February 2010

United States military intelligence spied on Planned Parenthood and other domestic groups as part of US security preparations for the 2002 winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, according to a recently declassified military document obtained by a civil liberties group Thursday. (more…)

As it debated legislation to reauthorize U.S. intelligence programs, the House Friday morning at the last minute stripped language from a wide-ranging amendment that would have prohibited U.S. intelligence operatives from engaging in cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.  (more…)

Key provisions of the nation’s primary counterterrorism law would be extended for a year under a bill passed by the House last night after Democrats retreated from adding privacy protections. (more…)

Charley Hannagan Post Standard 2/26/10

Syracuse, NY — As Clinton Street traffic splashed around them, 50 people this afternoon stood silently in front of the James M. Hanley Federal Building in Syracuse to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the arrest of Dr. Rafil Dhafir. (more…)

The survey of more than 9,000 people aged 20 to 29 by the National Center for Health Statistics found that 30 percent of young adults had no coverage and were almost twice as likely as adults aged 30 to 64 to be uninsured. (more…)

Obama Administration Defending Law that Makes Speech Advocating Human Rights a Terrorist Crime; Amicus Briefs Submitted by Carter Center, Hollywood Blacklist Victims and Others (more…)

William Fisher Truthout 2/23/10

A little-known program run by the Department of Homeland Security is using inaccurate databases and functioning “as little more than a dragnet to funnel even more people into the already overburdened” detention and deportation system (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Salon 2/21/10

I didn’t think it was possible, but former Bush officials — desperately fighting what they know will be their legacy as war criminals — have become even more dishonest propagandists out of office than they were in office. (more…)

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