Archive for ‘November, 2010’

Is The Return of Guantanamo Prisoner Shaker Aamer Part Of Compensation Deal?

Is The Return of Guantanamo Prisoner Shaker Aamer Part Of Compensation Deal?

The British government announced that it will pay millions of pounds in compensation to a number of former Guantánamo prisoners, including Moazzam Begg, Omar Deghayes, Binyam Mohamed, Bisher al-Rawi, Jamil El-Banna, Richard Belmar and Martin Mubanga, who, since last year, have been involved in a civil claim for damages against the intelligence agencies and goverment […]

Revealed: Government Report On “U.S. Aid for Ex-Nazis”

Revealed: Government Report On “U.S. Aid for Ex-Nazis”

The New York Times has released a full unredacted version of the Department of Justice’s Office of Special Investigation (OSI) report, “Striving for Accountability in the Aftermath of the Holocaust.” According to NYT reporter Eric Lichtblau, “The Justice Department has resisted making the report public since 2006.” A “heavily redacted” version was released last month […]

An Animated Take On George W. Bush’s War Crimes

An Animated Take On George W. Bush’s War Crimes

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Videotapes Of British Troops Torturing Iraqis Revealed

Videotapes Of British Troops Torturing Iraqis Revealed

The UK Guardian this week released a videotape of a 2007 interrogation of a suspected Iraqi insurgent, one of 1,253 tapes made by interrogators at a secret British military center near Basra, run by the Joint Forces Interrogation Team (JFIT). The release came only days before the U.S. Justice Department investigation into the CIA’s destruction […]

Irresponsible Leaders

Irresponsible Leaders

The Totalitarian Military Dictatorship regime of Myanmar also known as Burma allowed a multi-party general parliamentary election after almost 20 years. The elections took place on 7th of November 2010, in accordance with the new constitution which was approved in a referendum held in May 2008. The general election forms the fifth step of the […]

Assassination In Court, US Argues to Make Legal What It’s Always Done

Assassination In Court, US Argues to Make Legal What It’s Always Done

What an incredible era we live in! Earlier this week in federal court, Justice Department attorney Douglas Letter argued against a lawsuit brought by both the ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) that the U.S. executive power had the right to kill an American citizen abroad, without review by the judiciary. In his […]

On Bush’s Waterboarding Claims, UK Media Loses Its Moral Compass

On Bush’s Waterboarding Claims, UK Media Loses Its Moral Compass

The mainstream media likes to claim that it has high journalistic standards, but when the opportunity for a sensational headline turns up, those principles are often abandoned. A recent example of this was the hysterical response to the supposed swine flu epidemic last year, and a new example — central to my work and that […]

The Youth Vote And The War of 2012

The Youth Vote And The War of 2012

In one of the most striking political comebacks in U.S. history, the Republican Party marched in lockstep to victory in the midterm elections and seized control of the House of Representatives and state houses across the nation. Republicans made a battle plan, they disciplined their troops, and the corporations paid for the ammunition. Unless the […]

Nine Years Too Long

Nine Years Too Long

In 2002, my client, Kuwaiti citizen Fayiz Al-Kandari, was captured by Pakistani forces and sold to the United States military. Since that time, he has been confined at America’s notorious island prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for almost nine years now without charge. On various occasions since 2002, Kuwait has politely asked the United States […]

The Case Of The Vaccination Profiteers

The Case Of The Vaccination Profiteers

The American Academy of Pediatrics announced the submission of an amicus brief to the US Supreme Court on July 30, 2010, “joined by 21 partnering health organizations,” in the vaccine injury case of Bruesewitz v Wyeth, to support the powerful vaccine maker against a lone family. Oral arguments in the case took place on October […]

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