Information Clearing House Archive Part 6 May 25-31 2005

31 May 2005 — Information Clearing House

[I’ve been archiving ICH digests since early 2003. Unfortunately, an unknown number of the links are now dead, so I can’t guarantee that the link will take you where you want to go. WB]

Information Clearing House
Digest May 25-31 2005
br>Date: Tues, 31 May 2005

Charge Him or Release Him
Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 23 Days

So This Is How Liberty Dies?

How has our system degenerated so badly that those advocating authoritarian policies are outspoken and arrogant while those supporting our freedom are wishy-washy and pathetic?

by Steven LaTulippe

An agent of the executive branch paraded into the Senate Chamber with a proposal that directly trashes one of the most important protections in our Bill of Rights, and the esteemed legislator‚s only reply was that he cannot say if it is “right or wrong”. Continue reading

Media Lens: Manufactured Consensus – The Sun and Saddam Hussein

31 May 2005 — Media Lens

How Anti-War Dissidents Are Singled Out For Attack

Just over one year ago, British journalists and politicians were fulminating over photographs published in the Daily Mirror that appeared to show Iraqi prisoners being abused by British soldiers. The British military, it was claimed, now possessed incontrovertible proof that the pictures were fake. Mirror editor, Piers Morgan – a fierce opponent of the war – was condemned far and wide for inciting additional hatred of British troops in Iraq, so putting their lives at risk. The Daily Mail’s Melanie Phillips said on BBC’s Newsnight programme: Continue reading