June 2012

Democracy Now!

Eight American Muslims from New Jersey have filed a federal lawsuit calling on the New York City Police Department to stop its surveillance and intelligence-gathering program that targets Muslim and Arab communities. (more…)

Rejects Obama Call to ‘Rconsider’ Decision

Judge Katherine Forest has upheld her previous ban on the use of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) provisions that allowed the president to summarily detain “terror suspects” in military custody for indefinite periods of time with no legal oversight. (more…)

Sentence casts shame on U.S.

Steve Jacobs Columbia Daily Tribune

When I heard the judge sentence my friend Shakir Hamoodi to three years in prison, I remembered our first introduction (more…)

Guardian U.K.

Annual off-the-record finance gathering attracts protesters from disparate groups, but they often have a similar goal in mind (more…)

Nat Hentoff

On May 9, FBI Director Robert Mueller strongly recommended that Congress reauthorize the 2008 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act by the end of the year. This law allows federal authorities, including the FBI, to conduct warrantless searches. (more…)

Never Ending Prosecution and Vendetta

William Fisher

In a nationwide press conference in 2003, George W. Bush’s attorney general, the born-again John Ashcroft, trumpeted the arrest of Dr. Sami al-Arian, who he described as “the most dangerous man in the world.” (more…)

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