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  • Saudi minister confirms warning on proposed U.S. law on 9/11

    05/02/2016 2:33:48 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 26 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/2/16
    Saudi Arabia has warned the United States that a proposed U.S. law that could hold the kingdom responsible for any role in the Sept 11, 2001, attacks would erode global investor confidence in America, its foreign minister said on Monday. The minister, Adel al-Jubeir, speaking to reporters in Geneva after talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, which mainly focused on Syria, denied that Saudi Arabia had "threatened" to withdraw investment from its close ally. The New York Times reported last month that the Riyadh government had threatened to sell up to $750 billion worth of American assets should...
  • Final Word on U.S. Law Isn’t: Supreme Court Keeps Editing

    05/29/2014 8:08:54 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 24 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has been quietly revising its decisions years after they were issued, altering the law of the land without public notice. The revisions include “truly substantive changes in factual statements and legal reasoning,” said Richard J. Lazarus, a law professor at Harvard and the author of a new study examining the phenomenon.
  • Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America Cautions Muslims Against American Legal System

    04/13/2012 8:17:23 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    Translating Jihad ^ | 14 March 12 | Unattributed
    Below is my translation of an Arabic-language paper published by the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) in 2007, and presented at their 2008 careers conference in Houston, which provides guidelines for American Muslims on what they can and cannot do vis-à-vis infidel legal systems. The paper makes clear that according to Islam, the only legitimate law is that which comes from Allah, and in fact authority to make laws rests with Allah alone. This renders every other legal system—including the American system—illegitimate.
  • Obama's Man Van Jones-Many Roads Lead to Cuba, Communism

    08/27/2009 6:11:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 940+ views
    New Zeal ^ | August 27, 2009 | Trevor Loudon
    Two big questions hang over President Obama's radical "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones. Is he still a communist? Is he a security threat? Many have assumed that Van Jones' committment to communism ended when the organization he helped to lead STORM (Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement) dissolved in 2002. Yet a 2004 treatise Reclaiming Revolution: History, Summation, and Lessons from the Work of Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement written and endorsed by a majority of former STORM members makes it clear that most ex STORMers are still committed to the revolutionary movement; From page 49. When...
  • US Law on Torture & Reservations on UN Convention on Torture

    04/25/2009 10:21:12 AM PDT · by airedale · 13 replies · 1,006+ views
    Earlier I asked the question about the law that the Bush administration used to hang their hats on to define torture. Someone provide the answer and since it's important and passed in 1994 when the Democrats dominated both House of Congress and Bill Clinton was president I thought I'd make it easy for everyone to read. Also the US during this same time period also ratified the UN Convention on Torture with reservations. The reservations are shown below from Wikipedia. These totally blow the meme the DemoRats and the MSM are using and the info should be widely disseminated. 18...
  • Mexico Demands World Court Intercede in American Judicial System

    06/07/2008 12:48:21 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 21 replies · 168+ views
    DBKP ^ | June 7, 2008 | LBG
    Mexico, who allows hundred of thousands of its citizens ("immigrants") to illegally cross over into the United States each year, has shown its "compassionate" side. The Mexican government has appealed to the World Court to "take urgent measures" to get the U.S. to stay all executions of Mexicans on Death Row in American jails. Amazingly, President Bush had already agreed with the World Court back in 2004. The court, which resides at the Hague in the Netherlands, ruled that the trials of some 50 Mexicans on Death Row were in violation of the 1963 Vienna Convention. It was then that...
  • UN telcom agency says would be ready to run Internet

    09/30/2005 11:59:25 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 92 replies · 2,227+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/30/05 | Robert Evans
    UN telcom agency says would be ready to run Internet Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:28 PM BST Printer Friendly | Email Article | RSS By Robert Evans GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations' International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is ready to take over governance of the Internet from the United States., ITU head Yoshio Utsumi said on Friday. The United States has clashed with the European Union and much of the rest of the world over the future of the Internet. It currently manages the global information system through a partnership with California-based company ICANN. "We could do it if we...
  • (Supreme) Court: foreign tax cheaters can be tried under U.S. law

    04/26/2005 11:34:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 480+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/26/05 | Hope Yen - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that people who cheat foreign governments of tax revenue can be prosecuted under U.S. law for wire fraud. In a 5-4 decision, the court upheld the fraud convictions for three men accused of sneaking thousands of cases of whisky, vodka and rum into Canada from the United States and avoiding millions of dollars in Canadian taxes. Canada did not pursue the trio for tax evasion, but American prosecutors did and the three were sentenced to prison. The U.S. wire fraud law bars the use of interstate wires, such as phones and computers,...

