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ACTION ALERT: Ask President Obama to Veto Indefinite Detention of U.S. Citizens

CAIR-Chicago is urging American Muslims and other people of conscience to contact President Obama and urge him to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R.1540), which authorizes the military...

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ACTION ALERT: Demand that President Obama Veto the NDAA – NOW!

Yesterday, the National Defense Authorization Act was received by the White House for President Obama's official signing. Call the White House today and demand a veto! The post ACTION ALERT: Demand...

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ACTION ALERT: Express your opposition to the President’s signing of NDAA

On December 31st, 2011, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law - allowing the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens around the world. The post ACTION ALERT:...

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ACTION ALERT: Ask Congress to Bar Military Detention of U.S. Citizens

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today calls on Muslims and other people of conscience to ask their elected representatives to support the Due Process Guarantee Act, which would bar the...

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The DePaulia: 2012 Defense Act ‘detainment policies without due process’...

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...

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Khader Adnan and the Global Voices of Protest

Khader Adnan, a Palestinian detained by the Israeli army, received international attention as he went on a hunger strike for 66 days protesting his violent arrest and indefinite detention. The post...

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PRESS RELEASE: Chicagoans to rally and march in defense of civil liberties

CAIR-Chicago, the Arab-American Action Network (AAAN), Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, Chicago Movement for Palestinian Rights (CMPR), among other local organizations are holding a...

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The state of NDAA: Why it still matters, indefinitely

When was the last time you heard about the indefinite detention provision in NDAA 2012? Maybe not for a while, but we'll tell you why it's important and how it affects your civil liberties. The post...

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How the erosion of civil liberties is not just a Muslim issue

European courts have deemed American prisons to be compatible with human rights standards. Chris Hedges, in his op-ed, “What Is Happening to Muslims Will Happen to the Rest of Us,” however, tells us...

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