August

Tear line means attack on health civil liberties

Tom Ridge, head of the White House’s Homeland Security Office, says that new anti-terrorist rules and regulations will not infringe on the health rights of people. He uses a new term, “tear line,” to refer to the line between the demands of anti-terrorist rules and people’s rights. In this case the federal department of Health and Human Services (HHS) stands to lose important activities.

Texas peace group: Are we safe yet?

DALLAS – The North Texas Coalition for a Just Peace is targeting August 11 for workshops on the theme: “Are we safe yet?” The four expected topics are: nuclear threats, international relations, domestic civil liberties and the environment. The event will be held at Grace Church in East Dallas.

Death penalty key issue in Illinois election

This week, scores of state’s attorneys from Illinois’ 102 counties are attending a conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, sponsored by the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation. The purpose of the conference is to hone their prosecutorial skills in capital cases, which means cases in which the death penalty is a possible outcome.

Bush appointee favors concentration camps

A statement released by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) on July 22 called for removal of Peter Kirsanow, a Bush appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR).

Peace activists demand Justice not war

CHICAGO – Amid mounting concern about the Bush administration’s threatened attack on Iraq, close to 200 peace activists at Peace Action’s 15th annual national congress here July 27-28 vowed to campaign for “justice not war” and turn back the growing militarization of U.S. foreign policy.

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