AFP , Raw Story
Decrying Barack Obama as "white power in black face," hundreds of African-Americans marched on the White House Saturday to protest policies of the first black US president, and demand that he bring US troops home.
More than 200 people gathered for the first public demonstration by African Americans against the... » read this article
Aletho , Aletho News
The new Democratic climate change bill, introduced in the Senate by Barbara
Boxer and John Kerry, contains more
advantages for nuclear power than even the legislation which passed in the
House of Representatives last June. Included are waste management, financing and
loan guarantee arrangements, regulatory risk insurance, as well as... » read this article
David Kravets , Wired
Powerful Senate leaders on Thursday bowed to FBI concerns that adding
privacy protections to an expiring provision of the Patriot Act could
jeopardize “ongoing” terror investigations.
The Patriot Act was adopted six weeks after the 2001 terror attacks,
and greatly expanded the government’s power to intrude into the private... » read this article
Nick Spicer , Al Jazeera
As the US recession shows no sign of easing, the nation's criminal justice system is also beginning to buckle under severe financial and logistical strains.
The US constitution and a landmark supreme court decision in 1963, ensure that all citizens have the right to "due process" and to a government-paid... » read this article