February 2009

In Syracuse, New York, Beyond Boundaries & Cultural Resources Council present
Slavery and Our Roots: A Community Dialog. See here for a list of events (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Salon 2/28/09

The Obama DOJ’s embrace of Bush’s state secrets privilege in the Jeppesen (torture/rendition) case generated substantial outrage, and rightly so. But it’s now safe to say that far worse is the Obama DOJ’s conduct in the Al-Haramain case — the only remaining case against the Government with any real chance of resulting in a judicial ruling on the legality of Bush’s NSA warrantless eavesdropping program. (more…)

By Jeremy Scahill AlterNet 2/28/09

Obama’s speech promising a full withdrawal from Iraq adopted the long-discredited narrative of the Bush administration. (more…)

David Edwards and Rachel Oswald Rawstory 2/27/09

A former CIA officer has said its ridiculous that the Bush administration didn’t execute numerous prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, regardless of whether they have had a trial, when it had the chance. (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Salon 2/25/09

When Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy announced a couple of weeks ago that he intends to introduce legislation to create a “Truth Commission” to investigate Bush war crimes, it seemed to be the type of meaningless announcement for which Senate Democrats generally and Leahy specifically are known: nicely symbolic and pseudo-principled but ultimately entirely inconsequential (more…)

Please send a donation for any amount to help us fund the production of a documentary on Dr. Dhafir’s case called Crime of Compassion (more…)

“The Impact of Media Coverage on a Defendant’s Right to a Fair Trial”
By Midwin Charles, Midwin Charles & Associates LLC,

Monday, March 2, 2009, Syracuse University, College of Law, Room 204,
3.50 to 5.10 p.m.

By Howard Friel Znet 2/25/09

Suppose you are the president of a small college in the United States, or chairman of the board of trustees at the same school, and a prominent professor from the most powerful and prestigious university in the United States unfairly attacks a group of your students with baseless accusations of anti-Israel bigotry and political extremism. (more…)

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