September 2011

Michael Ratner Guardian

The law on the use of lethal force by executive order is specific.  This assassination broke it – that creates a terrifying precedent. (more…)

Truthout and ACLU

The recent dramatic expansion of intelligence collection at the federal, state and local level raises profound civil liberties concerns regarding freedoms and protections we have long taken for granted. (more…)

Jonathan Turley

In time, the election of Barack Obama may stand as one of the single most devastating events in our history for civil liberties. (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Salon

Time and again, the FBI concocts a Terrorist attack, infiltrates Muslim communities in order to find recruits, persuades them to perpetrate the attack, supplies them with the money, weapons and know-how they need to carry it out (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Salon

It was first reported in January of last year that the Obama administration had compiled a hit list of American citizens whom the President had ordered assassinated without any due process, and one of those Americans was Anwar al-Awlaki. (more…)

Peter Hart Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

Under the somewhat nonsensical headline, “Wall Street Demonstrations Test Police Trained for Bigger Threats,” New York Times reporter Joseph Goldstein may have managed to turn in (9/27/11) a more offensive piece than Ginia Bellafante’s June 25 dispatch (picked apart by Allison Kilkenny here).  (more…)

Joanne Mariner Counterpunch

Critics of the federal court system cannot point to a single case in which a genuine terrorist has escaped conviction. Indeed, sentences have generally been longer in the federal courts than in military commissions. (more…)

The Latest in Guarding the Empire

Tom Englehardt TomDispatch

In the world of weaponry, they are the sexiest things around.  Others countries are desperate to have them.  Almost anyone who writes about them becomes a groupie.  Reporters exploring their onrushing future swoon at their potentially wondrous techno-talents.  They are, of course, the pilotless drones, our grimly named Predators and Reapers. (more…)

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