March 2007

By ROGER MORRIS Counterpunch 3/31/07

A little after two on the afternoon of Sept. 26, 2002, Maher Arar, a Canadian businessman of Syrian descent, on his way home to Ottawa after a family vacation, deplaned at New York’s JFK Airport — and walked into a nightmarish history. (more…)

The White Rose was a close-knit group of friends in Nazi Germany. They anonymously published a series of pamhplets, distributing them to scholars, medics, and pub owners. They began to do public grafitti critical of Hitler. Several were caught distributing fliers and they were all rounded up and executed. (more…)

By ISABEL WOLFF Daily Mail 3/22/07

On one of his many investigative visits to Liverpool, then the world’s largest slave ship port, Thomas Clarkson stopped at the end of a pier with rage in his heart.

Surveying the dozens of slave ships anchored in the harbour and watching the small boats riding out the heavy gale, his thoughts burned with the sheer inhumanity of life aboard those creaking hulks. (more…)

By Ali Al-Sarraf ICH 3/26/07

The war on Iraq was not carried out on the basis of mere strategic interests. No strategies or interests could explain the level of death and destruction that Iraq had undergone ever since the Gulf War in 1991. (more…)

Michigan Peaceworks on Palestine

By HARRY CLARK Counterpunch 3/28/07

What should one make of an Arab-Jewish women’s “dialogue group,” presumably concerned with the catastrophe in Palestine, one of whose Jewish members led the suppression of activism on Palestine in a general peace and justice group she also helped found? (more…)

The United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights give equal protection under the law and in order to defend this freedom it must be extend to all regardless of race or religion. While in office former Attorney General John Ashcroft disregarded this and engaged in inflammatory publicity in cases of Muslim and Arab defendants in the post 9/11 period. (more…)

Please join in a show of solidarity and witness with Dr. Rafil Dhafir and the Muslim community of Syracuse, New York, whose civil rights were violated on February 26, 2003. On that day Dr. Rafil Dhafir, founder of the charity Help the Needy (HTN) and other HTN associates were arrested. Simultaneous to the arrests, between the hours of 6a.m. and 10a.m., 150 local Muslim families (more…)

By William Fisher Truthout 3/25/07

Whistleblowers who work for US national security agencies will for the first time be protected if they report waste, fraud or abuse – if the bill passed by the House of Representatives last week makes it through the Senate and gets signed by President George W. Bush. (more…)

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