Archive for ‘October, 2010’

Obama Administration Handed Over Detainees Despite Reports Of Torture

Obama Administration Handed Over Detainees Despite Reports Of Torture

President Barack Obama’s government handed over thousands of detainees to the Iraqi authorities, despite knowing there were hundreds of reports of alleged torture in Iraqi government facilities. Washington was warned by the United Nations and many human rights organisations that torture was widespread in Iraqi detention centres. But the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal […]

Report Links Army Field Manual’s ‘Appendix M’ To US Torture In Afghanistan

Report Links Army Field Manual’s ‘Appendix M’ To US Torture In Afghanistan

Last week, George Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF) published an important policy brief, “Confinement Conditions at a U.S. Screening Facility on Bagram Air Base.” The report has been widely described in the press, as in this article by AFP: The US military is mistreating detainees — and violating its own rules — at a secret […]

High-Level Pentagon Directive Told US Soldiers To Ignore Torture In Iraq

High-Level Pentagon Directive Told US Soldiers To Ignore Torture In Iraq

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The Covert Origins Of The Af-Pak War: The Road to World War III

The Covert Origins Of The Af-Pak War: The Road to World War III

Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of David DeGraw’s new book, “The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III.” Read the introduction here. Part I can be read here. Part II can be read here. To purchase a copy of the book visit AmpedStatus.com I: The CIA, BCCI & The Origins of Al […]

TV Political Ads Ditching Democracy 30 Seconds at a Time

TV Political Ads Ditching Democracy 30 Seconds at a Time

One of the reasons for the increase in spending is that the conservative wing of the Republican party has launched an all-out assault to once again take over Congress. Another reason is that they got a supreme assist in January. The Supreme Court, by a 5–4 vote along party lines, decided in Citizens United v Federal Election Commission [130 S.Ct. 876] that the First Amendment applies to corporations, which now would enjoy the same protections given to citizens and associations of citizens. The decision essentially obliterated the gains made by the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (known as the McCain–Feingold Act) and a Supreme Court decision (McConnell v. FEC; 540 U.S. 93) a year later that ruled most of the Act constitutional.

Wolfowitz Loosened Human Experimentation Rules As Part Of Detainee Research Program

Wolfowitz Loosened Human Experimentation Rules As Part Of Detainee Research Program

This report, based on a seven-month investigation, was written by Jason Leopold and Jeffrey Kaye. It was originally published at Truthout. In 2002, as the Bush administration was turning to torture and other brutal techniques for interrogating “war on terror” detainees, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz quietly loosened rules against human experimentation, an apparent recognition […]

Ex-Gitmo Detainee, Tortured by Al-Qaeda, US, Launches Futile Attempt To Hold US Accountable

Ex-Gitmo Detainee, Tortured by Al-Qaeda, US, Launches Futile Attempt To Hold US Accountable

Last June, in the District Court in Washington D.C., a ruling was delivered on the habeas corpus petition of a Syrian prisoner in Guantánamo, Abdul Rahim al-Janko (also identified as Abdul Rahim al-Ginco), which exemplified all that was wrong with the Bush administration’s detention policies in the “War on Terror,” and which also dealt a […]

‘Berkeley Says No to Torture’ Week: Day One

‘Berkeley Says No to Torture’ Week: Day One

The weather in the Bay Area is radiant — hot, sunny, and astonishing for mid-October — and, although a ten-hour flight from London and my usual paranoia about Homeland Security could hardly be described as constituting the best recipe for a relaxing welcome to the United States, I got off the plane at Los Angeles […]

Inside The Global Banking Intelligence Complex, BCCI Operations

Inside The Global Banking Intelligence Complex, BCCI Operations

To get a more complete understanding of our current crisis, we need to look at the history of events that led up to it. We need to peer deeply into the inner workings of the Global Banking Intelligence Complex. Without acknowledging and exposing the covert forces that are aligned against us, we will not be able to effectively overcome them.

Forget Radar, Now The Government Is X-Raying You As You Drive

Forget Radar, Now The Government Is X-Raying You As You Drive

If you have been feeling uneasy about having to be X-rayed by a Transportation Security Administration goon who can look under your clothes every time you fly, consider this: at least you can say no, and agree to be subjected to an old-fashioned full-body search. No opt-out for the latest in anti-terror technology though, with […]

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