January 2012

Michael Hudson ICH

The inherently symbiotic relationship between banks and governments recently has been reversed. In medieval times, wealthy bankers lent to kings and princes as their major customers. But now it is the banks that are needy, relying on governments for funding — capped by the post-2008 bailouts to save them from going bankrupt from their bad private-sector loans and gambles. (more…)

Democracy Now!

Representatives from the New York City Muslim community, together with local ethnic and interfaith groups, gathered at City Hall Thursday calling for the resignation of New York City Police Department Commissioner (more…)

Independent U.K.

A pioneering technique to predict crime before it happens could be imported from the United States to this country, a senior British police chief said yesterday. (more…)

Dr. Dhafir will be resentenced at the district court in Syracuse, New York on Friday, February 3rd, 2012, at 11 a.m. Please help us fill the courtroom.

See the Resentencing Memo and some of the letters to Judge Mordue on Dr. Dhafir’s behalf.


By Katherine Hughes [also published by Truthout and the National Lawyers Guild and now available as a free e-book (24 pages)].

What was the result of Feb 26, 2003 besides imprisoning of innocent people? Scores of innocent elderly American cancer patients died needlessly, innumerable tens of thousands of Iraqi needy (children, women and men) died, and more than that suffered malnutrition and the humiliation of poverty. (more…)

Matthew Behrens rabble.ca

When former U.S. president George W. Bush descended on the Regional Economic Summit in suburban Vancouver last October, there was, understandably, no shortage of protesters, pleas for indictments and cries of “war criminal.” (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Salon

Developments in three legal cases, just from the last 24 hours, potently illuminate the Rules of American Justice. First, the Justice Department yesterday charged a former CIA agent, John Kiriakou, with four felony counts for having allegedly disclosed classified information to reporters about the CIA’s interrogation program. (more…)

Michael Powell NYTimes

In January 2011, when news broke that the department had used the film in training, a top police official denied it, then said it had been mistakenly screened “a couple of times” for a few officers. (more…)

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