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.
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.
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.