January 2009

Eco-activist sent to secretive new prison

by Camilla Mortensen Eugene Weekly 12/04/08

The federal government has begun creating special prison units for terrorists, and eco-saboteur Daniel McGowan has been sent to the newest “communication management unit” (CMU) in Marion, Ill., possibly in retaliation for his continued environmental activism while behind bars. (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Salon 1/16/09

Ever since The New York Times, on December 16, 2005, first reported that President Bush ordered spying on Americans without the warrants required by FISA, the clear illegality that was unveiled — FISA said that X was a felony and Bush admitted to doing X — was continuously obscured by a combination of deceit on the part of Bush followers and ignorance, sloth and confusion on the part of the media. (more…)

Action Alert from Washington Report On Middle East Affairs 1/16/09

At a hearing this morning at the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, VA, Judge Leonie K. Brinkema denied defense motions to dismiss criminal contempt charges against Dr. Sami Al-Arian, and set a trial date of March 9, 2009. (more…)

Action Alert from Washington Report On Middle East Affairs
Show your support! Join Dr. Sami Al-Arian, his family and supporters in court.

Hearing: Friday Jan. 16, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.
Courtroom of the Hon. Leonie Brinkema
Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse, 401 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314

Directions: http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov/locations/ale.htm

Press Conference To Follow: (more…)

Haroon Siddiqui The Star 11/01/07

AMMAN, Jordan—It is said that Iraq is the world’s best-known conflict but the least well-known humanitarian crisis. (more…)

Primex Trading’s Dark Pool Operations Counterpunch 1/15/09


There has been much debate among Wall Street veterans as to why major European investment banks suffered serious damage from the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme while our biggest U.S. investment banks escaped unscathed. (more…)

By Gideon Levy Haaretz 1/12/09

When the cannons eventually fall silent, the time for questions and investigations will be upon us. The mushroom clouds of smoke and dust will dissipate in the pitch-black sky; the fervor, desensitization and en masse jump on the bandwagon will be forever forgotten and perhaps we will view a clear picture of Gaza in all its grimness. (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Salon 1/15/09

The Washington Post’s David Ignatius today does what he does best: serve as the spokesman for the Washington establishment’s most conventional wisdom in a way that really illuminates what it is (more…)

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