Today's proceeding - the long-delayed and final hearing in the case of Amer Jubran - saw the complete collapse of all pretenses to fairness, justice and objectivity. Despite the government's insistence to the contrary, this case has always been an effort to silence voices that speak out for Palestinian liberation and against the policies of the United States and its client state Israel. Nothing about today's proceedings has succeeded in silencing those voices.
Historian Howard Zinn ("A People's History of the United States") endorsed Dennis Kucinich as his favored candidate for President in this speech (with edited Q&A) given in Harvard Sq on Nov 22, 2003. In it he declares Bush as THE worst president the US has ever had, and argues Kucinich has the clearest and boldest vision for this country.
Campaign info at www.kucinich.us (27:49m at 48kbps, also available on video) (article 1)
Despite all the bad images and problems of the FTAA protest there was some very positive things that also happened. There were many people that took time to commit acts of social responsibility and acts of kindness.
An organic reconsideration of US history and major "conspiracy theories" of the past 40 years, including those pertaining to the 9-11 attack, and how they shed light on America's present drift into fascism.
Union activists and health care reformers across the state are mobilizing for an education campaign to provide the public with more information about the reasons health insurance costs are skyrocketing and what needs to be done to make it more affordable.