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Category: Civil Liberties
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Families Of Japanese-American Civil Rights Leaders Join Legal Fight Against Travel Ban 22.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
“We’ve got politicians who are building their careers on demonizing immigrant groups and foreigners ... in the name of national security."
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Civil rights commission: Discrimination risk in city fines 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on Thursday said the Justice Department should continue an Obama administration effort to rein in abuses in the use of court fees and fines by municipalities because it can have a discriminatory impact against poor minorities. The commission issued a report saying that poor people […]
Posters touting white supremacy posted in Grants Pass 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A group that bills itself as the “foremost alt-right group” in the Pacific Northwest has been putting up posters in downtown Grants Pass. The Daily Courier reports (https://is.gd/lSGx4u ) the group True Cascadia plastered posters that said “White, Proud, Unapologetic” near a bank and a coffee shop, and police had […]
Is Fondant Free Speech? Chefs Show Support For Gay Marriage As Court Case Looms 21.9.2017 NPR News
"You'd think cake would be apolitical, and yet here we are," says one of several D.C.-area pastry chefs who wrought their support for gay marriage into elaborate wedding cakes.
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On Rosh Hashanah: Recommitting to Solidarity in the Face of White Supremacy 21.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Members of the Holy Blossom Temple form a ring of hope around the Imdadul Mosque in North York in a show of solidarity with Muslims on February 3, 2017, in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo: Bernard Weil / Toronto Star via Getty Images) Faced with resurgent neo-Nazism, American Jews are coming to terms with a reality that many people of color have been acutely aware of all along: white supremacist organizing continues to flourish in this country. Rabbi Brant Rosen reflects on how alliances over Israeli policies too often lead mainstream Jewish organizations into silence on white supremacy. What we need, he argues, is solidarity organizing rooted in a deep awareness of anti-Black racism and Islamophobia. Members of the Holy Blossom Temple form a ring of hope around the Imdadul Mosque in North York in a show of solidarity with Muslims on February 3, 2017, in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo: Bernard Weil / Toronto Star via Getty Images) When Temple Beth Israel -- a large Reform synagogue in downtown Charlottesville, ...
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Former Australian prime minister says he was head-butted 21.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former Australian prime minister who decided two years ago that the people should vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legalized said he was head-butted Thursday by a gay rights advocate while walking in a city street. Tony Abbott said he sustained a swollen lip in the attack in Hobart […]
Former Australian prime minister says he was head-butted 21.9.2017 Washington Post: World
A former Australian prime minister who decided two years ago that the people should vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legalized says he has been head-butted by a gay rights advocate while walking on a city street.
Powerful play on family, racism, “Appropriate,” opens Curious Theatre’s 20th season 21.9.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
In 2017, "Appropriate" asks audiences to understand the hatred, the anger and the pathologies that evolved as a result of the racist past.
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Amid Rising Anti-Semitism, Jewish Groups Focus On Security For High Holidays 21.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The post-Charlottesville climate has left many Jewish organizations feeling on edge.
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WWE has dealt with racism before, but a scripted rant has fans chanting 'that's too far!' 21.9.2017 Washington Post
WWE has dealt with racism before, but a scripted rant has fans chanting 'that's too far!'
Teen stumbles on wallet loaded with $1,500 in cash, then makes a fateful decision 21.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

When Tyler Opdyke spotted a wallet loaded with $1,500 on the driveway of a home in the Sacramento area last week, the soon-to-be college student got excited.

“Awesome. Some cash!” he thought.

Then, he considered the family who lost the money, walked up to their home and left the wallet on their...

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Wedding cakes for all: Washington bakers support gay marriage as a Supreme Court case looms 20.9.2017 Washington Post
Wedding cakes for all: Washington bakers support gay marriage as a Supreme Court case looms
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Man pleads not guilty to hate crime charge after prosecutors say he threatened hookah bar patrons 20.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A 29-year-old man with white supremacist tattoos has pleaded not guilty to a hate crime and civil rights charges for allegedly threatening to kill customers and employees of Iranian descent inside a Lake Forest hookah lounge.

Orange County prosecutors say Andrew Alan Carruthers “acted aggressively”...

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ACLU Is Going On Offense In Voting Rights Fight 20.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
“If all we’re doing is filing lawsuits and fighting voter suppression, it’s just going to keep continuing."
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Assignment asking students to role play as KKK sparks anger 20.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina elementary school teacher who asked students to role play as Ku Klux Klan members for a homework assignment has been placed on administrative leave. The Island Packet reports that Lexington-Richland School District 5 says it’s “taking this matter very seriously” after Tremain Cooper posted a picture of his […]
The FBI wiretap on Paul Manafort is a big deal. Here’s why. 20.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The warrant required a judge to believe that a crime probably had been committed.
Did Obama Know about Comey's Surveillance? 20.9.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
The media is less interested in Obama Administration wiretapping than in how Trump described it.
Since I Prosecuted KKK Members Almost 20 Years Ago, I've Seen History Repeat Itself 19.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
From Charleston to Charlottesville, the pattern of violence continues.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates And 'The First White President': An Alternate View 19.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The writer's latest essay falls short as a piece of political analysis.
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WikiLeaks releases files that appear to offer details of Russian surveillance system 19.9.2017 Washington Post: World
"Plot twist,” says Edward Snowden, but some others aren't convinced.
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