When Dr. Christopher Pyle, professor of politics at Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts, was a young Army officer teaching constitutional law in the Vietnam era, he discovered and exposed US government spying on domestic anti-war groups. For his efforts, he earned a coveted spot on Richard Nixon’s infamous “enemies list.” Now he’s an outspoken opponent of the PATRIOT acts and today’s far more extensive government breaches of constitutional rights.
With the current debate in Congress about domestic spying, he should have plenty to say when he speaks at the annual dinner of the Cleveland branch of Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR) at the Embassy Suites Hotel (5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence).
DePaul University professor of law Dr. M. Cherif Bassiouni and Imam Johari Abdul Malik of the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center join Dr. Pyle at the speakers’ table. Registration and reception: 4-5 p.m.; dinner and program start at 6. Tickets $50 advance, $60 at door. Call 216.830.2247. – AP