fix articles 17814, constitutional
Corona: When will we ever understand? (tags)
The Corona measures of those currently in power are intended to prevent great calamity. They are used to justify the most severe restrictions on constitutional rights, the likes of which have not been seen since the end of World War II.
The long struggle for a post-capitalist society (tags)
The (Corona) crisis has relentlessly exposed the inability of neoliberal capitalism and its political personnel to meet the elementary needs of the people. Even if it is not felt to the same extent in Germany due to the depressing political conditions: the neoliberal offensive is in a deep existential crisis.
The election as a farce: Donald Trump and the rise of the autocrats (tags)
To elect a demagogue is always dangerous, but it does not condemn a country to the collapse of its democracy. Strong institutions can keep corrupt or autocratic leaders in check. That is exactly what the U.S. Constitution is designed to do, and for much of our history it has been successful in doing so.
Thoughts and Theses on the Corona Exceptional State (tags)
The state of emergency threatens to become the normal state - Maximum vigilance is now required to ensure that the new state of emergency does not gradually normalize and that the authoritarian turnaround does not become entrenched.
Impeaching a President and Impeachment and Corruption (tags)
Resisting "corruption" has occupied the American republic since its origin-along with the search for "virtuous leaders." The impeachment process was understood as a remedy for corruption. The violation of the people's trust is the reason for removal from office.
The Struggle against Authoritarian Populism (tags)
The US finds itself in the worst crisis of its democracy in decades, perhaps even since the Civil War. The political system has failed. The Democrats are absolutely obliged to protect the country from an authoritarian coup from above. Voting Trump out of office is the only way.
A Truly New World Awaits Our Creation (tags)
Here is my modest proposal which demands immodest pursuit.
No, Robert Mueller And James Comey Aren’t Heroes (tags)
Robert Mueller and James Comey presided over many Constitutional violations.
State Indebtedness as a Power Strategy (tags)
Contracting debts exploded under neoliberalism since the 1980s - unlike the state debts in the Keynesian era from the 1950s to the 1970s - and produced s structural debt bondage for the overwhelming majority.
Facing a Possible State of Emergency (tags)
The danger of authoritarian "solutions" grows when the constitutional state is dismantled, undermined or suspended. Basic western values were betrayed in the so-called "war on terror." All persons have the same inalienable human rights irrespective of nationality, origin or religion.
Fake lives matter! A satirical look at corporate personhood (tags)
This is a satirical look at the racist origins of corporate personhood. This article shows how a slavery amendment (the 14th) was used to grant constitutional rights to corporations, while at the same time, denying those rights to freed slaves and their descendants. CC-BY-NC-SA
There's a pretend world and a real world (tags)
The Supreme Court of the United States ($COTU$) granted constitutional rights to legal inventions (corporations) by pretending that property is a "person." CC-BY-NC-SA
Fbi murderous corruption, per validated " fbi whistleblower " (tags)
Former fbi agent survives 30 years of fbi assaults and presents this synthesis of his studies.
Fbi murderous corruption, per validated " fbi whistleblower " (tags)
The fbi controls Google and other search engines at will. For example, only the fbi decides who is shown on Internet search engines under the category of "fbi whistle-blower."
Support Al Carroll’s A Proposed New Constitution and a New Constitutional Convention (tags)
To end the buying and selling of elections, overturning Citizens United will not be enough! We need a new constitutional convention, one truly representative of the people, for a new constitution to end the power of elites. Congress, show you are truly of the people! Presidential candidates, show you serve the people and not the big donors! Support Al Carroll's A Proposed New Constitution
USA Overthrown from Within (tags)
See how the USA has in fact been methodically transformed from a constitutional governement to a fascist state by fbi/cia.
Politics Faded Out the Constitutional Offensiveness of Trade Agreements (tags)
The arbitration jurisdiction with the ISDS mechanism is the most controversial point of the two trade agreements. US corporations could file lawsuits against the German prohibition of gas production through fracking. Public interest laws could be stylized as "indirect expropriation."
