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.

University of Nebraska Sues Chertoff

University of Nebraska Sues Chertoff
March 10, 2007 By Matthew Rothschild

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.

White House Role Exposed in Booting Activists from Bush Event

White House Role Exposed in Booting Activists from Bush Event
March 7, 2007 By Matthew Rothschild

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.


ACLU Sues White House over Denver Bush Event

Jailed for 13 Hours for Photographing the Governor at Inaugural Parade

Jailed for 13 Hours for Photographing the Governor at Inaugural Parade
January 15, 2007 By Matthew Rothschild

“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.”

Pentagon, Wall Street Journal Attack Lawyers for Guantanamo Detainees, Raise Specter of Financial Penalties for Law Firms

Pentagon, Wall Street Journal Attack Lawyers for Guantanamo Detainees, Raise Specter of Financial Penalties for Law Firms
January 12, 2007 By Matthew Rothschild

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.

Union Appeals Firing of Bus Driver Who Flipped Off Bush

Union Appeals Firing of Bus Driver Who Flipped Off Bush
November 5, 2006 By Matthew Rothschild

“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."

Criticizing Cheney to His Face Is Assault?

Criticizing Cheney to His Face Is Assault?
October 4, 2006 By Matthew Rothschild

“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.’”

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