August 2011

The PATRIOT Act provisions are nominally aimed at terrorism, and its use against WikiLeaks underscores the Obama Administration’s willingness to expand its use wherever it may be convenient. (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Salon

Ali Soufan is a long-time FBI agent and interrogator who was at the center of the U.S. government’s counter-terrorism activities from 1997 through 2005, and became an outspoken critic of the government’s torture program.  (more…)

After a six-month-long investigative research project, the Center for American Progress Action Fund released a 138-page report, “Fear Inc: Exposing the Islamophobia Network in America”, which for the first time reveals that more than $42m from seven foundations over the past decade have helped empower a relatively small, but interconnected group of individuals and organisations to spread anti-Muslim fear and hate in America. (more…)

The Justice Department’s Inspector General and Bureau of Prisons are probing fresh allegations that federal prison employees abused Muslim inmates (more…)

Democracy Now!

A new investigation by the Associated Press reveals how, after the attacks of September 11, 2001, the New York City Police Department decided it could no longer trust other agencies to prevent terrorism and started expanding its own intelligence gathering. (more…)

Michael Hudson

The cost of the 2011 cutbacks in federal spending will fall most directly on consumers and retirees by scaling back Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and social spending programs. The population also will suffer indirectly, by lower federal revenue sharing with U.S. states and cities. (more…)

The communication management unit at Terre Haute, Indiana currently holds about thirty prisoners, twenty of whom are Muslims. These Muslims come from various parts of the world such as Yemen, Egypt , Pakistan, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, America and elsewhere. (more…)

A new investigation by Mother Jonesreveals that the FBI has cultivated a huge network of informants and spies, many of whom are directed to seek out disgruntled Muslims. (more…)

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