YAL in Action

Check out YAL activities on campus and updates from around the liberty movement.

Tag: Civil Liberties
  • Recruitment Drive at Carroll University

    On February 20th we held a tabling event outside of our Main Dinning Room promoting a discussion on the 2nd Amendment. In the wake of the horrific shooting down in Florida there has been an out cry for gun control and to figure out how to stop these senseless killings. We thought as a chapter …

  • St. Lawrence University YAL Virtual Lecture with Raeford Davis

    The YAL chapter at St. Lawrence University had its first speaker event on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The event, entitled “Problem, Officer?: A Student’s Guide to Dealing With Police” featured former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Raeford Davis via Skype. The event had 11 attendees. Davis talked about his own career as a police …

  • Tabling to promote Raeford Davis event

    My YAL chapter at St. Lawrence University will be hosting a virtual lecture with former police officer Raeford Davis, so we did a tabling event to promote it in our campus student center. We used the SFL Group Network “Civil Liberties” kit as well as YAL “How to deal with police” and “Incarceration nation” palm …

  • Free Speech Event at Rocky

    On Wednesday the Rocky Mountain College chapter of Young Americans for Liberty launched their Fight for Free Speech campaign, a movement to respect the fundamental rights and reform free speech codes. The event included a large, 6-foot beach ball and students were encouraged to practice their free speech by writing on the ball. With the help of YAL …

  • Obama’s Hollow NSA Promises

    In a speech on Friday, President Obama outlined his plans to reform the National Security Agency’s data collection programs, citing particular sections of the PATRIOT Act that garnered renewed scrutiny after Edward Snowden leaked information about the intelligence agency’s activities.  Many voices on the left and right have criticized the speech for its vacuousness, particularly …

  • A view from the law: Leave us alone

    On Friday, an opinion article written by New York State Supreme Court Justice Rena Uviller appeared in the Wall Street Journal. It was titled, “A View From the Bench: Leave ‘Stop and Frisk’ Alone.” The article was shocking to hear from a current justice, but frankly, with the continuing infringements of civil liberties, especially in …

  • Hunger strike and force feeding at Guantanamo drowned out by media

    While many have been paying attention to the Zimmerman case, or even worse, the Paula Deen affair, a hunger strike that has been going on for months in the dark abyss that is Guantanamo Bay has come to a head. Since March, more than 160 of the detainees have participated in this strike, and around …

  • The Land of the Free?

    Fortunately, America remains the greatest place in the world to live and call home. We celebrated the essence of that greatness over the weekend for Independence Day — the fabled anniversary of July 4th, 1776, the date that the Founding Fathers declared independence from the tyranny of King George III. It’s a celebration of freedom and radicalism, …

  • Edward Snowden & the NSA Leak: The Basics

    ► Edward Snowden is responsible for what is being described as the “biggest intelligence leak in the NSA’s history.” ► I don’t know the details on everything he leaked, but remember all that news from last week about the NSA spying on users of Facebook, Google, Yahoo, etc.? That came from Snowden’s whistle-blowing. His own summary of the leak …

  • Graveyard of Civil Liberties

    On Thursday October 25, 2012 the University of New Orleans was in for a frightening experience. Our YAL chapter set up a Graveyard of 15 Civil Liberties which were laid in their final resting place. Each of the 15 liberties are currently being violated by one of the three levels of government. We did not …