April 2008

Benoit Pradier Interviews Michel Husson

L’Humanité Translated for Truthout 4/14/08

L’Humanité: How do you analyze the present financial crisis?

Michel Husson: The present crisis is more than a banking crisis because it impeaches the configuration of the global economy. (more…)

freesamialarian.com April 16, 2008

Yesterday morning, Dr. Sami Al-Arian was transported by immigration agents to the Hampton Roads Regional Jail in Portsmouth, Virginia. Since arriving at the facility, he has been subjected to numerous, shocking abuses, even worse than those he experienced at a detention center in Maryland. (more…)

by Paul Craig Roberts AntiWar.com 4/14/08

Exactly as the British press predicted, last week’s congressional testimony by Gen. David Petraeus and Green Zone administrator Ryan Crocker set the propaganda stage for a Bush regime attack on Iran. (more…)

By Andy Worthington, AlterNet April 11, 2008

Drawings by journalist Sami Al-Haj depicting torture at Gitmo have been censored. [They can be seen here.]

Sami al-Haj is a journalist, but one unlike any other. (more…)

CBS Video Report

Remote Area Medical was founded to bring free medicine to remote parts of the world, but now also helps thousands of Americans who have no health insurance or are underinsured. (more…)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 , in New York City, a press conference to demand the release of Dr. Sami Al-Arian. More information here.

Also, for no apparent reason, Dr. Al-Arian has been placed in punitive detention: “With no medical supervision, this is an extremely dangerous place for Dr. Al-Arian to be during his hunger strike, which is on its 41st day.” (more…)

The government submitted its brief in response to the appeal brief submitted by Dr. Dhafir’s lawyers, Peter Goldberger and Barry Boss, on Wednesday, April 8th, 2008. Dr. Dhafir’s lawyers have a right to reply within two weeks (or longer if granted by the court). A few months after this reply is submitted, the defense and prosecution will be invited to present oral arguments before a panel of 3 judges. ( more about the appeal…)

Only Half the Story

By RAMZY BAROUD Counterpunch 4/12/08

When it comes to Iraq, reporters appear intent on omitting or fabricating news.

The latest battles in Basra, Iraq’s second largest city and a vital oil seaport, furnished ample instances of misleading and manipulative practice in corporate journalism today. (more…)

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