Robert Fisk: The true story of free speech in America

Robert Fisk: The true story of free speech in America
This systematic censorship of Middle East reality continues even in schools: Laila al-Arian was wearing her headscarf at her desk at Nation Books, one of my New York publishers. No, she told me, it would be difficult to telephone her father. At the medical facility of his North Carolina prison, he can only make a few calls – monitored, of course – and he was growing steadily weaker. Sami al-Arian is 49 but he stayed on hunger strike for 60 days to protest the government outrage committed against him, a burlesque of justice which has, of course, largely failed to rouse the sleeping dogs of American journalism in New York, Washington and Los Angeles.
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/fisk/article2430125.ece

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