January 2005

From The Post-Standard “In a New York minute”
January 28, 2005

Some Arab-American-owned businesses are complaining that their banks are telling them to take their business elsewhere, The Buffalo News reported Thursday. (more…)

The Symbolic Life: Miscellaneous Writings
C. G. Jung
Bollingen Series XX, Princeton University Press 1976

“Who would have thought it in 1900 that it would be possible thirty years later for such things to happen in Germany as are happening today? Would you have believed that a whole nation of highly intelligent and cultivated people could be seized by the fascinating power of an archetype? I saw it coming, and I can understand it because I know the power of the collective unconscious. But on the surface it looks simply incredible. (more…)

(Dr. Dhafir’s indictment can be viewed from the Homepage)

From: The War on Civil Liberties: How Bush and Ashcroft Dismantled the Bill of Rights
Elaine Cassel
Lawrence Hill Books 2004

Chapter 2 The War in the Courts
Discussing The Portland Seven

…The case against the Bilal brothers and four other defendants was made possible partly due to the cooperation with the government of Intel software engineer Maher Hawash, a Palestinian-born naturalized American citizen. Hawash was seized from his home in Portland, Oregon, area and held for months in an undisclosed location as a material witness. (more…)


Please put my website address in a prominent place in your newspaper and give people a chance to seek out another point of view. I did ask you to do this. All I have ever wanted was for people to come to the trial and make up their own mind. Or find out the facts and make up their own mind. Because of your paper’s inadequate coverage and because people did not attend the proceedings, I started my website. (more…)

The emails below were written to members of the Syracuse University community. (more…)

Saturday, October 02, 2004

By Rafil A. Dhafir

The government has conducted its investigation of me for years now, and has not come up with any evidence to support its belief. They never will, because none exists. (more…)

From: The War On Civil Liberties: How Bush and Ashcroft Have Dismantled the Bill of Rights
Elaine Cassel
Lawrence Hill Books, 2004

Chapter 2 The War in the Courts

…In September 2002 six men, U.S. citizens of Yemeni descent, were arrested in Lackawanna, New York, and charged with “operating” an al Qaeda cell. Specifically they were charged with providing material support to terrorists. (more…)

Published in the January 31, 2005 issue of Newsweek International

The U.S. Model: For years, much of the world did aspire to the American way of life. But today countries are finding more appealing systems in their own backyards.

by Andrew Moravcsik
Not long ago, the American dream was a global fantasy. Not only Americans saw themselves as a beacon unto nations. So did much of the rest of the world. East Europeans tuned into Radio Free Europe. Chinese students erected a replica of the Statue of Liberty in Tiananmen Square. (more…)

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