Congress, state and local governments, and civil libertarians on both the left and right have been standing up to the repressive PATRIOT Act and itís even-worse sequel, the VICTORY Act. As their answer to this, the Bush Administration is sending Attorney General John Ashcroft on a tour around the country to shill for them.
Anarchist record label Ever Reviled Records on September 13th will be hosting the release party for radical folk singer David Rovics new CD "Al-Awda," which focuses on the situation on occupied Palestine. The show will also be the final show for the Hopeless Dregs of Humanity.
Some question whether the Federal Government should enforce Civil Rights, but Zachary Karabell explains the anti-Federalist argument, used by both libertarians and bigots, has its roots in a general distrust of a centralized government passed down from the Puritans.
Rep. John Conyers has filed an official letter stating that Ashcroft's propaganda tour to defend the Patriot Act and promote the reheated Patriot Act II (now called the Victory Act) is a violation of the Anti-Lobbying Act