Tag Archives: ACLU

Blog: Senator Feingold Hits Obama Administration Over Extraordinary Rendition Decision

February 10, 2009 – Senator  Russ Feingold is sharply criticizing the Obama administration over its  controversial decision to maintain the Bush administration’s position in a closely watched lawsuit involving alleged victims of extraordinary rendition, a decision that generated a storm … Continue reading

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President-Elect Obama Prepares to Issue Order to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp

January 12, 2009, Washington – President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to issue an executive order his first week in office — and perhaps his first day — to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, according to two presidential … Continue reading

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Liberty Lost in Maryland: More Groups than Thought Were Illegally Spied Upon by Government

Sunday, January 4, 2009; Page A01 – The Maryland State Police surveillance of advocacy groups was far more extensive than previously acknowledged, with records showing that troopers monitored — and labeled as terrorists — activists devoted to such wide-ranging causes … Continue reading

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Dec 16 Weekly Update: Vice President Cheney Admits Authorizing Torture, VCS Works to Restore Our Civil Liberties

December 16, 2008 –  Spread the Word: Close Guantanamo Bay, End Torture, and End Domestic Spying This week’s update contains three important items. First, our VCS membership keeps growing. Second, we want you to let President-Elect Barack Obama know we … Continue reading

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Guantánamo Judge Throws Out More Evidence Obtained Through Torture In Jawad Case

November 20, 2008, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba – Less than a month after throwing out an alleged confession obtained through torture, a judge late Wednesday rejected more evidence gathered through coercive interrogations in the military commission case against Afghan national Mohammed … Continue reading

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Nov 10, Civil Liberties News: VCS Urges Our Members to Sign Petition to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp

The ACLU and Brave New Foundation are collaborating on a series of videos containing direct testimony from those with firsthand knowledge of the system of injustice that thrives at Gitmo. November 10, 2008  Dear President-Elect Obama, Nothing would make me … Continue reading

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Actions for Restoring America: How to Begin Reparing the Damage to Freedom in America After Bush

October 28, 2008 – The next president will become chief executive of a nation that has been greatly weakened – in particular, our freedoms, our values, and our international reputation have been greatly undermined by the policies of the past … Continue reading

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ACLU Challenges Destruction of Evidence in Indefinite Detention Case

October 17, 2008, Charleston, SC – The American Civil Liberties Union today appealed a court decision allowing the government to destroy and obstruct evidence depicting the brutal interrogations of Ali al-Marri, who has been detained in solitary confinement at a … Continue reading

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Once-Secret Memos Document How White House Endorsed CIA Waterboarding and Torture

October 15, 2008 – The White House issued two secret memos endorsing the CIA’s use of waterboarding and other forms of torture on detainees, according to a news report published today in the Washington Post. The memos, which show that … Continue reading

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Oct 9, Civil Liberties News: Recently Releaed Government Documents Show President Bush Ordered Illegal Torture Here in America Against U.S. Citizens

October 8, 2008 – According to newly released military documents, the Navy applied lawless Guantánamo protocols in detention facilities on American soil. The documents, which include regular emails between brig officers and others in the chain of command, uncover new … Continue reading

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