Los Angeles Times: McCarthyism Without Habeas Corpus:
My mother always said that in the U.S. you had the right to One Phone Call, and that if the men who rang the doorbell came for her, if something were to happen to her, she would let me know. What if there were no One Phone Call?
Indeed, what if there is no habeas corpus for political dissidents? to be an enemy… of your own state. we’ve seen those movies as fictions in the recent history and now they might be more true than false… how can one have the right to their own opinion, the freedom of their own conscience… if they are not free in their own body?