News and Analysis (4/14/08)

The Bush administration continues undermining liberties in the name of establishing a (false) sense of security by personally approving systematic torture abuses that have netted hundreds of innocents, like Al-Jazeera reporter Sami al-Haj…

…forging ahead with a plan to establish Big Brother in the sky, despite the lack of Congressional approval and privacy safeguards…

…and watering down legal barriers to make it easier to establish military rule in the United States:

Malaysia’s democratic opposition plans to hold a rally marking the end of a politically motivated ban against liberal Islamic economist Anwar Ibrahim’s involvement in politics:

Reciprocating Israel’s recent military exercises, Hizballah’s uses aid from Iran and recruits from Lebanon’s various sects to establish its own military posture:

Snubbed by Israel’s Prime Minister, but hosted by its President, Jimmy Carter continues with plans to meet Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal:


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

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