NY State Senate Homeland Security Committee Hearing Must Focus on Legitimate Public Safety Concerns, not Fear-Mongering Directed at Muslims

A State Senate committee hearing scheduled on Friday to purportedly examine homeland security issues must not be used as a forum to attack and demonize Muslim and immigrant New Yorkers, New York Neighbors for American Values, a coalition of more than 100 civic, labor and religious organizations, urged today in a letter to state Sen. Gregory R. […]

Obama Administration to Prosecute 9/11 Suspects in Broken Military Commissions System

In a move that undermines civil liberties and the rule of law, the Obama administration today announced that it will prosecute the suspects accused of planning the 9/11 attacks in the Guantanamo military commissions system. In one of the first acts of his new presidency, Obama called a halt to the military commissions.  A joint […]

SC NAACP: A Call for Unity: Don’t Celebrate Slavery and Terrorism (via South Carolina Green Party)

The Sons of Confederate Veterans are celebrating the 150th anniversary of South Carolina‘s secession from the Union and the start of the Civil War by holding a $100-a-ticket “Secession Ball”. The NAACP will publicly protest this event by holding a candlelight vigil followed by a Mass Meeting. The protest is themed “A Call for Unity: […]

Where to go from Wikileaks? The Peace Movement Responds « Dandelion Salad

A pull quote from the article: We have long known that the war on terrorism was increasing, rather than diminishing, terrorism.  These leaks show Saudi Arabia to be the greatest sponsor of terrorism, and show that nation’s dictator, King Abdullah, to be very close to our own government in its treatment of prisoners.  He has […]

Guv cand Hawkins (G-NY) Condemns FBI Raids on Antiwar Activists

The only way that the Green Party can regain ballot status in NY is to get 50,000 votes for their Governor candidate in 2010. This opportunity comes only once every four years, and it only applies to the Governor’s race. Gaining ballot status will enable the Green Party to run more peace candidates, more single-payer […]

Green Party of Minnesota Supports Peace Activists Raided by FBI

News that five homes of well-known peace activists in Minneapolis had been raided and searched by FBI agents yesterday morning brought expressions of outrage from members of the Green Party´s state coordinating committee.  They voiced support for the Anti War Committee and other local groups with which the activists are associated. They believe that accusations […]

Time to make big changes with air travel

It is amazing, the narrow box which elected officials, security officials, and the media use to evaluate what should be the response to a terrorist nearly blowing up another airplane. It is mystifying that when such a big, dangerous, longstanding problem exists, they all still return to the most simple problem solving model: “There are […]

National Lawyers Guild Calls for Immediate and Independent Investigation into Assassination of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah by FBI Agents in Dearborn

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls for an immediate and independent investigation into the FBI’s fatal shooting on October 28 of Islamic leader Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah in Dearborn, Michigan. The FBI killed him during a series of raids of the Masjid Al-Haqq Mosque by federal and local law enforcement officials in which 11 others […]

Each day, 1,600 suggestions for FBI’s terrorist watch list

(excerpt from) Washington Post 1,600 are suggested daily for FBI’s list Number of names on terrorist watch list at 400,000, agency says By Walter Pincus / Sunday, November 1, 2009 Newly released FBI data offer evidence of the broad scope and complexity of the nation’s terrorist watch list, documenting a daily flood of names nominated […]

Tom Ridge admits terror alerts were used to affect election

KW: So, it is basically a fact that leading up to the 2004 presidential election, our federal government, through the Bush administration and the Department of Homeland Security, issues false terror alerts and hype, so that people would think we need to “keep the incumbent” and “keep Republicans in power” (ie: because they are–wrongly or […]

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