Venezuelan Anti-Imperialist Enabling Law (tags)
Honduras Coup update January 2015 (tags)
Honduras Coup update January 2015 Starting yet another year with killing, shootings, a disappearance, threats and judicial processes against those who protest, with ever deepening militarisation using military police, and ever graver privatisation, using model cities amongst other laws.
Salaita Sues University of Illinois (tags)
Crime Without Punishment (tags)
Victory of the Economy over Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)
The person exists as an end-in-him/herself and not merely as a means... On the other hand, the principle of the worldwide market economy is based on treating persons and their needs as means to the end of profit realization.
Washington Hawks Want Greater Middle East Spending (tags)
MSM Ignore International and Constitutional Law (tags)
Duplicitous Obama Civil Rights Hyperbole (tags)
Constitutional Despotism in Egypt (tags)
Obama Sentences Lynne Stewart to Death (tags)
ACLU v. Clapper (tags)
Vilifying Venezuela's Maduro (tags)
Appeals Court Stays Stop and Frisk Ruling (tags)
Impeach Obama Now! (tags)
NYPD Stop and Frisk Ruled Unconstitutional (tags)
End Corporate Domination - HJM 6-3 passed Oregon House Rules Committee unanimously (tags)
Grandmothers, pensioners, workers and the unemployed shouldn't be paying for the greed of Wall Street speculators. (cf.Sahra Wagenknecht) El Salvador shouldn't be paying $300 million to the Pacific Rim mining Global Rim for "lost profits." (www.rabble.ca)
Police State America in Good Hands with James Comey (tags)
Freedom in America: Rest in Peace (tags)
Unconstitutional US Data-Mining (tags)
Lawless NYPD Spying on Muslims (tags)
Bradley Manning: Profile in Courage Above and Beyond the Call of Duty (tags)
Escalating Tyranny in America (tags)
Chavez Shows Clinical Improvement (tags)
Venezuelan Leadership Up for Grabs? (tags)
Congress Extends Warrantless Spying (tags)
OWS Activists Called Domestic Terrorists (tags)
Egypt’s Revolution Stumbles (tags)
The call for a new constitution was a key political demand of the Egyptian people when they overthrew the thirty-year dictatorship of Mubarak. Motivating this was the desire to begin dismantling the repressive bureaucratic state machinery they had suffered under and replace it with a democratic government that would be guided by their needs and hopes. Such aspirations served to unite the divergent forces that made Egypt’s political revolution and encourage their grassroots organizing efforts.
Institutionalizing Indefinite Detention (tags)
ACLU Challenges Warrantless Wiretapping (tags)
Wisconsin Anti-Worker Law Struck Down (tags)
German High Court Capitulates to Bankers (tags)
Legitimizing Illegal Spying (tags)
Targeting Chavez (tags)
UK Democracy in Terminal Decline (tags)
The Supreme Court is right on Obamacare (tags)
It may come as a surprise to some, considering my political affiliation as a Tea Party Republican, but as a strong constitutional literalist, I must absolutely agree with and support the Supreme Court decision. It was put under a strong microscope and in my own personal alalysis, disected brilliantly.
Summit Fatigue (tags)
THE ELI GEMINI SHOW - The City of Denton continues Constitutional & civil rights violation (tags)
THE ELI GEMINI SHOW - The City of Denton continues Constitutional & civil rights violations
Criminalizing OWS Protesters (tags)
Federal Court: Torture Suit Against Rumsfeld Should Go Forward (tags)
A federal court in Washington today released an opinion upholding the validity of a constitutional rights lawsuit against former Defense Sec't Donald Rumsfeld for his role in the torturing and illegal imprisonment of a U.S. citizen who was working as a translator in Iraq.
Duplicitous Congressional Posturing on Libya (tags)
Target:Homeles-South Coast Homeless Advisory Committee Advocate Reports (tags)
Target:Homeles-South Coast Homeless Advisory Committee Advocate Reports The City of Santa Barbara is poised to push homeless out with illegal legislation which violates the US Constitution. Here is the report they never released to the public - or even discussed!!! Because frankly, they don't give a damn.
