The Civil Liberties MinuteTM podcasts—written and recorded each week by attorney Bill Newman, director of the ACLU’s western Massachusetts office—highlight threats to civil liberties and what you can do to protect freedom.
Civil liberties luminaries including Lilly Ledbetter, Baratunde Thurston, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Frances Crowe, Martín Espada, Ramsey Clark, and Louis Black introduce episodes.
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Don’t Let this Story Get Your Goat | A husbandry story gone viral.
Free the Contraceptives! | When did Massachusetts repeal its antiquated laws on birth control and abortion? Here’s a multiple choice quiz.
$580 –Your Next Co-Pay for a Medical Appointment? | For a person in prison, given prison wages, this can be the outside-the-razor-wire equivalent.
Immigration Politics | Common decency and common sense so far have not prevailed in Massachusetts.
Supreme Court Upholds Muslim Travel Ban | The decision is a defeat for due process and equal justice. There is no way to sugarcoat this.
The Supreme Court v. Workers in America | The Janus decision is a major loss for unions and workers.
Employed, Then Pregnant, Then Fired | The 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination in employment on account of pregnancy, but the law on the books is one thing and the reality of the workplace often is another.