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  1. City Disbands NYPD Surveillance Division Created to Spy on Muslim Communities

    NY 1 News04/16/2014 - 10:25

    The city has disbanded an New York City Police Department surveillance division created to spy on Muslim communities. The Demographics Unit kept tabs on Muslims by having plainclothes officers eavesdrop on conversations in public places. The NYPD…

  2. How the Outcome of the Muslim Spying Case Impacts Everyone

    Colorlines04/15/2014 - 00:00

    In late February, U.S. District Judge William J. Martini found that the New York Police Department hadn’t violated the rights of the New Jersey-based plaintiffs in Hassan v. City of New York, a class action…

  3. Pacifist yogi or al-Qaida threat? Guantánamo parole board to decide

    Miami Herald 04/11/2014 - 10:36

    ...Bihani has never been charged with a crime and is the youngest of seven sons to join the jihad in Afghanistan. Now, as the U.S. is extricating itself from Afghanistan, Bihani wants out of Guantánamo…

  4. Inmates Sent To Solitary Confinement For Helping Other Inmates Assert Their Rights

    BY CHRISTIE THOMPSON for ThinkProgress 04/08/2014 - 11:43

    Former US Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. was reportedly punished with solitary confinement for giving legal advice to his fellow inmates, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. An anonymous source told the Sun-Times that Jackson spent four…

  5. American torture: From the CIA to Guantanamo

    The Hill by Jon B. Eisenberg and Shayana Kadidal04/02/2014 - 00:00

    "On April 3, when the Senate Intelligence Committee votes on whether to declassify its report on the CIA’s post-9/11 torture practices, the members of the committee should keep in mind that torture is happening even…

  6. ‘Environmental Poisoning’ of Iraq Is Claimed

    New York Times 03/27/2014 - 17:52

    WASHINGTON — An advocacy group representing American military veterans and Iraqi civilians arrived here on Wednesday armed with a message for the United States government: Washington must do something for the thousands of people suffering…

  7. Confronting the Human Rights Crises Left in the Wake of the Iraq War

    Jeenah Shah for Jadaliyya Reports03/26/2014 - 18:38

    The Bush administration’s plan to invade Iraq spurred the largest outcry and anti-war protests in the history of the world. More than ten years and hundreds of thousands of lives later, U.S. veterans and Iraqi…

  8. Pro-Palestinian Students Charge Universities With Censorship

    NBC News03/24/2014 - 12:37

    BOSTON — “Free, free Palestine!” protesters shouted, carrying a 30-foot-long Palestinian flag through the streets. At first glance, the 150 people gathered just outside Northeastern University on March 18 seemed to be staging a typical rally…

  9. Congress, it’s time to clean up your war

    Phil Donahue03/19/2014 - 14:09

    ELEVEN years have passed since the United States invaded Iraq in an unprovoked, unnecessary, unconstitutional action that violated international law. Not long after the March 2003 military blunder began, journalist Tim Russert asked then-Sen. John…

  10. De Blasio Settles FDNY Racial Discrimination Suit For $98 Million

    Gothamist 03/18/2014 - 17:12

    Ending a long legal saga that began back in 2005, the de Blasio administration has agreed to pay approximately $98 million in back pay, fringe benefits and interest to FDNY applicants who took two civil…