The maker of the “Bush Lied…They Died” T-shirt was sued by parents of a fallen soldier for $40 billion. But a federal judge just tossed the case out.
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.
The editor of Tikkun Magazine found his home plastered with posters calling him an enemy of Israel.
“I have the dread sense of the dark clouds of fascism gathering,” he said. “The level of anger and fear is like nothing I can compare in my lifetime.”
“They think I don’t have a mind of my own and I’m not capable of feeling these things that are happening and that I’m not capable of trying to do something about it,” says 12-year-old Frankie Hughes.
Welcome to the Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative: “Anyone concerned about government’s power to identify, monitor, and target individuals for adverse, discriminatory treatment will be troubled.”
He’s hosting conferences claiming that “the founders knew that faith, hope, and charity were the cornerstones of the country they were building.” And a featured speaker wants to encourage Christians to become involved in the civic arena.
Mohammed Omer won the Martha Gellhorn Prize. But the State Department is sitting on his visa.
“There’s just no reason for them to be doing that,” says Paul Prebys, one of the founders of Alaskans for Peace & Justice. “It’s an incredible invasion of my privacy.”
“Having the feds investigate organizations on both sides of the abortion debate doesn't make us all safer: it simply victimizes more individuals' freedom and privacy rights.”
“When the words ‘Travel Not Authorized’ appeared on my computer screen, I instantly thought [it was] a mistake. I applied again. It took only a few hours to receive another rejection.”
“You know who did 9/11? Do you know what language he spoke? Do you see why these cards are suspicious?”
Beware “those of Middle Eastern appearance,” as well as those “motivated by anti-war” issues, says the law enforcement group.
Judge Walton found that Colonel Davis had demonstrated a substantial “likelihood of success on the merits” of his case, which asserts he was illegally fired for exercising his free speech rights.
“Col. Davis brings these claims not only to vindicate his own constitutional rights but also the public’s First Amendment right to receive his speech and hear his views,” the ACLU lawsuit says.
The D.C. Circuit Court’s decision is a flagrant act of insubordination. It marks a huge step backward, and it underlies the hysteria that has taken over the country since the Christmas bombing attempt.