America's Total Surveillance Society (tags)
BTL:Human Rights Groups Pursue Indictment of George W. Bush for Authorizing Torture (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.
Lawless FBI Intelligence Gathering Practices (tags)
Immigration: Socialist Steve Lister Charge Republicans Attacking 14th Amendment (tags)
Since 2005, Republicans members of Congress have used immigration and border issues as a political football to gain conservative votes during elections. Steve Lister says “congressional Republicans have sunk to lower lows to rob children of their constitutional rights, birth rights and human rights.”
Indomitable Spirit, I: The Roads of Liberty. (tags)
Many judges believe, however, that the contracts of the times of Jaime Lerner have to be observed in every way, regardless of the circumstances in which they were signed or of the controversial character of its clauses.
BTL:Lawsuit Challenges Congress' 'Unconstitutional' Defunding of ACORN (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
OBAMA, FOX AND THE JOURNALISTIC CORPORATIVISM (tags)
Obama is being long to bury FOX.
THE BLOW OF THE ARTICLE 239 OF THE HONDURAN CONSTITUTION (tags)
The dictators' of Honduras only argument is the rifle.
THE CRISIS IN HONDURAS AND THE BRAZILIAN PRESS (tags)
Brazilian journalists are legitimating the coup d'état in Honduras.
Do torture and murder constitute acceptable methods of political action? (tags)
It would be humorous if it was not tragic: supposedly to guarantee the constitutional order the usurpers make "minced meat" of Hondura's Carta Magna.
Does California Need a Constitutional Convention? (tags)
Does California need a constitutional convention? The question is being raised by a number of organizations, including the Bay Area Council — a group of business leaders based in the San Francisco Bay Area — and the California chapters of the League of Women Voters, Common Cause and the Mexican-American Political Association, all of whom sent representatives to an August 1 meeting that attracted an overflow crowd to the Mission Valley library. The push for a convention is driven largely by the state's inability to govern itself effectively, hamstrung by the current constitution's 2/3 vote requirement to pass a budget or raise taxes, Proposition 13, legislative term limits, legislative "safe seats" and initiatives that have put all but 7 percent of the budget outside the control of the political process.
CA Constitutional Convention event in Santa Monica, Friday evening, July 17th (tags)
OBAMA'S FIRST MILITARY COUP (tags)
[Note: As of 11:15am, Caracas time, President Zelaya is speaking live on Telesur from San Jose, Costa Rica. He has verified the soldiers entered his residence in the early morning hours, firing guns and threatening to kill him and his family if he resisted the coup. He was forced to go with the soldiers who took him to the air base and flew him to Costa Rica. He has requested the U.S. Government make a public statement condemning the coup, otherwise, it will indicate their compliance.] Caracas, Venezuela - The text message that beeped on my cell phone this morning read “Alert, Zelaya has been kidnapped, coup d’etat underway in Honduras, spread the word.” It’s a rude awakening for a Sunday morning, especially for the millions of Hondurans that were preparing to exercise their sacred right to vote today for the first time on a consultative referendum concerning the future convening of a constitutional assembly to reform the constitution. Supposedly at the center of the controversary is today’s scheduled referendum, which is not a binding vote but merely an opinion poll to determine whether or not a majority of Hondurans desire to eventually enter into a process to modify their constitution.
Korea: Evicted residents from Yongsan file charges against prosecution for not disclosing (tags)
Residents accuse the prosecutors with dereliction of duty and appeal to the Constitutional Court to end unfair trial
BTL:Bush Torture Memos Reveal Premeditated Brutality (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
AJLPP HAILS CHAVEZ VICTORY (tags)
The AJLPP learned from media sources that Venezuelan voters gave President Hugo Chavez a resounding victory Sunday on a constitutional amendment that will allow him to run for reelection indefinitely.With 94% of votes counted, the National Electoral Commission said "yes" votes outnumbered "no" by nearly 1 million, 54.3% to 45.7%.The AJLPP hailed Chavez victory as a victory for the people of Latin America and all countries that want to be independent and self-determined.
