“Understanding and Protecting Civil Liberties”

The American people want our society to provide freedom and social justice. The building blocks for this are human rights and civil liberties.

Unfortunately, too few Americans understand and support our basic constitutional rights. If we don’t understand civil liberties, we can’t protect them.
As a result, governments and right-wing agitators have been expanding police and surveillance powers, chipping away at our freedom, and reducing our human rights.

After September 11, 2001, this process got even more reckless and dangerous.

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s July 2010 TV program helps viewers better understand the range of civil liberties and how important they are for a free society. The program also helps viewers understand how to protect them from neglect or abuse.

We interview three guests — Don Clocksin, Gery Gerst, and Kevin Wimsett — who have volunteered much with the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU.  The ACLU has worked hard for nearly a century to protect the Bill of Rights and other Constitutionally protected civil liberties.

To watch this interview, CLICK HERE.

To read about it, Program Description — July 2010.

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org