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Bank Surveillance Reports to Your Government Reach New Record High

One of the provisions of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 was to mandate that banks and other financial institutions send on an increased number of “suspicious activity reports” about the financial activity of Americans at a lower threshold for what qualifies as “suspicious” and a greater emphasis on the employment of financial surveillance over [...]

Book Review: Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger

My book review is about a book called Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger. It is about a boy and his father. The father had a magic wand and the boy had a ukulele. The other people didn’t like them. The father made too many practical jokes and the boy annoyed people. The people made them live [...]

Inefficient Indefinite Detention and Torture. Be Thankful It’s Not You.

Roger Cohen writes from Afghanistan:

Of the 770 detainees grabbed here and there and flown to Guantánamo, only 23 have ever been charged with a crime. Of the more than 500 so far released, many traumatized by those “enhanced” techniques, not one has received an apology or compensation for their season in hell.

Cohen’s source: [...]

Inefficient Indefinite Detention and Torture. Be Thankful It's Not You.

Roger Cohen writes from Afghanistan:

Of the 770 detainees grabbed here and there and flown to Guantánamo, only 23 have ever been charged with a crime. Of the more than 500 so far released, many traumatized by those “enhanced” techniques, not one has received an apology or compensation for their season in hell.

Cohen’s source: [...]

BREAKING: Patriot Act Reports on You Stay Sky High… And They’re Not About Terrorism

With the passage of the Patriot Act in 2001, the use of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) to the government regarding your behavior expanded greatly. The claim: snooping into your business would ferret out the terrorists in our midst. But new numbers released by the U.S. Government show that while the number of SARs sent to [...]

BREAKING: Patriot Act Reports on You Stay Sky High… And They're Not About Terrorism

With the passage of the Patriot Act in 2001, the use of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) to the government regarding your behavior expanded greatly. The claim: snooping into your business would ferret out the terrorists in our midst. But new numbers released by the U.S. Government show that while the number of SARs sent to [...]

War Still Isn't Working In Afghanistan

It’s being treated as news, but it isn’t exactly new. A classified report is informing the Bush White House that Afghanistan is falling apart despite increased numbers of American soldiers. The Taliban is gaining yet more strength. Opium sales are up. The American puppet government of Hamid Karzai is weak and growing weaker.

So what’s [...]