The Real Victory Still Lies Ahead

Posted by on November 08, 2012 in Blog
Even though Obama’s re-election is a small victory for advocates of civil liberties and global peace, these ideals are far from assured. What we won yesterday is little more than the possibility of future success, the hope that cool heads in the second Obama administration will be able and willing to see past the mistakes of the first.
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Supreme Court to Hear Case on Warrantless Wiretapping

Posted by on October 25, 2012 in Blog
On October 29th the Supreme Court will begin its second session of 2012. While it has received virtually no media attention compared to other cases on the docket for this session, the very first case the Supreme Court will hear bears significant implications for the future of our constitutional protections.
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Senate to Hold Hearing on Hate Crimes

Posted by on September 17, 2012 in Blog
On September 19, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to convene a hearing on hate crimes and domestic extremism. While the hearing has been spurred, in part, by the recent tragedy in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, it will seek to elevate the concerns surrounding hate crimes and domestic extremism that all communities and Americans face in this country.
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Good and Bad News on Civil Liberties this Week

Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Blog
The good news: U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest dealt a severe blow to the practice of indefinite detention by deciding to make her injunction permanent. The bad news: the House has voted to reauthorize warrantless wiretapping for another five years.
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Congress Votes Tomorrow on Reauthorizing Warrantless Wiretapping

Posted by on September 11, 2012 in Blog
Tomorrow congress will vote on the five-year reauthorization (H.R. 5949) of the FISA Amendments Act (FAA), the 2008 law that legalized the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program.
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AAI President Jim Zogby on AC 360 to Challenge Bachmann

Posted by on July 16, 2012 in Blog

AAI President Jim Zogby joined CNN anchor Anderson Cooper tonight on “Anderson Cooper 360” at 8:15pm ET to discuss former Presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann’s controversial call for an investigation into the extent that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the U.S. government.  Read the segment transcript

The back story:

A few weeks ago, Rep. Bachmann and four colleagues in Congress, including Texas Representative Louie Gohmert, released letters they sent collectively to Inspectors General of the Departments of State, Justice, Defense, and Homeland Security, and the Office of the Directorate of National Intelligence calling on them to...

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More Damaging Revelations of Islamophobia Underscore Need for Fundamental Reforms

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Blog
by Omar Baddar and Omar Tewfik Today, Spencer Ackerman and his colleague at Wired Noah Shachtman released the contents of a recently-terminated DoD training course for senior military officers. The course, entitled “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism,” was terminated late last month by General Martin Dempsey, Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces. As expected, the outrageous materials released today show exactly why the course was shut down.
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Not-So-Breaking News: We Use Drones

Posted by on April 30, 2012 in Blog
By Jeffrey Wright Brennan’s speech today will be touted as an example of the Obama Administration’s transparent approach to the drone war, but given its shortcomings, Americans should demand a much more thorough accounting of President Obama’s understanding of his powers and their limits - if any remain.
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White House clarifies anti-terror chief’s NYPD remarks

Posted by The Record on April 24, 2012 in News Clips

President Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser wasn’t referring to a controversial surveillance program when he praised the New York Police Department’s counterterrorism efforts last week, a White House official said.

The clarification of remarks by John Brennan was issued Tuesday evening as national Muslim and Arab groups expressed frustration with what they described as mixed messages from the Obama administration over NYPD surveillance operations in New Jersey and New York.

Brennan on Friday praised the agency for its anti-terror efforts, saying he has “full confidence that the NYPD is doing things consistent with the law” — comments that some...

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The Collateral Damage of the Race

Posted on March 21, 2012 in Countdown
Are you disturbed by the PATRIOT Act’s civil rights transgressions? Wait until you hear this: The Justice Department apparently has an even more intrusive interpretation of their powers under the PATRIOT Act; one which, "Contrary to core principles of American democracy" (in the words of Senators Wyden and Udall), they refuse to disclose to the American people.
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