May 2007

By William Fisher 5/23/07

Monica Goodling, the former White House liaison for the Justice Department, confirmed Wednesday during testimony before a House Judiciary Committee hearing that she used a political litmus test in screening applicants for hire as Justice Department employees in what appears to be a violation of numerous federal laws. (more…)

by Norman Solomon 5/24/07

This week’s cave-in on Capitol Hill – supplying a huge new jolt of funds for the horrific war effort in Iraq – is surprising only to those who haven’t grasped our current circumstances. (more…)

View the trailer to John Pilger’s new film: The War On Democracy

John Pilger describes how Gaza in Palestine has come to symbolise the imposition of great power on the powerless, in the Middle East and all over the world, and how a vocabulary of double standard is employed to justify this epic tragedy. (more…)

[KH: This article talks about Dr. Dhafir’s case.]
CARL STROCK Schenectady Gazette Columnist 5/15/07

I hope you will forgive me for being a tiny bit skeptical about the alleged plot to attack Fort Dix and kill American soldiers there, an alleged plot for which six Muslim men were recently arrested. After following the case against the two men in Albany, Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hossain, I can’t help it. (more…)

National Security & Homeland Security Presidential Directive establishes “National Continuity Policy”

by Larry Chin Global Research 5/21/07

The National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive, signed on May 9, 2007 declares that in the event of a “catastrophic event”, George W. Bush can become what is best described as “a dictator”: (more…)

By William Fisher t r u t h o u t 5/22/07

    Career federal employees who report waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement in government agencies are routinely subjected to career-ending retaliation, humiliation and legal costs – despite laws that are supposed to protect them (more…)

Internationally-renowned investigative reporter and filmmaker John Pilger talks about the limitless occupation in Palestine, the war in Iraq, and the current pathetic state of mainstream journalism, in a Flashpoints interview.

Steve Lendman will interview John Pilger on Saturday, May 19th, at noon U.S. central time, available live: here.

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