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Housing protest

International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy. 

CIA

As Senator Feinstein has revealed, the CIA will not only stall but even spy on Congress to impede its investigation of wrongdoing.

Sex worker

Villainizing sex workers won’t improve their lives. Basic labor rights will.

Yaoundé Prison

Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda provoke outrage in the US—but Cameroon has quietly been locking up LGBT people for years with little international notice.

Robert MacLean

Robert MacLean, a US Air Marshal fired for allegedly leaking sensitive government documents, is just trying to get his job back. For the rest of us, his case has much more profound implications. 

Obama and Cameron

Britain’s citizenship deprivation processes may help obscure the Obama administration’s willingness to kill and kidnap Britons.

Kenneth Bae

Resolving this injustice could open doors for diplomacy between the US and North Korea. 

Anti-government protesters

All parties involved share responsibility for the failure of negotiations and the escalation of violence in Ukraine. 

Guantánamo Bay

Prominent lawyers from Obama's home state of Illinois urge the president to shutter the infamous, illegal prison. 

NSA headquarters

A document leaked by Edward Snowden, along with interviews with lawyers representing terrorism suspects, reveal a disturbing loophole in this once-sacred legal principle. 

Blogs

Disclosures show that the Geo Group, the second-largest private prison company in America, misled reporters when it said it would not lobby on comprehensive immigration reform. 

June 4, 2013

How to set your bullshit detector for Manning court-martial media coverage.

June 3, 2013

As suspected, the killing of Ibragim Todashev by an FBI agent raises some suspicious questions. 

May 31, 2013

A dozen people were arrested today protesting the Obama administration’s continued detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants.

May 29, 2013

The military’s dismal record on sexual assault shows it just isn’t taking the problem seriously.

May 29, 2013

Workers are on strike in Massachusetts, the Bay Area and Miami, and plan to strike at least until June 7.

May 28, 2013

This isn’t the first time the IRS has been accused of tareting political opponents—and it hasn’t always been right-wing groups who have drawn its scrutiny.

May 25, 2013

Good Jobs Nation says that ten strikers from the Ronald Reagan Building food court were initially told they couldn’t come back to work.

May 23, 2013

After three trials, Memphis prisoner Timothy McKinney won his freedom by pleading guilty to a crime he never did. 

May 22, 2013

The Senate Judiciary Committee moves the immigration bill to full debate—without LGBT inclusion.

May 22, 2013