McCarthyism Watch

McCarthyism Watch is Progressive Editor Matthew Rothschild's running tally of civil liberties infringements. <a href="http://new.progressive.org/mag_mccarthy">"The New McCarthyism"</a> ran as the cover story of The Progressive in January 2002 and Rothschild's book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1595581642?ie=UTF8&tag=theprogress0b-20... Have No Rights: Stories of America in an Age of Repression</a> was published in 2007.

Amnesty International Posters Torn Down at High School

Amnesty International Posters Torn Down at High School
By Matthew Rothschild

December 14, 2001

Members of the Amnesty International Club at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, put up posters that read, "War Will Only Kill More." But the posters didn't last long. "The posters were torn down within hours," The Washington Post's Emily Wax reported on December 10.

More Postal Hassles

More Postal Hassles
By Matthew Rothschild

December 14, 2001

Larry Frama of La Honda, California, writes that when he went into his post office to buy some Ramadan stamps, "I was looked at with amazement by the staff and people in the post office, and was told that the Postmistress had ordered that the 50,000-stamp package not be opened and it be returned."

If You Don't Want American Flag Stamps, Watch Out!

If You Don't Want American Flag Stamps, Watch Out!
By Matthew Rothschild

December 8, 2001

Even an innocuous trip to the Post Office can you get you into trouble these days. Daniel Muller, is the co-coordinator of Voices in the Wilderness, a group dedicated to nonviolence and a leading opponent of U.S. sanctions against Iraq. On November 9, Muller and his colleague Andrew Mandell went to pick up stamps at the Chicago post office they regularly visit. They were paying with cash.

Danny Glover, Under Fire

Danny Glover, Under Fire
By Matthew Rothschild

December 21, 2001

The actor and activist Danny Glover is now under fire for daring to say that he was categorically opposed to capital punishment, even for Osama bin Laden. "Here's what happened to Danny," says Frances F. Korten, executive director of the Positive Futures Network and publisher of YES! Magazine (Glover is a board member of the network).

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