Beyond the Broken Window — William Bratton and the new police state

Harper’s magazine, May 2015

The Permanent War on Terror — article in the LA Times

From the December 07, 2012 opinion page of the LA Times: The Permanent War on Terror: In trying to prevent terrorist attacks, the U.S. risks eroding civil liberties. Link to my article here:

Nation Magazine article on informants

Deploying informants, the FBI stings Muslims:

This article appeared in the July 2-9, 2012 issue of The Nation Magazine.

The Terror Protection Racket

My latest article in the opinion section of this week’s LA Times on the FBI’s policy of preemptive sting operations in their marquee domestic terrorism¬† prosecutions.

You can link to the full text of the article here:,0,676137.story

To Catch A Terrorist

Check out my latest article in the August 2011 issue of Harper’s Magazine:Aug2011cover

“To Catch a Terrorist: The FBI Hunts for the Enemy Within”

You can link to the article here:

The Accidental Terrorist

How Animal Rights Activist Rebecca Rubin Became a “Most Wanted” Woman

My latest article online today at Counterpunch:

Democracy Now appearance on entrapment

October 6, 2010 appearance on Democracy Now to discuss a new documentary by Democracy Now producer Anjali Kamat and Jacquie Soohan of Big Noise Productions. This documentary looks at the government’s increasing use of informants in sting operations for domestic terrorism cases:dn_logo

Petra on Democracy Now

dn_logoMy recent appearance on Democracy Now discussing the Lynne Stewart re-sentencing…video here:

And an earlier appearance on Democracy Now from last November, discussing the Aafia Siddiqui case. Video here:

Los Angeles Times op-ed “The Price of Defending Terrorists”

A piece on Lynne Stewart, defense attorney and human rights activist, who was re-sentenced this week to 10 years.

Full text here:,0,7897821.story

Book Review: “The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First Hundred Days”

Check out my review ofLeast_Worst_Place_Guantanamo Karen Greenberg’s book on the first hundred days of Guantanamo in the Spring 2010 issue of the Carnegie Foundation’s Ethics and International Affairs journal. You can link to the piece online here:

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