HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

May 14, 2007
Potpourri

Ernest Cassara


American Gulag

“With its jails in Iraq and Afghanistan, and, of course, Guantánamo in Cuba, where detainees are abused, and kept indefinitely without trial and without access to the due process of the law, America certainly has its gulag now. Bush and his allies in Congress recently announced they would issue no information about the secret CIA "black site" prisons throughout the world, which are used to incarcerate people who have been seized off the street.

“Gulags in history tend to metastasise, becoming ever larger and more secretive, ever more deadly and formalised. We know from first-hand accounts, photographs, videos and government documents that people, innocent and guilty, have been tortured in the US-run prisons we are aware of and those we can't investigate adequately.” - Naomi Wolf, Tuesday April 24, 2007, Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,2063979,00.html


“The Axis of Evil”

No, I am not referring to one of George W. Bush’s ridiculous claims, but the brilliant comedy team that has adopted that name.  Don’t miss the show, should they come to your area.  And, keep an eye open to see if they will again appear on Comedy Central.


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