February 2012

I will be traveling for the next 3 weeks, so the website won’t be updated as regularly.  Please write to Dr. Dhafir and let him know he is not forgotten and that his humanitarian work is very much appreciated.  See my latest article on the case.  Katherine

The Associated Press published an investigative report Sunday that details how the New York Police Department spied on Muslim students at colleges all across the northeast, even as far as Yale and the University of Pennsylvania. (more…)

Jason Leopold Truthout

Over the past year, I’ve filed dozens of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the FBI, CIA, Department of Defense, and other government agencies in hopes of prying loose documents I need to support my investigative reporting efforts on a wide-range of issues and policies. (more…)

John Pilger JohnPilger.com

In the kabuki theatre of British parliamentary politics, great crimes do not happen and criminals go free. It is theatre after all; the pirouettes matter, not actions taken at remove in distance and culture from their consequences. (more…)

I am a pretrial federal inmate housed in solitary confinement and in conditions that best resemble those of Guantanamo Bay. (more…)

Spencer Ackerman Wired.com

An internal FBI investigation into its counterterrorism training has purged hundreds of bureau documents of instructional material about Muslims, some of which characterized them as prone to violence or terrorism. (more…)

Jameel Jaffer

One of the hardest-fought civil liberties battles of the George W. Bush era involved the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the post-Watergate statute that was meant to rein in domestic surveillance undertaken in the name of national security. It’s almost certain that we’ll have an equally hard-fought battle over FISA this year, both in the courts and in Congress. (more…)

On Friday, February 3rd 2012, Judge Norman Mordue resentenced Dr. Rafil Dhafir to 22 years in prison in large part because he is unrepentant about sending food and medicine to starving Iraqi civilians in violation of the International Economic Emergency Powers Act (IEEPA). So that the burden of continuing legal costs does not fall solely on Dr. Dhafir’s family, we are hoping to find 100 people willing to contribute between $35 and $100 dollars each to his appeal fund. (more…)

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