April 11, 2006
Today, the American Civil Liberties Union at Colorado Law, in their effort to put pertinent issues involving our civil liberties in a real, tangible context, invited Matt Bowles to discuss post-9/11 policies and the legality of Bush's wiretapping program.Matt Bowles is currently a National Field Organizer for the American Civil Liberties Union Washington Legislative Office. He had spent last three years mobilizing civil liberties activists nationwide to defend their local communities from government abuse and to pressure Congress to roll back repressive post 9-11 policies.Mr. Bowles has published works in Al Ahram Weekly, COPRED Chronicle, Left Turn Magazine, Peace and Justice Studies Association Newsletter, Sustain Solidarity Letter, and Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. His writings have also appeared in Censored 2004 and Middle East: Current Controversies. Additionally, he has lectured widely at colleges and universities, interviewed with various media, and presented at the following conferences: American Sociological Association, American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development, Council on American Islamic Relations, Cry Justice: Activism, Organizing and Civil Liberties After 9-11, Irish Northern Aid Committee, Islamic Society of North America, National Conference on Organized Resistance, North Central Sociological Association, Palestine Solidarity Movement, Peace and Justice Studies Association, and the Union of Arab Student Associations.