The New York City Fire Department is once again facing scrutiny over its low, low numbers of female firefighters. Those numbers could hardly be much worse: there are about 11,000 firefighters in the FDNY today, and just 37 of them are women, less than one half of one percent. The FDNY leadership say ... More >>
For the past year or so, the NYPD has been forced to very publicly defend a program it once denied existed at all: the surveillance of Muslims, which has allegedly targeted student groups, mosques, religious leaders and ordinary people. The city and the NYPD are being sued in three separate lawsuits ... More >>
There was a three-tier cake, white roses, and champagne on hand Monday morning at Newark City Hall, where Mayor Cory Booker married some of the state's first same-sex couples shortly after the stroke of midnight. A state court officially recognized the right for same-sex couples to marry in Septembe ... More >>
A year ago Sunday, Congress shelved the Stop Online Privacy Act and the Protect IP Act after millions of concerned Internet users expressed outrage over a bill they believed threatened the freedom of the Internet. The most memorable of those expressions of outrage against SOPA came a year ago Fri ... More >>
Get excited New Yorkers! Our city is inching one step closer to resembling one of those nightmarish societies depicted in your favorite 20th century dystopian novel with the impending introduction of police surveillance drones into our air space. No, they're not just for the war in Afghanistan. Unm ... More >>
Despite being a group of racist, knuckle-dragging hillbillies, members of the Ku Klux Klan are entitled to the same rights as anyone else -- so says the American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing Klan members in a lawsuit over an Adopt-a-Highway program in Georgia.Just to get the laughter ... More >>
An Education in Abuse
In the latest round of Congress v. internet, the House of Representatives voted 248-168 Thursday in favor of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The measure would encourage companies such as Facebook to freely share your info with law enforcement agencies if you seem like a "cyber th ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 22, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 43 I was an extremist for the N.Y. Times By Nat Hentoff On October 14, Representative Richard Ichord, chairman of the House Internal Security Committee, released a committee report listing 65 speakers at ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesDecember 6, 1962, Vol. VIII, No. 7HUAC Summons 'Peace' WomenSeveral New York housewives have been subpoenaed to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee next week on possible Communist infiltration of the peace movement. The Amer ... More >>
When, in the course of human events, it can't wait any longer
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Her crime was being disabled, voiceless, and at the disposal of our media
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Weekly Webzine From the Museum of Sex
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ACLU Condemns Police Response
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