Venezuela: No concentration of power is ever revolutionary (tags)
*As Chavez attempts to allow indefinite presidential reelections for himself by way of the approval of the Referendum for Constitutional amendment, anarchists publish this declaration, which is also the Editorial of El Libertario #55, January-February 2009 (now on line, in Spanish www.nodo50.org/ellibertario).
Recrossing the Rubicon (tags)
Questions whether the U.S. is and will be a democratic republic.
Corporate Media Bash New Chavez New Enabling Law Decrees (tags)
Corporate media denigrate Venezuelan democracy.
Mukasey to Congress: Defy the Rule of Law (tags)
More attempted administration lawlessness.
U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Constitutional Rights Extend To Detainees At Guantanamo (tags)
Ruling inadvertently extends Constitutional rights to Illegal aliens considered foreigners
Can Nancy Pelosi single-handedly take Impeachment off the table? (tags)
Here is the Senate report which found the Bush Administration guilty of LYING about why it went to war in Iraq. http://pubrecord.org/docs/iraq/Iraq-phase2publicstatements.source.prod_affiliate.91.pdf Note that a live poll today ascertained that 86% of Americans support Impeachment.
U.S. Citizen Terrorist surveillance Program (tags)
The American public appears to be being hoodwinked into believing the Terrorist Surveillance program it is good for us and protects us from the terrorist. What it really does is takes away many of our constitutional rights guaranteed by our founding fathers
BTL:Hugo Chavez and Supporters Reflect on Constitutional Referendum Loss (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary
CINDY SHEEHAN JOINS WHITE ROSE - TUESDAY 01/01/08 ACTIONS (tags)
JOIN CINDY SHEEHAN AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER ACTIVISTS ON-SITE AT THE PASADENA 2008 ROSE PARADE NEW YEAR’S DAY CALLING FOR AN END TO THE IRAQ WAR AND IMPEACHING CHENEY AND BUSH BEFORE THEY BOMB IRAN UPHOLD YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS! JOIN OUR VISIBILITY AND OUTREACH ACTIONS. 50 to 80 million US viewers; 300 to 500 million worldwide *1 million US citizens physically on-site in Pasadena at Orange Grove & Colorado
Another CIA sponsored Coup D'Etat? Venezuela’s D-Day (tags)
Apart from the deep involvement of the US, the primary organization of the Venezuelan business elite (FEDECAMARAS), as well as all the major private television, radio and newspaper outlets have been engaged in a vicious fear and intimidation campaign. Food producers, wholesale and retail distributors have created artificial shortages of basic food items and have provoked large scale capital flight to sow chaos in the hopes of reaping a ‘no’ vote.
Coup E'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)
The Bush administration aims to crush democracy in Venezuela.
INSURGENTES against Venezuela´s constitutional reform (tags)
* Various organizations and individuals within Venezuela, each with a history of social struggle and each bringing with them diverse proposals from the anti-authoritarian and critical left, have assembled in the space of INSURGENTES (INSURGENTS) to forge a position against the proposed constitutional “reform” offered by the republic’s President, Hugo Chavez Frias.
Venezuela: Reforms take away what is gained through the struggle (tags)
*This is the editorial of the latest edition of El Libertario(Venezuela, #51, November 2007, now available -in spanish- in www.nodo50.org/ellibertario) in which this mouthpiece of Venezuelan Anarchism set outs its position with regard to the Constitutional Reforms which the current Government seeks to impose on this country.
Venezuela: another coupe in the works? (tags)
On Monday, November 5th, the campaign for the constitutional reform referendum in Venezuela was stepped up with the call by retired general Baduel for a NO vote. General Baduel was a close collaborator of Chávez and remained loyal to him during the April 2002 military coup which briefly ousted him. In July of this year he resigned from his position as Defence Minister and retired from active military office. His attacks on the constitutional reform are part of a concerted campaign by the ruling class to prevent it from being approved in a referendum which will take place on December 2nd. The amendments to the 1999 Venezuelan revolution were announced by Chávez after his election victory in December 2006 with the stated aim of bringing the Constitution into line with "Socialism of the 21st century". They were then formally proposed by Chávez in July, discussed throughout the country and passed with a whole series of modifications and additions by the National Assembly on November 2nd.
