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    Reflections on Occupy Wall Street, with photos, fun, and good wishes for the future. eBook, Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? (Only $.99 !) In the eBook, the Occupy movement is explored through original reporting, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews.The collection of essays and blog posts records the unfolding of Occupy into the culture from September 2011 to the present.  Authors Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder were early supporters of Occupy, using their internet platforms to communicate the changes being created by the American Autumn.

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NYCLU DOMA Challenge supported by NYC, 3 States Briefs

Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) lawsuit supported by NYC & 3 States

ACLU & NYCLU Call for Federal Probe Into Obama Funding NYPD Religious Profiling

The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union today called for a federal investigation into the reported use of White House funds by the NYPD for its religious and racial profiling activities. Today the Associated Press reported that the NYPD used federal funds to support its surveillance of Muslim communities with […]

ACLU is still asking the wrong questions about Citizens United

With the influx of tens of millions of undisclosed dollars into this year’s presidential race, the ACLU is publicly re-examining its support of the Citizens United Supreme Court case which removes all controls over corporate spending in politics.  The ACLU is questioning whether it underestimated the effect of these super-sized contributions in balancing the right of the […]

NYCLU: Suffolk PD Must Train Officers to Respect Right to Videotape in Public

Following the dismissal of charges today against a news cameraman who was unlawfully arrested after filming the aftermath of a car chase in Bohemia last month, the New York Civil Liberties Union is calling on the Suffolk County Police Department to ensure that its officers understand and respect people’s constitutional right to videotape police interactions with civilians […]

Judicial Hearing on Whether New York State Must Investigate Gitmo Psychologist

First Court in the U.S. to Consider Whether State Ethics Board Must Investigate Claim that Alleged Participation in Torture of Gitmo Detainees was Unethical On Wednesday in Manhattan, a hearing will be held before Justice Sally Ann Scarpula of the New York State Supreme Court to consider whether the state must investigate an ethics complaint […]

Obama Kills The Fourth Amendment » American Civil Liberties Union

In 1994 the FBI decided it needed a surveillance system built into the telephone network to enable it to listen to any conversation with the flip of a switch. Congress obliged by passing the Communication Assistance to Law Enforcement Act CALEA, forcing the telecoms to rebuild their networks to be “wiretap ready.” Seventeen years later, […]

Elon James White: What To Do When You’re Stopped By Police video

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti2-NjnalFU] Comedian Elon James White speaking on behalf of the ACLU explains your rights in the event that you get stopped by police.

ACLU: The Single Greatest Chart Ever (At Least if You Want to Know Where Your Personal Information Goes)

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report (PDF) on Wednesday that provides an outstanding start on describing the problems of data collection both on and offline. Buried in that FTC report is a small gem: On pages 107 and 108 is Appendix C, a chart prepared by technologist Richard Smith which conveys all of […]

NYCLU Calls for Greater Privacy Protections as New York Transitions to Electronic Medical Records

At a joint hearing today of two New York City Council committees, the New York Civil Liberties Union raised serious privacy concerns related to New York State’s ongoing transition to electronic medical records. “Sharing health information among health care providers will likely benefit patients greatly, but to recognize this benefit we need to take steps […]

NYCLU Sues Over GPS Tracking of State Employee’s Personal Car

The New York Civil Liberties Union today filed a lawsuit in state court challenging the New York State Department of Labor’s warrantless planting of a GPS tracking device on an employee’s personal car. The device, planted as part of an investigation into workplace misconduct, tracked the whereabouts of 30-year Department of Labor employee Michael Cunningham […]

NYCLU to Dutchess County: Protect Bard & Vassar College Students’ Voting Rights

NYCLU to Dutchess County: Protect College Students’ Voting Rights The New York Civil Liberties Union is urging the Dutchess County Board of Elections to take specific precautions to protect the voting rights of Bard College and Vassar College students at polling places on Election Day. Following the 2009 general election, the NYCLU received numerous complaints […]

NYCLU Settlement Ends Restriction on Photography Outside Federal Courthouses

In settling a lawsuit filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the federal government today recognized the public’s right to take photographs and record videos in public spaces outside federal courthouses throughout the nation. The settlement comes after the NYCLU sued the federal government in April on behalf of a Libertarian activist who was […]

ACLU & NYCLU Release Ad Promoting Religious Freedom as Mosque Controversy Continues

In response to the continued controversy over the proposed Islamic community center in New York City, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) will begin displaying an ad promoting religious freedom on the back of buses throughout the New York City transit system beginning September 20. “We hope […]

NYCLU and ACLU Statement on Controversy over New York City Islamic Center

Religious freedom is one of America’s most fundamental liberties, and a central principle upon which our nation was founded. For hundreds of years, even in the face of opposition, religious pluralism and tolerance have sustained and helped to define our nation. Still today, we must continue to boldly oppose religious discrimination rooted in cultural stereotyping, […]