June 2009

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Indiana today filed a legal complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana challenging the confinement of an American citizen in a Communication Management Unit (CMU) — secretly created housing units inside federal prisons in which prisoners are condemned to live in stark isolation from the outside world. (more…)

By Ali Gharib

WASHINGTON, Jun 17 (IPS) – Muslim charities in the United States are subject to unfair treatment by the government under terrorism financing laws, according to a new report which says the effect has been a chill on charitable giving that violates Muslims’ right to freely practice an important requirement of their religion. (more…)

Former Guantanamo inmate Lakdhar Boumediene told FRANCE 24 in an exclusive interview about his seven-year ordeal in the US prison camp, where his protestations of innocence were met with escalating brutality from interrogators. (more…)

By Chris Hedges Truthdig

This week marks the end of the dollar’s reign as the world’s reserve currency. It marks the start of a terrible period of economic and political decline in the United States. And it signals the last gasp of the American imperium. That’s over. It is not coming back. And what is to come will be very, very painful.  (more…)

From Vietnam to Abu Ghraib


Where you find administrative detentions, you are likely to find torture. (more…)

In his latest column for the New Statesman, John Pilger de-codes the “historic” speech President Obama made in Cairo “reaching out to the Muslim world”, according to the BBC: in reality showing the seductive face of American power as it proceeds towards its unchanged goal. (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Salon 6/10/09

While the U.S. continues to debate whether it must imprison accused terrorists without charges or trial — and now even refuses to say whether it will release those who are given trials but then acquitted — numerous other countries are, with their actions, adhering to the values and principles which we, with words, righteously claim to embody (more…)

Reclaiming the Economy for the People

William Greider The Nation 6/05/09  (More…)

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