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Congratulations! The Taxes You Just Paid Might Be On Their Way to a Private Prison

Congratulations! The Taxes You Just Paid Might Be On Their Way to a Private Prison

04/15/2014 – Ah, April 15th. Tax Day.  When you pay taxes, you assume they'll be used to support education, health care, public transportation, and other programs...

The Power of One Voice: A Review

The Power of One Voice: A Review

04/11/2014 – Everyone should go see Anita, a recently released documentary that revolves around Anita Hill's controversial 1991 Senate hearing on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme ...

North Carolina: Let Me Take Care of My Son

North Carolina: Let Me Take Care of My Son

04/11/2014 – I live in Greensboro, North Carolina, with my family. My wife, Megan, and I flew to Texas to meet our son, Jax, over 4 years ago, who is now 6 ½. We have raised him to understand that ...

As a Soldier I Defended Our Rights, Now Who Will Defend Mine?

As a Soldier I Defended Our Rights, Now Who Will Defend Mine?

04/10/2014 – For a year now, I've been asking how a 75-year-old Vietnam Vet and retired prison guard like me could wind up in the hospital after being brutally mistreated by US Customs and Border ...

SEC Blocking Update to Electronic Privacy Laws

SEC Blocking Update to Electronic Privacy Laws

04/11/2014 – During the long, hard fight to bring the outdated Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) into the 21st century, advocates have run into the most unlikely of opponents: the ...

ACLU Features ››

Border Communities Under Siege

The U.S.-Mexico border has been turned into a militarized zone, all in the name of "border security."

Out for Freedom

We now face an unprecedented opportunity to achieve the freedom to marry for same-sex couples ...

Time to Rein in the Surveillance State

The government is using provisions of the Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments Act to regularly track ...

A Living Death

For 3,278 people, it was nonviolent offenses like stealing a $159 jacket or serving as a middleman in ...