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 […]

WikiLeaks demands Google and Facebook unseal US subpoenas: Protect Julian Assange, protect yourself

Note from KW: This story shows the tactics the government is going to use against you — you environmentalist, you activist, you peacenik — if you get in their way… (excerpt from) The Guardian UK WikiLeaks demands Google and Facebook unseal US subpoenas Call comes after revelation that US has tried to force Twitter to […]

Wikimania and the First Amendment – The Nader Page

The mad dog, homicidal demands to destroy the leaders of Wikileaks by self-styled liberal Democrat and Fox commentator, Bob Beckel, the radio and cable howlers and some members of Congress, may be creating an atmosphere of panic at the politically sensitive Justice Department. Attorney General Eric Holder has made very prejudicial comments pursuant to his […]

UC Berkley Protests Yoo while Obama Ignores Torture

Activists, UC Berkeley Alumni Protest Yoo on First Day of Classes Four generations of UC Berkeley law school alumni joined activists, community members and lawyers on the Boalt Hall steps to protest former Bush administration lawyer John Yoo’s return to campus Monday. The group called for Yoo to be prosecuted and fired from his position […]

Government spying: past, present…and future?

An excellent article. Worth the read. Excerpts only below. Includes information that Cynthia McKinney was probably unjustly spied upon in 2005, when she was an elected official: (excerpt from) Buzzflash On Domestic Spying, Obama Administration Obfuscates and Jettisons Transparency by Christine Bowman Attorney General Eric Holder is talking the talk. Is it reasonable to assume […]