The ACLU was in court today to defend a US citizen, who was illegally detained and mistreated by US officials in Kenya and Ethiopia. The citizen, Amir Meshal, a man from New Jersey, was in Mogadishu, Somalia, studying Islam in December 2006 when violence erupted. He fled to Kenya in a boat, spent three weeks in a forest looking for shelter and assistance and was arrested by the joint US-Kenyan-Ethiopian task force.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday July 13, 2011 5:27 am|
|By: David Dayen Tuesday October 19, 2010 3:45 pm|
Joe Miller reversed himself and discussed his background yesterday, acknowledging that he committed ethics violations while working at the Fairbanks North Star Borough in 2008. He used company time and resources to help depose the head of the Alaska GOP.
|By: Spencer Ackerman Tuesday July 13, 2010 8:45 am|
After yet again firing his lawyers, Gitmo detainee Omar Khadr appeared resigned. “[N]ot one of the lawyers I’ve had, or human right organization or any person say that the commission is fair, or looking for justice, but on the contrary they say it is unfair and unjust and that it has been constructed solely to convict detainees and not to find the truth,” Khadr wrote.
|By: Laura Flanders Saturday May 23, 2009 7:51 am|
On MSNBC Laura Flanders calls for the media to get off Cheney’s talking points and get to the problems with Obama’s security plan.