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Democracy Detained

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"In this meticulously cited work, Barbara Olshansky does a brilliant and relentless job unraveling how the Bush administration is violating the US Constitution, international human rights, and the civic integrity of this country. Everyone must read this book now, then get out there and get angry and fight with your life to save our freedom and democracy."-Eve Ensler
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"In measured, lucid detail, Barbara Olshansky presents a wide-ranging account of the Bush administration's malfeasance. The grim record exposed in Democracy Detainedshould shame people who care for their country and its future, and encourage them to use the legacy of freedom they enjoy to put an end to these disgraceful crimes."-Noam Chomsky
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"[Barbara Olshansky] is a forceful presence in the courts for an organization that is on the cutting edge of wielding the actualrule of law against the most lawless administration in American history."-Nat Hentoff
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Barbara Olshanskywas the lead attorney in the recent landmark US Supreme Court decision that allowed almost six hundred detainees at Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba to challenge their detentions. In Democracy Detained, she documents the Bush administration's assault on the US system of checks and balances, its abuse and torture of people it detains or sends to other countries to be interrogated and tortured, its attack on open government and accountability, its brutal treatment of immigrants, and its abandonment of human rights agreements and the principles of human dignity they protect.

Synopsis:

In this meticulously cited work, Barbara Olshansky does a brilliant and relentless job unraveling how the Bush administration is violating the US Constitution, international human rights, and the civic integrity of this country. Everyone must read this book now, then get out there and get angry and fight with your life to save our freedom and democracy.-Eve Ensler

In measured, lucid detail, Barbara Olshansky presents a wide-ranging account of the Bush administration's malfeasance. The grim record exposed in Democracy Detained should shame people who care for their country and its future, and encourage them to use the legacy of freedom they enjoy to put an end to these disgraceful crimes.-Noam Chomsky

Barbara Olshansky is a forceful presence in the courts for an organization that is on the cutting edge of wielding the actual rule of law against the most lawless administration in American history.-Nat Hentoff

Synopsis:

The American government's illegal and secret practices from 9/11 to the present day.

Synopsis:

Democracy Detained exposes the deplorable secret crimes committed by the Bush administration in their war on terror. Prominent legal activist Barbara Olshansky documents the assault on our constitutional democracy since 9/11, meticulously analyzing the unlawful justifications made by the U.S. government for covert actions at home and abroad. She reports on current shocking practices, from the outsourcing of torture through extraordinary rendition, to first-person testimony from innocent men imprisoned without charge at Guantánamo Bay, to revelations of a surveillance network tapped into the homes of average citizens. Democracy Detained is an essential resource for Americans concerned about their civil rights.

Synopsis:

“In this meticulously cited work, Barbara Olshansky does a brilliant and relentless job unraveling how the Bush administration is violating the US Constitution, international human rights, and the civic integrity of this country. Everyone must read this book now, then get out there and get angry and fight with your life to save our freedom and democracy.”—Eve Ensler

“In measured, lucid detail, Barbara Olshansky presents a wide-ranging account of the Bush administration’s malfeasance. The grim record exposed in Democracy Detained should shame people who care for their country and its future, and encourage them to use the legacy of freedom they enjoy to put an end to these disgraceful crimes.”—Noam Chomsky

“[Barbara Olshansky] is a forceful presence in the courts for an organization that is on the cutting edge of wielding the actual rule of law against the most lawless administration in American history.”—Nat Hentoff

About the Author

Barbara Olshansky is the Assistant Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. She focuses on class action lawsuits concerning immigrants rights, racial discrimination in employment and education, environmental justice and public health, prisoners' rights, and Native American rights. She has developed a name as a fierce critic of Homeland Security legislation and the PATRIOT Act and as an adamant defender of civil liberties. Nat Hentoff is a long-time civil rights commentator and a prolific author and journalist whose weekly columns are published in The Village Voice and The Washington Times. He's worked as a columnist for the Washington Post and as a reporter for The New Yorker.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583227343
Author:
Olshansky, Barbara
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Introduction:
Hentoff, Nat
Foreword by:
Hentoff, Nat
Foreword:
Hentoff, Nat
Author:
Hentoff, Nat
Author:
Olshansky, Barbara J.
Afterword:
Hentoff, Nat
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
Subject:
Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - General
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 6 x 1 in 20 oz

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Product details 400 pages Seven Stories Press - English 9781583227343 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this meticulously cited work, Barbara Olshansky does a brilliant and relentless job unraveling how the Bush administration is violating the US Constitution, international human rights, and the civic integrity of this country. Everyone must read this book now, then get out there and get angry and fight with your life to save our freedom and democracy.-Eve Ensler

In measured, lucid detail, Barbara Olshansky presents a wide-ranging account of the Bush administration's malfeasance. The grim record exposed in Democracy Detained should shame people who care for their country and its future, and encourage them to use the legacy of freedom they enjoy to put an end to these disgraceful crimes.-Noam Chomsky

Barbara Olshansky is a forceful presence in the courts for an organization that is on the cutting edge of wielding the actual rule of law against the most lawless administration in American history.-Nat Hentoff

"Synopsis" by ,
The American government's illegal and secret practices from 9/11 to the present day.
"Synopsis" by , Democracy Detained exposes the deplorable secret crimes committed by the Bush administration in their war on terror. Prominent legal activist Barbara Olshansky documents the assault on our constitutional democracy since 9/11, meticulously analyzing the unlawful justifications made by the U.S. government for covert actions at home and abroad. She reports on current shocking practices, from the outsourcing of torture through extraordinary rendition, to first-person testimony from innocent men imprisoned without charge at Guantánamo Bay, to revelations of a surveillance network tapped into the homes of average citizens. Democracy Detained is an essential resource for Americans concerned about their civil rights.
"Synopsis" by ,

“In this meticulously cited work, Barbara Olshansky does a brilliant and relentless job unraveling how the Bush administration is violating the US Constitution, international human rights, and the civic integrity of this country. Everyone must read this book now, then get out there and get angry and fight with your life to save our freedom and democracy.”—Eve Ensler

“In measured, lucid detail, Barbara Olshansky presents a wide-ranging account of the Bush administration’s malfeasance. The grim record exposed in Democracy Detained should shame people who care for their country and its future, and encourage them to use the legacy of freedom they enjoy to put an end to these disgraceful crimes.”—Noam Chomsky

“[Barbara Olshansky] is a forceful presence in the courts for an organization that is on the cutting edge of wielding the actual rule of law against the most lawless administration in American history.”—Nat Hentoff

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