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Civil Rights -- and Wrongs

The Justice Dept. has no excuse -- not even the threat of more terrorist attacks -- for locking up Americans without trial

JUNE 18, 2002

WASHINGTON WATCH
By Howard Gleckman

The Jose Padilla case scares me. It's not just that Padilla was allegedly plotting to detonate a radioactive dirty bomb in the U.S. that terrifies me. The way the U.S. government is handling the matter sends chills down my spine.

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Hip Hip Hooray for Dictatorship

by Jeff Elkins

Stick a fork in it, it's a done deal; At least according to the vanguard of American journalism.

Is there one major print media outlet that has the courage, the raw guts to call a spade a spade and challenge George Bush's naked power-grab? Apparently not. All that appears to be left are individual websites, the samizdat of our generation, now waiting to see if John Ashcroft's FBI will slowly but surely enforce cyber-silence and strangle them out of existence.

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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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