Honor true patriots
Every month, BORDC honors an individual who has done outstanding work in support of civil liberties and the rule of law in his or her community.
This month, the Patriot Award goes to Joe Scarry, a grassroots activist and organizer from Chicago, Illinois. He describes himself as "IT consultant by day, culture consumer by night, anti-war activist all the time." Scarry is very involved with national efforts to combat domestic surveillance drones and the more local Chicago movement to free the NATO 5.
In the news
5/21, Jason Leopold, Al Jazeera, Physician dismisses force-feeding concerns
5/21, Steve Horn and Chris Geovanis, TruthOut, Undercover: Police Officer Connected to "NATO 5" Case Still Spying on Protest in Chicago Undercover: Police Officer Connected to "NATO 5" Case Still Spying on Protest in Chicago
5/20, Raha Wala, The Hill, Help fight torture — release the CIA report
5/20, Eugene Robinson, Washington Post, Obama administration mistakes journalism for espionage
5/20, Tabassum Zakaria and Mark Hosenball, U.S. News and World Report, Pentago to take over some CIA drone operations
5/20, Erin Lahman, PolicyMic, 5 Topics President Obama Won't Dare Address Thursday When Discussing Drones