April 2010

WASHINGTON — Two Albany Common Council members on Thursday urged the Department of Justice to review terrorism cases that they say unfairly targeted Muslims.  (more…)

Immigration Enforcement is Out of Control at the Federal Level

Bill Quigley Counterpunch 4/30/10

While people protest the terrible Arizona state law that uses local law enforcement to target immigrants, the federal government is expanding its efforts to use local law enforcement in immigration enforcement and has launched a major PR campaign to defend it. (more…)

Jeanne Theoharis Slate Magazine 4/26/10

On Wednesday, an American citizen goes to trial, without the right to review all the evidence in his case and after three years of isolation. This is happening not in Guantanamo or even a military brig but in the Southern District of New York.  (more…)

A series of recent studies conducted by the Pew Research Center shed new light on the scope of the economic crisis in the US and the level of hostility the majority of the American population holds for the US government.  (more…)

On April 8, 2010, Henry Giroux took on Roosevelt Auditorium at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, to let out some frank truths about the world we live in and the future awaiting youth.  (more…)

What About the Government?

James Bovard Counterpunch 4/22/10

Americans are once again hearing of the perils of extremism. But the definition of this offense is slippier than a politician’s campaign promise. The definition of extremism has continually been amended to permit government policies that few sober people previously advocated. (more…)

The trial of Fahad Hashmi, a 30 year-old United States citizen who has been held in pre-trial solitary confinement for the past three years, begins next Wednesday, April 28. (more…)

Bill Quigley Commondreams 4/20/10

Colonel Lawrence B. Wilkerson, Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, provided shocking new testimony from inside the Bush Administration that hundreds of the men jailed at Guantanamo were innocent, the top people in the Bush Administration knew full well they were innocent, and that information was kept from the public. (more…)

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