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CCR in the News

June 10, 2021

Blog Post

The Black Freedom Struggle Continues This year, our 55th, and henceforth, the Center for Constitutional Rights will formally observe Juneteenth as a paid holiday for all staff. Long celebrated in many Black communities, the first Juneteenth immortalized June 19, 1865, the day on which the last...
CCR Blog
June 8, 2021

Blog Post

Happy Pride Month! Stay tuned for programming later this month It’s Pride Month, a month that centers the radical legacy of Black and Brown queer and trans people who rose up against police brutality and state violence! This month and every month we honor and celebrate the organizing, resilience,...
CCR Blog
June 3, 2021

CCR in the News

... The legislative effort was endorsed by over 70 organizations , including Defense for Children International – Palestine, Center for Constitutional Rights, Jewish Voice for Peace Action, and Justice Democrats. Bernie Sanders introduced his own resolution aimed at stopping the sale in the Senate...
June 2, 2021

CCR in the News

...The men who were isolated in the torturous Pelican Bay Security Housing Unit (SHU) for decades decided in 2011 to go on Hunger Strike after they had exhausted all other internal remedies to win release from solitary confinement and return to general population. On May 30, 2012, 12 leading...
June 2, 2021

CCR in the News

... Michael Ratner did everything “one hundred percent on principle.” And much of it seemed, at least at the time, hopeless. He filed more impossible-to-win lawsuits than perhaps any other major lawyer of the past 50 years. With the Center for Constitutional Rights , where he worked for over four...

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