April 2008

I’ll be traveling for the next 4 weeks and this site won’t be updated. There is a wealth of information here and I encourage people to browse the site.


By William Fisher Inter Press Service 4/21/08

The U.S. government’s anti-terrorist financing programmes are based on the “guilt by association” tactics of the McCarthy era and have had a widespread negative impact on U.S. charities, critics say. (more…)

By Robert Parry Consortium News 4/21/08

After prying loose 8,000 pages of Pentagon documents, the New York Times has proven what should have been obvious years ago: the Bush administration manipulated public opinion on the Iraq War, in part, by funneling propaganda through former senior military officers who served as expert analysts on TV news shows. (more…)

Bill Fisher Huffington Post 4/19/08

The most discredited bromide in American civic life is: “Give the American people the facts, and they will make the right decisions.”

But who is giving them the facts? (more…)

March, 31 2008. Dr. Al-Arian is on the 48th day of his hunger strike: Listen

More about Dr. Al-Arian.

“Just as the Wall is Called a Fence, So are the Mercenaries Called Contractors”

By DAN GLAZEBROOK Counterpunch 4/18/08

Robert Fisk has a well-earned reputation as one of the most honest and hard hitting foreign correspondents in the British media. He has worked in Northern Ireland, where he exposed the presence of the SAS in the mid-1970s, as well as Bosnia, Palestine, Iraq, and Lebanon. (more…)

Link TV

This revealing documentary presents a close portrait of an Arab-American family facing terrorism charges leveled by the U.S. government.

In February 2003, the FBI arrested university professor and political activist Sami Al-Arian in Tampa, Florida. Charged with supporting terrorism, he was placed in solitary confinement for 2 1/2 years before he received a trial. (more…)

By Gabor Steingart in Washington Der Spiegel 4/14/08

The dollar is in a tailspin, the trade deficit is growing and a recession is on the horizon. The American way of life is in serious danger. But the head of the Federal Reserve keeps on pumping easy credit into the system — a crazy policy that will worsen the crisis. (more…)

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