July 2011

Ismail Hossein-Zadeh Counterpunch

In light of the fact that in the ongoing budget negotiations President Obama and the Republican leaders share the common objective of drastically cutting non-military social spending, all the bickering between the two sides seems somewhat puzzling. (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Guardian  U.K. 7/21/11

The president’s attacks on America’s social safety net are destroying the soul of the Democratic party’s platform (more…)

The FBI hunts for the enemy within

By Petra Bartosiewicz (more…)

Ralph Nader Commondreams 7/18/11

Taken together the decisions are brazenly over-riding sensible precedents, tearing apart the state common law of torts and blocking class actions, shoving aside jury verdicts, limiting people’s “standing to sue”, pre-empting state jurisdictions–anything that serves to centralize power and hand it over to the corporate conquistadores. (more…)

Chris Hedges Truthdig 7/18/11

We Americans have rewritten our laws, as the Argentines did, to make criminal behavior legal. (more…)

NPR: Just 10 days after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Rais Bhuiyan was working at a gas station in Dallas when he was shot in the face by a man named Mark Stroman.(more…)

Stephen Lendman

On September 1, the US 5th Circuit Appeals Court will hear arguments on behalf of five wrongly convicted Holy Land Foundation (HLF) principles. (more…)

NPR:  Omari was singled out at a three-day seminar for local police and law enforcement in the Columbus area last April. The class was part of a larger nationwide initiative to help local law enforcement not just understand terrorism, but perhaps find ways to stop it (more…)

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