America and Venezuela - Constitutional Worlds Apart (tags)
Real democracy in Venezuela compared to the fake kind here.
Competition and the Legal System (tags)
Competition is not always a fountain of economic development..Certain academic findings are dangerous for the functioning of norm systems. The critic becomes the delinquent. Several wicked mosquitos may be criticized, not mosquitos in general.
Privatization as a Threat (tags)
Privatization undermines the nature of the state, the state's reason to exist, and leads to the loss of identity and sovereignty. The state revenue side is weakened by privatizing profitable state expenses. Siegfried Bross is a judge on the German Constitutional Court.
Bush's Epic Collapse (tags)
The leader incapable of leading has three characteristics that define his administration: arrogance, incompetence and cynicism.. According to attorney John Yoo, Bush can wage any war at any time against anyone without being bound to any laws.
Challenge to Investigative Journalists. (tags)
The American public needs to see a lot more actual analysis of the Iraqi Constitution that the U.S. has attempted to dictate to the Iraqi people. Why has such an analysis been hid from us? Would it expose too much of U.S. government’s real intentions? This should be the focus of Washington’s legislative debate about supporting Iraq?
BTL:White House Reversal on Domestic Spying Program Shouldn't... (tags)
...Derail Congressional Investigation~Interview with Shayana Kadidal, Center for Constitutional Rights attorney, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
HOUSE BACKS DOWN ON CON-ASS (tags)
---Faced with threats of massive protests against the planned constituent assembly (Con-Ass), President Arroyo’s allies in the House of Representatives said on Saturday that they would settle for a constitutional convention (Con-con).
THE GMA CHARTER CHANGE EXPRESS : ON THE ROLL! (tags)
The GMA Charter Change Express is on the Roll! The House of Representatives amended Tuesday evening its own rules governing constitutional amendments to implement the administration’s plan to revise the Constitution. According to news sources; voting 161-25, the House adopted in a plenary session a motion filed by Deputy Majority Floor Leader Arthur Defensor that would pave the way for a speedy approval of Charter change resolutions. The majority bloc plans to file two resolutions -- one seeking to convene Congress to propose constitutional amendments or revisions and the other containing proposed specific changes to the Charter.
BTL:Human Rights Groups File War Crimes Charges in Germany Against... (tags)
...Rumsfeld, Gonzalez and Others~Interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
TAKE ACTION: War Crimes Suit Filed Against Rumsfeld (tags)
Attorneys with the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a war crimes lawsuit today in Germany against outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and other high-ranking U.S. officials, for their role in the torture of prisoners in Iraq and Guantanamo. Read the full article… http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/11/14/1517243
MILF denies agreeing to plebiscite (tags)
A senior leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has denied having said the Front agreed to holding of a plebiscite in new areas to be added to the present territory of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Ghazali Jaafar, MILF deputy chairman for political affairs, was reacting to a news article published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) today, bylined by Jeffrey Maitum and Charlie Seòase, quoting him as saying, “We are for the constitutional process, if that’s what they (meaning, the government) want…."
BTL:New Detainee Treatment Law Target of Constitutional Court Challenge (tags)
Interview with Wells Dixon, an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Largest U.S. Legal Group Challenges Bush Practice as Undermining Constitution (tags)
On January 24, 2006, the American Bar Association (ABA) issued a press release stating that, “Presidential signing statements that assert President Bush’s authority to disregard or decline to enforce laws adopted by Congress undermine the rule of law and our constitutional system of separation of powers…” The press release was publicizing a report by a blue-ribbon ABA task force which was created in June 2006 to examine the “changing role of presidential signing statements” under the Bush administration. On August 8, 2006, the ABA’s House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved the report by voting to call on President Bush and future presidents not to issue signing statements that claim the power to bypass laws, and it called on Congress to pass legislation to outlaw the practice.
