November 2008

Holy Land wasn’t accused of violence. Rather, the government said the Richardson, Texas-based charity financed schools, hospitals and social welfare programs controlled by Hamas in areas ravaged by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (more…)

Muslims, Arabs not targeted, FBI says

By Rick Rogers San Diego Union-Tribune 11/17/08

In interviews with The San Diego Union-Tribune, Gary Maziarz, 39, said “dozens of files” he gave the Los Angeles Terrorism Early Warning Group while serving as an intelligence specialist at the base were dossiers on Muslims and Arabs living in Southern California. (more…)

Locking in the Loot at the Reagan Library

By MICHAEL HUDSON Counterpunch 11/21/08

On Thursday, November 20, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson presented, even by his own lamentably low standards, an amazingly deceptive speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. In its false framing of Washington’s financial giveaway to Wall Street (more…)

Nick Juliano Rawstory 11/21/08

Sen. Russ Feingold has been among Bush’s most vocal critics. The Wisconsin Democrat says Obama needs to indicate a clean break with the view advanced by the Bush White House that the president’s Commander in Chief powers, laid out in Article II of the constitution, allow the president to ignore the whims of Congress.(more…)

By Michael Schwartz Huffington Post 11/18/08

Will The US Government And Media Finally Report The Slaughter Of Iraqis By The US Military? (more…)

The Ground Didn’t Shift

By M. SHAHID ALAM Counterpunch 11/19/08

It is perhaps a bit late in the day, nearly two weeks after November 4, to be writing about Barack Obama’s electoral victory. This want of alacrity, however, is intentional. (more…)

A review: Sons of Mountains: My Life as a Kurd and a Terror Suspect
by Yassin Aref. Troy, New York: The Troy Book Makers, 2008, 515 pp., $27.00.
Originally published in Street Roots, Portland, Oregon (a 5MB file)

Agents of Fear Destroy a UN Refugee
by John Hart

Imagine you are nine-year-old Muslin boy and live in a mountainous region where temperatures range from bitter cold in the winter and blazingly hot in the summer. (more…)

Bush’s terror-fighting approach must be reversed

Nat Hentoff OP-ED Washington Times 11/17/08

Among the bitterly controversial sections of the 2006 Military Commissions Act, which passed the Republican-controlled Congress handily and was eagerly signed by President Bush, was a section deeply dangerous to our individual constitutional liberties. (more…)

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