January 2011

The “anti-terrorist” witch-hunt and the future of America

In a series of raids last year, the FBI raided the homes and offices of antiwar activists in Minneapolis, North Carolina, Chicago, and California. (more…)

William Fisher The Public Record 1/24/11

Rep. Pete King, the impresario of Capitol Kabuki, is very busy these days getting ready for his debut as the new chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security.

And for his opening act, some time next month, the congressman is planning a hearing on the radicalization of young Muslims by local religious leaders. (more…)

TomDispatch 1/22/11

In New York City, my hometown, as in so many cities across the country, a hard-pressed local government and a desperate transit authority are cutting back on services while hiking prices for a deteriorating subway and bus system.  (more…)

John Pilger New Statesman 1/21/11

The attacks on WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, are a response to an information revolution that threatens old power orders, in politics and journalism. (more…)

William Fisher Truthout 1/21/11

If you are unlucky enough to be doing time at one of the federal government’s two “experimental prisons” – which it calls Communications Management Units (CMUs) – you are categorically banned from any physical contact with visiting friends and family, including babies, infants and minor children. (more…)

Sally Eberhardt and Jeanne Theoharis The Nation Feb. 7, 2011, issue

As an increasing number of voices question the inhumane conditions of detention endured by Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, the alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower, there has been growing pressure on the United States to alter this treatment. (more…)

An unprecedented study that followed several thousand undergraduates through four years of college found that large numbers didn’t learn the critical thinking, complex reasoning and written communication skills that are widely assumed to be at the core of a college education. (more…)

Bert Sacks

I begin with the story of a U.S. fine against me for not asking permission to bring medicine to Iraq.  I will explain why I did not ask for a license and why I refused to pay the $10,000 fine.  I’m being sued for my 1997 violation of U.S. sanctions.  The U.S. restriction of medicines is part of this first story on terrorism.  I do not want money but your help telling these stories. (more…)

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