Terrorist Gang Stalking In America By Americans (tags)
Terrorist Gang Stalking is a tool employed by fascists who seek to quash freedom of speech along many other Constitutional rights. Please join us in the fight to expose and stop this insidious crime.
Justice Delayed is White House Murder, and a War Crime (tags)
The Supreme Court decision tossing out Bush's denial of Geneva Convention protections to captives at Guantanamo came too late for one of my clients.
Stephen Rhode Pasadena Impeachment Teach-In (tags)
Stephen Rhode Speaking at the Pasadena Impeachment Teach-In. 13:28, 9:41
BTL:Consensus Building in Congress to Uphold Geneva Conventions in... (tags)
...Treatment of Guantanamo Detainees ~ Interview with Wells Dixon, Center for Constitutional Rights attorney, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Detained Philippine solon questions' judge's decision to pursue rebellion raps (tags)
MANILA--The lawyers of Anakpawis (Toiling Masses) Congressman Crispin Beltran have asked Presiding Judge Encarnacion Jaja Moya of the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 146 to reconsider her earlier Commitment Order, asserting that this "short and sweeping order...dismissed the fundamental issues [raised by the Prosecution] and [resulted] to serious injustice and far-reaching implications to the life and liberty of a 73-year old sickly legislator".
FBI stages unprecedented raid on congressman’s office (tags)
The FBI conducted a search of the office of Louisiana Representative William Jefferson over the weekend in what is the first such intrusion by an agency of the executive branch into the office of a sitting congressman in US history. In a press conference on Monday, Jefferson, a Democrat, denounced the raid as an “outrageous intrusion into the separation of powers.” The raid on Jefferson’s office in the Rayburn House Office Building on Saturday night was a politically motivated breach of constitutional boundaries aimed at asserting the power of the executive branch over the legislative. It is yet another political marker in the government’s moves towards dictatorial forms of rule.
BTL:NSA Domestic Surveillance Tests Constitution (tags)
Interview with Chrisopher Pyle, former intelligence officer and professor constitutional law, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
New Book Lays Out Impeachment Crimes and Impeachment Roadmap (tags)
Here are excerpts from our new book, `The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office,' just released by St. Martin's Press.
Supreme Court won't stand up for basic Constitutional rights (tags)
Supreme Court won't stand up for basic Constitutional rights
BTL:Civil Liberties Advocates Maintain Bush's Illegal Conduct Constitutes... (tags)
...Impeachable Offenses ~ Interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
BTL:Bush Defense of NSA Domestic Spy Program is Challenged in Senate Hearing (tags)
Interview with Shayana Kadidal, attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Politics of Extreme Unction: Revolutionary Rights (tags)
Revolutionary rights. when constitutional rights are either absent or fail.
The Troops Don't Support the Constitution (tags)
Every U.S. soldier takes an express and solemn oath to "support and defend the Constitution." That oath, however, is a sham because the troops do not support or defend the Constitution. Instead, when it comes to war the troops follow another oath they take - to obey the orders of the president, and they do this without regard to whether such orders violate the Constitution.
Populist #7 (tags)
Constitutional Democracy as a Protection against Internal Hostilities - continued
Constitutional State without Human Rights (tags)
"A kind of worldwide dictatorship of the national security of the US is to be established..This policy of the worldwide totalization of markets abolishes a large part of human rights.."
Populist #5 (tags)
The Subject of National Security, continued
Populist #4 (tags)
The Subject of National Security, continued
APPEAL AGAINST THE PROJECT OF EUROPEAN CONSTITUTION (tags)
All member states of the European Union will soon have to agree to or reject the project of European Constitution. A European campaign has just been launched in order to contribute to develop a large movement against this project of constitution. This Sunday the French citizens are voting.
