Civil Liberties

United Presbyterian Church v. Reagan – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1982-1983

On December 4, 1981, President Reagan signed Executive Order 12333 on United States Intelligence Activities. By­passing Congress.and severely limiting public debate, the President unilaterally enacted sweeping change in the guide­ lines governing intelligence activities with in the United States and as…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Alvarez v. FBI – Government Misconduct – CCR Document 1981-1982

Jose Alberto Alvarez, a long-time leader in the movement for Puerto Rico independence, a member of the Central Committee and an officer of the Puerto Rican Sociali st Party (PSP), was told after filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)…
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Civil Liberties

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United States v. Zenon – Puerto Rico – CCR Docket – 1986-1987

In 1974 the United States Navy moved its military bombing range in Puerto Rico from the island of Culebra to the island of Vieques, thus severely restricting the activities of many Vieques residents who made their living from the fishing…
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Civil Liberties

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Disarm Education Fund v. NY Convention Center Development Corp. – Government Misconduct – CCR Fall Docket 1992

In January 1992, two days before a large rally to support the independence and sovereignty of Cuba, the New York State Javits Convention Center tried to renege on its contract with rally organizers. Javits personnel claimed that the rally sponsors,…
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Civil Liberties

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Ange v. Bush – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1991

Like Paterson v. Bush, 26-year­ old college student Michael Ange objected to his deployment to drive a five-ton fuel truck in Saudi Arabia, claiming that it exceeded the oath that he and other reservists took because “we never swore to…
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Civil Liberties

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Bullfrog Films v. Wick – First Amendment – CCR Docket 1984-1985

While extolling the virtues of the United States as a democratic society, the Reagan Administration in fact has been silencing voices with which it does not agree. In Wald v. Regan (Docket No. 14), the issue is the Treasury Department’s…
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The Skyjacker’s Tale Film Screening Announcement re: Virgin Islands v. Gereau, et al.

  PRESENTS THE SKYJACKER’S TALE  DIRECTED BY: Jamie Kastner Starring: Ishmael Muslim Ali (formerly LaBeet), Margaret Ratner Kunstler, Michael Ratner  OFFICIAL SELECTION: Toronto International Film Festival 2016 Opens in New York on Friday, June 30th at the Village East with…
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Civil Liberties, Personal & Profiles

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United States v. Paterson – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1991

On August 29, 1991, 22-year-old Californian Jeffrey Paterson publicly proclaimed his opposition to the Gulf war and refused to join the hundreds of thousands of U.S. armed forces President Bush had already sent to the Middle East. While staff sergeants…
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Civil Liberties

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Is the Era of U.S.-Backed Anti-Castro Terrorism Over? Reflections on Restored Ties Between Nations – Democracy Now Transcript

Hundreds of dignitaries from Cuba and the United States gathered in Washington on Monday to mark the reopening of the Cuban Embassy after being closed for more than five decades. We speak to Congressmembers Raúl Grijalva and Barbara Lee; actor…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Grammy-Winning Musician Arturo O’Farrill and Ex-Head of US Interests Section in Cuba Vicki Huddleston Back Artists’ Call to Lift Cultural Boycott of Cuba – Democracy Now Transcript

As calls grow in Washington to reconsider policy toward Cuba, over a thousand artists, musicians and teachers are campaigning for free cultural exchange and allowing Cuban artists into the US. We speak with Grammy Award-winning Cuban American musician Arturo O’Farrill…
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Civil Liberties

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