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.

Get all of the episodes via iTunes (please note that Apple's privacy policy differs from ours), via RSS feed, or in the Ogg Vorbis free software format.



Recent episodes:

By clicking any of the links below, you will leave this site and go to an external site.

Can a person be deported for using their right to freedom of speech? | The case of Ravi Ragbir, Executive Director of the New Sanctuary Coalition.

Is it constitutional for elections in the United States to be decided before any votes are cast? | A federal court in Ohio rules against over partisan gerrymandering, but the decision may not survive the Supreme Court. We’ll soon find out.

A Look Behind the Razor Wire | Torture and Murder in Alabama’s Prisons

Is the Death Penalty Dying? | Legislation in New Hampshire Indicates the answer is yes.

Donald Trump v. Dept. of Homeland Security | What they are saying about the need for  immigration to fill jobs—it’s not the same story.


Stay informed

ACLU of Massachusetts is part of a network of affiliates

Learn more about ACLU National