National Clips

NEW YORK: Is that a steel knife in the / STEELE, Ala.: Life on a land mine / NEW HAVEN, Conn.: Bush pays lip service to domestic public safety

American Indian activist speaks from prison

Well here we are once again, at the end of my 26th year behind these prison walls. As I reflect back on this past year I am amazed to see all the legal motion that is now happening in my case. After Clinton walked out on us in 2001, I almost felt that I didn’t have any avenues of redress left and I wasn’t sure if the campaign for my freedom could continue.

Free the Cuban Five

The following is a New Year greeting from Ramon Labañino Salazar, one of the Cuban Five. We would like to let you know how grateful we are, for all the beautiful and outstanding jobs you are doing in this battle for our freedom. Please, receive in this letter, the expression of our highest gratitude and love.

Middle Eastern, Muslim immigrants detained in mass INS round-up

Hundreds of men from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya and the Sudan were detained in Southern California jails after coming forward to comply with a new rule to register with immigration authorities, Dec. 18.

Its still the economy

Speculation has been rampant over why President Bush gave the boot to Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill. We are told that O’Neill had to go because his shoot-from-the-hip remarks antagonized key members of Congress and the powers that be on Wall Street. Others speculated that the blood-letting was more show than go and was undertaken as part of Bush’s 2004 reelection strategy meant to show that he is, after all, concerned about the economy.

Families welcome Kissinger departure, ask why

Henry Kissinger’s abrupt resignation from the panel assigned to investigate the Sept. 11 attacks was greeted by families of the over 3,000 victims who died. But even so they expressed anger that he put his clients’ secrecy ahead of uncovering truth in the worst terrrorist attack in U.S. history.