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HUFFINGTON POST: Progressive Phone Company Discloses Legal Battle Over FBI’s National Security Letters

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For the past three years, CREDO, represented by the nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation, has been fighting in court both the constitutionality of the FBI’s request and the bureau’s demand that CREDO stay silent. The fight over the legality of the request is ongoing, but earlier this year, the Federal District Court for Northern California said the FBI failed to show the need for the gag order. The government dropped its appeal of that decision, and CREDO subsequently published redacted versions of the two national security letters.

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THE INTERCEPT: 22 Organizations Urge Tech Firms to Reject Muslim Registry

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On Monday, 22 advocacy groups sent a letter to the other eight companies, urging them to take a stand. The letter is signed jointly by a coalition including major progressive and human rights organizations: CREDO, Muslim Advocates, Color of Change, Courage Campaign, Democracy for America, #AllOfUs, Amnesty International, Asian Law Caucus, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, Center for Constitutional Rights, Center for Media Justice, Daily Kos, Demand Progress, Desis Rising Up and Moving, Faithful America, Fight for the Future, Free Press, Mijente, MPower Change, Presente, Sum of Us, Ultraviolet.

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USA TODAY: 4 ways the Dakota Access Pipeline could be stopped

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Josh Nelson, deputy political director for the progressive protest group Credo Action, hopes to see President Obama or the next president shutter Dakota Access altogether. More than 378,000 people have signed a petition asking the White House to take executive action and shut down construction its construction. “The only resolution that we’re going to accept is shutting it down entirely,” Nelson said.

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NPR: A cell phone company for progressives

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It was directly inspired by CREDO, an older left-wing cell company (formerly called Working Assets) that donates a cut to activist nonprofits. In 2012, a Credo super PAC helped unseat several Tea Party congressmen, and Patriot Mobile, according to its website, was a response to that. Ray Morris, CEO of CREDO, is quick to distinguish what it does from Patriot Mobile. “We’re not funding hateful PACs, we’re not funding the NRA,” he said.

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