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How Can We Justify This?

United States Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio) wrote:

Let us pray that our nation will remember that the unfolding of the promise of democracy in our nation paralleled the striving for civil rights.
That is why we must challenge the rationale of the Patriot Act. We must ask why should America put aside guarantees of constitutional justice?

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Bush: Israel Has a Right to Defense

Mon Jun 10, 2002

By STEVE WEIZMAN, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - With Israeli troops surrounding Yasser Arafat's compound, President Bush said Monday that Israel has a right to defend itself and suggested conditions are not ripe for a Mideast peace conference.

Concluding his sixth meeting with Bush, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said of Arafat "we don't see yet a partner" in peace talks.

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appraisal of technologies of political

20 August 1999: Link to follow-up STOA reports on "Development of Surveillance Technology and Risk of Abuse of Economic Information (an appraisal of technologies of political control)," April and May, 1999

20 October 1998: Link to September 1998 update (101K)

6 February 1998:
Link to Bibliography (85K);

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appraisal of technologies of political

20 August 1999: Link to follow-up STOA reports on "Development of Surveillance Technology and Risk of Abuse of Economic Information (an appraisal of technologies of political control)," April and May, 1999

20 October 1998: Link to September 1998 update (101K)

6 February 1998:
Link to Bibliography (85K);

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The Politics of Treason

By William Rivers Pitt
t r u t h o u t | Friday, 31 May, 2002

It would be funny if it were not so terribly sad.

Politics became entwined in our national conversation regarding the September 11th attacks before the fires in Manhattan were extinguished, when Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson chose to blame the attacks on gays, feminists and the ACLU.

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The Politics of Treason

By William Rivers Pitt
t r u t h o u t | Friday, 31 May, 2002

It would be funny if it were not so terribly sad.

Politics became entwined in our national conversation regarding the September 11th attacks before the fires in Manhattan were extinguished, when Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson chose to blame the attacks on gays, feminists and the ACLU.

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6 Days of War

by Daniel Pipes
New York Post
June 4, 2002

The most overwhelming victory in the annals of warfare took place in June 35 years ago, when Israeli forces defeated the Egyptian, Jordanian and Syrian armies in a mere six days. And this June is marked by the publication of "Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East" (Oxford University Press) by Michael Oren, the finest book ever on this topic.

Oren, an Israeli scholar of American origins, tells his story in a spare, direct and gripping way, replete with punchy quotations.

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Judge: "Ashcroft's Policies Idiotic" Crumpling the Constitution

by Walt Brasch

May 31, 2002

With one word, a federal judge has described not only John Ashcroft's handling of the Department of Justice, but also the Bush administration's policy of citing national security as the reason why it's trying to hide the Constitution from Americans.

U.S. District Judge Robert G.

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