BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 10/09/12
The trial of Mahamud Said Omar entered its second week here, Oct. 9, with the prosecution putting Joint Terrorism Task Force officer Martin Siebenaler on the stand.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 10/07/12
Another attempt by the Justice Department to imprison Somalis who care about the future of their country was in full swing here, Oct. 5, as the trial of Mahamud Said Omar concluded for the week.
BY Babette Grunow | Milwaukee, WI | 9/30/12
50 people chanted "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Chief Flynn has got to go!" outside the Third District Police station on 49th Street and Lisbon in Milwaukee, Sept. 28, during rush hour. They were protesting the death of Derek Williams while in police custody .
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 9/28/12
Cook County Court Judge Thomas Donnelly dismissed over 90 cases, Sept. 26, against Occupy Chicago activists who were arrested last October and charged with a violation of the rarely used park curfew law.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 8/23/12
On August 17 more than 80 people attended a rally here in defense of civil liberties.
BY Brad Sigal | Puerto Rico | 8/08/12
On July 30, Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño signed a highly controversial and sweeping new penal code into law that includes sharp restrictions on a broad range of civil liberties and rights. It’s slated to go into effect on September 1. A week after Fortuño signed it, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit to stop the new law, calling it unconstitutional.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 8/02/12
NATO opponents are accusing State's Attorney Anita Alvarez of severely distorted priorities after her office steered a grand jury to reinstate charges against NATO protester Danny Johnson, whose case was thrown out by a judge at a preliminary hearing in May for lack of probable cause.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 7/24/12
More than 50 people rallied inside City Hall here, July 24 to demand all charges be dropped against members and supporters of Occupy Homes who were arrested defending the Cruz family home.
BY Committee to Stop FBI Repression | Seattle, Washington | 7/11/12
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 7/10/12
Activists from Occupy Chicago, the Chicago Committee Against Political Repression and Hammerhard Media met here, July 9, to discuss the police and FBI attacks on protests here and across the country.