civil liberties

Iran’s New President a Regime Insider – Wide Mandate for More Civil Liberties

June 17, 2013

Hamid Dabashi: President-elect Hassan Rohani will not change Iran’s Neo-liberal capitalism but may be inspired by popular support for more political rights and nuclear transparency

Gov Seeks Life for Manning; Hammond Could Face Ten Years

May 30, 2013

Michael Ratner: The government uses a sledge hammer to go after “truth tellers” Bradley Manning, Jeremy Hammond and Julian Assange

Palestinians Reacted Angrily to US President’s Visit

March 23, 2013

During Obama’s Middle East trip, hundreds of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza took to the streets in demonstrations against the visit. Expectations are zero that Obama will broker peace between Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Some Palestinians say that the Barack administration opposes the national reconciliation between the Western backed Fatah party…

Obama: Rhetoric or New Direction?

January 31, 2013
Jeff Cohen: Illusions about Obama and the myth of the need for bipartisanship are reasons why progressives and liberals must have a vigorous debate – there really is no choir

Denying Civil Rights is a Crime

July 6, 2011

Paul Jay on austerity, mass protests and mass arrests