This week marked one month, or 30 days, since Donald Trump took office and, during that time, he has ramped up raids and deportations of undocumented workers–including this week a brain tumor patient taken from her hospital bed and sent to a detention facility. He has gutted environmental regulations and human rights rules and tried […]
As the 15th anniversary of 9/11 is commemorated and the movie “Snowden” opens in theaters, a rebroadcast of this important panel discussion, ‘Social Movements and the Surveillance State’ featuring Chip Gibbons (Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation) Brandi Collins (Color Of Change) Hendrik Voss (School of the Americas Watch) and Dr. Maha Hilal (National […]
THIS WEEK HAS BEEN A WEEK OF STATE VIOLENCE, RAGE AND MOURNING—A TRIANGLE OF POLICE KILLINGS from Baton Rouge Louisiana, To St. Paul Minnesota, to New York City. And then Thursday night five Dallas police officers were shot to death and seven others seriously injured by what is believed to be at least two snipers. […]
Social Movements and the Surveillance State, a panel co-sponsored by the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and Defending Dissent Foundation, DC Jacobin and the DC Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, held at the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library in Northwest DC Monday, June 27, 2016. Participants: Chip Gibbons (Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent […]
A new generation of civil rights advocates question whether the Black Congressional Caucus is working for Black people or for corporations. And while leaders of 50 nations gathered here last week to talk about the threat of nuclear terrorism, anti-nuclear forces said to U.S. leaders, well, WHY NOT start with the getting rid of the […]
OCT. 9, 2014 OCTOBER 9 MARKS TWO MONTHS SINCE THE KILLING OF MICHAEL BROWN and there have been NO arrests. A national mobilization prepares to converge in Ferguson. Guests and voices: Matt Nelson, Color of Change; Richard Prince, Eugene Puryear, Katea Stitt and excerpts from the movie “Disruption.” Week One of Fall Fundraiser.