The university decided to hire Bolivian scholar Waskar Ari as an assistant professor in the departments of history and ethnic studies, and he was supposed to teach there from August 15, 2005, to May 16, 2008. But he’s never taught a single class because the Department of Homeland Security has sat on the paperwork needed for his visa.
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.
Usually, local law enforcement has to play the heavy, often under orders from the Service Service. This gives the White House deniability. But that deniability has begun to unravel as a result of testimony in a court case involving two Colorado protesters.
“Being forced to choose between my personal liberty and my integrity is not a choice I should be forced to make,” says Sarah Olson in the case of Lt. Ehren Watada, who refuses to deploy to Iraq.
“It’s inexcusable,” says Connecticut Representative Mike Lawlor, head of the state’s House Judiciary Committee, of the arrest of Ken Krayeske. “There was no probable cause.”
In November, he received a certificate of merit from Senator Barbara Boxer.
But then on January 3, Boxer rescinded it.
Two days later, he says he got a death threat.
The Bush Administration, having trouble winning its detainee cases in court, is now trying to tar and feather the lawyers for the detainees. And it is asking corporate America to boycott law firms that defend the detainees.
“She paid the ultimate price, and we think that’s pretty tough,” says the local AFSCME leader, who couldn't believe that Bush and Representative Reichert made an issue of it. "I would hope that the both of them would have more important things to discuss."
“Initially, I walked past him. Then I said to myself, ‘I can’t in good conscience let this opportunity pass by.’ So I approached him, I got about two feet away, and I said in a very calm tone of voice, ‘Your policies in Iraq are reprehensible.’”