Archive for ‘July, 2010’

‘Refudiating’ Palin’s Racist Tweet

‘Refudiating’ Palin’s Racist Tweet

Cross-posted from Shannyn Moore’s website and The Mudflats. It feels strange weighing in on a house of worship thousands of miles away, well, at least for me. A proposed mosque two blocks from Ground Zero has Palin tweeting on a Sunday afternoon. According to Politico: Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s City Hall hit back at Palin, first […]

Goldman Sachs: ‘Too Big To Prosecute’

Goldman Sachs: ‘Too Big To Prosecute’

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Guantanamo: The Definitive Prisoner List (Updated For Summer 2010)

Guantanamo: The Definitive Prisoner List (Updated For Summer 2010)

Please support Andy Worthington’s groundbreaking work! In March 2009, I published a four-part list identifying all 779 prisoners held at Guantánamo since the prison opened on January 11, 2002, which I updated in January this year. To keep up with developments over the last six months, I have now updated it again, and the four […]

Defiance In Isolation: The Last Stand Of Omar Khadr

Defiance In Isolation: The Last Stand Of Omar Khadr

In the last week, Omar Khadr, the only Western citizen still held in Guantánamo, has sacked his US lawyers and stated that he will boycott his forthcoming trial by Military Commission, scheduled to begin on August 10. He has also refused to have anything to do with a plea deal that was being negotiated between […]

UK On U.S. Rendition: ‘Is It clear That detention, Rather Than Killing, Is The Objective Of The Operation?’

UK On U.S. Rendition: ‘Is It clear That detention, Rather Than Killing, Is The Objective Of The Operation?’

A series of documents released on July 14 in the UK Binyam Mohamed civil case, Al Rawi and Others v Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Others, have produced a series of explosive revelations, reported in Britain and as yet unknown here in the U.S. The story has been reported at the UK Guardian, while the […]

Ties To Labor Unions Can Be Dangerous At One Alabama University

Ties To Labor Unions Can Be Dangerous At One Alabama University

The business dean at an Alabama university tried to force a department chairman to help unlawfully terminate a faculty member who has ties to labor unions and liberal politics, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. Glenn Feldman has taught labor economics and other subjects at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) […]

UK Sought Rendition Of British Nationals To Guantanamo; Tony Blair Directly Involved

UK Sought Rendition Of British Nationals To Guantanamo; Tony Blair Directly Involved

With what the Guardian described yesterday as the “almost unprecedented” release of “security service reports of interviews with detainees in Guantánamo Bay and other overseas detention centres,” the coalition government failed in its attempt to persuade the High Court to bring a temporary halt to a civil claim for damages filed by six former Guantánamo […]

Heat Wave Washes Away American Ideals: LeBron James, the Media, and the American Soul

Heat Wave Washes Away American Ideals: LeBron James, the Media, and the American Soul

Millions of Americans had pleaded with basketball superstar LeBron James to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and come to their city when he became a free agent. Bloggers, media pundits, and reporters of every kind seemed to devote much of their lives to figuring out what team James would be a part of for the 2011 […]

Capitalism Is An Anti-Social Disease

Capitalism Is An Anti-Social Disease

Looking at the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, where the results of the greed of corporate executives at BP, TransOcean and Halliburton, not to mention the greed of paid-off regulators in the Minerals Management Service and the members of the House and Senate who took dirty money to water down drilling regulations are on […]

Torture Complicity Under the Spotlight in Europe (Part Two): Germany and France

Torture Complicity Under the Spotlight in Europe (Part Two): Germany and France

Last week, in the first of two articles examining how “War on Terror”-related complicity in torture is under intense scrutiny in Europe, I ran through the history of Britain’s post-9/11 involvement in US torture, and its extensive forays into holding people without charge or trial in the UK, attempting to send foreign nationals back to […]

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