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View Resource Cyber-Rights Mailing List

CYBER-RIGHTS - Campaign for Cyber Rights Cyberspace is the "coordination headquarters" for the global Cyber Rights campaign being conducted by CPSR (Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility.) CPSR is a highly respected public service organization that has an effective track record in influencing legislation and regulation. CPSR contributed to the exposure of the fallacies behind the...
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Billing itself as the "definitive source for civil rights on the net," this Website "aims to serve as a central repository and trusted intermediary for information on a variety of civil and human rights issues." The site provides information on recent policy issues and legislation, a civil rights library, which includes materials on the 2000 Census, and a section devoted to supplying support and...
View Resource United Nations Millennium Declaration

The UN has posted the End of Millennium Summit Final Declaration signed by over 150 heads of state who attended the Millennium Summit earlier this month in New York (see the September 5, 2000 Scout Report for the Social Sciences). The document articulates 32 points, expressing the goals of the UN for peace and prosperity in the coming century. Among the more substantive statements are a commitment...
View Resource Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute takes its visitors on a journey moving from the nation's segregation era to the birth of the Civil Rights Movement. The Institute's historic galleries capture the spirit and courage of countless individuals who dared to confront the "bigotry and racial discrimination of American society." This site provides a range of exhibitions (both permanent and...
View Resource Attacks on the Press in 2001

Released by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established to "monitor abuses against the press and promote press freedom around the world," Attacks on the Press 2001 documents the deaths, imprisonment, and abuses of journalists around the world within the past year. Prefaced by CPJ board member Anne Garrels with an introduction by CPJ's executive...
View Resource Electronic Frontier Foundation: Biometrics

Since September 11, 2001 the U.S. government has been actively searching for ways to improve surveillance at airports and U.S. borders. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is concerned that biometric technologies are being promoted as the silver bullet when very little independent, objective scientific testing of biometrics has been done. This evolving website discusses what is known and raises...
View Resource Voices of Civil Rights

Designed and sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), and the Library of Congress, the Voices of Civil Rights website is the initial effort to create an online archive of stories about the civil rights movement (both historical and contemporary), essays, interviews, project updates, and special reports. While the site is a...
View Resource Brennan Center for Justice

The late Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. was arguably the most influential justice of the Supreme Court in the 20th century, and weighed in with nearly 1600 opinions during his 34 years on the Court. To pay tribute to his many accomplishments, the extended Brennan family and New York University presented Justice Brennan with their gift of the Brennan Center in 1995. The central mission of the...
View Resource U.S Commission on Civil Rights

Founded during the crucial struggle for civil rights during the 1960s, the U.S Commission on Civil Rights has continued its work right up to the present day, and remains an important part of the federal government. Along with investigating claims of discrimination, the Commission also has a significant research arm, and the agency produces numerous reports and public news briefs that are offered...
View Resource United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

During the 20th century, there has been a concerted effort by a number of transnational organizations and advocacy groups to effectively lobby for the rights and protection of indigenous groups in all parts of the world. In 2000, the United Nations Economic and Social Council established the Permanent Form on Indigenous Issues to effectively address the needs of the 370 million indigenous peoples...
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