May 2009

by Professor Bell Angelot     May 27, 2009

“Like Jeremiah the prophet, he knew the inside of a prison. Like Martin Luther King, Jr. he preached love. Like Mahatma Gandhi he lived non-violence and overcame violence. Just as Moses never reached the Promised Land, he too, did not see the day of the complete liberation of the Haitian people.“  (more…)

See also this article by Bill Quigley.

By Dahr Jamail

The geo-strategic expansion of the American empire is an accepted fact of contemporary history. I have been writing in these columns about the impact of the US occupation on the people of Iraq in the wake of the “hard” colonization via F-16s, tanks, 2,000-pound bombs, white phosphorous and cluster bombs. (more…)

William Fisher Huffington Post 5/30/09

I know, I know. Now that President Obama has chosen a nominee for the Supreme Court, I’m supposed to be writing about Sonia Sotomayor. (more…)

In his latest column for the New Statesman, John Pilger describes how the current scandal of MPs’ tax evasion and phantom mortgages conceals a deeper corruption that is traced back to the political monoculture of the United States. (more…)

Read the article here.

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was one of three judges on Dr. Dhafir’s appeal panel.  We are still waiting for a decision.

You can see her in action in this hearing on Maher Arar’s case.

See also Sotomayor and the Last of the WASPs

William Fisher Huffington Post 5/23/09

“My Administration is also confronting challenges to what is known as the ‘State Secrets’ privilege. This is a doctrine that allows the government to challenge legal cases involving secret programs. (more…)

By Stephen C. Webster Rawstory 5/23/09

“U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker of San Francisco warned the Obama administration on Friday of severe sanctions if it does not comply with the court’s order to turn over a secret document an Islamic group says proves they were illegally spied upon.” (more…)

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