The tragic Boston Marathon bombings have generated powerful conversations about homegrown terrorism versus attacks by foreigners. About how easy it is to jump to conclusions in the wake of disaster, and about how difficult it is these days to feel truly safe.
I wonder, then, if this isn't the perfect weekend to attend one of a series of forums related to the controversial National Defense Authorization Act, the military spending bill that includes a provision allowing the executive branch to detain US citizens indefintely and without due process.
In the past couple days, we've gotten a few announcements from Roger Leisner over at Radio Free Maine, letting us know that he has a new round of progressive-topic DVDs being released. They can be rented at Videoport in Portland, or online at audible.com.
Here they are:
1) Noam Chomsky speaks on "The Changing Face of Latin America" on April 4, 2008 (33 minutes, including Q&A).