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Harry Belafonte
Actor, activist.


‘new Gestapo’ in America

“We’ve come to this dark time in which the new Gestapo of Homeland Security lurks here, where citizens are having their rights suspended…You can be arrested and not charged. You can be arrested and have no right to counsel.”

Source: “Notable Quotables,” Media Research Center, January 30, 2006, page 2.
Hardcopy: Copy of “Notable Quotables” page 2.
Where: Speech to the Arts Presenters Members Conference in New York City, remarks later reported by AP writer Verena Dobnik.
When: January 21, 2006
Contributor: AIM

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America is like Al-Qaeda

“I think President George W. Bush, I think Cheney, I think Rumsfeld, I think all of these people have lost any moral integrity. I find what we are doing is hugely immoral…Al-Qaeda tortures. We torture. Al-Qaeda’s killed innocent people. We kill innocent people…We have no business doing what we do.”

Source: “Notable Quotables,” Media Research Center, April 9, 2007, page 4.
Hardcopy: Copy of “Notable Quotables” page 4.
Where: CNN’s Situation Room
When: January 23, 2007.
Contributor: AIM

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Americans support Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez.

“No matter what the greatest tyrant in the world, the greatest terrorist in the world, George W. Bush says, we’re here to tell you: Not hundreds, not thousands, but millions of the American people, millions support your revolution, support your ideas, and we are expressing our solidarity with you.”

Source: “The Best Notable Quotables of 2006,” Human Events, January 8, 2007, page 18.
Hardcopy: Copy of the Human Events article.
Where: Speaking to Venezuela\'s President Hugo Chavez, during a televised rally, a video chip of which was shown on Fox News’ “Hannity & Colmes,” January 9, 2006.
When: January 8, 2006.
Contributor: AIM.

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