Disappeared In America
February 28, 2006 8:46 AM   Subscribe

Disappeared In America. DISAPPEARED is a project by the Visible Collective/Naeem Mohaiemen that uses films, installations, & lectures to trace migration impulses, hyphenated identities and post-9/11 security panic.
posted by chunking express (5 comments total)

What is up with all the 9/11 stuff all of a sudden? It seems like we've had 3 or 4 posts and asks all of a sudden relating too it.
There's this, and then this and this and this... It's weird. I guess the 4.5th anniversary is coming up.
posted by delmoi at 10:01 AM on February 28, 2006

I was just reading Sepia Mutiny and I came across it. I didn't notice the other 9/11 stuff. I liked the interactive map of America, hence the link.
posted by chunking express at 10:55 AM on February 28, 2006

Good link, ta.
posted by jamesonandwater at 6:54 PM on February 28, 2006

Although, on the bright side:

US to pay $300,000 to Egyptian held for a year

Denis Staunton in Washington

US: The US government has agreed to pay $300,000 (€253,036) damages to an Egyptian man who was held for months in a New York detention centre after September 11th, 2001, then released without charge and deported.

The settlement is the first in a number of cases taken by non-US citizens who claim their constitutional rights were abused in a sweep that saw dozens of Muslim men arrested and held without charge.

Almost 800 non-US citizens were arrested in the weeks after the terrorist attacks, mostly for immigration violations, and almost 200 were identified as of high interest to investigators and held in maximum-security detention centres.

Ehab Elmaghraby, who ran a restaurant near New York's Times Square, was arrested on September 30th, 2001, while federal agents were investigating his landlord, who had once applied for pilot training.

Mr Elmaghraby was detained for almost a year, during which he claims to have been kicked and punched while shackled, cursed as a terrorist and subjected to numerous unnecessary body-cavity searches.

He accuses former attorney general John Ashcroft and FBI director Robert Mueller of conspiring to violate the rights of Muslim immigrants on the basis of their race, religion and national origin.

The settlement could affect the outcome of a class action lawsuit taken on behalf of hundreds of former detainees which will be heard by the same judge.

Well, not so bright he had to endure it but at least he's getting some form of recognition.
posted by jamesonandwater at 6:58 PM on February 28, 2006

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