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AIDS Activists Complain Of Unfair Treatment

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Last April, a dozen HIV/AIDS activists chained themselves together inside the office of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and we...

The People vs. Bush: How to Prosecute a President

Charlotte Dennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charlotte Dennett

Only when we join together and insist that enough is enough will we be put George W. Bush and his co-conspirators in their place: out of the bookstores and behind bars, where they belong.

The "War" On Wall Street May Be Over: Who Won?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

Wall Street has wriggled off the hook with a little help from their friends, and is winning the new "class war." Meanwhile, 2.1 million Americans can't even get unemployment benefits extended.

What Now, After Financial "Reform"?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

The industry has already figured out how to get around the new law even before it is passed, as expected. What will the Democrats have to give up for needed votes?

Treat the Financial Crisis as a Crime Story

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Schechter

The financial reformers in Washington, most of the media, and even the progressive movement have downplayed the issue of fraud even as more Banksters went to jail in the S&L years than now.

Obama Calls For End To Murder Prosecutions

David Misch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Misch

"While murder is a dark and painful act," said Mr. Obama, "I see no point in looking backward to prosecute those who have committed it in the past."

Torture and the Problem of Constitutional Evil: The Way Forward

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

I have no hesitation in asserting that Judge Bybee should be subjected to impeachment proceedings, and that Bybee, Yoo, Addington et al. should face disbarment proceedings.

Prosecutions -- A Reply to my Critics

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

Many people asked a version of the following question: "if we don't have prosecutions of Bush officials, what will stop people next time?," often with a reference to the Nixon or Iran-Contra pardons.

The Case Against Prosecutions

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

There are two reasons prosecuting the Bush administration is a bad idea, one that has to do with the nature of the alleged crimes and the other that has to do with the consequences for the country.