April 2009

“It will be no defense to say, ‘I was just following orders.'” says Bush

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By David Cole   4/22/09

This article appeared in the May 11, 2009 edition of The Nation.

More than three years ago, KindHearts, a registered charity in Toledo, Ohio, had its offices raided, all its documents and records seized and its assets frozen. The charge against it? There was none. The Treasury Department simply said KindHearts was “under investigation” and invoked a provision of the USA Patriot Act to shut it down. It was never given a trial, a hearing or a statement of reasons. To this day it has not been charged with any wrongdoing (more…)

by Glenn Greenwald Truthdig 4/27/09

I read David Broder’s truly wretched screed yesterday — in which he demands immunity for Bush officials from investigation and prosecution and attacks those who advocate accountability(more…)

Chris Hedges Truthdig 4/27/09

Barack Obama has squandered his presidency. He had a fleeting moment to challenge the casino capitalism and financial recklessness of our economic and political elite. He could have orchestrated a state socialism that would have provided a safety net for tens of millions of Americans faced with dislocation and misery. The sums he has doled out to Wall Street could have been used to force companies to keep workers on the job or create new banks to open up credit.  (more…)

“Five innocent men may be sentenced to life+ in prison for the ‘crime’ of being Muslim men.”  (more…)

By Scott Horton Harpers    4/24/09

Correction, April 29, 2009:

This post requires correction in two respects. First, as already noted, Ed Whelan, former Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel, has categorically denied attending the July 2003 meeting mentioned there. (more…)

Katherine will  be interviewed tomorrow on The Crescent Report, a radio program that comes out of Washington DC.  It will air between 11.30 and 12.30. The program is  broadcast on WUST-AM (1120 frequency) in the greater Washington, DC area. Mahdi Bray is the principle host for the program; Ibrahim Ramey is co-host, both from the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation (MAS Freedom).  The program will be archived here: www.wust1120.com (more…)

Bill Fisher Huffington Post 4/25/09

At least three dozen detainees who were held in the CIA’s secret prisons overseas appear to be missing – and efforts by human rights organizations to track their whereabouts have been unsuccessful. (more…)

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