September 2010

A misguided Debate

Ramzy Baroud Counterpunch 9/19/10

Laurie Goodstein’s article, ‘American Muslims Ask, Will We Ever Belong?’ was intended as a sympathetic reading of the concerns of US Muslim communities facing increasing levels of hostility and fear. While generally insightful and sensibly written, the article also highlights the very misconceptions that riddle the bizarre debate pitting American Muslims against much of the government, the mainstream media and most of the general public. (more…)

23 September 2010

On the afternoon of 23rd September 2010 Pakistani neuroscientist and mother of three Aafia Siddiqui was sentenced to 86 years on five charges by Judge Berman in a Manhattan courtroom.

The Justice for Aafia Coalition released the following statement: (more…)

This pamphlet for Project SALAM – Support and Legal Advocacy for Muslims – was written by attorney Steve Downs and is available here.

Ellen Brown Huffington Post 9/17/10

The stock market shot up on September 13, after new banking regulations were announced called Basel III. Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief. The megabanks, propped up by generous taxpayer bailouts, would have no trouble meeting the new capital requirements, which were lower than expected and would not be fully implemented until 2019. Only the local commercial banks, the ones already struggling to meet capital requirements, would be seriously challenged by the new rules. (more…)

Dave Lindorff Common Dreams 9/19/10

The surprise disclosure that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through its state Homeland Security Agency, along with a number of local police departments in the state, have been employing a private Israeli security company with strong links to Mossad and the Israeli Defense Force grows increasingly disturbing when the website of the company, called the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response, is examined. (more…)

Shamshad Ahmad Albany Times Union 9/19/10

This past week or so was a very difficult time for American Muslims, particularly the passing of the ninth anniversary of 9/11. (more…)

Andy Worthington

Part 1 and Part 2.

Jason Whited Las Vegas City Life Blog 9/15/10

Fourteen anti-war activists may have made history today in a Las Vegas courtroom when they turned a misdemeanor trespassing trial into a possible referendum on America’s newfound taste for remote-controlled warfare.  (more…)

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