Wednesday, February 18, 2009

wednesday reads

Washington's "war on terror" after the September 11 attacks has eroded human rights worldwide, creating lingering cynicism that the United Nations must now combat, international law experts said on Monday.

Anti-terror measures worldwide have seriously undermined international human rights law, a report by legal experts says.

Dame Stella Rimington, the former head of MI5, has warned that the fear of terrorism is being exploited by the Government to erode civil liberties and risks creating a police state.

A policy governing the interrogation of terrorism suspects in Pakistan that led to British citizens and residents being tortured was devised by MI5 lawyers and figures in government, according to evidence heard in court.

Jane Mayer: Will Obama institute a new kind of preventive detention for terrorist suspects?

Scott Horton: The Enemy Combatant Canard

Glenn Greenwald: Lawrence Walsh and America's law-free zone

"Shovel-ready" projects which Austin, TX has requested federal stimulus funding.

Track the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at

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