Are you proud to be an American? I had an interesting experience the other day in water aerobics. Some how the ‘50s and the KGB came up in conversation. I said, “Yes, I remember them. We hated them. The KGB “disappeared” people in the middle of the night and tortured them.” Boy, did that stop […]
Yesterday, on August 3, 2010, the New York Times reported that the American Civil Liberties Union and Center for Constitutional Rights filed a suit to allow their “uncompensated legal representation” to challenge the Executive Branch’s permit requirement prior to allowing an an attorney to represent any U.S. citizen in a suit against said regulation, see Lawyers Seeking Terror […]
This past week, the American Civil Liberties Union, the organization that brought Guantanamo into the American consciousness, appealed to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture on behalf of a mentally ill juvenile inmate in Montana that has been held in inhumane conditions, suffering torture and humiliation.
U.S.: Anti-Arpaio March Reignites Pro-Immigrant Movement Valeria Fernández PHOENIX, Arizona, Jan 17 (IPS) - Over 20,000 people marched in the streets of Phoenix Saturday in the first mass mobilisation of the year, calling for an end to the criminalisation of undocumented immigrants and the passage of immigration reform legislation. Arizona is considered ground zero for […]
No one really wanted full body scanners. There were numerous talks of invasions of privacy and viable cases of abuse of that privacy. Today, however, the pantsbomber has made that discussion return to the forefront, with many people readily giving up their privacy because they now feel that the government knows what they’re doing. For […]