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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The High School and the State Prison | An Amherst Massachusetts high School journalism class has taken on the state prison labor industry with two remarkable results.

Time to Abolish the Death Penalty | New Hampshire has become the 25th state.

A 40 foot high Christian cross on public land | The Supreme Court has approved, but freedom of religion, the separation of church and state, although a bit diminished, probably has survived.

Older People Need Not Apply | So say (or infer) many potential employers, notwithstanding the ADEA.

Baking Human Beings in America | Keeping prisoners in what amounts to hot houses is a recipe for inhumane treatment.

 

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