April 2011

Jeanne Theoharris The Chronicle Review 4/3/11

Pale and gaunt, he stood there, having endured three years of pretrial solitary confinement. “Alhamdullilah,” he said. (more…)

WHAT: News Conference to Challenge Anti-Islam Bias in NY State Senate Hearing
WHEN: Thursday, April 7, 1 p.m.
WHERE: Steps of New York City Hall, New York, NY
CONTACT: CAIR-NY Civil Rights Manager Cyrus McGoldrick, 203-206-6883 or 212-870-2002, E-Mail: cmcgoldrick@cair.com (more…)

An interview with Alia Malek, author of a Nation article on the Bureau of Prison Communication Management Units:  WNYC radio.

Alia Malek Nation 3/28/11

On the evening of May 13, 2008, Jenny Synan waited for a phone call from her husband, Daniel McGowan. An inmate at Sandstone, a federal prison in Minnesota, McGowan was serving a seven-year sentence for participating in two ecologically motivated arsons. (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Salon 4/3/11

Back in January, 2006, the Bush Justice Department released a 42-page memo arguing that the President had the power to ignore Congressional restrictions on domestic eavesdropping, such as those imposed by FISA  (more…)

By Ralph Nader

Dear President Obama:

An interesting contrast is playing out at the White House these days–between your expressed praise of General Electric’s CEO, Jeffrey R. Immelt and the silence regarding the widely desired nomination of Elizabeth Warren  (more…)

Given the FBI’s record of fallibility — and without genuine safeguards for citizens — this $1bn biometrics project is alarming (more…)

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