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.

Colorado Geography Teacher Quits over Foreign Flag Dispute

Colorado Geography Teacher Quits over Foreign Flag Dispute
August 26, 2006 By Matthew Rothschild

In the very first week of class, he got a letter of reprimand and was placed on administrative leave for insisting on his right to display foreign flags in his classroom. And even though the school quickly reinstated him, he has decided not to return.

“My name is Mohamad. That doesn’t mean I’m a terrorist”

“My name is Mohamad. That doesn’t mean I’m a terrorist”
By Matthew Rothschild, May 27, 2006

Mohamad Pharoan is a waiter at the Hyatt in Baltimore. He’d worked there seven years when, on December 5, 2003, President Bush came to the hotel for a reelection fundraiser. Pharoan was supposed to be serving tables at the banquet, but he wasn’t allowed to. Because his name is Mohamad.

Ten-year-Old Forbidden from Singing Pink’s Anti-Bush Song at School

Ten-year-Old Forbidden from Singing Pink’s Anti-Bush Song at School Talent Show
By Matthew Rothschild, May 9, 2006

Molly Shoul has appeared in several talent shows at Park Springs Elementary School over the years.

And she was planning on participating again--until the principal put the kibosh on "Dear Mr. President."

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