Category Archives: Civil Liberties

ICE And Freedom

If you’re Latino, or even just ‘look’ or ‘sounds’ Latino, you might want to carry a passport with you at all times (boldface mine): A Gunnison man born in Colorado was picked up by immigration officers after a court appearance … Continue reading

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All Your Genetic Testing Results Are Belong To Us!

And by us, I mean your employer. Because freedom (boldface mine): A little-noticed bill moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty of thousands of dollars, and would let employers … Continue reading

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Our Border Forces Are Out Of Control

This makes no sense whatsoever to any decent person (boldface mine): Juan Garcia Mosqueda, an Argentinian curator who has been a legal US resident for the past decade and who runs Chamber NYC, an architecture and design studio on West … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism And The Petty Tyrants

Worst band name EVAR. But that’s not what this post is about. One thing that’s patently clear in even the most precursory study of authoritarianism is that authoritarian regimes rely on ‘petty tyrants’: officials, including very minor ones such as … Continue reading

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Your Papers, Please

Again, rightwing batshitloonitarians told us it would be FEMA (FEMA CAMPS!!!) that would curtail our freedoms, not our immigration-related security forces. This is not normal (boldface mine): Passengers of a domestic Delta flight from San Francisco to New York were … Continue reading

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It Sure Seems Like A Muslim Ban

But this is not a ban on Muslims. Or something (boldface mine): A spate of Muslim travelers in the United States, both American citizens and green card holders, have claimed U.S. Customs and Border Protection revoked their Global Entry cards, … Continue reading

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The Right Always Told Us Tyranny Would Arrive Via FEMA–The Seattle ICE Edition

Recently, I noted this the Customs and Border Patrol: We’ll get back to this, but we’re also seeing a rise in detention by Customs and Border Patrol (‘CBP’). One recent case was the detention by U.S. Customs of U.S Olympian … Continue reading

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