Tag: Kenneth Van Auken

The Boiling Frogs Presents Lorie Van Auken

Lorie Van Auken joins us and shares with us her reflections ten years on about the events of 9/11 and her loss. She discusses the still-classified 28 pages of the JICI dealing with terrorist...

9/11 Victims’ Families Challenge Legitimacy Of Guantánamo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (212) 549-2666; media@aclu.org December 10, 2008 NEW YORK -- The American Civil Liberties Union today released a statement from 31 9/11 victims' family members challenging the legitimacy of the Guantánamo military commissions and...

9/11 Victims’ Families Send Letter Decrying Politicization Of Guantánamo Military Commissions

About the ACLU Safe and Free Campaign: There has never been a more urgent need to preserve fundamental privacy protections and our system of checks and balances than the need we face today, as illegal government spying, provisions of the Patriot Act and government-sponsored torture programs transcend the bounds of law and our most treasured values in the name of national security.

Habeas corpus isn't a fancy legal term. It's the freedom from being thrown in prison illegally, with no help and no end in sight. No president should ever be given the power to call someone an enemy, wave his hand, and lock them away indefinitely. The Founders made the president subject to the rule of law. They rejected dungeons and chose due process.

We all know the difference between fairness and persecution. If we do not act immediately to fix the Military Commissions Act and restore our constitutional rights, basic protections like habeas corpus could be lost forever, and our country would become unrecognizable.

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What’s Being Covered Up? Tenth Time Asked

by Jon Gold This will be the final film in this series. I want to thank the family members that were shown in these clips for speaking truth to power. I truly believe and hope...

The Terror Timeline Year By Year, Day By Day, Minute By Minute

A Comprehensive Chronicle of the Road to 9/11--and America's Response by Paul Thompson Reviews of the book “THE TERROR TIMELINE is a tremendous resource that will give readers a truly independent means of judging our government in...