Populist #3 (tags)
The Subject of National Security, continued read previous papers here: http://www.populistamerica.com/the_populist_papers
Populist #1 (tags)
Introduction - the Necessity of Democracy to Our Prosperity
BTL:U.S.-Held Prisoners Transferred Abroad Subjected to Torture (tags)
Interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Scott Harris
GAY ELECTION LOSSES STUNNING (tags)
Breakdown of Some Significant Losses to Gay Community in Last Election
Camps for Citizens (tags)
Camps for Citizens: Ashcroft's Hellish Vision Attorney general shows himself as a menace to liberty.
CKUT Radio: Guantanamo Bay - The Militarization of Law (tags)
BTL:Bush Administration Memos on Torture Policy Reveal Official Complicity in.. (tags)
...Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners~ Interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
The Sin of Gay Marriage (tags)
Despite the hysterical rhetoric of the Left, Christian activism is not based on fear or hatred or lust for power, but because (with love and honor toward God) we love our neighbors and want the best for them.
Limbaugh and Privacy (tags)
Funny how conservatives depart from the wisdom of their ideological heroes (or martyrs, as the case may be) when their own interests are at stake.
BTL:Critics Charge that FBI Spying on Peace Groups Chills Free Speech (tags)
Interview with Barbara Olshansky, attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Constitutional Rights Enforcement & Support Team (tags)
The Constitutional Rights Enforcement & Support Team (C.R.E.S.T.) is now starting. Be the first to join and get in on the ground level of this soon to be mighty wave of force against tyranny.
HOWARD DEAN NEWS – RUTLAND HERALD, JULY 1997 (tags)
Dean’s subversion of the Bill of Rights through judicial appointments.
Overtime at Headquarters: Ray McGovern on CIA Manipulation (tags)
"Congress was deceived with the warning that Saddam Hussein would soon possess nuclear weapons. People shouldn't wait until a mushroom cloud provided the proof. In this atmosphere, representatives renounced on their constitutional rights."Trans from German
Public Servants reject WTO Tactics (tags)
Lawsuit Threatens Bush Presidency --- Media Blackout (tags)
This could be the lawsuit that ends Bush's *illegitimate* presidency!
HOWARD DEAN'S CONSTITUTIONAL HANG-UP (tags)
Dean's subversion of the constitution through his judicial appointment policies. Dean's general constitutional ignorance. http://www.counterpunch.org/frank08122003.html
HOWARD DEAN'S CONSTITUTIONAL HANG-UP (tags)
Dean's subversion of the constitution through his judicial appointment policies. Dean's general constitutional ignorance.
COUP IN GUATEMALA! (tags)
The old Demons are waking up. The Constitutional Court makes it's decision... democracy is not worth a damn, a blood drenched tyrant stands in the wings. The vultures wait for their next meal. Stolen elections, the tale of the hemisphere, stacked courts, smiling Generals, body dumps, and U.S. aid. Somewhere in the forest a Quetzal sings a plaintive song.
WHAT IS YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL IQ? (tags)
The Constitution is the actual founding document of our Nation. It is important for every Citizen to have a basic understanding of it. It is a covenant between the People and their government which was meant to LIMIT the scope and authority of the Central Government in order to protect our freedom.
Flag Waivers Continu to Gut the Bill of Rights (tags)
Constitutional amendment on flag desecration is back again Supporters say bill stands better chance after war with Iraq
States Rights Vs. Monetary Monopoly (tags)
The advantage we once had is that with decentralized Government tyranny in one part of the country could be limited to that part of the country. With the abolition of states rights we are left with a powerful central government which is increasingly tyrannical.
Notes towards a Constitutional Convention (tags)
We need a constitutional convention in America. The right wing is a shrinking minority. The chickens are still coming home to roost.
BTL:A U.S. War on Iraq Violates U.N. Charter 'Uniting for peace' resolution... (tags)
...may be last option to stop conflict. Interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Act of Congress Needed for Iraq Invasion, Suit Says (tags)
A federal appeals court is weighing on a rare and expedited basis a lawsuit challenging the president's right to wage war on Iraq without a formal declaration of war by Congress.