    10/22/2004 8:56:50 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 346+ views
    Despite our supposedly three co-equal branches of government, the judiciary has always been, with a nod to George Orwell, the “more equal” branch. So, too, in the War on Terrorism. While the President may direct that war and the Congress may fund it, the courts and the Supreme Court make the rules. As we have recently seen, those rules can have potentially disastrous consequences. For the complete article, go to:
  • What is USLAW?...What unions are affiliated with this anti-war coalition?

    10/08/2004 10:07:52 AM PDT · by Bronc1 · 5 replies · 330+ views
    U. S. Labor Against the War website ^ | October 8, 2004 | Bronc1
    U. S. Labor Against the War (ASLAW) Affiliates - as of September 29, 2004 RAILWAY WORKERS: Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, Lodge 3014, Levittown, PA Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, Lodge 3068, Westbury, NY BMWE - Pennsylvania Federation SERVICE EMPLOYEES UNION: Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Local 483, Monterey, CA SEIU Pennsylvania State Council California Faculty Association, SEIU Local 1983 SEIU Districtl 1199 New England Health Care Employees Union SEIU District 1199 New York (pending) SEIU District 1199P, Pennsylvania SEIU Local 250, California SEIU Local 535, California (pending) SEIU Local 615, Boston SEIU Local 660, Los Angeles SEIU...
  • American Trade Unions (USLAW) Fund Communist-backed "Union of the Unemployed in Iraq" (UUI)

    10/08/2004 9:21:27 AM PDT · by Bronc1 · 1 replies · 252+ views
    Investigating Imperialism website ^ | October 7, 2004 | Bronc1
    At the same time, younger activists--including members of the WORKER COMMUNIST PARTY--carried out their own initiatives, which led most notably to the formation of the UNION OF THE UNEMPLOYED IN IRAQ (UUI). Both groups of activists are opposed to the U.S. occupation, says Thomas. The main difference, he says, is that unions associated with the UUI "are not at all hesitant to support labor action in the face of the various decrees that are in place that prohibits labor organizing and strikes."
  • AFL-CIO's Gene Bruskin & USLAW join with British & Iraqi Trade Unions against War & unions in Iraq

    10/08/2004 12:13:47 AM PDT · by Bronc1 · 5 replies · 372+ views
    U. S. Labor Against the War ^ | October 8, 2004 | Bronc1
    U. S. Labor Against the War (also known as USLAW) met with British & Iraqi trade union representatives to reaffirm opposition to the Iraqi War and in support of Iraqi unionization. Here's a report by USLAW's Gene Bruskin on the August 4-7, 2004 meeting in London...and evidence of what American union dues are funding!
  • The REAL Reason the Unions & Democrats Hate Halliburton

    10/07/2004 11:00:21 PM PDT · by Bronc1 · 9 replies · 644+ views
    U. S. Labor Against the War website ^ | October 8, 2004 | bronc1
    Halliburton/KBR is a long-time adversary of organized labor...and now Halliburton/KBR stands in the way of union expansion into Iraq. Halliburton owns Kellogg Brown & Root (KB&R) which is coming under fire by the Democrats. Since its origin in Houston, Texas during World War II, Brown & Root has successfully battled attempts to disrupt Brown & Root operations in the United States and throughout the world. It's interesting to note that a coalition of U. S. unions have formed a coaliton which they call "U. S. Labor Against the War", along with a task force called the "Labor Solidarity Task Force...
  • Judge strikes law citing 'terrorist' groups

    07/05/2002 2:15:16 PM PDT · by demlosers · 58 replies · 375+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | June 27, 2002 | Ben Barber
    <p>A U.S. law authorizing the State Department to designate groups as "terrorist" and which allows those who support them to be prosecuted has been declared unconstitutional by a federal judge, throwing U.S. anti-terrorism strategies into disarray.</p> <p>A U.S. official who has been dealing with the issue said yesterday there will be "serious problems" if the decision stands on appeal. The U.S. government could no longer use the existing law to prosecute those who give "material support" to groups on the list such as Hamas, al Qaeda, Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah.</p>

    06/20/2002 2:04:45 PM PDT · by madfly · 34 replies · 686+ views
    Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute ^ | June 21, 2002 | Austin Ruse, C-Fam
    A familiar refrain of proponents of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is that US ratification of the controversial UN document would not result in significant changes in US law. Since the United States already recognizes the equal status of women, they say, US ratification is necessary solely to bolster the standing of the Convention in the rest of the world. For instance, Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE), a CEDAW supporter, said at last week's Senate CEDAW hearing that it is "highly, highly, highly unlikely" that the Convention would have any important domestic...