December 2007

Saleem Khan, Ph.D. 12/30/07

The violent death of Benazir Bhutto on December 27, is the latest event in a culture of violence that has been steadily spreading in the body politics in Pakistan. (more…)

By Darryl Fears The Washington Post 12/29/07

In yesterday’s strongly worded opinion, Appeals Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner wrote: “Belief, assumption, and speculation are no substitutes for evidence in a court of law. . . . We must resist the temptation to gloss over error, admit spurious evidence, and assume facts not adequately proved simply to side with the face of innocence and against the face of terrorism.” (more…)

Ilan Pappe interviewed in Italy
Emanuela Irace, il manifesto – Translated by Diego Traversa, Peacepalestine

Ilan Pappe: the peace process means what piece of Palestine Israel is supposed to annex and what Bantustan is supposed to be given to the Arabs. (more…)

Ellie Bernstein has entered into a film contest sponsored by Link TV as a possible way to raise money to finish her full length documentary relating to the Aref/Hossain Sting injustice. Watch the video.

Tasers, Pepper Spray, and Arrests in the Struggle for Affordable Housing in New Orleans

by Bill Quigley Commondreams 12/27/07

In a remarkable symbol of the injustices of post-Katrina reconstruction, hundreds of people were locked out of a public New Orleans City Council meeting addressing demolition of 4500 public housing apartments. (more…)

by Marjorie Cohn Commondreams 12/27/07

When the hideous photographs of torture and abuse emerged from Abu Ghraib in the fall of 2004, they created a public relations disaster for the Bush administration. (more…)

by Ray McGovern Consortium News 12/27/07

“There are few things as odd as the calm, superior indifference with which I and those like me watched the beginnings of the Nazi revolution in Germany, as if from a box at the theater…Perhaps the only comparably odd thing is the way that now, years later….” (more…)

William Fisher The Huffington Post 12/24/07

A former U.S. Department of Justice ethics adviser who came to prominence as a whistleblower after she objected to the government’s treatment of John Walker Lindh — the “American Taliban” captured during the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan – has joined leading members of the U.S. legal community in calling on Congress to investigate (more…)

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