We live in an age when the Lam Stream Media, controlled by the corporations of the 1% and serving as it's propaganda arm, fail miserably to cover events critical to the nations populace. The Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation is hard at work, publishing the truth behind much of this Propaganda. In a nation where the rich have massive wealth and greed drives their attempt to appropriate more from the poor, whether it be liberty, wealth, privacy or freedom, the BORDC/DDF serves as a scout for Activist who are valiantly progressing the struggle to right these despicable wrongs.
Performs a valuable service in collecting and presenting news items concerning civil liberties-related issues.
Khalil Abu Rayyan's story is exactly why we need agencies like the Bill OF Rights Defense Committee. The FBI entrapped a lonely man, using his need for love to manipulate him into doing and saying things he never would have said otherwise. The FBI should be sued for this. This is not the first such story I have heard about the outrageous behavior of undercover agents. I myself am being tortured and controlled by undercover agents. They hurt me, and they violate my rights every single day of my life. When I protest, they (the police, medical staff, psychiatrists, my family and my husband) falsely accuse me of being mentally ill. All of this they do, AFTER they have ridiculed me, threatened me, tortured me, hit me, propositioned me for sex, used me for child pornography, stolen my money my ideas and my documents, and in general treated me like dirt.
At the end of the article about Khalil is this: "In California, alleged eco-terrorist Eric McDavid was released last year after his lawyers discovered the government withheld documents, including love letters, which showed the FBI had manipulated him through an informant known as “Anna.”" Author Trevor Aaronson✉firstname.lastname@example.org
We need agencies like the BORD to keep us informed so that we can protect ourselves from the criminal behavior of the police.
I try to keep up on issues with the erosion of Constitutional Rights, and the BORDC Digest is the one e-mail I open and read daily. They do the deep reputable research and FOIA requests that are needed for long-form journalism and also post links to Court cases or articles about current disclosures about abuse of govt. power.
BORDC/Defending Dissent Foundation's work is so important to citizen activists taking part in movements for change (environmental, social * economic justice). Powerful forces are at work, constantly attempting to criminalize dissent and equate activism with "threats" to national security. BORDC/DDF provide valuable information to activists on this front, and help guide citizen advocacy to ensure our rights, especially 1st, 4th amendment protected rights are not eroded.
Re: Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation.
This splendid group is aware and quick to see threats which could endanger our form of government and further erode our most essential rights. As the public editor of The New York Times, Margaret Sullivan, noted: This administration is opaque.
That means great effort must be made to acquire information to which the public is entitled including government activities that should not be kept secret. Yes, we were promised "transparency, but what we got was opacity.
Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation are vital sources of information, especially now.
Doing cutting edge and courageous work that many others are unwilling to take on!
My interactions with Sue Udry and the staff of BORDC/DDF have always been positive, intelligent, and inspiring. These people work hard, really hard, and working with them is a pleasure. They exude dedication, passion, and a fighting spirit. The work they do really matters, to all of us, and I am extremely grateful to them for doing it.