WBEZ | civil liberties http://www.wbez.org/tags/civil-liberties Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en U.S. defense bill provision would indefinitely detain American citizens http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-08/us-defense-bill-provision-would-indefinitely-detain-american-citizens-94 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-07/defense1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Last week, the Senate passed a defense bill that would give the military the power to arrest and indefinitely detain Americans suspected of terrorism, including those on U.S. soil.</p><p>Months after Osama Bin Laden's assassination and shortly before a complete withdrawal from Iraq, the bill appears to put the U.S. on war footing.</p><p>Civil libertarians are up in arms about the National Defense Authorization Act, saying it would enable the government to treat U.S. citizens just as they treated foreign detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Meanwhile, President Obama is leaving open the possibility of a veto.</p><p><a href="http://law.nd.edu/people/faculty-and-administration/teaching-and-research-faculty/douglass-cassel/" target="_blank">Doug Cassel</a>, <em>Worldview's</em> human rights contributor and a professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School, provides analysis.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 05:15:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-08/us-defense-bill-provision-would-indefinitely-detain-american-citizens-94 Burma’s powerful censorship chief makes startling call for more press freedom http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-18/burma%E2%80%99s-powerful-censorship-chief-makes-startling-call-more-press-freedo <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-18/burma2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Recently, journalist Kyaw Kyaw Aung of <a href="http://www.rfa.org/english/" target="_blank"><em>Radio Free Asia</em></a> published an unprecedented <a href="http://www.rfa.org/english/news/burma/censorship10072011203136.html?searchterm=None" target="_blank">interview</a> with Tint Swe, the powerful head of Burma’s Press Scrutiny and Registration Department. In it, the official pledged to end press censorship. We talk to Kyaw Kyaw about this surprising revelation and what it holds for Burma’s political and civic future.</p></p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 17:06:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-18/burma%E2%80%99s-powerful-censorship-chief-makes-startling-call-more-press-freedo New study surveys the line between civil liberties and security http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-09/new-study-surveys-line-between-civil-liberties-and-security-91751 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-09/AP NORC.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Since 9/11, the effort to increase collective security while preserving civil liberties proved to be controversial. The country increased airport security and the volume of surveillance cameras in public places. And then were less benign changes--the secret monitoring of communication and individuals held without charge, for example.</p><p>Ten years after the attacks, a <a href="http://www.apnorc.org/Common/pdfs/AP-NORC-Civil-Liberties-Security-9-11-Report.pdf" target="_blank">new report</a> from the <a href="http://www.apnorc.org/" target="_blank">Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research </a>explored how Americans prioritize security and liberty. One of the authors, <a href="http://www.norc.org/Experts/Pages/dan-gaylin.aspx" target="_blank">Dan Gaylin</a>, joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> from Washington to discuss the findings.</p></p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 14:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-09/new-study-surveys-line-between-civil-liberties-and-security-91751 Does the death of Osama bin Laden change the legal game? http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-04/does-death-osama-bin-laden-change-legal-game-86052 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-04/Osama Getty Majid Saeedi.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The death of Osama bin Laden has raised a number of significant questions. In the near decade since 9/11, the U.S. re-wrote laws to aid in the investigation, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists. Those changes have resulted in major contests over the balance between civil liberties and national security. Does the death of public enemy number one change the legal game?<br> <br> To find out, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> was joined by University of Chicago law professor <a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/huq" target="_blank">Aziz Huq</a>.</p></p> Wed, 04 May 2011 14:13:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-04/does-death-osama-bin-laden-change-legal-game-86052