Honor true patriots
Every month, BORDC honors an individual who has done outstanding work in support of civil liberties and the rule of law in his or her community.
This month, the Patriot Award goes to Joe Scarry, a grassroots activist and organizer from Chicago, Illinois. He describes himself as "IT consultant by day, culture consumer by night, anti-war activist all the time." Scarry is very involved with national efforts to combat domestic surveillance drones and the more local Chicago movement to free the NATO 5.
In the news
5/16, Daniel Halper, Weekly Standard, Congressman: Justice Dept. Wiretapped the House of Representative's Cloak Room
5/16, Josh Peterson, The Daily Caller, DOJ sought to surveil several thousand U.S. citizens in 2012 Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/16/doj-sought-to-surveil-several-thousand-u-s-citizens-in-2012/#ixzz2TZ5diskh
5/16, Alina Selyukh and Deborah Charles, NBC News, CISPA cybersecurity bill backers hope second time's a charm
5/16, Charlie Savage, New York Times, Debating the Legal Basis for the War on Terror
5/16, Somini Sengupta, New York Times, Concerns Arise on U.S. Effort to Allow Internet ‘Wiretaps’
5/16, Brad Knickerbocker, Christian Science Monitor, US loses track of terrorists in witness protection: Poor data sharing blamed