Posts tagged with ‘law’

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Questions of Power and Slavery

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Questions of Power and Slavery Clive Hambidge “If it’s a neurotic superpower you’re looking for, then America’s your one” Robert Kagen “In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” . All governments encroach, creep into our lives, and […]

Israeli Supreme Court Strikes Down Tax Benefits Law for Excluding Arab Towns

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Israeli Supreme Court Strikes Down Tax Benefits Law for Excluding Arab Towns Adalah (Haifa, Israel) Last night, 22 May 2012, the Israeli Supreme Court issued a judgment accepting eight separate petitions filed in 2005 by local municipal authorities, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) and Adalah, demanding the end of special tax relief […]

The Massive Palestinian Hunger Strike: Traveling below the Western Radar

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The Massive Palestinian Hunger Strike: Traveling below the Western Radar Richard Falk Can anyone doubt that if there were more than 1300 hunger strikers in any country in the world other than Palestine, the media in the West would be obsessed with the story?  It would be featured day after day, and reported on from all […]

One state solution featured on NPR and in Carter ‘IHT’ Op-Ed

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One state solution featured on NPR and in Carter ‘IHT’ Op-Ed Adam Horowitz As the possibility of a two-state solution fades into the horizon (cue the flatline), the discussion of alternatives continues to expand. Building off last month’s One State conference at Harvard, NPR‘s Morning Edition featured a story today on the growing support for […]

Israel bars Gunter Grass from entry under law barring former Nazis

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Israel bars Gunter Grass from entry under law barring former Nazis Philip Weiss The latest in the Gunter Grass story. Sydney Morning Herald Israel’s Interior Minister has barred the German author Gunter Grass from entering the country because of a poem that accuses Israel of being a threat to world peace. ”Grass’s poems fan the […]

Whose Corporations? Our Corporations!

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Whose Corporations? Our Corporations! Ken Jacobson The idea that corporations are obligated only to shareholders is a dangerous fad. Law and precedent say they owe a strong duty to the 99%. Corporations are not working for the 99 percent. But this wasn’t always the case. In a special five-part AlterNet series, William Lazonick, professor at […]

Occupy Takes Aim at ALEC Today in 70 US Cities

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Occupy Takes Aim at ALEC Today in 70 US Cities Yana Kunichoff The Occupy movement, since its inception in September 2011, has been against corporate greed. And in 70 cities across the country, it’s found one target that best shows the rampant corporate control of our judicial system that Occupiers see as a central grievance: […]

President Obama and His Key Advisors are a Gang of War Criminals

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President Obama and His key Advisors are a Gang of War Criminals Dave Lindorff February 29, 2012 “Information Clearing House” —- If a bunch of street toughs decided to gang up and beat the crap out of some guy in the neighborhood because they feared he might be planning to buy a gun to protect […]

US Congress passes authoritarian anti-protest law

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US Congress passes authoritarian anti-protest law Tom Carter A bill passed Monday in the US Congress and Thursday in the Senate would make it a felony—a serious criminal offense punishable by lengthy terms of incarceration—to participate in many forms of protest associated with the Occupy Wall Street protests of last year. Several commentators have dubbed […]

How to Leave Guantánamo: Via a Plea Deal, or In A Coffin

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How to Leave Guantánamo: By Means of a Plea Deal or In A Coffin Andy Worthington Guantánamo briefly emerged from the shadows on Wednesday, February 29, when Majid Khan, a Pakistani national described as one of 14 “high-value detainees” when he arrived at Guantánamo in September 2006, after three and a half years in secret CIA […]

Corporate Immunity Looks Likely: Supreme Court Seems Ready To Side With Shell In Human Rights Suit (Update)

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Corporate Immunity Looks Likely: Supreme Court Seems Ready To Side With Shell In Human Rights Suit (Update) WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday morning appeared divided along party lines, with a conservative majority ready to hold that corporations cannot be held accountable in federal courts for international human rights violations. The Court was hearing […]

NDAA Nullification Passes Virginia Senate by a Veto-Proof 39-1 Vote

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NDAA Nullification Passes Virginia Senate by a Veto-Proof 39-1 Vote Michael Boldin Today, the Virginia Senate took a firm stand in support of liberty, the Constitution for the United States, and the Constitution of Virginia by voting in favor of House Bill 1160 (HB1160), the “NDAA Nullification Act.” The final vote was 39-1. After a […]

The Assange Case Means That We Are All Suspects Now

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The Assange Case Means That We Are All Suspects Now John Pilger WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange talks to demonstrators while leaving a court appearance for a verdict on an extradition request in London, February 24, 2011. This week’s Supreme Court hearing in the Julian Assange case has profound meaning for the preservation of basic freedoms in […]