August 2009

It’s too bad so many people are falling into poverty at a time when it’s almost illegal to be poor. You won’t be arrested for shopping in a Dollar Store, but if you are truly, deeply, in-the-streets poor, you’re well advised not to engage in any of the biological necessities of life – like sitting, sleeping, lying down or loitering. (more…)

Paul Craig Roberts ICH 8/20/09

In a little time [there will be] no middling sort.  We shall have a few, and but a very few Lords, and all the rest beggars. R.L. Bushman

Rapidly you are dividing into two classes–extreme rich and extreme poor. “Brutus”

Americans think that they have “freedom and democracy” (more…)

Back in September 2005, when I first began researching Guantánamo for my book The Guantánamo Files, the prison was still shrouded in mystery, even though attorneys had been visiting prisoners for nearly a year, following the Supreme Court’s ruling, in June 2004, that they had habeas corpus rights. (more…)

John Pilger examines Obama’s position as president of the US and puts it into perspective. Recorded in San Francisco on the 4th July 2009. (more…)

Canada must seek the immediate return of Toronto-born Guantanamo captive Omar Khadr rather than await the outcome of his U.S. military trial because American troops mistreated the alleged teen terrorist and Canadian officials knew about it, Canada’s appeals court ruled Friday.  (more…)

August 12th – Katherine was interviewed on Wednesday Morning Talk Radio:

Marianne Barisonek talks with activist Katherine Hughes about how Muslims are being targeted for harassment in general, and how Dr. Dhafir, an Iraqi Humanitarian Aid Worker, has been targeted in particular.   Listen here.

Mentioned in the interview: Read Petra Bartosiewicz’ article A Thousand Little Gitmos. Watch John Pilger’s documentary, Paying The Price: Killing The Children Of Iraq.

Katherine will be traveling for the next couple of weeks, so this website won’t be updated as frequently.  Dr. Dhafir has been having some hold up in his mail, but I encourage people to continue to write to him to let him know he is not forgotten and that his humanitarian work is appreciated: Rafil Dhafir, 11921-052, FCI Terre Haute, P.O. Box 33, Terre Haute, IN 47808. (Don’t address him as “Dr.” as these letters are returned.)

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The percentage of U.S. homeowners who owe more than their house is worth will nearly double to 48 percent in 2011 from 26 percent at the end of March, portending another blow to the housing market  (more…)

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