A recent panel discussion at the Rights Working Group (RWG) “Securing Our Rights” conference in San Francisco, Calif. was about building alliances among political progressives and libertarians regarding social justice and civil rights issues.
The panel discussed communicating across ethnic and ideological identities to advocate for the protection of constitutional rights, which include the right to privacy.
The panel, which was moderated by Linda Sarsour of the National Network for Arab American Communities included Jim Harper of the Cato Institute, and Laura Rivas of National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and myself.
I voiced concerns about the recent passage in the Senate National Defense Authorization Act, which if becomes law, would grant authority to the United State Military to indefinitely detain citizens suspected of terrorism without allowing them due process in civilian courts.
SEE: Guantánamo for US citizens Senate bill raises questions (The Christian Science Monitor)