April 2011

Glenn Greenwald Salon 4/13/11

In December, President Obama signed legislationto extend hundreds of billions of dollars in Bush tax cuts, benefiting the wealthiest Americans.  (more…)

A journalists’ group in Argentina tried Tuesday to intercede on behalf of one of its members who was permanently denied a U.S. visa after travelling to Washington to do research at the National Archives. (more…)

Law Professor Michelle Alexander says the shocking incarceration rate is due to the War on Drugs, a war waged almost exclusively in poor communities of color. (more…)

Bradley Manning is the soldier charged with leaking US government documents to Wikileaks. He is currently detained under degrading and inhumane conditions that are illegal and immoral. (more…)

See also, UN representative on torture denied access to Manning

Of the six men one of my prosecutors got sentenced to death, five eventually had their convictions reversed because of prosecutorial misconduct. Because we were sentenced to death, the courts had to appoint us lawyers to fight our appeals. I was lucky (more…)

Remembering the Man and His Work
By Sheila K. Johnson

In going through my husband’s files, books, and papers after his death, I’ve been forcibly struck by two things.  First, contrary to what many of his obituaries said, his writings and thoughts were remarkably consistent throughout his life. (more…)

Bolivia is set to pass the world’s first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans. The Law of Mother Earth, now agreed by politicians and grassroots social groups, redefines the country’s rich mineral deposits as “blessings” and is expected to lead to radical new conservation and social measures to reduce pollution and control industry. (more…)

Chris Hedges Truthdig 4/11/11

A nation that destroys its systems of education, degrades its public information, guts its public libraries and turns its airwaves into vehicles for cheap, mindless amusement becomes deaf, dumb and blind. It prizes test scores above critical thinking and literacy. (more…)

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