December 2006

By NEIL MacFARQUHAR NYTimes 12/12/06
Correction Appended

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11 – In a new challenge to Washington over its closing several American Muslim charities that it has accused of aiding terrorism, the largest such group filed a motion on Monday seeking dismissal of many of the charges. (more…)

by William Fisher 12/13/06

“This is the first time any Christian religious instructional video has recommended killing all non-Christians who refuse to convert to Christianity. It is unprecedented and dangerous.” (more…)

The Credit Card Industry and Predatory Capitalism
Charles Sullivan Uruknet 12/14/06

The booming credit card business is one of the most profitable and destructive industries to ever emerge from the inventive capitalist mind. Citibank is raking in more money than Microsoft and Wal-Mart. Obscene profits are realized without lifting a finger to perform any physical work. (more…)

The College Crisis

By PAT WILLIAMS Counterpunch 12/14/06

It was just about this time of year 35 years ago, when the United States Congress passed into law a peculiarly American idea–every person should have access to a college or university. (more…)

Uruknet December 13, 2006

Download and watch the Vanunu Interview by the magnificent Eileen Flemming of We Are Wide Awake. It is an intense conversation, where he talks about Israel’s nuclear program, his own arrest and cruel punishment (including 18 years of solitary confinement), two of which he was subject to constant sleep deprivation, psychological torture and other inhumane treatment. (more…)

Inquiry Sought Over Evangelical Video ICH 12/13/06

Defense Department Asked to Examine Officers’ Acts Supporting Christian Group

In this video, much of which was filmed inside the Pentagon, four generals and three colonels praise the Christian Embassy, a group that evangelizes among military leaders, politicians and diplomats in Washington. (more…)

Press Release 12/13/06

From the Desk of Anthony D. Romero
Executive Director, ACLU

Dear Friend (more…)

Rick Hampson, USA TODAY

DEARBORN, Mich. – The Arab Muslims who came here eight decades ago to work on Henry Ford’s new assembly line believed their American future was limitless. But after five years on the home front in America’s war on terrorism, many of their descendants are hunkering down, covering up and staying put. (more…)

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