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The Terror Protection Racket

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

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

Petra on Democracy Now

Monday, July 19th, 2010

My 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”

Monday, July 19th, 2010

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”

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Check out my review of 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: ‘A Pakistani on Trial–With Pakistani Reporters Shut Out’

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Jan. 23, 2010–More coverage of the Aafia Siddiqui trial. A dispatch for TIME Magazine’s online edition on security measures and the lack of equal access for certain members of the media.
See full text here:,8599,1956197,00.html ‘Putting Aafia Siddiqui on Trial’

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Jan 18, 2010–This week Aafia Siddiqui goes on trial. My pretrial roundup for Time Magazine’s online edition on what we can expect to see and what we won’t see.
See full text here:,8599,1954598,00.html

Los Angeles Times op-ed on the Khalid Sheikh Mohammed trial

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Why the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his fellow accused 9/11 plotters will be neither the civil liberties victory its proponents claim, nor the terrorist propaganda opportunity its opponents fear.
Full text here:,0,477313.story

Harper’s Magazine “The Intelligence Factory”

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Check out my latest article “The Intelligence Factory,” on the case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui in the November 2009 issue of Harper’s Magazine.
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