Archive for ‘February, 2011’

While Texas Dismisses Torture Charges Against James Mitchell, Other Investigations Under Political Pressures

While Texas Dismisses Torture Charges Against James Mitchell, Other Investigations Under Political Pressures

Danny Robbins at Associated Press reported last Friday that the Texas State Board of Examiners dismissed a licensing complaint filed by a Texas psychologist against former SERE psychologist James Mitchell. Mitchell was accused of “violating the standards demanded by the Psychologists‘ Licensing Act and the Board‘s Rules of Practice” (PDF). Specifically, the complaint cited Mitchell’s […]

Egypt: Army Attacks Pro-Democracy Forces, Later Apologizes

Egypt: Army Attacks Pro-Democracy Forces, Later Apologizes

As press attention shifted away from Egypt in the wake of the unanimous vote of the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on Libya’s leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi and his cronies, Egypt was experiencing developments that some observers viewed with alarm while others downplayed as an “entirely predictable dynamic” we can “expect to see” in […]

Ironically, Anti-Union Republicans Need Unions

Ironically, Anti-Union Republicans Need Unions

There are a lot of ironies in the Wisconsin fight between the Republican-dominated legislature and the working class. On Tuesday, Feb. 22, the State Senate unanimously passed a resolution to honor the Green Bay Packers for winning the Super Bowl. Every one of the players is a member of a union. Of course, only the […]

It’s On To Cali And A Real Good Time!

It’s On To Cali And A Real Good Time!

It’s dangerous to draw too many parallels between the folks who turned out to protest in Tahrir Square in Egypt and the folks protesting outside the State Capital in Madison, Wisconsin. Both situations are complicated and it’s too easy to fall into a Glenn Beck simplistic, fact-free prescriptive rant about how we got here and […]

Habeas Hell: How The Great Writ Was Gutted At Guantanamo

Habeas Hell: How The Great Writ Was Gutted At Guantanamo

For the US attorneys who represent prisoners in Guantánamo, and who have spent many years seeking justice for their clients, it has been a long, and generally disappointing road. After triumph in June 2004, when, in Rasul v. Bush, the Supreme Court granted the prisoners habeas corpus rights, allowing them to meet their clients for […]

Experts: UN Not Going Far Enough On Libya

Experts: UN Not Going Far Enough On Libya

Major human rights groups and Middle East experts unanimously agreed today that the United Nations was not nearly tough enough in its condemnation of Libyan dictator Moammar El-Gadhafi, who is currently trying desperately to hang on to power by mobilizing his army, air force, and mercenary militias to attack Libyan citizens demanding an end to […]

Analysis Of The Global Insurrection Against Neo-Liberal Economic Domination And The Coming American Rebellion – We Are Egypt

Analysis Of The Global Insurrection Against Neo-Liberal Economic Domination And The Coming American Rebellion – We Are Egypt

The following report includes adapted excerpts from David DeGraw’s book, “The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III.” The Road to Revolution Part One :: Neo-Liberal Economic Domination I :: Centrally Planned Economic Repression II :: Economic Imperialism: IMF Plunder of Egypt and Tunisia III :: US-Egypt Economic Parallels: Inequality & Poverty IV :: […]

Revolution in Libya: Protestors Respond to Gaddafi’s Murderous Backlash With Remarkable Courage; US, UK Look Like Hypocrites

Revolution in Libya: Protestors Respond to Gaddafi’s Murderous Backlash With Remarkable Courage; US, UK Look Like Hypocrites

“Now people are dying we’ve got nothing else to live for. What needs to happen is for the killing to stop. But that won’t happen until he [Gaddafi] is out. We just want to be able to live like human beings. Nothing will happen until protests really kick off in Tripoli, the capital. It’s like […]

Libya: The Price Of Being Tone Deaf

Libya: The Price Of Being Tone Deaf

Less than three years ago, Human Rights Watch handed over to the Libyan Government the 2009 edition of its annual survey, entitled “A Facade of Action — The Misuse of Dialogue and Cooperation with Rights Abusers.” The Libyan chapter of the report, like its annual predecessors, made an extensive series of recommendations for ridding the […]

Rebranding Egypt’s Revolution

Rebranding Egypt’s Revolution

LONDON-The revolution in Egypt came in spite of (or perhaps because of) a long-standing US backing of the dictatorship there. It was clear from the beginning that the protesters were united on one demand: namely that the unelected regime stand down or allow genuine political reform to be carried out. It is easy to see […]

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