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On Sunday afternoon, seven mayoral hopefuls gathered for a forum co-hosted by the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) and the Islamic Center at New York University. Community organizers hailed it as an historic moment. Nearly three weeks after the Boston bombings--and in the heat of the de ... More >>
It takes balls to stand up to the Mexican cartel
NBC recently brought to light the Obama Administration's policy of conducting drone attacks on civilians "even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S." so long as "an informed, high-level" official thinks they're warranted. This is apparently ap ... More >>
New Yorkers, if they've been paying any attention at all, have known for a long time that the way the NYPD treats journalists and protesters doesn't exactly live up to what you'd expect in a democratic society with a free press. Now, it looks like the NYPD's actions in relation to Occupy Wall Stree ... More >>
An Iraq war vet and inmate at Nassau County Correctional Center committed suicide Feb. 24 -- making him the fifth prisoner to take his own life in the facility since 2010. Seven inmates in total have died in this period, and state authorities have determined that several of these incidents were prev ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 7, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 16 Scientific Revolution is Liberty's Greatest Danger Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas took almost all of American society to task, in a speech at New York University last week, for allowing the civil ... More >>
The United Nations General Assembly in New York is poised to take a historic step for LGBT rights today with its first-ever statement affirming that sexual orientation and gender identity are included in human rights protections. It was signed by representatives of 60 countries from all geographic ... More >>
Writers and lawyers discuss human rights in a post-9/11 world
Stokely Carmichael returns to the U.N.
Michael Ratner tries to make Europe too hot for the former defense secretary
As our civil liberties disappear, where are the Democrats?
Will Bloomberg run on his record of bullying schoolchildren and teachers?
The Supreme Court ordered him to treat detainees as "civilized peoples" do. He refuses.
Protesting Friday in New York at the Mexican Mission to the U.N. The two Oaxacan town officials accused of gunning down Indymedia journalist Brad Will were released from prison today after a state judge claimed there was a "fading of evidence" against them. The Mexico City daily Milenio report ... More >>
The family of slain Indymedia journalist Brad Will has renewed its call for an independent investigation of his shooting, which occurred while Will was covering protests in Oaxaca, Mexico. Family members accused authorities in Oaxaca of attempting a "ludicrous" cover-up after the Oaxaca state attorn ... More >>
Our European allies in the CIA's criminal missions are finally held accountable
Arlen Specter and a CIA torture victim know: Only the Oval Office decides what the law is
U.S. Senate proves as disdainful of the Constitution as George W. Bush. Be forewarned.
Cubans daring to speak openly for freedom assemble in Havana: Castro feels a chill
U.S. ally Uzbekistan teaches interrogators how to boil suspected terrorists to death
Secretary of Defense sued for torture while media cover Michael Jackson trial
A story in The New York Times causes an ACLU leader to scurry to create a cover-up
Lori Berenson to appeal her Peruvian conviction before an international court
'No Law Protects Them, No Court May Hear Their Pleas.'
Ground Laid for Historic Presidential Powers Push
Presidential Candidate Sharpton Goes After His Party
Nobody Knows Hamdi's Own Story
Someone to Watch Over Us
A Look Inside the Bizarre World of His Pension-Fund Proxy Votes
'Are You Living in This World, Mr. Kansteiner?'
'All of Us Are in Danger'
A Field Guide
Turning Justice on Its Head
Pundits Square Off Over Secret Tribunals
Trading in the Blood Oil of Sudan
Orwellian Justice on Campus
Its a Plain Old Censorship Campaign
Beijing+5 Looks at the Global State of Womens Rights
Garment Workers Assail Donna Karan Labor Practices
Blood on CEOs Profits
How the Kosovo Crisis Helps Milosevic and Clinton
The U.S.-led ECHELON spy network is eavesdropping on the whole world