Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 12:00:05 -0800 (PST)

Civil Liberties after 9/11 and in wartime

Irvine -- Against the onset of expanded war with Iraq (and the ignoring of the UN) as well as in the wake of the USA PATRIOT Act, there are still legal routes to pursue.

That's the firm opinion of Ann Fagan Ginger, the founder of Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute, who has just come out with a new book, How to Use 'New' Civil Rights Laws after 9-11. It's a compilation of international legal statutes annotated for use by activists, lawyers, judges, teachers, the media and legislators. The 322-page work is the latest publication from MCLI. (Info.: URL: MCLI papers are archived at UC Berkeley: .

We chat with longtime civil liberties attorney and MCLI executive director Ginger on this afternoon's edition of "Subversity," airing from 4-5 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, and web-cast via simultaneously.

Ginger, who earned her J.D. at University of Michigan law school, also wrote or edited many other works, including Nuclear Weapons are Illegal (Apex Press, 1998), Carol Weiss King (University Press of Colorado, 1993) and the Angela Davis Collection (Oceana, 1974). She has also chaired the Berkeley Commission on Peace and Justice.

To chat with Ginger, call 949 824-5824 during the show. You can also send e-mail to

Our earlier interviews with Michael Hardt ("Empire") and Mike Davis ("Dead Cities") are now online in our RealAudio Archive page. That page is linked via

The host has a review of a Palestinian film in this week's edition of OC Weekly: (apologies for the editing errors: Taiwan of course is a country; also the film was not submitted for Oscars given the academy's stance that Palestine is not a country.)

Thanx for being out there.


Daniel C. Tsang
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