Category: Civil Liberties

Glenn Greenwald: Key Claim of Snowden’s Accusers is a Fraud

For three years, we watched as this lie was launched, then took root, then spread until it became unquestionable truth, notwithstanding the fact that it lacked any basis all along

Alan A. Aja: How Immigrants Became Criminals

Supporters of immigrant rights must unequivocally reject weakened rights and racially disparate sentencing for non-citizens with criminal records

Conn Hallinan: These Are the Elections That Will Decide Europe’s Fate

While France teeters on the brink of the far right, left parties elsewhere are showing surprising strength

Henry A. Giroux: Cultures of Cruelty

There is more at work here than getting rid of Trump, there is a need to eliminate a system in which democracy is equated with capitalism, a system driven almost exclusively by financial interests

John Feffer: I Am an Enemy of the People

If Trump cracks down on journalists, there might be less uproar than you’d think

Juan Cole: Why the UN branded Israel an Apartheid state

A shouting match has been provoked this week by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, which issued a report this week concluding definitively that Israel is guilty of Apartheid practices toward the Palestinians. The report is careful to say that it is not using the term merely as a pejorative but Read more…

Vijay Prashad: Crimes of Apartheid

The UN report argues that Israel is a ‘racial regime’ because its institutions are premised on maintaining a Jewish nation by techniques of suppression and expulsion

Juan Cole: Hawaii Judge: Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0 still Violates the Constitution

Derrick Watson, US District Court judge in Honolulu, has issued a nationwide Temporary Restraining Order against Trump’s second attempt at an Executive Order excluding people from Muslim-majority countries from the United States. Watson found that the state of Hawaii, which brought the suit, was likely to prevail in its complaint that the president’s order would Read more…

Ralph Nader: “Making America Great” at Americans’ Expense

The tower of contradictions, being constructed by Trump and the most extreme Republican Party in its history, won’t be camouflaged or distracted for long by provocative, prevaricating 3:00 am tweets from the White House

Henry A. Giroux: Trump’s War on Dangerous Memory and Critical Thought

The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists. ― Hannah Arendt People living in the United States have entered into one of the most dangerous periods of the 21st century. Donald Trump, Read more…

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