Archive for 2005

Dems Block PATRIOT Act Excesses – Your cousin may breathe easier

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

A month after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, with half the Senators shut out of their offices due to anthrax-powdered letters1×2, the United States Congress passed the “USA PATRIOT” Act3, which boosted the government’s surveillance power. If you can’t imagine that the PATRIOT Act would affect you, imagine that you have a cousin who […]

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Happy Human Rights Day!

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

Soon after the horror of World War II and the Nazi atrocities that came to be known as The Holocaust, 51 countries formed the United Nations to keep peace and security. Soon after that, on December 10th, 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights1. That document includes many of the rights […]

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Justice Marched Slowly from Nuremberg to the International Criminal Court

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

The Nuremberg trials for massive crimes committed during World War II led to the opening of the permanent International Criminal Court (ICC) over fifty years later1. The first trial aimed to hold to account German Nazi leaders, who started the western part of the war, which killed three percent of the world’s people2. Ten million […]

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Ohio Ballot Issues Address ’04 Election Ills

Sunday, November 6th, 2005

The 2004 Ohio election had many problems1. A citizens group, Reform Ohio Now, got four issues on the ballot for Tuesday’s (November 8, 2005) election to address some of the problems2. The issues are: Issue 2 – Vote by Mail: In the 2004 election many Ohioans waited in line over an hour, some as long […]

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Indictment Supports Fact: Bush’s Inner Circle Blew US Spy’s Cover

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

Top Bush White House officials blew the cover of a CIA agent while smearing a critic. That core fact of the Plame Case has been further supported by Friday’s indictment of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the top advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney and an advisor to President Bush, for lying about his role in […]

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