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Ahmed Rehab to speak at human rights demonstration – Sat. April 28th

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab will be speaking at Amnesty International’s annual Get On The Bus for Human Rights demonstration this Saturday.

SOPA and PIPA’s new face threatens civil liberties

CISPA has nearly the same threats to privacy that were introduced in SOPA/PIPA, but even more. In addition to violating rights of privacy and internet usage, the CISPA bill contributes to a growing trend of stripping American citizens of their civil liberties.

ACTION ALERT: Support the ‘End Racial Profiling’ Act

Racial profiling in the U.S. has led to thousands of people being stopped, interrogated, and discriminated against simply based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, and religion. Today we’re asking you to take a moment to help end racial profiling by law enforcement agencies in America.

Guilty by Activism: Knowing your rights

CAIR-Chicago’s recent event on FBI repression featured Michael Deutsch – litigator at the People’s Law Office, Hatem Abudayyeh – Executive Director of Arab American Action Network and leading Palestinian rights activist, and Kevin Vodak CAIR-Chicago’s head litigator.

An Execution of Civil Rights

When Attorney General Eric Holder broke the government silence on the secretive policy of extrajudicial executions, civil rights groups across the nation voiced opposition to the controversial topic of the targeted killings of American citizens.

New Anti-Trespassing Law Could be Dangerous for Activists

Reflecting on a tumultuous year of Occupy movements and the Arab Spring, the U.S. government has passed not one, but two new anti-protesting laws. With the exclusion of single word – from “willingly and knowingly” to simply “knowingly” – the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act is further restricting Americans first amendment rights.

CAIR-Chicago Advocates for Civil Rights on Capitol Hill

On March 5th and 6th, CAIR-Chicago participated in CAIR’s 6th Annual Advocacy Days on Capitol Hill. Leaders from more than 20 CAIR offices from across the nation met with Congressional offices representing their home states to draw support against racial profiling and guaranteed protection of due process for all individuals.

ACTION ALERT: Attend rally and march to defend civil liberties at Daley Plaza

Come and join other Americans of conscience in opposing indefinite detention without a trial, defending immigrant rights, and stopping FBI Repression of anti-war activists.

Guilty by Activism, The Use of Grand Juries: Punishing Dissent event on March 15th

CAIR-Chicago Litigation Director Kevin Vodak along with fellow community organization representatives will be speaking to the FBI’s use of grand juries in hindering and punishing anti-war activists.

Marking 10 years since Guantanamo’s opening, the ACLU releases report on Guantanamo detainees

Marking ten years since Guantanamo Bay’s opening, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has released a report called, “Guantanamo by the Numbers”, describing the cost of running the camp and the treatment of detainees.

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