The politics of demonization and self-aggrandizement.
Amnesty International is at a crossroads. One path leads to a continued relationship with an admitted jihadist. The other is guided by an Amnesty official who has been outspoken in her criticism of Amnesty’s relationship with the jihadist. Thus far, Amnesty has chosen to stand by the jihadist – and chastise the whistleblower. In recent […]
Committed left-winger Glenn Greenwald is laying the smack down on President Obama over at Salon.com over his policy reversals on Guantanamo Bay and the prisoners held there. He is provoked by a New York Times report that the Administration is going to indefinitely hold nearly 50 detainees without trial after a task force concluded that [...]
The National Lawyers Guild’s earliest antecedent was an agency known as the MOPR (the Russian initials for “International Class War Prisoners Aid Society”), which was formed by the Communist International (Comintern) in 1922 as part of its effort to infiltrate American legal organizations. Soon thereafter, MOPR became known as International Red Aid (IRA). In 1925 an American […]