Civil Liberties

Civil rights, etc.

Interview: Frederick S. Lane, Author of The Court and The Cross

program date: 
Wed, 07/23/2008

 Free lance journalist Fred Lane traces the rise of the Religous Right and their attempts to reshape the Supreme Court.

27:57 minutes (25.59 MB)

Wouldn't want to be rude

Apparently, the myriad violations of the Constitution carried out by the Bushies warrant an investigation. But criminal prosecutions? Convictions? We wouldn't want to be rude.

From Salon.com:

Aug. 4, 2008 | WASHINGTON -- On the campaign trail in April, Barack Obama was asked whether, if elected, he would prosecute Bush administration officials for establishing torture as American policy. The candidate demurred. "If crimes have been committed, they should be investigated," he said. But he quickly added, "I would not want my first term consumed by what was perceived on the part of the Republicans as a partisan witch hunt, because I think we've got too many problems to solve."

Too many problems to solve, indeed. Like torture, for instance -- and also unlawful imprisonment, warrantless spying, war profiteering, an illegal invasion, election theft, voter fraud, politicization of Cabinet departments, signing statements, the outing of covert agents, and on and on and on ...

And here's the would-be President, worried about what might be "perceived on the part of the Republicans as a partisan witch hunt." Because that would be, y'know, rude.

Conference on War Crimes: Holding the Bushites Accountable

program date: 
Sun, 08/03/2008

Host Scott Forrester interviews Dean Larry Velvel  of the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover.  He talks about the September 13th and 14th Conference on War Crimes and the Law-breaking of the Bush Administration and how to hold them accountable in Domestic and International Courts in the future.

29:39 minutes (27.15 MB)

Interview: Andrew Pappone and Attorney Tom Nelson on IDS & FBI Harrassment

program date: 
Wed, 07/30/2008

Reed Graduate,  Andrew Pappone and his attorney Tom Nelson discuss his detention by the Israeli Defense Force when he left Palestine following completion of n internship with the Palestine Fair Trade Association.  After he returned to the US he and his family faced harrassment by the FBI prompting him to hire civil rights attorney Tom Nelson.

29:04 minutes (26.62 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: US Senate & The Media Shield Law

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 07/27/2008

The US Senate debates a law to protect journalists from being forced to disclose confidential sources. Citizen journalists are not included for protection in the Senates version of The Free Flow of Information Act, S2035.

4:41 minutes (4.28 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Violations at NW Immigrant Detention Center

program date: 
Sun, 07/20/2008

The Seattle University School of Law and the non-profit One America relaease reportor on Human Rights violations found at The Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma Washington. The report follows an eight month study on the 1,000 detainnee facility used to hold people awaiting immigration status hearings. 

5:53 minutes (5.38 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Angola 3 Defendant's Conviction Overturned

program date: 
Sat, 07/12/2008

Angola 3 defendant Albert Woodfox had his 1973 comviction for the killing of Angola prison guard overturned by a federal judge in Lousisiana. This is a significant victory for former Black Panther, Woodfox who was held in solitary confinement for over 34 years.

Also see angola3.org

4:27 minutes (4.08 MB)

Radiozine on 07/31/08

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Thu, 07/31/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Linda Olson-Osterlund speaks with a recent Reed College graduate about his detention by Israeli police in Gaza. They also discuss harassment of him and his mother by the FBI upon his return to the U.S. His attorney Tom Nelson will  be interviewed.

Civil Liberties Watch

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 07/27/2008

KBOO presents the latest on privacy issues from Civil Liberties Watch:

4:41 minutes (4.28 MB)

Why are you a Republican?

 TPM Muckraker has the dirt on the Office of Professional Responsibility and Inspector General's report on the politicization of the Justice Department.

Among the stringent Bush-era requirements for employment at DOJ: "What is it about George W. Bush that makes you want to serve him?"

And let's not forget, "Why are you a Republican?"

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