October 2011

Bill Boyarsky Truthdig

While Occupy Wall Street and similar movements around the country take aim at financial institutions and their political cronies for taking the country into recession, let’s not forget those at the very bottom who were victims of economic depression long before the current collapse. (more…)

Dr. Dhafir’s resentencing is scheduled for January 5th, 2012. We will give more details when we have them.

Instructions for writing to Judge Mordue asking for clemency on Dr. Dhafir’s behalf can be found here.

Guardian U.K.

Scott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran who was seriously injured by a police projectile during a protest in Oakland, has regained consciousness but “cannot talk”. (more…)

Rawstory AP

Lawyers for Jose Padilla, the US citizen arrested in 2002 for an alleged “dirty bomb” plot, launched an action to try to revive a lawsuit over his alleged torture at an American naval base. (more…)

Stephen C. Webster Rawstory

The top 1 percent of earners in the United States saw their average household incomes grow a whopping 279 percent from 1979 to 2007, according to a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) study (PDF) published this week. (more…)

Guardian U.K.

Scott Olsen, 24, in hospital with fractured skull and brain swelling after allegedly being hit by a police projectile in Oakland (more…)

Spencer Ackerman Wired

It started out as a crimefighting tool. But over the years, an FBI effort known as “geo-mapping” evolved into something more expansive – a method to track Muslim communities, without any suspicion of a crime being committed. (more…)

William Fisher

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is charging that field offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are engaged in “unconstitutional and widespread” ethnic and racial profiling, stereotyping certain types of crimes to entire minority communities. (more…)

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