Category: Law, Crime, & Justice

Stephen Bergstein: Court Watch

Federal Court strikes down mandatory drug-testing for welfare recipients

Norman Solomon: The Invisible Man: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA Whistleblower

The mass media have suddenly discovered Jeffrey Sterling — after his conviction Monday afternoon as a CIA whistleblower

Paul Street: An Absence of Outrage

Why this unsettling contrast, reflecting remarkable public indifference of most of the US white populace to the regular heinous police murder of Black Americans?

Walden Bello: The Real Threat in Europe

The real threat is the repression of migrant communities by national security states with the backing of a significant segment of the majority population mobilized by right wing forces

Marjorie Cohn: Supreme Court Upholds Auto Stop With No Traffic Violation

Broadening police discretion to allow ignorance-based traffic stops will give officers another excuse to harass people of color

Preeti Kaur: Imagination and Indoctrination: MI5 and Blue Peter

Let’s reclaim spaces to imagine a better world and fight against the indoctrination that we need a surveillance state to curtail our freedoms

Kathy Kelly & Medea Benjamin: Federal Prison Sentence Begins for Anti-Drone Activist

I feel like shouting from the rooftops, “Do you see what’s going on inside these gates?”

Norman Solomon: Leak Trial Shows CIA Zeal to Hide Incompetence

Based on the evidence, it would be delusional to think of the CIA as a place run by straight shooters

Joris Leverink: Bonzai epidemic hits Turkey: new drug, old story

As long as governments require a sedated, pacified population in order to push through unpopular redevelopment plans, to prevent the unification of the populace and to be able to effectively silence all voices that dare to question authority, there will always be a new bonzai

Norman Solomon: Why the CIA Is So Eager to Demolish Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling

The CIA is on a quest for more respect — from news media, from lawmakers, from potential recruits — from anyone willing to defer to its authority

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