Jessica Lee, The Indypendent | Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama says that he will support the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act (S. 1959). According to the automatic email responses constituents are receiving from his office, Obama appears to be straddling the fence between preserving civil liberties and being tough on terrorism. more... 2 Comments
Partisan Defense Committee | Chants of “Mumia is innocent! Free him now!” resounded outside NBC studios in New York on December 6, as Maureen Faulkner and right-wing radio broadcaster Michael Smerconish appeared on the Today show with Matt Lauer to push their book, Murdered by Mumia. The book rehashes police and prosecution lies used to falsely convict Mumia Abu-Jamal of the killing of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner on 9 December 1981. With a decision on Mumia’s case by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals due any day, the book makes its purpose clear by placing front and center the call to execute this innocent man. more... 0 Comments
Thomas Riggins | Although they have the power and the mandate to end the war the Democratic leadership is giving Bush a free hand to continue the killing. more... 0 Comments
Alex Kane | Around two-dozen members of Friends and Family of Daniel McGowan and others braved the cold and held a demonstration on Herald Square, at West 34th Street and 6th Ave., marking the two year anniversary of Operation Backfire and the Green Scare. The protest started at 1 pm and lasted till about 2:30 pm, and was held in the middle of a shopping mayhem atmosphere, with hundreds pouring into Macy’s. more... 1 Comments
Mike Flugennock | Yet another morning finds my wife flipping between early-morning news programs at 6:30am, this time landing on CNN's "American Morning" shitfest which, this particular morning, was running highlights of the previous evening's Donkeycratic Party "debate". Needless to say, of course, I emerged from my REM state just in time to hear that dopey-assed college chick asking Hillary Clinton if she preferred "diamonds or pearls?" to which Her Hillaryship answered -- in classic Clintonian fashion, "I like both"... more... 0 Comments
Dr. Peter Stern | The Medicare Prescription Drug Plan: Is it working? more... 0 Comments
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Scott Creighton | One of the suspects was tricked into thinking he was taken to Saudi Arabia, thinking that would terrify him into talking. And in fact, he became quite relaxed. The first time he met the interrigators, he gave them the personal private cell phone number of a member of the Saudi Royal Family and told them to call him, and he would set them straight! This is the story about the three Saudi Princes...And these were the tapes…
Workers International League | “The rights of all private property owners, even those whose actions decent people find abhorrent, must be respected if we are to maintain a free society.” - Ron Paul
Cha-Cha Connor | Petition set up to gather as many signatures as possible to be sent to the U.S. Senate asking them to refuse H.R. 1955/S. 1959. more... 1 Comments
Paul Werner | A scholarly book on German and Austrian refugees from Nazism suggests some parallels with today... more... 0 Comments
Thomas Riggins | Senate Dems want to cut foreign aid to save money while giving a blank check for the Iraq war! more... 0 Comments
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Time's Up! | Thursday, Dec 6, 8pm
Anne Lewenberg | Since September 11th, every time we turn around it seems as though the government is using the word terrorist to terrify people into cooperating with legislation that is annihilating our civil liberties. From the Department of Homeland Security, to the Patriot Act, to the Animal Enterprises Terrorism Act, to the latest Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007. We have seen the toll that this has taken on the anti-globalization movement, immigrant's rights, the Muslim community in the U.S, and the environmental justice movement. more... 1 Comments
Stephen Lendman | Venezuela's democratic spirit will rebound from Sunday's electoral setback. more... 5 Comments
Debbie Lewis | It has been a month since our Democratically run Congress heard Rep. Kucinich’s Articles of Impeachment. When will they do their job and do the people’s bidding? more... 0 Comments
International Friends of Baloch People | Exiled Baluch Patriot Herbiyar Marri has been arrested by British authorities, his house and the entire neigbourhood in London has been cordoned off. The property is being searched and his family has been evacuated. This incident has been prompted by the Pakistani authorities to pressurise and curb Baluch human rights workers. more... 0 Comments
Indian | By attacking Modi and the BJP with rhetoric borrowed straight off the Islamist Theasaurus, Sonia Gandhi and the Congress are sending two signals. The first is that the Congress has thrown the towel in Gujarat. It can no longer hope to attract the majority vote in Gujarat and hence its leadership has given up on appealing to the Hindu Majority. The second signal the Congress is sending is to the Muslim Vote Bank across the rest of country that when it came to the crunch in Gujarat it took on Modi and hence it can still pander and appease despite Nandigram and Taslima more... 0 Comments
forwarded by Skinny John | The Senate will vote this week (as early as Tuesday) on two critical measures: The Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act and the Peru Free Trade Agreement. Already passed in the House, both bills will be taken up in the Senate this week and both issues need your attention. Read more below and use the links to take action!
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