April 2007

This article by William Fisher addresses Dr. Dhafir’s case in the context of US Attorney firings. Truthout 4/27/07

A small but increasingly vocal group of protesters is charging that a United States attorney in northern New York has pursued a series of terror-related “political prosecutions” to enhance his reputation as “a loyal Bushie” and thus avoid the fate of eight of his colleagues recently fired by Alberto Gonzales’s Department of Justice. (more…)

Available here

See also Hanna Levy-Hass’ diary of life in this concentration camp: Inside Belsen

Truthout 4/23/07

The marketing of the war in Iraq by the administration has been much examined, but a critical question remains: How and why did the press buy it? The new Bill Moyers Journal documentary from PBS explores these very questions. (more…)

From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. And, argues Naomi Wolf, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all. (more…)

Felicity Arbuthnot,  member of the BRussells Tribunal Advisory Committee. 4/25/07

The world has seen America’s little President declaring ‘Mission accomplished’ staged on a warship, geared up in a dinky flying suit (which did some strange things to his lower organs) ‘milestones’, the ‘surge’ and now the ghettoization of Baghdad. As the Nazis in Warsaw, the US in Vietnam, the Israelis in Palestine. America also plans a wall between itself and Mexico and Iraq and Saudia Arabia (more…)

By Frank Rich New York Times 4/22/07

President Bush has skipped the funerals of the troops he sent to Iraq. He took his sweet time to get to Katrina-devastated New Orleans. But last week he raced to Virginia Tech with an alacrity not seen since he hustled from Crawford to Washington to sign a bill interfering in Terri Schiavo’s end-of-life medical care. Mr. Bush assumes the role of mourner in chief on a selective basis (more…)

By Jim Kunstler ICH 4/24/07

Whenever somebody complains about “the lies that George Bush & Co. told to get us into the Iraq war” (as Frank Rich did in The New York Times on Sunday), I wonder how those lies compare to the lies that the American public tells itself every day (more…)

Defense attorney and law professor Michael Tigar talks about the “war on terror,” due process, habeas corpus and the separation of powers.

Listen here: www.traprockpeace.org

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