Wednesday, December 21, 2005

FLE

Spy Court Judge Quits In Protest

Legal Test Was Seen as Hurdle to Spying

Can the government spy on citizens without a warrant?

Why Bush Approved the Wiretaps

Byrd Says Bush Is Spying on 'Innocent Americans'

Clash Is Latest Chapter in Bush Effort to Widen Executive Power

Spying Program Snared U.S. Calls

Administration Cites War Vote in Spying Case

F.B.I. Watched Activist Groups, New Files Show

Uncle Sam is listening

Past rulings don't support Bush's use of war powers

Spying on Americans

Pentagon's Intelligence Authority Widens

4 GOP Senators Hold Firm Against Patriot Act Renewal

Once-Lone Foe of Patriot Act Has Company

Congress pushes back, hard, against Bush

Agents' visit chills UMass Dartmouth senior A senior at UMass Dartmouth was visited by federal agents two months ago, after he requested a copy of Mao Tse-Tung's tome on Communism called "The Little Red Book." Two history professors at UMass Dartmouth, Brian Glyn Williams and Robert Pontbriand, said the student told them he requested the book through the UMass Dartmouth library's interlibrary loan program. The student, who was completing a research paper on Communism for Professor Pontbriand's class on fascism and totalitarianism, filled out a form for the request, leaving his name, address, phone number and Social Security number. He was later visited at his parents' home in New Bedford by two agents of the Department of Homeland Security, the professors said. The professors said the student was told by the agents that the book is on a "watch list," and that his background, which included significant time abroad, triggered them to investigate the student further....