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Liberty and justice for all: a legacy to remember

Dr. King transcended decades of struggle, and through his life and in the aftermath of his death embodied the ideal of American and international civil and human rights through a very simple philosophy: freedom, justice, and equality for all.

Presidential debate viewing party welcomes a variety of opinions

CAIR-Chicago’s viewing party not only offered a chance for the community to watch the debate in a space other than their home, but it also gave the community an opportunity to express their views while exchanging and sharing their ideas on pertinent issues facing Americans.

CBS 2: CAIR-Chicago hosts Presidential debate viewing party

On October 22nd, 2012, CAIR-Chicago held a public viewing of the 3rd Presidential debate. CAIR-Chicago staff and community members comment on the candidates positions on various foreign policy issues.

PRESS RELEASE: CAIR-Chicago hosts public viewing of 3rd Presidential debate

CAIR-Chicago will be hosting a public viewing of the 3rd presidential debate of the 2012 elections. Join us in our Gallery where we will be streaming the debate live.

The new slur: Calling Obama the “M” word

The English language doesn’t lack for things to call politicians you don’t like. Why, then, of all of the things he (or she) could have called President Obama, was “Muslim” chosen?

The Romney heard ’round the world

Mitt Romney’s mistakes during his visits to the UK, Israel, and Poland will take their toll as Presidential elections approach.

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.

The Religion of Politics: The Unity of Church and State

Politicians are using Christianity as a religious tool to gain votes and advance their own agendas, while other religions such as Islam suffer the consequences.

The DePaulia: 2012 Defense Act ‘detainment policies without due process’ could apply to American citizens, civil rights

Aymen Abdel Halim, the communications coordinator for Chicago’s Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), described the bill as a violation of citizens’ constitutional and civil rights. “This is kind of a widespread action against all Americans,” he said. “What we are seeing is a continued erosion of our civil liberties.”

Hundreds Urge President Obama to Keep His Promise at One-Year Anniversary Celebration

“Change” is the word that still lingers the minds and hearts of over 400 Chicagoans who gathered on November 3 at the Spertus Institute and Grant Park to commemorate the election of President Barack Obama. And they wanted to make sure that the word remained important to Obama as well.

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