… it tosses a person into supermaximum detention for years because he shares the same name as someone else… … more than once… … or simply because he looks like someone else in a picture. How many times? The truth is classified. The United States
On restoring constitutional rights, bipartisanship is only MOSTLY dead. Quick, someone fetch a chocolate-covered nut.
If you’ve been paying attention, you know about S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011. You know that the House and Senate have passed it. You know that if Barack Obama signs it when it reaches his desk in a few days, the
Shame on Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame for allegedly providing stuff to the militant organizations Shahab and Al Qaeda. If it’s true, that wasn’t a very nice thing to do. The charges have not been proven. Shame on the United States Government for holding Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame
Four years ago, the corporation with a plan to run its own candidate for president called Unity08 refused to remove “delegates” from its list after they became disgusted with it. This week, the corporation with a plan to run its own candidate for president called
In 2005, Irregular Times responded to the Bush administration’s plans for lifetime detention without criminal charges or trial, writing an essay calling George W. Bush “The Quiet Dictator”: It was revealed this week that the Bush Administration is planning to keep people as prisoners for
Last week, in case you hadn’t heard, Arizona passed a law subjecting law-abiding U.S. citizens and residents to warrantless search and detention without probable cause. You read that right. Don’t let someone limit discussion of this new law, SB 1070, to illegal immigration and their
American citizen. Born in Fresno, California. Taken to detention in Arizona because he kept his birth certificate at home. Papiere, Bitte!
The passage last week of SB 1070 has led to the legalization of the nation’s most draconian racial profiling scheme yet. This bill, now signed into law in my former home state of Arizona, would make it a crime to be an illegal immigrant anywhere
When I saw Dan Lungren‘s name as principal sponsor of H.R. 4975, a bill subtitled “To provide for habeas corpus review for unprivileged enemy belligerents,” my eyes did a doubletake. After all, the California Republican has spent years in Congress doing his darndest to erase
It’s easy to march on Washington, DC in March or September when the weather is sunny and warm. An activist event in cold, cold January only happens when people are really riled up about something. The upcoming vigil and fast in Washington DC from January