Janet Phelan

Free Speech Watch: Prior Restraint Makes a Comeback as US Courts Seek to Squelch Dissent


Barbara Stone was only able to get out of jail when she agreed to stop blogging. Patty Reid is on the lam. Cary-Andrew Crittenden may be facing…

The Fundamentals of US Surveillance: What Edward Snowden Never Told Us?


Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden’s revelations rocked the world.  According to his detailed reports, the US had launched massive spying programs and was scrutinizing the communications of American…

Dominionism Takes Center Stage in America


Did you stop to wonder how the political arena in the US got so top heavy with fundamentalist Christians? Indeed, as the social fabric began to fray under the multiplicity of stressors associated with modernization, a parallel movement of “back to fundamentals”…

Recent Studies Show Assisted Suicide on the Rise


The assisted suicide fever is sweeping the globe. Country after country has been considering AS legislation, and a number of nations have already passed such legislation into law.  The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg all have AS laws on the books…

US Water Systems May Be Used for a WMD Attack


The National BioWatch Stakeholders’ Conference will be taking place this Fall and you can bet your booties that the four day symposium will be an exercise in studied futility. It is not that the focus of the conference is irrelevant. Hardly that. In fact…

Genuflecting Towards Tyranny


The US Congress took another step towards tyranny and away from legal and Constitutionally guaranteed protections this past week, when the House of Representatives approved HR 237. This bill allows the Secretary of State, at his own discretion, to make a determination…

North Korea Blasts U.S. for Germ Warfare Program


The government of North Korea has leveled accusations that the U.S.  is involved in germ warfare research and intends to deploy bacteriological weapons on a large scale. These accusations came in the wake of the recent revelations that the Pentagon…

The United States Celebrates Independence Day — a Time for Re-evaluation


The fourth of July. This is the day for Americans to go down to the beach with a picnic basket loaded up with ham sandwiches and to drink more beer than can possibly be recommended during the work week. This is the day to…

“Just Say Anything!” – The US Responds to the UN Review of its Human Rights Record


The US has a history of making inaccurate statements to international bodies in order to advance its global agenda. One need only look at the statements made on the international…

Paul Calder Le Roux — Arch Villain or Arch Agent?


Paul Calder Le Roux’s arrest in 2012 got a fair amount of newspaper coverage. “One of the world’s most successful criminals,” announced The Australian. “This is a very, very bad guy,” intoned a US law enforcement agent, who compared Le Roux’s international…

Former FBI Anthrax Investigator Files Lawsuit Claiming Retaliation


Retaliation. It is becoming a rather consistent sub-text in growing numbers of reports coming in concerning US policies—domestic as well as international. On the domestic front, attorneys are being suspended…

The Biological Weapons Convention Turns 40 — Are we any safer?

This year, the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) celebrated its 40th birthday in Geneva, at the Palais Nacions. Amidst speeches and…

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