March 2010

Jason Leopold Truthout 3/31/10

For the first time, the government now officially admits that Zubaydah did not have “any direct role in or advance knowledge of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001,” and was neither a “member” of al-Qaeda nor “formally” identified with the terrorist organization. The government now claims Zubaydah is being detained based on his “actions” as an “affiliate” of al-Qaeda.  (more…)

Adam Liptak New York Times 3/31/10

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that lawyers for people thinking of pleading guilty to a crime must advise their clients who are not citizens about the possibility that they will be deported.  (more…)

The National Security Agency broke the law when it wiretapped two American lawyers working for the El-Haramain Charity Foundation, an judge ruled Wednesday.  (more…)

Icelandic members of parliament have plans to transform their crisis-ridden North-Atlantic nation into a sanctuary for publishers, production companies and information technology firms from around the world.  (more…)


The Muslim Solidarity Committee and Project SALAM (Support And Legal Advocacy for Muslims) invite you to join us for this rally and march to show your support for wrongfully prosecuted Muslims. After the march, anyone can address the Albany Common Council, and speak in favor of the resolution, for a maximum of five minutes at the Common Council meeting at 7 P.M. (more…)

March 30, 2010, New York — Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a lawsuit challenging violations of fundamental constitutional rights, including the right to due process, at two experimental federal prison units called “Communications Management Units” (CMUs). The units are being used overwhelmingly to hold Muslim prisoners and prisoners with unpopular political beliefs. (more…)

Jason Leopold Truthout 3/30/10

Attorneys defending Abu Zubaydah, a Guantanamo prisoner designated as the first “high-value” detainee by the Bush administration, have finally gained access to three volumes of diaries he wrote while he was in the custody of the CIA and brutally tortured by agency interrogators and contractors at a secret “black site” prison.  (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Salon 3/27/10

As the Pentagon report put it:  “the governments of China, Israel, North Korea, Russia, Vietnam and Zimbabwe” have all sought to block access to or otherwise impede the operations of WikiLeaks, and the U.S. Government now joins that illustrious list of transparency-loving countries in targeting them. (more…)

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