“You’re targeting good Americans who just want to practice their faith and dress modestly.”
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.
For a couple of years, he was purporting to be an anarchist. But he actually was working for the military at Fort Lewis.
“It’s put a lot of people on edge,” says one of the activists who was spied on.
You’ll recall that his name surfaced during the Obama campaign as Palin and McCain tried to smear Obama with the old guilt-by-association brush.
When that failed, I thought Ayers could go back to his life, and we could all grow up.
So did he. But no such luck.
Last August 27, law enforcement agents raided the offices of two social justice groups in Berkeley.
One group is called the Long Haul Infoshop, which describes itself as a community resource center and serves as a library and a bookstore. The other is the East Bay Prisoner Support Group, which is located in the same building.
Though the landlord refused them entry, FBI agents, the University of California police, and Alameda County sheriffs forced their way in. They broke locks on the outside doors, and even on inside doors, as well as on filing cabinets.
“These enemies to the Jews will pay very soon for their act of treachery,” the leaflet said.
His opponent called Harkin “the Tokyo Rose of Al Qaeda and Middle East terrorism.” Harkin told him: “That just ended your political career right there.”
“Give me a sniper rifle and a good firing position, and I shall move Bill Ayers’ gray matter,” wrote one blogger who identified himself as “Lee Harvey Cornhusker.”
But lest you think Palin had given up McCarthy’s ghost, she also indulged in some more casual red-baiting of Obama.
“This is a radical departure from separation of civilian law enforcement and military authority and could, quite possibly, represent a violation of law.”
Brig guards were instructed by their commanders to apply the standard operating procedures down in Guantánamo up here in the United States. Over time, the brig officers themselves became frustrated at the restrictions they were ordered to enforce.
On October 1, the Pentagon, for the first time ever, dedicated an Army force specifically to NorthCom, which is in charge of securing not some foreign region but the United States of America.
Infiltrations, false arrest, preventive detention, suppression of dissident media—these are the hallmarks of authoritarian rule.
Right here in America.
You’ve probably seen the T-shirt around.
On the front, in huge capital letters, are the words “Bush Lied.” And on the back, also huge, the words, “They Died.”
With these Bush guys, you’ve got to read the fine print.
On July 31, they published in the Federal Register a proposed change to Title 28, Section 23, of the Code of Federal Regulations.