Apologia

by Jeffrey Frank – The New Yorker I was glad to be offered the apology—and about time, too—but I was far from ready to accept it. Not that it was a bad apology, but it never quite rose to the… Continue Reading

WikiLeaks and War Crimes

Jeremy Scahill | The Nation Four months before WikiLeaks rocketed to international notoriety, the Robin Hoods of the Internet quietly published a confidential CIA document labeled “NOFORN” (for “no foreign nationals”)—meaning that it should not be shared even with US… Continue Reading

\’McCarthyism\’ Rises in Israel

Analysis by Jerrold Kessel and Pierre Klochendler JERUSALEM, Aug 26, 2010 (IPS) – Rightwing Israeli groups financially supported by Jewish and fundamentalist Christian groups from abroad are on a campaign to undermine free thought in Israeli universities. Collaterally, a move… Continue Reading

Not the End

by Babak Dehghanpisheh – Newsweek The departure of the last “combat troops” from Iraq is hardly the end of American combat there. August 19, 2010 . By now, you’ve probably heard that the last “combat” unit is leaving Iraq. TV… Continue Reading

Deported for Running a Red Light

By William Fisher NEW YORK, Aug 19, 2010 (IPS) – A government programme designed to prosecute serious criminals is instead deporting people who received traffic tickets and committed other minor offences, according to immigration rights advocacy groups.