Tuesday, March 27, 2007



An Open Letter to the President...Four and a Half Years Later

By Sean Penn

You say we've kept the war on terror off our shores by
responding to a criminal act of terror through state sponsored
unilateral aggression in a country that took no part in
that initial crime. That this war would be fought in Iraq
or fought here. They are not our toilet. They are a country
of human beings whose lives, while once oppressed by Saddam,
are now lived in Dante's inferno. Continue



By Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Families for Peace

The Democratic Congress betrayed American voters,
the troops in Iraq and extended the occupation for
at least another 18 months. Continue


Terrorized by 'War on Terror'

How a Three-Word Mantra Has Undermined America

By Zbigniew Brzezinski

The "war on terror" has created a culture of fear in
America. The Bush administration's elevation of these three
words into a national mantra since the horrific events
of 9/11 has had a pernicious impact on American democracy,
on America's psyche and on U.S. standing in the world.
Using this phrase has actually undermined our ability to
effectively confront the real challenges we face from fanatics
who may use terrorism against us. Continue


Torture Her!

By David Michael Green

This top official in the Justice Department, who serves as
its liaison to the White House, is now refusing to answer
any congressional questions about the US attorneys
scandal. You know, the one in which George and Dick
and Karl and Alberto have been hiring and firing federal
prosecutors based on their willingness to politicize the legal
system. Continue


The Pentagon’s Power to Jail Americans Indefinitely

by Jacob G. Hornberger

The presiding judge in the Jose Padilla case has held that
the Sixth Amendment’s guarantee of a speedy trial does
not protect American citizens from being indefinitely
incarcerated by the Pentagon. Continue


9/11 and the Evidence

By Paul Craig Roberts

The 9/11 attack has been used to start wars in Afghanistan
and Iraq, to plan an attack on Iran, to curtail constitutional
protections and civil liberties in the US, to radically expand
US military budgets and the power of the executive, and
to enrich entrenched vested interests. Continue


FBI Turns Citizen Into a Secret Informer

Washington Post

It no doubt surprised most Americans to learn that between
2003 and 2005, the FBI issued more than 140,000 specific
demands under this provision -- demands issued without
a showing of probable cause or prior judicial approval -- to
obtain potentially sensitive information about U.S. citizens
and residents. It did not, however, come as any surprise to
me. Continue


The American Ghosts of Abu Ghraib

By Sam Provance

For those of you who have not heard of me, I am Sam Provance.
My career as an Army sergeant came to a premature end at
age 32 after eight years of decorated service, because I refused
to remain silent about Abu Ghraib, where I served for five
months in 2004 at the height of the abuses. Continue


Surviving At The Pleasure Of The President

By Sheila Samples

Blackwater is in place to become this nation's shadow police
force and is its current shadow army. Go back to the "dry run"
of Katrina and take a look at the heavily armed force that
laid seige to New Orleans, that sped through the streets
rounding up hurricane victims, packing them into a "detention"
arena where they were forced to stay for days without food
or water or assistance. Continue


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