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Quote of the Day 5-28-15

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

–Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet, 1694-1778)

Quotations

Effecting Change Outside the Law - JOSEPH S. DIEDRICH

What change do you want to see in the world? Maybe you want marijuana to be legal. Or you want to curtail police brutality.  Or perhaps you want to reduce the racial disparity in prisons. 550 more words

Commentary

Saturday Afternoon Reads: Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965

Good Afternoon!!

Today is the anniversary of Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965 in Selma, Alabama. From USA Today, Bloody Sunday commemoration commences in Selma. 2,541 more words

Morning Reads

Exploring Civil Liberties

After coming to actuality with the mammoth task of exploring civil liberties in the transitioning Cuban society, the first thought that came to mind, as one might assume, involved police. 1,130 more words

Civil Liberties

Measles, Vermont, and Informed Consent, by Jennifer Stella (VACCINE CHOICE)

To our Dear Honorable Governor Shumlin,

The statewide members of our coalition want to express deep appreciation for your support in maintaining the delicate and critical balance between public health initiatives and individual rights.  820 more words

Arts

Here we go again: Quebec Values Take 2 (Updated March 16 2015)

It has been hard to ignore the renewed drumbeats of discrimination from the heart of the Quebec “nation”.

On the judicial front, Madame Justice Eliana Marengo, recently refused to hear a hijabi woman (whose head was covered, but not her face) on the grounds that the woman was not suitably dressed. 1,309 more words

Discrimination

Rules for Schools: The Legality of Strip Searches

There has been a good deal of interest lately in the legal basis for schools to search students. There is also a good deal of discussion about what the Supreme Court of Canada has said, and what it might mean for the legality of “strip searches.” 874 more words

Civil Liberties