November 07, 2010

Video of Al Krass from son Michael

Al Krass from Michael Krass on Vimeo.

From the BuxMont Coalition for Peace Action:

Alfred C. Krass, born in Brooklyn, NY, lived in Levittown, died at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne on October 26, 2010, from complications from pneumonia. He was 74.

October 01, 2010

Noam Chomsky: Crimes Are Crimes

Noam Chomsky Signs World Can't Wait's Crimes Are Crimes Statement No Matter Who Does Them. Find out more at

July 15, 2010

ACLU Torture Report

Read the ACLU's Torture Report, with contributions by Salon's Glenn Greenwald, featured below (warning: disturbing images).

May 24, 2010

"Lawrence Wilkerson, from Bush administration insider to fierce critic"

Radio Times, NPR/WHYY, May 24, 2010: "Lawrence B. Wilkerson is a retired United States Army Colonel and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell, and now teaches at the College of William and Mary and George Washington University. Since his retirement from public service in 2005, Wilkerson has been outspoken about the planning and execution of the Iraq War and the policies and practices at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He recently made waves when he wrote that the Bush administration knew it was imprisoning innocent men at Guantanamo, and that some of those men are still there in U.S. custody."

May 20, 2010

Dr. James Hansen: 'Storms of My Grandchildren'

Radio Times, WHYY/NPR, May 20, 2010:

Dr. James Hansen, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and one of the leading voices on global warming, joins Marty to discuss his research, advocacy and his new book, Storms of My Grandchildren. It tells the story of why Hansen boycotted the Copenhagen climate talks and has turned to a new degree of advocacy in the race to alleviate the effects of global climate change. Dr. Hansen will also discuss the new Kerry-Lieberman climate bill and what he thinks it will take for the United States and the world to align our carbon output with the Earth’s ability to absorb it without devastating disruptions.

May 14, 2010

"Blueprint for Accountability," June 7, NYU

Culture Project presents the second installment of its groundbreaking "Blueprint for Accountability" series at NYU Skirball Center to engage the public in constructing a "blueprint" for a more just and democratic future.

May 05, 2010

"The Response" movie

Starring Aasif Mandvi, Kate Mulgrew, and Peter Riegert; directed by Adam Rodgers; written and produced by Sig Libowitz.

"The response matters. Our response defines us."
--Colonel Jefferson
The Response is a courtroom drama based on the actual transcripts of the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals [officially known as the Combatant Status Review Tribunals, or CSRTs]. . . .

The Response was researched and fully vetted in conjunction with the University of Maryland School of Law.

A copy of the DVD was donated to the Doylestown public library by Amnesty International. Check it out.

March 03, 2010

"Rahm Emanuel: Obama's Chief of Sabotage"

By Dan Froomkin, Huffingtonpost, March 2, 2010: ". . . To Emanuel, victory is the only thing, and rather than recognize the error of his ways and recalibrate, he is publicly declaring that the now widely-recognized enfeeblement of his boss's presidency is not his failure, but his vindication. Hail Emanuel triumphant."

February 22, 2010

Glenn Greenwald re Obama health care plan

Glenn Greenwald, New York Times "Room for Debate," February 22, 2010:
President Obama, in introducing his own health care proposal, exposed a transparent, year-long sham. White House loyalists insisted for months that the president genuinely supported a public option, but they told progressives that there could be no public option in the final bill even though more than 50 Democratic Senators supported it and even though the public option consistently polled as being very popular with Americans.

Why not? Because, they argued, the public option lacked the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster, and there was simply nothing the White House could do to change that.

But the plan President Obama unveiled does not include a public option. If he were truly in favor of it, why would he exclude it from his own plan? . . .