Freedom in the Balance

By Lorenzo | The Bill of Rights is under attack.

Will the Federal Government Make It Illegal to Protest Israel?

A growing number of Republicans and Democrats in Congress are backing a bill that would criminalize support for the international boycott against …

Rights & Freedoms

A 21st-Century Form of Indentured Servitude Has Already Penetrated Deep into the American Heartland

Indentured servitude is back in a big way in the United States, and conservative corporatists want to make sure that labor never, ever again has the …

Equality

Mass Arrests of Protesters: Outrageous in Russia, Barely Worth Mentioning in U.S.

Major media’s relative lack of interest in the mass arrests by Metro DC police on Inauguration Day is a fact noted by activists and journalists since …

Inauguration Day

Protest at Your Own Peril: New Report Details Baton Rouge Police Mistreatment of Locked Up Alton Sterling Protesters

Photo by katesheets | CC BY 2.0Participating in a civil rights march in 2016 shouldn’t result in being jailed in inhumane conditions, denied medical …

Prison

Comply or Die: the Police State’s Answer to Free Speech Is Brute Force

Photo by Tony Webster | CC BY 2.0“Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to …

Policing

Trump’s election commission leads to confusion — and voters unregistering at election offices

Earlier this week, in the office of Boulder’s election division, workers were keeping a tally on sticky notes when voters started calling to cancel …

Elections

America Is Suffering from a Plague of Deadly, Unaccountable and Racist Police Violence

A year ago on July 5, Alton Sterling was wrestled to the ground by two police officers. Moments later, he was shot and killed. The next day, Philando …

Policing

The Supreme Court Is Putting Us on the Path to Become a Christian Nation

The Supreme Court this week made a series of decisions that challenge the central tenet of secularism in the nation: the separation of church and …

Religion

Don't Call It the Trump Administration—This Is a Regime

rump tweeted another string of bullying, misogynistic, anti-press rants and signaled, once again, the stark differences between a presidential …

Donald Trump

Does the Militarization of Police Lead to More People Killed? Research Says Yes

Black Lives Matter activists protesting police violence and the killing of Michael Brown were met with heavily armed officers during the Ferguson …

Law Enforcement

Very Dangerous Times: The Media Is Under Attack by an Authoritarian White House

If there were ever a doubt that a traitor now occupies the Oval Office, Tuesday’s assault on the exercise of a free press, guaranteed by the …

Liberal POV

‘We can’t take the bullying’: Reporter Brian Karem explains why he finally snapped at Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Brian Karem, a correspondent for <i>Playboy</i>, became a household name after going toe-to-toe White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during a …

Donald Trump

Police stop and question 20 MILLION motorists every year or 50,000 every day

‘Sad day for the First Amendment’: Activists warn Supreme Court set damning precedent in Trinity Church case

‘Sad day for the First Amendment’: Activists warn Supreme Court set damning precedent in Trinity Church case<p>26 Jun 2017 at 11:21 ET<p>The U.S. Supreme …

Rights & Freedoms

India Is on Its Way to Becoming a Hindi Nation, Suppressing Multiculturalism

As I write, about 150 Hindu groups meet in the unlikely spot of Goa, a popular international tourist destination, to discuss how their "common goal” …

India

From the Pentagon Papers to Trump: Here’s how the government gained the upper hand against leakers

In October 1969, a national security official named Daniel Ellsberg began secretly photocopying 7,000 classified Vietnam War documents. He had become …

National Security Agency (NSA)

The ACLU Is Suing D.C. Police for Their Brazen Mistreatment of Inauguration Protesters

A group of protesters facing trumped-up federal charges for protesting at Donald Trump’s inauguration are now seeing an extension of support from the …

Policing

‘Rent-a-spy’ firm TigerSwan used Standing Rock intel to infiltrate other activist groups

TigerSwan — a private surveillance and intelligence gathering firm with roots in the military conflicts in the Middle East — continued to track and …

Osama Bin Laden

Bernie Sanders All but Calls Republicans Cowards in Devastating Speech on Senate Floor

Click here for reuse options! "I say to the Republican leadership, what are you afraid of?"Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has had it with Republican …

Bernie Sanders

PBS Runs a Three-Hour Series Glorifying the Anti-Public School DeVos Education Agenda

Funded by conservative foundations devoted to privatization, this program is the definition of paid propaganda.Public education today faces an …

Education

Jeff Sessions Should Learn from the Past Mistakes of Fighting the Drug War

Click here for reuse options! Using mandatory minimum sentencing was a proven failed policy that became a poison to the criminal justice systemIn the …

Prison

Now Five Men Own Almost as Much Wealth as Half the World's Population

Last year it was eight men, then down to six, and now almost five.<p>While Americans fixate on Trump, the super-rich are absconding with our wealth, and …

Wealth

'Anti-Sharia' Rallies Brought out Pro-Trump Thugs, Internet-Radicalized and Spoiling for Violence

Click here for reuse options! The alt-right movement is growing, and it has the backing of police and the White House.Alt-right events are harvests …

Racism

Fearing for her life, Iowa Democrat abandons race to unseat GOP Rep. Steve King

The Democratic candidate running against anti-immigrant Republican Congressman Steve King (IA) announced Saturday that she is dropping out of the …

Two Anti-Gay Attacks Occur in New York City Just Days Apart

Two incidents of anti-gay violence reportedly took place in New York City last week. Both attacks resulted in physical violence.<p>In the first attack, …

New York City

Federal investigation of Google gets shut down one day after Google CEO defends Jared Kushner

The day after the executive chairman of Google’s parent company praised President Donald Trump’s embattled son-in-law, Jared Kushner, the White House …

Monsanto Caught Warning EPA About Activists

Recent news is revealing to the mainstream public that Monsanto has been covering up the carcinogenic effects of its best-selling glyphosate-based …

Trump White House Orders Federal Agencies to Blow off Requests for Info from All Democrats

Democrats keep sending letters to government agencies requesting information — but the Trump White House is instructing those agencies to completely …

Federal

In an Unprecedented Court Escalation, Trump Protesters Could Be Facing Decades in Prison for Inauguration Demonstrations

Nearly six months after Donald Trump was sworn into office, more than 200 protesters who gathered in Washington, D.C. to protest his inauguration are …

Injustice