November 2008

Tues., Nov. 18, 7 p.m. Grewen Auditorium

More information and directions here.

An urgent request from Steve Downs, lawyer for Yassin Aref, and one of the founders of Project SALAMPlease help us build a database. You can help by adopting one or more of the defendants on the data base list and research articles on their cases. 

Steve says, “Only if we have a solid data base and some sound conclusions can we go and request assistance from Law Schools, media, politicians etc. (more…)

By Steve Downs, a retired New York State attorney.

THE DARK SIDE by Jane Mayer, Doubleday, 2008, is a well researched and accessible account of how Dick Cheney took over a part of the US government and ran it as a virtual dictatorship for some 7 years entirely outside the rule of law. (more…)

David Edwards and Muriel Kane Rawstory 11/14/08

President Bush has consistently claimed executive privilege in response to attempts to investigate potentially illegal actions by his administration, and it now seems that he could continue to make that claim even after leaving office. (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Salon 11/13/08

A Washington Post article today on the need to restore confidence in the Justice Department quotes former high-level Clinton DOJ official Robert Litt urging the new (more…)

The West is much more violent than the Muslim world. Millions of Arab civilians have been killed since colonialism began.

This advertorial was published in The New York Times by author Jürgen Todenhöfer, based on his book Why Do You Kill Zaid? (more…)

From UC Berkeley Human Rights Center and International Human Rights Law Clinic
12 November 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Detainees released from U.S. detention in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Afghanistan live shattered lives as a result of U.S. policies in the war on terror, according to a new report by human rights experts at the University of California, Berkeley. (more…)

A Credit Crisis or a Collapsing Ponzi Scheme?

Until Congress holds serious investigations and hearings, the U.S. taxpayer may be funding little more than Ponzi schemes while companies that provide real products and services, legitimate jobs and contributions to the economy are left to fail. (more…)

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