searching for sensible alternatives

Links:

American Civil Liberties Union
Amnesty International
Bill of Rights Defense Committee
CATO Institute
Center for Constitutional Rights
Center for Democracy and Technology
Constitution Project
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Privacy Information Center
First Monday
Lawyers Committee for Human Rights
National Lawyers Guild
National Security Agency
People for the American Way
Privacy International
Rights and Liberties - AlterNet
Southern Poverty Law Center
U.S. Department of Justice

Documents:

Declaration of Independence
Bill of Rights
U.S. Constitution
Homeland Security Act of 2002
The Patriot Act
Patriot II - draft

Credits:

Posters on each page - Copyright 2003, Micah Ian Wright, Visit The Propaganda Remix Project for more information.

Law and Liberty in a
"Secure Homeland"

- Challenges -

Challenging the Patriot Act

General Information

American Bar Association - Task Force on Terrorism and the Law

Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, "A Year of Loss: Reexamining Civil Liberties Since September 11 ."

Lawyers Committee for Human Rights. "Imbalance of Powers: How Changes to US Law & Policy Since 9/11 Erode Human Rights and Civil Liberties."

Electronic Privacy Information Center. "The Patriot Act: A Legal Analysis."

Local Challenges

Local Officials Rise Up to Defy The Patriot Act

Cities Reject Anti-Terror Measure

Cities Reject Fed Snooping

Legal Challenges

ACLU - U.S. Supreme Court

ACLU In the Courts Since 9/11

Lawyers Committee for human Rights - Detention of Non-Citizens after 9/11

Supreme Court Allows Secret Deportation Hearings - AlterNet

Public Opinion

National Coalition to Repeal the Patriot Act

First Monday

Reflection #12

Do you think it is important to challenge ALL restrictions on civil liberties? Where do you draw the line - in other words, is there a point at which you would feel threatened enough to take action?

Additional Reading

American Civil Liberties Union. "Bigger Monster, Weaker Chains." Click here to read online.

American Civil Liberties Union. "Civil Liberties After 9/11." Click here to read online.

American Civil Liberties Union. "Freedom Under Fire." Click here to read online.

American Civil Liberties Union. "Insatiable Appetite: The Government's Demand for New and Unnecessary Powers After September 11." Click here to read online.

Amnesty International. "United States of America: Amnesty International's concerns regarding post September 11 detentions in the USA." Read online.

Brennan, William Jr. "The Quest to Develop a Jurisprudence of Civil Liberties in Times of Security Crises." Read online.

Center for Constitutional Rights. "The State of Civil Liberties: One Year Later" Read online.

Electronic Commerce and Privacy Group. "Summary and Analysis of Key Sections of USA Patriot Act of 2001." Read online.

Free Expression Network. "The USA Patriot Act Six Months Later: A Statement by Members of the Free Expression Network." Read online.

Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, "A Year of Loss: Reexamining Civil Liberties Since September 11 ." Read online.

Lawyers Committee for Human Rights. "Imbalance of Powers: How Changes to US Law & Policy Since 9/11 Erode Human Rights and Civil Liberties." Read online.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. "Homefront Confidential: How the War on Terrorism Affects Access to Information and the Public's Right to Know." Read online.

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