Archive for ‘February, 2011’

UK Guardian Reports Raymond Davis, American Killer Of Two Pakistanis, A CIA Operative

UK Guardian Reports Raymond Davis, American Killer Of Two Pakistanis, A CIA Operative

Talk about getting caught in a Big Lie. So desperate has been the US effort to get the killer Raymond Davis sprung from police custody in Lahore, Pakistan following his execution-style slaughter of two Pakistani intelligence operatives in broad daylight in a crowded commercial area, that the government trotted out President Obama to declare that […]

The 11-Year Old American Girl Who Knows More About Guantánamo Than Most US Lawmakers

The 11-Year Old American Girl Who Knows More About Guantánamo Than Most US Lawmakers

I’m posting below an essay about Guantánamo, written as a school project by Sammie Killmer, a sixth-grade schoolgirl in Denver, Colorado, who understands more about Guantánamo and the men held there than most adults in a position of influence in the United States. This is not coincidental, as her father is Darold Killmer, an attorney […]

The Indictment For Torture Filed Against George W. Bush (Part One: The Facts)

The Indictment For Torture Filed Against George W. Bush (Part One: The Facts)

Just two weeks ago, as former US President George W. Bush was preparing to make his first visit to Europe since the publication, last November, of his biography Decision Points, the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York, and the Berlin-based European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, with support from the International Federation for […]

Colin Powell’s Own Staff Had Warned Him Against His War Lies

Colin Powell’s Own Staff Had Warned Him Against His War Lies

In the wake of WMD-liar Curveball’s videotaped confession, Colin Powell is demanding to know why nobody warned him about Curveball’s unreliability. The trouble is, they did. Can you imagine having an opportunity to address the United Nations Security Council about a matter of great global importance, with all the world’s media watching, and using it […]

Sexual Assault Coverage By Media Shows Double Standard, Paternalism, And Sexism

Sexual Assault Coverage By Media Shows Double Standard, Paternalism, And Sexism

Lara Logan, CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent, was beaten and sexually assaulted, Feb. 11, while on assignment in Cairo to report on the revolution that concluded that day with Hosni Mubarak resigning as president. Logan, according to an official CBS announcement, was attacked by a group of about 200 Egyptians and “suffered a brutal […]

Three Dead Bodies

Three Dead Bodies

On January 11, 2011, Kuwaiti citizen Mohammad Ghazzai Al-Mutairi was reportedly beaten and tortured to death by members of the Kuwaiti police force (part of Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior). Of course, in the interest of “security,” what actually transpired will never truly be known. Nonetheless, this horrific example of how the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior […]

Jason Leopold: My Tortured Journey With Former Guantanamo Detainee David Hicks

Jason Leopold: My Tortured Journey With Former Guantanamo Detainee David Hicks

I’ve been struggling these past few weeks. I read a book written by a former Guantanamo detainee named David Hicks titled “Guantanamo: My Journey.” It’s a powerful and heartbreaking memoir and it made a profound impact on me emotionally. I interviewed Hicks after I read his book. We spoke about a half-dozen times over the past two months. This is the first interview he’s granted since he was released from the “least worst place” in 2007.

Ex-Guantanamo Detainee David Hicks Speaks To Jason Leopold About His Brutal Torture

Ex-Guantanamo Detainee David Hicks Speaks To Jason Leopold About His Brutal Torture

Editor’s Note: Click here to read Jason Leopold’s story on David Hicks and click here to read an excerpt from Hicks’ book, “Guantanamo: My Journey.” This report was originally published on Truthout.org David Hicks was one of the first “war on terror” detainees to be sent to Guantanamo the day the prison facility opened on […]

NRC On Research On “War on Terror” Detainees: “A Contemporary Problem”?

NRC On Research On “War on Terror” Detainees: “A Contemporary Problem”?

A National Research Council (NRC) 2008 report on a conference on Emerging Cognitive Neuroscience and Related Technologies examined briefly what it characterized as a “contemporary problem,” the possibility of doing research on “war on terror” detainees, removed by the U.S. government from Geneva protections against experiments done on prisoners of war. In a section of […]

Revolutionary Residue: Egypt’s Political Prisoners

Revolutionary Residue: Egypt’s Political Prisoners

Major international human rights groups are demanding that Egypt’s new military rulers immediately release all political prisoners, or charge them with a criminal offense, bring them before an independent judge, and try them before a court that meets international fair trial standards. On February 13, 2011, the ruling High Military Council ordered the suspension of […]

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