YAL in Action

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

Tag: War on Terror
  • Bring Them Home at St. Lawrence University

    YAL at St. Lawrence University held their Bring Them Home event last Tuesday, April 3rd in the Sullivan Student Center. Wanting to have one of the signs from the kit at eye-level (Leadership Institute taught me well), we taped one of the “military checkpoint” signs to an easel next to our table. Our vice president …

  • Entangling Alliances, Part 3

    This is the third of a four-part essay series hosted here on the YAL blog which will address the alliances between the US government and sponsors of international terrorism. Read Part 2 here, and stay tuned for the next two parts, which will publish daily this week. Foreign policy accountability? At every turn, American foreign policy …

  • Entangling Alliances, Part 2

    This is the second of a four-part essay series hosted here on the YAL blog which will address the alliances between the US government and sponsors of international terrorism. Read Part 1 here, and stay tuned for the next two parts, which will publish daily this week. The Saudis’ walk alone? The connection between the …

  • Entangling Alliances, Part 1

    This is the first of a four-part essay series hosted here on the YAL blog which will address the alliances between the US government and sponsors of international terrorism. Stay tuned for the next three parts, which will publish daily this week. Recent events in Iraq have created a furor in the media and have …

  • Obama can’t point to a single time the NSA call records program prevented a terrorist attack.

    Much like the TSA, which has never caught a single terrorist, it turns out the NSA can’t claim a single concrete instance of foiling a terrorist attack. The Washington Post (not exactly an obscure outlet with a civil liberties agenda) reports: National Security Agency defenders, including President Obama, continue to cite the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001 when defending the program that scoops up domestic call …

  • Students help the FBI monitor and track “right-wing” political groups for Dems’ convention

    Kade Ellis of Privacy SOS tweeted about this incredibly creepy FBI program: UNC-Charlotte students are helping federal law enforcement officials with security for the Democratic National Convention. The information the students are sharing deals with terrorism. For the past several months, UNC-Charlotte professor Cindy Combs and her students have been identifying security concerns for the …

  • Terrorism: When knowing all the facts becomes taboo

    As a rule, our society does not cheer on those who willfully ignore the information that will help them solve a problem. From a young age, children are taught to gather as many facts as possible before making a decision. Thoroughness and attention to detail are lauded in the workplace. In politics, however, these lessons …

  • Join the Fight against the NDAA

    If you haven’t kept up with the dangerous details of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), here’s an update from YAL’s Jack Hunter in the Daily Caller: Commenting on the controversial Section 1031 of the National Defense Authorization Act — which many contend gives the federal government new powers to arrest American citizens without charge …

  • Wars on You

    by Andy Singer

  • Rebel of the Week: Rand Paul and His 7-Hour Filibuster

    Imagine if this Friday at 12:01 a.m. all law enforcement officials had to cease their “patriotic” behavior adopted since 9/11. No monitoring your bank account, no sifting through your bag without reasonable suspicion at the subway stop, your phone left free from the tapmaster. Due to the persistence of Senator Rand Paul over the past …