The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects people from random and arbitrary stops and searches. Although the federal government claims the power to conduct certain kinds of warrantless stops within 100 miles of the U.S. border, important Fourth Amendment protections still apply. This ACLU Know Your Rights guide helps you understand your rights within the 100-mile border zone.
504 results found
This module is the second component of a three-part toolkit aimed at supporting advocates, attorneys, community members, and others who want to advance and sustain universal representation campaigns to provide public funding for deportation defense efforts. This module focuses on tools and strategies that can help build successful advocacy campaigns for deportation defense.
The field of civil resistance is dedicated to understanding how people can fight for rights, freedom, and justice, without the use of violence. This glossary provides definitions and expansive commentary on civil resistance terminology to support sharing of lessons learned and research across different languages.
This manual was written by activists in the Resistance in Hong Kong to share best practices, strategies and tactics for protesters against the 2021 military coup in Burma. Part I discusses roles in the resistance, while Part II discusses the “Hows” of movement-building.
This guide explains how to defend yourself against tear gas. The following tips are to be exercised only for defense purposes and in the event of police/government officials using tear gas in peaceful protests.
Based on the research collated and the ideas and experiences generated by the Smart CSOs Lab, the booklet Re.imagining Activism: A practical guide for the Great Transition is a practical tool for activists and social change leaders. It was written for grassroots activists and social change leaders working on diverse issues such as climate change, poverty, equality, health, human migrations and gender equality. It is for anyone committed to building or others who are already involved in the world of building and advocating alternative models of society and economy. They all work towards a just and ecologically sustainable world and are keen to learn how to create more effective strategies for deep systemic change
Black People Against Police Torture: The Importance of Building a People-Centered Human Rights Movement
On May 6, 2015, the Chicago City Council adopted legislation that formally sought to repair the damage wrought by a decades-long pattern of police torture. After months of careful negotiations between City Hall and the advocates for torture survivors, the council unanimously passed a package of laws providing for both financial and nonfinancial compensation, or reparations, for torture survivors and their families.
Drawing on the successful passage of this reparations legislation, this chapter identifies the intervention of the grassroots group Black People Against Police Torture (BPAPT) as pivotal in overcoming entrenched pro–law enforcement opposition to demands for accountability and redress. In particular, this article argues that the crucial contribution of BPAPT was its adoption of a strategic approach to international human rights law and institutions that prompted subsequent breakthroughs at the local, state, and federal level.
This provocation is intended to intervene in some of the current tensions around solidarity/support work as the current trajectories are counter-liberatory from the author’s perspective.
Frontier Myanmar is an unbiased voice in transitional Myanmar. They inform and entertain with a fortnightly, English-language review of current affairs and business, featuring long-form and investigative articles, insights and analysis. They believe access to high-quality journalism is important for the development of democracy and we make all our content available online for free, in both English and Myanmar languages.
Digital rights means different things to different people: From digital rights management to digital human rights. This post shall give you an overview on these different concepts. We will take a look how the focus on digital rights has shifted in the last 20 years and what are the challenges of applying such rights in cyberspace.