The speakers will examine unjust U.S. detentions and prosecutions, whether at the internment camp at Guantánamo, in domestic prisons and jails, or at ICE immigration detention centers; explore how racism and anti-Muslim propaganda are being utilized to enable and normalize these unjust detentions and prosecutions, and contextualize these in the ongoing if rebranded so-called “war on terror.”
Charles Feldman KNX Reporter and ACLU’s Peter Bibring on Domestic Surveillance Drones and Your Privacy and Civil Liberties. ACLU’s Ahilan Arulanatham will speak on Overseas Targeted Killings
Daniel Hurt: They may change the packaging of their message, but Rubio represents the same old Republican policies: cutting taxes for the wealthy, cutting education spending, anti-equal rights views, and an uncompromising attitude that caused them to lose the 2012 general election.
With Ruth Wong, Director of LA County Military & Veteran Affairs, and Brenda Threatt, Office of the Mayor City of Los Angeles.
Liz Shuler: Sometimes, outside of election campaign seasons, even progressives wonder what’s so great about unions. Sure, we had a role to play before job safety laws, the eight-hour day, Social Security and civil rights laws were passed. But today?
Mayor Bill De Witt and Vice Mayor Gilbert Hurtado are facing a challenge from Ricardo Reyes, a political coordinator for Service Employees International Union United Long Term Care Workers Union
Jack Eidt: Never before have such a wide array organizations … environmental, humanitarian, religious, political, labor, civil rights, and educational … come together in Los Angeles to say: “Solve the climate crisis! Take a stand, Mr. President!”
Scott Kaufman: A Cold War-era plan to help the United States achieve greater energy independence is once again raising environmental red flags as this country continues to seek means of avoiding overreliance on foreign sources of fuel.
Nick Turse: Chuck Hagel’s views on the Vietnam War underwent a fundamental shift following the release of audio tapes of President Lyndon Johnson admitting, in 1964, that the war was unwinnable. That “cold political calculation” caused Hagel to vow that he would “never, ever remain silent when that kind of thinking put more American lives at risk in any conflict.”
Patrisse Collurs: The Dandelion Risin’ Leadership Institute will host a teach-in on civilian oversight of the L.A. County Jails Thursday, February 7, from 11:20 a.m. until 12:20 p.m., on the campus of Los Angeles Trade Technical College,
We need Improved Medicare for All! Join us on Monday, February 11th starting in Pershing Square and ending at the offices of Anthem Blue Cross.
Michael Eisen: It is a tragic irony that the only reason Swartz had to break the law to fulfill his quest to liberate human knowledge was that the same academic community that rose up to support his cause after he died had routinely betrayed it while he was alive.
The Pasadena/Foothills Chapter of ACLU SC is hosting 2 candidates forums- one on January 31st for Pasadena City Council candidates (6:30 PM at Church of Truth, 690 East Orange Grove Blvd.) and one Pasadena Unified School District candidates (6:30 PM at 301 North Orange Grove Blvd.)