Racial Profiling and Domestic Terrorism: Making White Terror Invisible While Blaming the Victim

September 1, 2009 by Frank Gormlie
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The arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. by Cambridge police again raised the issue of racial profiling of People of Color in North America.

As evidenced in President Obama’s attempt at a ‘teaching moment,’ the idea of racial profiling produces heated debate.

Most African Americans remain convinced that law enforcement agencies routinely use their race as criteria in criminal investigations while a majority of Whites and police vigorously dispute this claim.

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San Diego Minutemen Host “Enemies List”

July 15, 2009 by Doug Porter
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by Doug Porter

Back in the 1960’s the Minutemen were a right wing fringe group that engaged in harassment of civil rights and anti-war activists.

They were organized under the premise that the time was soon coming that paramilitary groups would be called upon to defend the US against the creeping communist conspiracy. As the decade ended, the organization splintered, with various factions arising based on differing views of the need for immediate action.

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House GOP Leaders Release Pro Torture Video

April 30, 2009 by Doug Porter

You can’t make this stuff up, folks. Here’s the newest scare video released today by House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and ranking intelligence committee member Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.).

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Syria says U.S. raid is ‘terrorist’ act

October 27, 2008 by Staff

Al Jazeera English / October 27, 2008 The Syrian foreign minister has described a deadly raid on a village near the border with Iraq, allegedly carried out by the US, as a planned act of “terrorist aggression”. Speaking in London on Monday, Walid Muallem also raised questions about how a pact between the US and Iraq over troop deployment […]

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First of RNC ‘Protesters’ Charged With Terrorism-related Crimes Goes to Court

October 13, 2008 by Staff

‘RNC 8’ Defendants Face Over 7 Years in Jail BY Jon Collins and Alex Robinson / mndaily.com / October 13, 2008 A University student arrested preemptively before the Republican National Convention will be one of the first people prosecuted under a terrorism clause in the Minnesota Patriot Act since it was passed in 2002. Cultural […]

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Military’s Social Science Grants Raise Alarm

August 2, 2008 by Staff

Critics of Gates’ Proposals Say Pentagon Funding Could Make Universities an “instrument rather than critic of war-making” by Maria Glod / Washington Post Staff Writer / Sunday, August 3, 2008 Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is calling on “eggheads” to help the military unravel questions about the recruitment of terrorists, the resurgence of the Taliban […]

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ACLU: Million on Terrorist Watch List

July 14, 2008 by Staff

by Michael Grabell / July 14, 2008 There won’t be any balloons dropping from the ceiling to mark this milestone. And if there are any bells and whistles, it will only be from the metal detector. The American Civil Liberties Union held a news conference this morning to commemorate what it says is the addition […]

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Bush v. Chavez – An Update

March 17, 2008 by Staff

Introduction by Gary Ghirardi. Stephen Lendman is a contributing writer to the mediaLeft web site and his articles are published widely in the progressive press. Last Wednesday in a move by Bush and 21 right wing “law makers” Chavez and the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela are to be declared “State sponsors of Terror.” The ramifications […]

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