Bill Quigley

Bill Quigley

Bill Quigley is Associate Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights and a law professor at Loyola University New Orleans.  He is a Katrina survivor and has been active in human rights in Haiti for years. He volunteers with the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) and the Bureau de Avocats Internationaux (BAI) in Port au Prince. Contact Bill at quigley77@gmail.com

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Monday, August 26, 2013
Katrina Pain Index 2013
Eight years after Katrina, nearly a hundred thousand people never got back to New Orleans, the city remains incredibly poor, jobs and income vary dramatically by race, rents are up, public transportation is down, traditional public housing is gone, life expectancy differs dramatically by race and place, and most public education has been converted into charter schools.
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Friday, August 23, 2013
Thirteen Things the Government is Trying to Keep Secret from You
“We believe most Americans would be stunned to learn the details of how these secret court opinions have interpreted…the Patriot Act. As we see it, there is now a significant gap between what most Americans think the law allows and what the government secretly claims the law allows. This is a problem, because it is impossible to have an informed public debate about what the law should say when the public doesn’t know what its government thinks the law says.” –
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Monday, August 05, 2013
Dream Defenders Florida Take-Over Enters Week Four
Packed into the small reception area of the Florida Governor’s office in Tallahassee, a couple dozen determined Dream Defenders conducted a people’s hearing on racial profiling.
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Monday, July 01, 2013
Twelve True Patriots for July 4
On July 4, 1776, over fifty people signed the Declaration of Independence . They were openly resisting the legal authority of the King of England. Thousands joined them. They were outlaws. They were breaking the laws of England and risked capture, prison and even death for their belief in independence, equality, unalienable rights, and liberty. They were far from perfect as slavery, the slaughter and removal of Native Americans and the exclusion of women demonstrated. But they did res
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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Spying by the Numbers: Hundreds of Thousands Subject to Government Surveillance and No Real Protection
Thanks to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden many more people in the US and world-wide are learning about extensive US government surveillance and spying. There are publicly available numbers which show the reality of these problems are bigger than most think and most of this spying is happening with little or no judicial oversight.
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Monday, January 21, 2013
MLK Injustice Index 2013: Racism, Materialism and Militarism in the US
“We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values…when machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., April 4, 1967
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Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Despite Billions in Aid, Homelessness Persists in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Despite billions in aid which were supposed to go to the Haitian people, hundreds of thousands are still homeless, living in shanty tent camps as the effects from the earthquake of January 12, 2010 remain.
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Monday, December 17, 2012
Remember All the Children, Mr. President
Remember the 20 children who died in Newtown, Connecticut. Remember the 35 children who died in Gaza this month from Israeli bombardments.
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Monday, September 24, 2012
Fifteen Issues this Election is NOT About
Neither candidate is interested in stopping the use of the death penalty for federal or state crimes. Neither candidate is interested in eliminating or reducing the 5,113 US nuclear warheads. Neither candidate is campaigning to close Guantanamo prison. Neither candidate has called for arresting and prosecuting high ranking people on Wall Street for the subprime mortgage catastrophe.
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Friday, August 24, 2012
Katrina Pain Index 2012: 7 Years After
1 Rank of New Orleans in fastest growing US cities between 2010 and 2011. Source: Census Bureau.
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