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FBI raids spark free speech protests

CHICAGO -- Peace and solidarity activists here held a picket line in front of FBI headquarters protesting recent raids.

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Activists call FBI raids massive “fishing expedition”

CHICAGO - Antiwar and solidarity activists filled the West Town Community Law Office here of Melinda Power Saturday, Sept. 25, to show support for Joe Iosbaker and Stephanie Weiner whose house was raided by the FBI on Friday.

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Civil liberties advocates slam pay-to-protest ruling

SAN ANTONIO - Progressive activists here are considering further action against a ruling by a three-judge appeals panel that the police department can selectively penalize free speech rights.

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ACLU sues Obama to stop U.S. hit lists

President Obama, CIA chief Leon Panetta and Defense Secretary Robert Gates are being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights.

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Islamic center has broad support in New York

"This is a center like the 92nd Street Y or the Jewish Community Center," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said. "It is meant to have programs to serve the community."

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Civil liberties groups sue Treasury Dept. over assassinations

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control has granted the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights a license to represent accused terrorist Anwar Al-Awlaki.

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La Raza conference: Overturn Arizona law

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Some 30,000 participants turned out for the National Council of La Raza annual conference here last weekend, where a major focus was Arizona's anti-immigrant SB 1070 law.

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Gov’t spying on citizens? ACLU map shows Bush years full of it

Despite what anti-Obama conspiracy theorists, tea partiers and other various anti-government groups say, government political spying was rampant during the Bush-Cheney years.

Supreme Court ruling seen as threat to Bill of Rights

A Supreme Court ruling may threaten rights of speech and association that had been considered firm since the failed McCarthy-era prosecution of Communist Party members.

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Revisiting Manzanar

This spring I joined a pilgrimage to the place where I was incarcerated with my family and thousands of others almost 70 years ago, and wondered: could it happen again?

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