Archive for ‘October, 2010’

Torture Finally Cited On Last Day Of Omar Khadr’s Sentencing Hearing At Guantanamo

Torture Finally Cited On Last Day Of Omar Khadr’s Sentencing Hearing At Guantanamo

Everything about the last week’s events at Guantánamo has been deeply disturbing. On Monday, in defiance of international obligations requiring the rehabilitation of child prisoners, the US government — under President Obama — fulfilled the deepest wishes of the Bush administration, and persuaded Omar Khadr, the Canadian citizen who was just 15 years old when […]

In Omar Khadr’s Sentencing Phase, US Introduces Islamophobic ‘Expert’ And Irrelevant Testimony

In Omar Khadr’s Sentencing Phase, US Introduces Islamophobic ‘Expert’ And Irrelevant Testimony

This has been a very poor week for American justice. On Monday, the Obama administration secured a plea deal in the trial by Military Commission of Canadian citizen Omar Khadr, who was 15 years old when he was seized by US forces in July 2002. As a result, the United States has become the first […]

The Psychiatric Demonization Of Omar Khadr

The Psychiatric Demonization Of Omar Khadr

As the intense negotiations over a possible plea bargain for former child “soldier” Omar Khadr come to a head, “internationally acclaimed” forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner has given an exclusive interview to Steven Edwards of the Canadian National Post. Khadr, captured at age 15, has been imprisoned for eight years in U.S. custody, and tortured […]

WikiLeaks For Dummies

WikiLeaks For Dummies

Despite the commendable efforts of the whistleblower website WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange to expose the truth about the Iraq war in a responsible manner – that not only would not endanger lives but aim ultimately to save millions of lives, in addition to seeking justice for the countless number of lives already lost […]

What Are They Hiding? Obama Administration Defending Black Site Prison At Bagram Airbase

What Are They Hiding? Obama Administration Defending Black Site Prison At Bagram Airbase

A victory for the government in a federal court in New York City Monday marks another slide deeper into Dick Cheney’s “dark side” for the Obama Administration. In a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, which has been seeking to force the Pentagon to provide information about all captives it is holding at […]

BP’s Watchdog Failed To Act On Whistleblowers’ Concerns, Employees Say

BP’s Watchdog Failed To Act On Whistleblowers’ Concerns, Employees Say

This story was originally published at Truthout.org and was reported by Jason Leopold, TPR’s editor-at-large and Truthout’s investigative reporter and deputy managing editor. Over the past year, BP’s office of the ombudsman has been presented with dozens of safety concerns and evidence that would appear to support claims of widespread retaliation against employees who work […]

The Politicians’ Bible: Bringing In The Receipts

The Politicians’ Bible: Bringing In The Receipts

It will be cold tonight in Pennsylvania, but that means nothing to dozens of politicians who are in their final week of a ubiquitous campaign to get a government job. There isn’t a household in Pennsylvania that has active voters that hasn’t been subjected to at least two dozen TV political ads each day, several […]

No Justice For Omar Khadr At Guantanamo

No Justice For Omar Khadr At Guantanamo

Exactly two years ago, when I began writing a weekly column for the Future of Freedom Foundation on Guantánamo, torture and other crimes and abuses committed as part of the Bush administration’s “War on Terror,” I focused on the story of Omar Khadr, the Canadian citizen who was just 15 years old when he was […]

Captured In Guantanamo: The Remaining Guantanamo Prisoners (Part 7)

Captured In Guantanamo: The Remaining Guantanamo Prisoners (Part 7)

This is the seventh installment of a nine-part series telling the stories of all the prisoners currently held in Guantánamo (174 at the time of writing). See the introduction here, and Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five and Part Six. This seventh article tells the stories of 13 prisoners seized in […]

Judge Denies Guantanamo Prisoner’s Habeas Petition, Ignores Torture In Secret CIA Prisons

Judge Denies Guantanamo Prisoner’s Habeas Petition, Ignores Torture In Secret CIA Prisons

On September 22, in the District Court in Washington D.C., Judge Reggie B. Walton denied the habeas corpus petition of Tawfiq al-Bihani (described in court documents as Toffiq al-Bihani), a Yemeni who was raised in Saudi Arabia, giving the government its 18th victory out of 56 cases decided, with the other 38 having been won […]

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