Today and tomorrow from Noon to 4 pm, Witness Against Torture is holding a vigil outside the White House to call for the closing of Guantanamo and an end to the practice of indefinite detention without criminal charges. If you’re in Washington DC and can
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
They told Fenris they would play a game with him, to see how strong he was, and Fenris agreed, and so the Aesir tied Fenris up with a magic cord made by the gnomes. “Try to get out of that, Fenris,” they said, “and if you can’t, we promise we’ll set you free.”
This afternoon’s essay by Wendy Kaminer is valuable on two counts. First, it identifies some decidedly unAmerican language coming from the Obama administration: The White House used up 50 words to say little in response: “Sen. [Lindsey] Graham has expressed interest in habeas reform and
New legislation seeks to establish two separate and unequal systems of law within the USA: One in which people accused of certain crimes are deprived of the right to a fair trial in order to ensure their conviction. If Buchanan’s bill passed, the use of the substandard system of justice would not just be an option for government prosecutors. It would be required.
Just for kicks, here are my five political predictions for Congress in 2010: 1. The Defense of Marriage Act will not be repealed. After telling gay and lesbian Americans to wait for the passage of health care reform for the length of 2009, 2010 arrives
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
Following the Constitution isn’t hard and complicated. Violating the Constitution, and then lying about it, and then pretending that you’re not lying about it, and then acting like you’re investigating the thing that you’re pretending that your not lying about, and then establishing a timeline for a report on the thing that you’re acting like you’re investigating but pretending that you’re not lying about – that’s hard and complicated.
The United States of America is supposed to be a nation where no one ever is locked away until death merely because of an accusation of criminal conduct by a politician seeking to please crowds of citizens. Could someone remind Senator Lindsey Graham about that?
The news has emerged that President Barack Obama is considering an executive order to impose a system of indefinite detention without trial in the United States of America. The New York Times interviewed Obama administration officials to uncover the reasons why: At the heart of
Finally, yesterday, US District Court Judge Richard Leon took a look at the case, and ordered Abd Al Rahim Abdul Rassak released immediately. The government argument that he is a threat to the United States “defies common sense”, said Judge Leon.