December 2011

Dr. Dhafir’s resentencing is postponed. It will now be held on Friday, February 3rd, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the James Hanley Federal Building in downtown Syracuse.

What do get when you take America’s overly-broad conspiracy and material support laws and mix them with efforts by federal prosecutors to criminalize unpopular speech?

In the short run, you get easy jury verdicts against guys like Tarek Mehanna. In the long run, you get an attack on freedom of speech itself. And that’s a threat to all of us. (more…)

The decision by Army investigators to strictly limit the witnesses Bradley Manning is allowed to call in his own defense has shrunk the scope of his pretrial investigative hearing on charges of aiding WikiLeaks. (more…)

Director Kyle Broom wanted to take “Prevention of Injury (POI)” through the film festival circuit just like every other independent filmmaker, but this 20-minute film has the burden of being about something. Watch it here.

The Pentagon hasn’t come close to solving the PTSD crisis plaguing the current generation of troops. But a cutting-edge realm of treatment might change that – by wiping away the fear that military personnel associate with traumatic memories. (more…)

Guardian U.K.

Legal campaigners are demanding to know why a global company involved in organising secret “extraordinary rendition” flights for the CIAhas been awarded a series of public sector contracts worth hundreds of millions of pounds. (more…)

The US House of Representatives has voted in favor of controversial proposed legislation that would deny terror suspects, including US citizens, the right to trial and permit authorities to detain them indefinitely.  (more…)

Washington AP – Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans – nearly 1 in 2 – have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income.  (more…)

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