The shockwaves of 9-11 have had a chilling effect on civil liberties in the form of the Patriot Act and the repressive measures taken by a plethora of government agencies. One must add to this the fallout from the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis, and it becomes evident that even universities are not immune from the chill. Now freedom of speech, academic freedom and democracy itself are all at risk--the values that America so greatly cherishes have been greatly diminished.
General L. Limnitzer in 1962: "We could blow up a drone...Casualty lists in US newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation...We could develop a Communist Cuba terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Flordia cities and even in Washington...aircraft at Eglin AFB would be painted and numbered as an exact duplicate for a civil registered aircraft belonging to a CIA proprietary organization in the Miami area....."
Take the pledge "I Will Not Subsidize Big Oil with the Blood of My Sons and Daughters" and e-mail it to all the parents you know, especially those that have son's and daughters being shipped to the Gulf as we speak.
In what is becoming a familiar sight, protesters again gathered Friday
evening in downtown Boston outside the John F. Kennedy federal
building, which houses the regional headquarters of the United States
Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS).