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  1. MTA Turban Policy: NYC Transit Allows Sikh And Muslim Employees To Wear Turbans Without Agency Logo

    Huffington Post, May 30 2012 05/31/2012 - 12:27

    Sikh and Muslim transit workers in New York City are celebrating the settlement of a federal lawsuit that will allow them to wear turbans on the job, in public and without affixing Metropolitan Transit Authority…

  2. Choking Off Coverage of Bradley Manning's Court-Martial

    Huffington Post, May 25 2012 05/25/2012 - 00:00

    For accused WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning, none of the court's orders have been published; none of the transcripts have been released, and none of the government filings have been posted.

  3. Can Obama Say He's Sorry?

    The Nation, May 21 2012 05/23/2012 - 12:27

    Can the President say he’s sorry to an innocent man whom the United States delivered to Syria to be tortured? Sixty thousand Americans have done so, signing a petition that begins, “I apologize to Maher…

  4. Obama Might Want to Look Forward in 2012, but America's Torture Legacy Will Keep Staring Back

    Truthout, May 18 2012 05/18/2012 - 00:00

    In 2002, Maher Arar was stopped while on a layover at John F. Kennedy International Airport on his way home to Canada. US officials detained Arar for two weeks and then told him…

  5. Judge Grants Class-Action Status to Stop-and-Frisk Suit

    New York Times, May 16 2012 05/17/2012 - 12:12

    A federal judge on Wednesday granted class-action status to a lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk tactics, saying she was disturbed by the city’s “deeply troubling apathy towards New Yorkers’…

  6. Reform Stop-and-Frisk

    New York Times, May 16 201205/16/2012 - 11:46

    Judge Shira Scheindlin of Federal District Court spoke up for the constitutional rights of blacks and Hispanics on Wednesday by granting class-action status to a lawsuit that accuses the New York Police Department of using…

  7. Christian Persecution in the 21st century: A Call of Conscience to Defend the Lives of LGBT People Worldwide

    Truth in Progress, May 16, 2012 05/16/2012 - 00:00

    Two weeks ago the United Methodist General Conference reaffirmed 40 years of anti-gay prejudice, voting to continue to bar lesbian and gay people from ministry and marriage while faithful gay United Methodists…

  8. The NYPD's Criminal Stop-and-Frisk Record

    Guardian, May 15 201205/15/2012 - 00:00

    Last week, the New York Police Department released quarterly data on its stop-and-frisk program. The numbers are worse than ever, and they confirm everything that is wrong with this practice.

  9. Persecution Is Not a Right

    Truthout, May 14 2012 05/14/2012 - 11:54

    "War is peace," "freedom is slavery," "ignorance is strength." Thanks to the religious right, we can update these examples from "1984's" doublespeak to include the idea in 2012 that persecution is liberty. …

  10. Privatized Torture

    New York Times, May 14 2012 05/11/2012 - 00:00

    On Friday, May 11, 2012, a federal appellate court ruled that private military contractors allegedly complicit in torture at Abu Ghraib aren’t immune from prosecution. In post 9/11 America, that counts as a significant victory…