The World Tribunal on Iraq investigated various issues on Iraq including the legality of the war, the role of the United Nations, war crimes and the role of the media, as well as the destruction of the cultural sites and the environment.
Guest – Barbara Olshansky with the Center for Constitutional Rights. We talk with Barbara and listen to her speech at the World Tribunal.
L.A. Eight – Criminalizing Dissent
The U.S. Justice Department retro-activates the Patriot Act on a case nearly 20 years old.
Guest – Lenny Weinglass – Weinglass has been involved in liberal and radical causes since his graduation from Yale Law School in 1958. He has been co-chair of the left-leaning National Lawyer’s Guild. He also represents the L.A. 8
Material Support Provision
Anjana talks about her extensive 2 year research effort focusing into how the Department of Justice has gotten away with locking up nearly 70 Muslim men it has considered terrorist suspects even though there is no probable cause to arrest them. Malhotra also describes how she was under overt FBI surveillance.
Caught In A Wide Net
After Nearly 50 Days in U.S. Military Custody, Cyrus Kar American Citizen/Los Angleles Filmmaker was finally released. Guest – Attorney Ben Wizner with the ACLU talks about the case, he represented Cyrus Kar. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against top U.S. government officials on behalf of the family of an American citizen detained indefinitely in Iraq for nearly two months without charge or access to his family or a lawyer, demanding that the man be released and returned to his home in Los Angeles. Hear attorney Ben Wizner with the ACLU talk about the case, he represented Cyrus Kar.
Civil Liberties Activists Demand Due Process for Guantanamo Detainees Protest (July 4th Herald Square) Audio Collage