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Against the Current

Julie Hurwitz: Ten years later: we’re less free (No.154, September-October 2011)
“In the post-9/11 era, however, we face new and in many respects more serious challenges regarding the increasingly deteriorating state of civil, constitutional, human and political rights. Of equal or more concern, there seems to be less resistance to the assault on our rights than there was in the past.”

Julie H. Hurwitz: The Patriot Act: darkness with no sunset (No. 117, July/August 2005)
“Since September 2001, literally thousands of people – most, but not all, of them immigrants and people of Arab descent – have been taken into custody in blatant violation of basic constitutional rights.”

Johanna Brenner and Nancy Holmstrom: After 9/11: whose security? (No. 115, March/April 2005)
“Until people realize that the sense of security with which we are so obsessed is an extremely narrow one, supported by hyper-masculine ideology and capitalist interests, the majority of the world’s people will day by day continue to become radically insecure, in both definitions of that term.”


Five ways Bush’s era of repression has stolen your liberties since 9/11 (July 24, 2007)
“In his new book, Matt Rothschild examines how the Bush White House constructed the edifice of repression to brazenly access our private data and shred the judicial process.”

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Issues: Keep America Safe and Free
“Ten years after 9/11, our nation still faces the challenge of remaining both safe and free. Our choice is not, as some would have it, between safety and freedom. Just the opposite is true.”

Association for the Prevention of Torture

Defusing the Ticking Bomb Scenario: Why we must say No to torture, always (pdf) (2007, 23 p.)
“The ticking bomb is based on a number of assumptions, some of which may be hidden or only implied when it is first presented. These hidden assumptions should be exposed.”

Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC)
“Many people are concerned that sections of the USA PATRIOT Act and other new laws and policies meant to prevent terrorism undermine basic civil rights and liberties. The Bill of Rights Defense Committee helps people convert their concerns into meaningful action to restore protections guaranteed under the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution.”
See Resourse and Links.

Jay’s Leftist and ‘Progressive’ Internet Resources Directory

Subject: Human rights and civil liberties links

International Socialist Review

Kristian Williams: Hidden torture, false democracy (Issue 61, September–October 2008)
“Darius Rejali’s book Torture and Democracy represents a profound achievement. It explains how torture has changed over the course of the last century, and especially in the last thirty-five years.”

Monthly Review

Michael E. Tigar: The twilight of personal liberty: Introduction to ‘”˜A permanent state of emergency’ (Vol.58, No.6, November 2006)
“In sum, the Patriot Act and its kindred laws revive the old criminal syndicalism, restraint of trade, and conspiracy laws that have been used against every progressive and liberationist movement in the United States including labor unions, socialist parties, and civil rights organizations.”

Jean-Claude Paye: A permanent state of emergency (Vol.58, No.6, November 2006)
“The proposed Patriot Act II explicitly reveals that exceptional measures applicable to specific categories of the population, such as foreigners, are designed to be extended to everyone, including citizens.”

Jean-Claude Paye: The end of Habeas Corpus in Great Britain (Vol.57, No.6, November 2005)
“The British Parliament adopted a new antiterrorist law, the Prevention of Terrorism Act, on March 11, 2005. By doing so, Parliament made it possible for the government to carry out the long-standing project of expanding the emergency provisions to which foreigners are subjected within the context of the war on terrorism to cover the whole population, including citizens.”

New Internationalist

Theme: State of Fear: the global attack on rights (Issue 376, March 2005)
“The War on Terror is taking its toll – and not just on the terrorists. Our basic rights and liberties all across the globe are coming under attack … The national security state is gathering force and its main victims are the usual suspects – refugees, racial minorities, activists, the poor and excluded.”

New Politics
Special section on civil liberties (Issue 37, Summer 2004):

Sustaining democratic life: an interview with the ACLU’s Anthony Romero.
“What most Americans don’t realize is that the Patriot Act went much further than just dealing with terrorism.”

Mark Dow: Roundups, detention, and other phantoms of lost liberty.
“Defending what we call ‘civil liberties’ has been critically important since 9/11 … I will sketch a few connections here among wide-ranging but related policies in which the U.S. government lies about immigration detention; continues to deport legal immigrants for minor crimes and justifies the use of torture in the current wars.”

Mark Hudson: U.S. libraries and the ‘War on terrorism’.

Red Pepper

Section: Civil Liberties
“Reports from the frontline of the war on our basic rights.”

Statewatch: Monitoring the State and Civil Liberties in the European Union
“Statewatch encourages the publication of investigative journalism and critical research in Europe the fields of the state, justice and home affairs, civil liberties, accountability and openness.”

Section: ‘Terrorist’ lists.

‘Terrorist’ lists: Monitoring Proscription, Designation and Asset-freezing
“This website was launched in June 2005 by Statewatch. It provides detailed information and analysis of the ‘terrorist lists’ operated by the United Kingdom, the United States, the United Nations and the European Union.”

Statewatch terrorist lists site : The current UK, US, UN and EU lists.

Third World Traveler

Section: Civil Liberties Watch

Top Secret America: A Washington Post Investigation
“Reporters Dana Priest and Bill Arkin spent two years investigating the top-secret world the U.S. government created in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.”

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

USA PATRIOT Act [2001]

Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 [UK]

USA Freedom Act [2015]


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