Congress

Possible Consequences of a U.S. Military Attack on Syria

Remembering the Marine Barracks destruction in Beirut, 1983 Its 4am and I can’t sleep, just like 10 years ago when President Bush was telling the world that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the United States must invade and occupy Iraq to rid humanity of these weapons. I didn’t believe President … Continue reading Possible Consequences of a U.S. Military Attack on Syria

Congress Should Support Equal Rights, Not Israel's Systemic Discrimination

Dear Supporter, I am writing to you today to urge you to speak out and take action against a bill in which the U.S. government would codify Jim Crow-like policies against its citizens traveling to Israel. Eight months ago, I was a high school English teacher living in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. … Continue reading Congress Should Support Equal Rights, Not Israel's Systemic Discrimination

Mueller: FBI Uses Drones For Surveillance Over US Soil

The FBI has used drones for surveillance in limited cases over US soil, FBI Director Robert Mueller has told a US Senate committee. Mr Mueller said the agency had "very few" drones and had used them in "a very minimal way" and "very seldom". But the director said the FBI was in the "initial stages" … Continue reading Mueller: FBI Uses Drones For Surveillance Over US Soil

AIPAC Or US: Tell Congress Aid To Israel Should Take The First Cut

$85 billion in cuts; Republicans blame Democrats, Democrats blame Republicans, but neither blame AIPAC. The Sequester On March 1, President Obama signed an order imposing across-the-board cuts to defense and non-defense spending, known as the "sequester," after Congress failed in its final efforts to avoid such cuts. The cuts total about $85 billion for the … Continue reading AIPAC Or US: Tell Congress Aid To Israel Should Take The First Cut

Matt Makes A Request Of Congress And Of You: Save A Home, Save A Future.

Hi Congressman Larson, My name is Matthew DeMaio and I have been a resident of West Hartford, Connecticut for my entire life. I am writing you right now from Nablus, West Bank, Palestine. I have spent 8 of the last 14 months living, working and studying in between Palestine and Jordan and I have met … Continue reading Matt Makes A Request Of Congress And Of You: Save A Home, Save A Future.

The Department Of Justice Escalating Criminalization Of Speech

Written by Glenn Greenwald Criminalizing Protected Political Speech Over the past several years, the Justice Department has increasingly attempted to criminalize what is clearly protected political speech by prosecuting numerous individuals (Muslims, needless to say) for disseminating political views the government dislikes or considers threatening. The latest episode emerged on Friday, when the FBI announced … Continue reading The Department Of Justice Escalating Criminalization Of Speech

Creating American Terrorists

Written by Philip Giraldi Introduction by Debra Ellis The follow article by human rights defender, Philip Giraldi, is particularly poignant, having just met with my congressman along with boat Captain, John Klusmire. I was a proud passenger aboard the Audacity of Hope, as part of the International Flotilla II ~ Stay Human and can attest … Continue reading Creating American Terrorists

Enemies Of The State

Take Action Today! Become a signatory on the letter below opposing H. R. 3131. A bill has been introduced into congress that, if passed, could set a precedent allowing the State Department to investigate you as an enemy of the state. "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong." ~ Voltaire In … Continue reading Enemies Of The State

Occupy Wall Street With Fellow U.S. Citizens

When I approached Liberty Plaza around 6 am this morning (10/14), I saw a huge crowd gather there ready to defend the peaceful occupation from eviction planned at 7 am. I was thrilled to mingle with the 3,000+ crowd, mainly young people, students, unions and New Yorkers. At about 6:20 am when the people's microphone … Continue reading Occupy Wall Street With Fellow U.S. Citizens

Brave Enough to Make a Stand

“Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children. And if you don’t help us, who else in the world can help us do this?” Albert Camus Six brave congressional representatives heeded Camus’ call. Dennis Kucinich [OH-10], William Lacy Clay … Continue reading Brave Enough to Make a Stand