:13pm

"Of course you have the right to build a mosque, but it is insensitive to build it there."

This is the newest version of the call from critics of the proposed Islamic center in downtown New York City. The sentiment may at first blush…

Broadway Stands Up for Freedom and Salutes the NYCLU

By Donna Lieberman, New York Civil Liberties Union at 1:24pm

The New York Civil Liberties Union’s sixth annual Broadway Stands Up for Freedom concert was a smashing, sold-out success. Dozens of Broadway's finest — including musical director Seth Rudetsky and leading actors from Jersey Boys,…

Bloggers Against Big Brother

By Donna Lieberman, New York Civil Liberties Union at 11:47am
The blogosphere lit up early this week in reaction to the New York Times article about the NYPD's unlawful surveillance of peace groups during the Republican National Convention. The Times neatly summarizes a few, and here a few more: Our friends at…

NYPD=Big Brother?

By Donna Lieberman, New York Civil Liberties Union at 10:25am
Sunday's New York Times article proves what we and other civil rights groups have suspected: the NYPD conducted widespread surveillance and infiltration of groups that planned peaceful, lawful demonstrations in the days leading up to and during the Republican…
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