March 2011

Abe Mashal, a 31-year-old dog trainer from St. Charles, says FBI agents told him he ended up on the government’s no-fly list because he exchanged e-mails with a Muslim cleric they were monitoring. (more…)

Dr. Bruce Jessen’s handwritten notes describe some of the torture techniques that were used to “exploit” “war on terror” detainees in custody of the CIA and Department of Defense. (more…)

In a recent speech, Glenn Greenwald discussed how the government and media treatment of WikiLeaks reveals a total lack of respect for the law and government transparency. (more…)

New legislation introduced in the Senate would slash retirement pensions for all federal employees hired starting 2013, invoking the argument that benefits for government workers are too generous and are a large contributor to budget deficits. (more…)

The Trial of the St. Patrick’s Four (2006) 90 min. Documentary
Produced by Amanda Zackem and Directed by Adolfo Doring

In a climate where dissent equals disloyalty, the St. Patrick’s Four contend that complacency equals complicity.  (more…)

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, a seminal moment in labor history in which 146 garment workers, mostly Jewish and Italian women, were killed in New York City. Many jumped to their deaths after finding the exit doors locked to prevent them from taking breaks. (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Salon 3/21/11

In October, 2007, candidate Barack Obama — in response to the Bush administration’s demand for a new FISA law —emphatically vowed that he would filibuster any such bill that contained retroactive amnesty for telecoms which participated in Bush’s illegal spying program. (more…)

A press release from the Institute for Public Accuracy reports that the U.S. Government has denied a visa to former Afghani Parliamentarian Malalai Joya. According to IPA, “Tour organizers report that when Joya presented herself as scheduled at the U.S. embassy, she was told she was being denied because she was ‘unemployed’ and ‘lives underground.’” (more…)

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