Serbian puppet knocked out (tags)
Djindjic in Belgrade killed: Serbia Prime Minister shot. State of emergency imposed. Germany's important man on the Balkans dead. On Wednesday the Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic died into Belgrade with the second attempt within few weeks.
BTL:Critics Say White House Successor to USA Patriot Act Threatens... (tags)
...Further Erosion of Civil Liberties. Under "secret" Domestic Security Enhancement Act, detainees could lose U.S. citizenship Interview with Nancy Chang, Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Between The Lines'Scott Harris
"When will it end? How can we return to a time when there are no terror alerts, no Department of Homeland Security?"
Stop Congressman Howard Coble (tags)
Howard Coble is going around saying it was a good idea to intern the Japanese Americans. It's an argument for the incarceration of Middle Eastern and Arab Americans.
Every week, (tags)
we are graced with 300 or so wordz or wizdom from the great educator, Prof. Walter E. Williams. "More Government Means Less Freedom, Our Founders Knew This Well."
BTL:...Canada Warns Some of Its Foreign-Born Citizens Not to Travel to U.S. (tags)
In Post-9/11 Climate, Canada Warns Some of Its Foreign-Born Citizens Not to Travel to U.S.
Ashcroft wants American Concentration Camps (tags)
A commentary in Wednesday's L.A. Times addressed Ashcroft's previously undisclosed desire to set up concentration camps. Surely the man is more of a threat to American liberty than the al qaeda ever was.
Yes - Cuba IS democratic (tags)
votes are in If any of you doubters haven't yet pulled your heads in, we have it confirmed. Cuba is democratic and their people have embraced socialism.
BTL:Civil Rights Group Sues Bush Adm.on Post-9/11 Mass Detention of Immigrants (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Barbara J. Olshansky, assistant legal director with the Center for Constitutional Rights who explains her group's objective in filing this lawsuit in what could be a landmark case for civil liberties.
Moral Capitalism? (tags)
Afghan Women: Solution for Afghanistan's Future (tags)
The Feminist Majority released this call to work with women in Afghanistan to rebuild the country.
U.S. Civil Liberties Endangered After Sept. 11 Terrorist Strike (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Michael Ratner, an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, who takes a critical look at the Bush administration's proposed anti-terrorism legislation in the context of previous crises that led to the erosion of civil liberties.
GOVERNMENT DROPS COURT ORDER AS IMC PREPARES LEGAL CHALLENGE (tags)
The case drew immediate interest from some of the nation's top first amendment advocacy organizations: the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the Center for Constitutional Rights.
COUPWATCH: The Court Packs Itself (tags)
No Justice, No Justices--it's not just a wild-eyed idea from the fringe. After Lincoln's assassination the Congress blocked Andrew Johnson's threat to consolidate the conservative wing of the Court, preventing the replacement of retiring justices by the man made President by John Wilkes Booth. A similar logic applies today, argues distinguished political philosopher and constitutional scholar Bruce Ackerman (author of "Social Justice in the Liberal State") in an article published in The American Prospect.
Constitutional Limits of the Supreme Court (tags)
As a Constitutional scholar I became curious to see what role the Supreme Court would play in this election. I was stunned by the Court's activism in its recent decision to halt the manual recount of votes in Florida, so I decided to check up on the legitimacy of the Supreme Court to rule on political disputes. What I found was an obscure decision from 1849, in the case of Luther v. Borden.
COUP WATCH: Gore Wakes Up! (tags)
After a day of dithering, when it seemed that every Democrat in America outside Gore's campaign was up in arms, Gore finally showed signs of realizing that fishing was afoot.
Challenging the Wealth Primary (tags)
Summary: There are moments in our nation's history when a tradition that we once thought constitutional becomes constitutional no more. The history of the right to vote in this country includes, in fact, a series of such moments. Today, we must face up to the newest voting-rights barrier: the "wealth primary"--a direct analogy of the racist all-white primaries of the past.
California Violates Constitution With Tax Grab (tags)
State of California Violates Constitution Through Illegal Tax on Imports of Products from Other States. Californians Must Protest This Egregious Grab of Power Today.
The LA Times Article (tags)