Prison Proletariat: Exploiting Inmate Labor

American history as taught in the US frequently emphasizes that one of the by products of the Civil War between the states during the mid-19th century was the elimination of slavery. And students learn about the 13th amendment to the Constitution of the United States that made slavery illegal.

A closer look at the amendment, however, shows the prohibition against slavery to be far from absolute...

Remembering Rufina Amaya, Survivor of U.S. Inspired Slaughter in El Salvador

On March 9, The New York Times ran an obituary on Rufina Amaya who died at 64 in El Salvador, of a stroke, the previous Tuesday. We should all remember the ordeal experienced by Amaya at the hands of troops specifically trained by U.S. Special Forces.

USA: Do as I say, not as I do

The U.S. State Department released its 'Country Reports on Human Rights' in Washington D.C. on March 6 with a flurry of press conferences and photo ops starring Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Gonzales Nixed Inquiry into Own Conduct at DOJ

At least four Members of US Congress and four US Senators today raised concerns about a breaking report in the National Journal that US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales appears to have known he was going to be negatively implicated in a review at the US Department of Justice’s (USDOJ) Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) when he advised President Bush regarding the review.

A Constructive Plot to Return Guantánamo Bay to Cuba in the Near Future

Washington may be Losing its Right, let Alone its Political Ability to Maintain its Control over Guantánamo

Calls for Alberto Gonzales' Resignation Heat Up

Contradicting President Bush's claim that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' actions were 'appropriate,' Republican Sen. John Sununu (NH) this week joined a chorus of members of Congress calling for Gonzales' dismissal.

Gonzales Has to Go, Say Top Democrats

Recent Senate hearings on the apparent politically motivated firings of eight US attorneys by the Bush administration has dealt a severe blow to the credibility of the administration and to the Justice Department.


Book Review: Licensed to Kill

Maniacal privatization has been the byword of U.S. imperialism of late, which is part and parcel of the ongoing attack on the public sector and the redistribution of wealth—upwards.

Bush’s Crimes in Baghdad Have Parallel in U.S., U.K.

What’s left of what passes for law in America is eroding rapidly. The latest scandal in Totalitarianville is the admission by Robert S. Mueller III March 9th his FBI had improperly used the Patriot Act to spy on individuals and businesses.

More delays in justice for David Hicks

The US military lawyer representing Australian Guantánamo Bay detainee David Hicks says he may be removed from the case. The move would further delay proceeding in his case.

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