Resources on The War on Terrorism & the Undermining of Constitutional Protections PDF Print E-mail
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Select the link below for Resources on the Patriot Act and websites with related information Recommended Sources as of 6/22/03

USA PATRIOT Act of 2001

"Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism" signed, 10/26/01

USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 text, summary & fact sheets from ACLU

Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003 (PATRIOT II)

" Justice Dept. draft, 1/9/03

Text of Patriot II
Leaked to public by Center for Public Integrity, 2/7/03

"Talking Points I Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003" from FCNL

USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 ["PATRIOT II" fact sheets & analysis] " ACLU

Public and Legislative Responses

Right Joins Left to Criticize PATRIOT Act,, 3/12/03

Bill of Rights Defense Committee Resolutions against the PATRIOT Act

ACLU List of Communities that have Passed Resolutions

Broward Bill of Rights Resolution, 5/6/03

Broader Concerns: Anti-Immigrant/Anti-Alien Policies

Hit List of Top Ten Bush Anti-Immigrant Proposals, Rep. Jan Schakowsky

AFSC Immigrants Rights Website

Arrests, mandatory registrations and detentions

Not Too Much for an Alien, Washington Post, 5/7/03 [Op/Ed re Court ruling]

US Threatens Mass Expulsions, BBC News, 6/10/03

US Will Tighten Rules on Holding Terror Suspects, NY Times, 6/13/03

Names of 9/11 Detainees Can Remain Secret, Court Rules, NY Times, 6/17/03

Denial of international prisoner of war rights to unlawful combatants

Legal Limbo of Guantanamo™s Prisoners, BBC News, 5/16/03

Detainee Death Chamber Studied, Orlando Sentinel, 6/6/03

Camp Delta Death Chamber Plan, BBC News, 6/10/03

Broader Concerns: US Schools " Zero tolerance and curtailment of free speech

9/11 response: Tell us about the good Muslims but don™t address racism or ethnic conflict

Zero tolerance of intolerance: perceived acts of intolerance suppressed without discussion

Disciplinary penalties: racial/ethnic conflicts treated solely as disciplinary issues & punished

No Child Left Behind standardization: removes these issues from the curriculum

Renewed requirement of Pledge of Allegiance

Principals no longer have discretion