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 Jayel Aheram from Alaska, who is currently living in Southern California pursuing a degree in Journalism. Aheram is a libertarian journalist, blogger, photographer, anti-war activist, and US military veteran who has taken on grassroots activism across California to protect civil liberties.
In the news
6/18, Sen. Ron Wyden, Senator Ron Wyden, Support Builds for Udall, Wyden Proposal to Limit the Federal Government's Ability to Collect Vast Amounts of Data on Americans
6/18, Jess Bravin, Wall Street Journal, Red Cross Argues Guantanamo Reports Can’t Be Disclosed
6/18, Natasha Lennard, Salon, Ray Kelly, who oversaw secret Muslim spying, slams NSA secrecy
6/18, Editorial Board, New York Times, Details on Spying, Not More Assurances
6/18, Kim Zetter, Wired, The NSA Hearing, by the Numbers
6/18, Nina Totenberg, NPR, Why The FISA Court Is Not What It Used To Be