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A Secret Plan By Obama to Shut Guantanamo?

A Secret Plan By Obama to Shut Guantanamo?

Some Guantanamo observers are telling investigative reporter Jason Leopold that the ethical breaches that have surfaced in the military tribunals over the past three months  may actually be intentional: Nearly a dozen years after terrorists guided commercial jets into the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, the prosecution of the alleged masterminds of the 9/11 […]

Reporter Jason Leopold Tells RT Guantanamo Hunger Strike Parallels 2006 Prison Protest

Reporter Jason Leopold Tells RT Guantanamo Hunger Strike Parallels 2006 Prison Protest

For 56 days now, dozens of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have taken part in a massive hunger strike. The reason for the refusal to eat is an effort to protest the treatment within the facility, and according to the prisoners’ attorneys they are willing to lose their lives in the process. According to the […]

Newly Released Autopsy Reports Raise Questions About Circumstances in Deaths of Two Guantanamo Detainees

Newly Released Autopsy Reports Raise Questions About Circumstances in Deaths of Two Guantanamo Detainees

Truthout reports, in this exclusive by Jason Leopold: The US government detained at Guantanamo a prisoner who was hospitalized for auditory hallucinations he suffered as a teenager and had twice attempted suicide in 2009 while imprisoned at the detention facility. In March of 2009, Hajji Nassim was found with cuts on both sides of his […]

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold On The Thom Hartmann Show Discussing FBI’s Surveillance of Occupy Wall Street

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold On The Thom Hartmann Show Discussing FBI’s Surveillance of Occupy Wall Street

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Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Discusses Guantanamo Closure, Prisoner Death On HuffPost Live

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Discusses Guantanamo Closure, Prisoner Death On HuffPost Live

The detention center that has continually raised eyebrows may shut down and have its 166 suspects transfered to American facilities. What future is in store for them?

“News Junkie” Jason Leopold Opens Up In Hard-Hitting Radio Documentary

“News Junkie” Jason Leopold Opens Up In Hard-Hitting Radio Documentary

A brutally honest, intense hourlong radio documentary from award-winning podcast Love + Radio: A crusader for truth, or, as Karl Rove called him: “a nut with internet access”? Jason Leopold wanted to be a part of something, and that quest brought him through a labyrinthine world of decadent glam metal, dangerous mafioso, love, investigative journalism challenging […]

Jason Leopold Exclusive: Reference Guide Instructs US Military Personnel to Respect Afghan Culture In Order To Prevent “Green On Blue” Attacks

Jason Leopold Exclusive: Reference Guide Instructs US Military Personnel to Respect Afghan Culture In Order To Prevent “Green On Blue” Attacks

Jason Leopold at Truthout got his hands on an unclassified, For Official Use Only, Army “pocket reference guide” that instructs troops how to respond to and avoid “green on blue” attacks. Leopold reports: US military personnel in Afghanistan have been told to “respect Islam, Koran or a mosque” and “Afghan women, elders and children” in […]

Gagged On Torture: Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Discusses Detainee Treatment At Guantanamo Ahead Of The 9/11 Hearings

Gagged On Torture: Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Discusses Detainee Treatment At Guantanamo Ahead Of The 9/11 Hearings

Attorneys for inmates at Guantanamo Bay say they’ve been banned from bringing up the subject of torture in court. They also claim that a number of other legal restrictions are stopping them from building a proper defence in cases that could result in the death penalty. Tweet

Jason Leopold Exclusive: Top DHS Officials Went Ballistic Over Rolling Stone Contributor Michael Hastings’ OWS Report, Internal Emails Show

Jason Leopold Exclusive: Top DHS Officials Went Ballistic Over Rolling Stone Contributor Michael Hastings’ OWS Report, Internal Emails Show

A Freedom of Information Act request investigative reporter Jason Leopold filed uncovered this: Senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials debated whether they should pressure award-winning reporter Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings to “pull down” a report he published on the magazine’s web site about the agency’s role in monitoring Occupy Wall Street (OWS), claiming it was riddled […]

FBI Changes FOIA Policy In Response To Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold’s FOIA Lawsuit

FBI Changes FOIA Policy In Response To Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold’s FOIA Lawsuit

Over at Truthout, investigative reporter Jason Leopold reports on a victory he and the public interest law firm, National Security Counselors, scored in their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the FBI and two other government agencies that led the bureau to change its policy and practice: Nearly four years after changes to the […]

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