June 2011

Graham Rayman The Village Voice 6/29/11

In a case absolutely choking with troubling questions about the behavior of the FBI and a paid informant, U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon still levied the tough sentence on three of the so-called Newburgh 4 (more…)

Glenn Greenwald  Salon 6/23/11

The Obama DOJ’s effort to force New York Times investigative journalist Jim Risen to testify in a whistleblower prosecution and reveal his source is really remarkable and revealing in several ways; it should be receiving much more attention than it is. (more…)

And Want Politicians To Love It Too

Private prison companies have helped fuel government policies which lead to an increase in prison population and boost their profits, according to a recent report. (more…)

Consider Paul Allen, 55, a former mortgage CEO who defrauded lenders of over $3 billion. This week, prosecutors celebrated the fact they got him a 40-month prison sentence. Consider Roy Brown, 54, a hungry homeless man (more…)

Democracy Now!

A new documentary, “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front,” tells the story of environmental activist Daniel McGowan. Four years ago this month, McGowan was sentenced to a seven-year term (more…)

John Pilger johnpilger.com 6/23/11

One of the most original and provocative books of the past decade is Disciplined Minds by Jeff Schmidt (Rowman & Littlefield). “A critical look at salaried professionals,” says the cover, “and the soul-battering system that shapes their lives.” (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Salon 6/22/11

In late May, two Iraqi nationals, who were in the U.S. legally, were arrested in Kentucky and indicted on a variety of Terrorism crimes.  InThe Washington Posttoday, GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (more…)

The death of Parliament Square’s longstanding Iraq war protester marks the end of a historic enterprise

Tony Benn Guardian U.K.

Brian Haw was a man of principle and a man of action who took his campaign against the Iraq war to Parliament Square opposite the House of Commons and stayed there for years (more…)

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