Posts Tagged as ‘ACLU’

culture shockers: Breakthrough’s media team returns from eye-opening trip at Mexico/AZ border

Post written by Dana Variano, Breakthrough’s newest media team member It was the first time I had experienced the overwhelming size of the desert sky. The sunset was magnificent, and the endless stretch of cacti and desert rocks were lit up with the last pink moments of twilight. But the sunset’s beauty was overpowered by [...]

August 25, 2011 by Dana Variano | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-activists: Hotel owner offers free prom to high school seniors affected by same-sex date debate

After seeing the debate over a lesbian high school student going to prom with her girlfriend in a tux, hotel owner Sean Cummings is offering the high school a free prom in his hotel. Cummings wants to bus the high school seniors from Mississippi to his one of his venues in New Orleans. He said [...]

March 15, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: TONIGHT in NYC renowned authors read from secret 9/11 memos and expose acts of torture

Tonight at Cooper Union, PEN American Center and ACLU are hosting an evening of readings by eminent authors and members of PEN that pays tribute to those who have undergone torture and abuse that was carried out by the U.S. government following 9/11. We urge you to attend, Reckoning with Torture: Memos and Testimonies from the “War [...]

October 13, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: ACLU and Open Society screens film showing families in Hutto immigrant detention (and it’s free)

We told you about one screening of film The Least of These back in July, but the film’s that good, so we’re telling you about another one. But before that here’s what it’s about: The Least of These, looks at T. Don Hutto Residential Center, a former medium-security prison that is now used as a [...]

September 11, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Rosie Perez and Oliver Stone read 10 acts of torture authorized by former Pres

What do Rosie Perez and Oliver Stone have to say about torture at Guantanamo and other US prison sites? Find out in the American Civil Liberties Union newly released video, titled Tortured Logic. The video includes appearances by Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, 9/11 family member Patricia Perry, actors Rosie Perez, Noah Emmerich, John Doman and Reg E. Cathey, [...]

August 10, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

our daily chirp: German writes tell all book after being racially profiled and thrown into Guantanamo

A governor is all over the news for having an affair, but when do we ever hear of accounts like this? Today, @SusanneUre of Amnesty International posted this man’s story of racial profiling and injustice from the ACLU’s Blog of Rights. Murat Kurnaz, a 27-year-old German man of Islamic origin was sent to an American [...]

June 30, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Film on immigrant family detention makes it to Capitol Hill

If you didn’t know, (shame on us if you don’t) we’re on top of the issue of immigrant detention. We came across the news that film The Least of These, a documentary film by Clark and Jesse Lyda on immigrant family detention in America, was screened this past June 10th, at the United States Capitol. The [...]

June 12, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-days: Loving vs. Virginia events celebrate the legalization of interracial Lovin’

Who’s to say who you can and cannot fall in love with?

At one point U.S. marriage laws did just that. In fact, “Loving Day” was created in honor of Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving (we couldn’t have picked a better last name), a couple who went to court to fight the interracial marriage laws in Virginia in 1958 in Loving vs. Virginia. In case you don’t know, here’s their shockingly recent story and ways to celebrate the legalization:

June 11, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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