News and Analysis (3/6/08)

Even though its record on poorly protecting privacy while ineffectively fighting terrorism has been publicly confirmed again, Big Brother gets a massive electronic database to fight terrorism, raising significant privacy concerns…

…meanwhile even with its expanded powers and billions in funds, DHS still can’t secure American borders:

Iraqi Christians feeling the squeeze of ethno-sectarian combat between Kurds and Sunni Arabs and unable to get protection from the State, take up arms to protect themselves:

In another sign of contempt for the system of checks and balances, Bush administration official asserts it can pursue military and diplomatic policies in Iraq without consulting Congress:

Despite up to 730 Brotherhood behind bars, the party pledges to maintain their electoral charge:

In the wake of the devastating Israeli ‘incursion’ and an ongoing economic strangulation, Amnesty International reports Gaza’s humanitarian condition is as bad since the 1967 occupation:


Alejandro Beutel is program assistant for the Minaret of Freedom Institute with expertise in religious freedom, democratization and security issues.






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