Bush believes that democracy can be implanted at the point of a gun and that, once implanted in Iraq, it will spread to the rest of the Middle East. He's wrong, in my opinion. If we analyze what makes us a free nation, we will see where he is wro
Most Americans and a majority of people in Britain, France and South Korea say torturing terrorism suspects is justified at least in rare instances, according to AP-Ipsos polling.
A one-time Communist Party journalist Liu Binyan became known in exile as the "conscience of China" has died. Liu said Communist Party members should not put their ultimate loyalty in the party, but in a "second kind of loyalty" —
The Defense Department's Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA), certainly one of the more mysterious Pentagon agencies, and one that is at the center of the Defense Department's expanded programs aimed at gathering and analyzing intellige
A Boston clothing store owner agreed to stop selling "Stop Snitching" T-shirts amid concerns the message was intimidating murder witnesses after threats from the Mayor and outraged community leaders. Had sold 300 to 400 a month
The hotline - designed to help identify foreigners and others who could harm U.S. interests - has become a venting board for thousands of tips from across the USA that have nothing to do with potential threats to the homeland.
Deborah Davis' refusal to show her identification to federal police at a bus stop, a 50-year-old Arvada, Colo., grandmother of five, was handcuffed, placed in a police car and ticketed for two petty offenses by Federal Protective Services officer
A decision by the Richmond court to withdraw its order would make it much harder for Padilla to pursue his appeal, but would also remove judicial backing for the detentions.
The Justice Department issued a broad defense Tuesday of an investigative tool used by the FBI to compel businesses to turn over customer information without a court order or grand jury subpoena.
"The DOJ is committed to protecting civil liberties and to using all investigative tools judiciously and within the bounds of the law. We urge the Congress not to let a distorted and misleading portrayal of the FBI's use of this vital invest
Britain wants new laws on telecoms records, biometric data for identity papers and visa information. Businesses must keep details about callers, who they spoke to, where and when, and would apply to land telephone lines and mobile phones, text messa
"It's becoming one of the public issues Sec. Rice is going to have to address on her next trip," said a European official. "The mood in Europe is one of increasing concern over what people call the American 'gulag' and the
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice defended the indefinite detention of terrorist suspects as part of an unprecedented war to prevent massive attacks on civilians.
"People are definitely going to notice it," he said. "We want that shock. We want that awe. But at the same time, we don't want people to feel their rights are being threatened. We need them to be our eyes and ears."
The ACLU, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, National Association of Realtors and the Financial Services Roundtable are demanding changes in the antiterror law's rules on government access to confidential business re
British journalist and think-tank fellow Anatol Lieven wrote his book "America Right or Wrong" as a wake-up call for the United States to curb its nationalism or face the consequences.
The Bush administration’s hype about terrorism serves no purpose other than to build a police state that is far more dangerous to Americans than terrorists. Despite the large number of alleged "terrorists" being held, there isn't a shre
The self-styled "world's greatest deliberative body," the U.S. Senate, voted to prevent prisoners at Guantanamo from filing habeas corpus petitions to our federal courts regarding their conditions of confinement, including complaints o
The Defense Department has expanded its programs aimed at gathering and analyzing intelligence within the United States, creating new agencies, adding personnel and seeking additional legal authority for domestic security activities in the post-9/11
Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko said on Saturday it was time to apportion blame for the man-made famine that killed millions of his compatriots under Soviet rule in the 1930s.
The attorney general mounted a robust defence yesterday of his advice to newspapers that they risked breaching the Official Secrets Act if they published details from a confidential memo reportedly detailing a conversation between George Bush and Ton
I'll go to jail to print the truth about Bush and al-Jazeera. It must be said that subsequent events have not made life easy for those of us who were so optimistic as to support the war in Iraq. There were those who believed the Government's
Tony Blair has been accused of undermining decades of British campaigning for international human rights by using the war on terror to give a "green light" to torture.
Don't you want to know whether Jose Padilla, the American citizen held as an enemy combatant from June 2002 until this week, was indeed conspiring—or even ringleading—a plot to set off a "dirty bomb" somewhere inside the United States?
Three Catholic clergy are facing prison sentences in the US after acts of civil disobedience against a military training school which teaches torture techniques. Protests began 16 years ago, and since then 180 people have served federal prison senten
“I was told, ‘he’s still an enemy combatant according to the president and therefore they can still detain him at anytime.”
Satellite images could help determine if the CIA ran secret prisons in Europe. "With the help of precise geographic coordinates which I have obtained, it would be possible to obtain high-definition satellite images taken between the beginning o
Australian Prime Minister John Howard faces opposition from all sides but is still expected to succeed in pushing through contentious workplace reforms and tough anti-terror laws starting next week.
The Justice Department announced Tuesday criminal charges have been filed against Jose Padilla - the U.S. citizen who had been held without charge for over 3 years in solitary confinement on a military brig in South Carolina.
The Bush administration decided to charge Jose Padilla with less serious crimes because it was unwilling to allow testimony from 2 senior members of Al Qaeda who had been subjected to harsh questioning.