May 2007

By Matthew Rothschild 5/14/07

Tim Coil served in the first Gulf War and now suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

On March 12, he and his wife, Yvette, went to the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library in Ohio. (more…)

by US Senator Robert Byrd

Remarks Delivered on the US Senate FloorThursday, May 17, 2007

Here we are once again – – déjà vu – – debating supplemental funding for the President’s disastrous misadventure in Iraq. Now in its fifth year of occupation, the U.S. death toll in Iraq is over 3,380. (more…)

[Imam Aref was arrested during Dr. Dhafir’s trial and accused of terrorism because of links to Dhafir, and vice versa. KH]

Carl Strock, Daily Gazette (Schenectady), 2/4/07

As the Albany Muslim men targeted by the FBI await sentencing (more…)

[Yassin Aref and his co-defendant Mohammed Hossain each received a 15-year sentence. KH]
Rensselaer County Jail, March 7, 2007

My Dear Friends, Justice Lovers, Peace Seekers, and Truth Tellers;

You cannot know how grateful I am for what you have to done (more…)

Aziz Huq 5/14/07

Aziz Huq directs the Liberty and National Security Project at the Brennan Center for Justice. He is co-author of Unchecked and Unbalanced: Presidential Power in Times of Terror, and recipient of a 2006 Carnegie Scholars Fellowship. (more…)

[* The Post-Standard curiously left this out of the letter, “Consequently thousands of U.S. brave troops died, tens of thousands were horribly injured…”]

Published in thePost-Standard 5/14/07 (more…)

This letter was sent to the Syracuse Post-Standard on Friday, May 11, 2007

Since the events of September 11, 2001, the government has raided and closed down six major Muslim charities and many smaller Muslim charities, accusing each of funding terrorism. In each case, alleged “guilt by association” meant that the charities’ assets were frozen and their principals arrested. (more…)

In his latest column for the New Statesman, John Pilger recalls the night Robert Kennedy was shot in his presence and the myths that followed his untimely death. Having elevated Kennedy to be one of his heroes, Prime Minister-in-waiting Gordon Brown describes him as the pinnacle of “morality” – when this myth really tells us about Brown himself and his political twin, Tony Blair. (more…)

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