Stories by Bill Quigley

Bill Quigley is a human rights lawyer and professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. He is also a member of the legal collective of School of Americas Watch, and can be reached at subscribe to Bill Quigley's feed

Posted on: Jul 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Ten years after Katrina, it looks like the same people in New Orleans have been left behind again.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2015, Source: AlterNet

So far in 2015, 100 unarmed people have been shot and killed by police.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2015, Source: AlterNet

These are our brothers and sisters and cousins and friends of our coworkers.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A quarter of the city's inhabitants live in abject poverty.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The results are both depressing and infuriating.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Police in Ferguson may target the rights of protesters after Brown verdict is announced.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The figures are both staggering and sobering.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2014, Source: The Smirking Chimp

Police violence and National Guard guns and might will never beat the people.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

About 20 percent of the U.S. population is left out of the promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Arrests and harsh jail sentences continue even though public opinion has moved against the war on drugs.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Our government is intentionally keeping massive amounts of information secret from voters.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Dream Defenders saw some success Friday when the Florida Speaker of the House called for a review of the Stand Your Ground law.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The real patriots aren't flag-waving hypocrites, but those who risk their livelihoods and lives fighting injustice.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Despite big differences, there are issues that neither candidate is brave enough to tackle.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

These killings would be criminal acts if they occurred inside the US. Does it make legal sense that these killings would be legal outside the US?

Posted on: Apr 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Here's how some of the biggest government agencies and programs track people.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Millions of people in the U.S. work and are still poor.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Haitians ask the same question as many around the world “Where did the money go?”

Posted on: Nov 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Is there a fundamental difference between the Bush presidency and the Obama presidency in the area of domestic civil liberties?

Posted on: Oct 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Without available land, there is nowhere for people to go.

Posted on: May 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Resistance to the injustices in and committed by the US is alive and well.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2011, Source:

For years, the rich have been getting richer and the poor and the middle class have been getting poorer.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

When a white male is accused of mass murder, terrorism is not talked of much.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2010, Source: AlterNet

he proposal to create a special new legal system by Executive Order is an extremely dangerous end run around Congress and the Judiciary.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Wikileaks has unveiled many cover-ups of injustices in US relations with Honduras, Spain, Thailand, UK and Yemen.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet

African-Americans are directly targeted and punished in a much more aggressive way than white people.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Government works quite well for big corporations, banks, insurance companies, military contractors, lobbyists, and for the rich and powerful. But it does not work for people.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Ambassador Ken Merten is going around touting the Haiti rescue disaster as a 'model.'

Posted on: Jan 18, 2010, Source: CounterPunch

The unfathomable tragedy in Haiti demands that we do things differently.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The rights to freedom of speech and protest are keystones of democracy. Since 9/11, however, protesting has become much more difficult.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2008, Source: CounterPunch

The United States' economic crisis and simultaneous wars have left New Orleans as an afterthought. This is what the city looks like today.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2007, Source:

Over 200 people have done time in federal prison time for previous protests..