• Assemblymember Wicks Brings Stronger State Privacy Legislation to Table
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    Assemblymember Wicks Brings Stronger State Privacy Legislation to Table

    Last year the legislature passed the California consumer privacy act which is set to provide important privacy protections to our states consumers by 2020 this act includes a consumer’s right to know what information a company has about them the right to delete information and the right to stop the sale of their information to third parties my bill the privacy for all bill will build on this ground breaking work 1 will require companies to get permission to use or access to consumers personal data to will require a company to tell consumer what information has been collected and with whom specifically it has been shared and third we…

  • Captain Fantastic: The Unofficial Reading List
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    Captain Fantastic: The Unofficial Reading List

    Captain Fantastic (2016) Captain Fantastic and the Dirt Brown Cowboy (1975) The Brothers Karamazov (1880) Guns, Germs and Steel (1997) The Fabric of the Cosmos (2004) Chapter 12 “The World on a String” Middlemarch: a study of provincial life (1872) “No Fractura Hidráulica” Marxism in our Time (1975) Trotskyism and Maoism : theory and practice in France and the United States (1988) Stalinism: Russian and Western Views at the Turn of the Millennium (2004) Maoism in Action (1974) Three “Whys” of the Russian Revolution (1995) Scientific American – June 2014 Scientific American – May 2014 National Geographic – April 2014 “Unique and Other Modifiers” (englishplus.com) Fascism vs. Capitalism (2013) E-Book…

  • Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Otilia
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    Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Otilia

    Otilia: Yeah, I think that they … Speaker 3: Good afternoon to everyone and thank you for accompanying us on this march. Okay. Otilia: My name is Otilia. I’m from Bolivia. Otilia: I’m a domestic worker. Otilia: Yeah, okay. I came to this country with a diplomat. Otilia: They treated me very badly. Otilia: When I came to this country, they told me that I would have every opportunity here. Otilia: But things didn’t happen that way. A lot of things changed. Otilia: Psychologically, I was treated very badly. Otilia: Morally I was treated badly. Otilia: Because I didn’t have communication with anyone. Otilia: I couldn’t talk to anyone except…

  • Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Dolores
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    Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Dolores

    Dolores: I just want to let you know that it’s with great joy and pride that I join my sisters here today. I just want you to know that … Don’t look at our numbers because we are strong and remember that you might be few of us here today, but you are with us in spirit. This trouble is not just up here. It’s all over. We are facing the same thing in New York. I know that it’s not … Listen to me when I say this. Don’t because you think we’re up here, we are immune to these people. We are fighting, but we are going through…

  • Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Carla Wara
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    Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Carla Wara

    Carla: Vengo de Bolivia con mi mama que trabajamos con una señora politica. Translator: Good afternoon, my name is Carla. I’m from Bolivia and my mother and her friend are working with some of the diplomats here in Washington D.C. Carla: El camino dificil. Por cada monte que eh tenido que escalar, por cada piedra que lastimo mis pies, por toda la sangre y el sudor y la suciedad, por todas las tormentas encegedoras y el calor ardiente, mi corazon canta una cancion de agradecimiento. Estas fueron las cosas que me fortalecieron a mí y a mi mama. Translator: The hard road, dedication to my mommy and me. For each…

  • Political Activism and Constitutional Law with David Cole – Conversations with History
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    Political Activism and Constitutional Law with David Cole – Conversations with History

    – Welcome to a conversation with history. I’m Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest today is David Cole, who is the national legal director of the ACLU and a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, a volunteer attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation, and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. He is the author of 10 books, and his books have received multiple awards, including the American Book Award for Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism. His first book was No Equal Justice, and his most recent book…

  • A Day Without The Constitution
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    A Day Without The Constitution

    ♫ Singing: Our… lives… would… Not be fun without the Constitution We would be on the run everyday It would bring us to our knees even if we said please And it’d stifle what we’d do and what we’d say. People could be banned from voting in the states Schools could segregate our children by their race Our right to petition government, a thing of the past Our right to free speech would go away fast Each state could have its own currency No personal freedoms or internet privacy Without a constitution we’d have no liberties Police could arrest anyone they please Woman Speaking: We Totally Take the Constitution for…

  • Your Rights at the Airport and Ports of Entry
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    Your Rights at the Airport and Ports of Entry

    Welcome to the ACLU my name is Nate Freed Wessler I’m a staff attorney with the ACLU speech privacy and technology project and we’re here in the ACLU offices you can see we’re- we’re busy fighting for constitutional rights we’re here to talk about your rights at the border and other ports of entry that’s airports land border crossings seaports if you’re coming in on a cruise and what you can expect there what your rights are there are a lot of important questions that we hope to be able to answer and so please send us your questions I’m joined here by Esha Bhandari a staff attorney in the…

  • Warning: A Federal Court Strategy is Dangerous for Liberty
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    Warning: A Federal Court Strategy is Dangerous for Liberty

    Running to federal courts can often make things even worse. National organizations like the ACLU and the NRA put a lot of time and energy into fighting things they oppose in federal court. But this approach only guarantees that bad decisions are going to be bad for everyone. Here’s an example. The Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of an Arizona cop who shot a woman outside her Tucson home. The Supreme Court reversed an appellate court opinion, and ruled that the officer was entitled to qualified immunity. This effectively shields government officials from lawsuits over violations of rights. The majority held that there was no clear precedent that would…