In Kenya, the national legislature has passed the Security Laws Amendment Bill. The law allows the government to imprison people for lengthy periods without criminal charge, and to conduct surveillance against Kenyans without any search warrant or other court approval.
Among the justifications for this action: The United States has imprisoned people for years without […]
The Stop Mass Incarceration Network has called for a come-one-come-all meeting tomorrow in New York City. The cause: to bring an end to the systematic practices that lead to the discriminatory treatment of Black Americans at the hands of the criminal justice system. Their call to meet and plan an entire week of outrage is […]
“Religious beliefs aren’t reasonable!”
So said Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on October 7, 2014 — and he said it as if this was a compliment.
Really, I’m not kidding. You can listen to Justice Scalia utter these words himself, in his questioning during arguments in the Holt v. Hobbs case this month: in […]
Charisma News says that the USA needs to recover its Christian heritage. That heritage includes digging up rotting corpses and putting them on trial. […]
A consortium of groups has declared May 23 as a “Day of Action to Close Guantanamo and End Indefinite Detention.” In the United States alone, actions will be carried out in 22 cities. Follow the links below to find out more. Where there are no web pages, I’ll add as much information as I can […]
Welcome to America, home of the free, where some people feel free to abuse people less powerful than them. If your employer is breaking the law, if your landlord won’t take care of poisons in your home, if someone is violating your rights, what can you do?
If you’ve got enough money — a $2,500 […]
When our government continues to engage in such indefinite, unconstitutional imprisonment, it becomes an honorable thing for protesters to be placed behind bars themselves in protest against the corrosion of our nation’s constitution. […]
When Senator Rand Paul began to speak yesterday, the subject on the floor was Barack Obama’s nomination of John Brennan to lead the CIA. The thrust of his speech, however, was the Obama policy, which Brennan supports, of executing American citizens without trial, using flying robotic drones. Senator Paul ended up speaking for 13 hours […]
H.R. 5936 will, if passed, revoke the requirement of military imprisonment for people suspected of terrorist crimes and will re-establish the right to a fair trial. […]
It’s because the crimes of September 11, 2001 were so horrible that the trials of anyone accused of involvement in those crimes must meet the highest standards of […]
The testimony is going to be given in secret, which means that the American people will never know what is really going on in these separate hearings, and will not be able to judge for themselves that the military trials are truly fair. Will the witnesses be deprived of counsel during these hearings? Will the defense be given equal access? We won’t know, because the truth in these trials will be censored from us. […]