Archive for ‘April, 2011’

Guantanamo Detainees Stage Month-Long Hunger Strike To Protest Confinement Conditions

Guantanamo Detainees Stage Month-Long Hunger Strike To Protest Confinement Conditions

This report was written by Jason Leopold and originally published at Truthout. Within the past month, more than 15 Guantanamo detainees protested an indefinite detention order signed by President Barack Obama in March that resulted in their relocation to another camp at the prison facility – where they said the conditions are worse – by […]

Ex-Guantanamo Detainee David Hicks Fights Back Against US Government’s Lies

Ex-Guantanamo Detainee David Hicks Fights Back Against US Government’s Lies

The new release of Guantánamo documents from Wikileaks is a veritable Sargasso Sea of lies, half-truths, undigested intel, and tortured “evidence.” I do not cheer this particular release, as the energy it will take to set the record straight will be mammoth, and most of the detainees have no one in their corner to rescue […]

Post-Mubarak: What Kind of Egypt?

Post-Mubarak: What Kind of Egypt?

Close to two-thirds of the Egyptian public is satisfied with the way things are going in their country, pleased that former president Hosni Mubarak is gone, and optimistic about the future, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project. But the readiness of the public to accept military rule, or […]

The Hidden Horrors of WikiLeaks’ Guantanamo Files

The Hidden Horrors of WikiLeaks’ Guantanamo Files

WikiLeaks’ latest revelations — secret military files on almost all of the 779 prisoners held in the US “war on terror” prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba — are already causing a stir, and for good reason, as they resuscitate a story that appears to have been forgotten in the last few years: how, in their […]

Jason Leopold Discusses The WikiLeaks Guantanamo Files

Jason Leopold Discusses The WikiLeaks Guantanamo Files

WikiLeaks released hundreds of Guantanamo Files revealing details about the imprisonment if innocent children or elder people while releasing other detainees that had been designated “high risk.” Jason Leopold, the author and deputy managing editor of Truthout and editor-at-large for “The Public Record” says, the Bush administration operated outside the law. Guantanamo was often referred […]

Where Is Bahrain’s Prominent Human Rights Lawyer Mohammed al-Tajer?

Where Is Bahrain’s Prominent Human Rights Lawyer Mohammed al-Tajer?

Mohammed al-Tajer is one of Bahrain’s best-known defense lawyers. He was the leading defense attorney defending 25 opposition activists who were tried between October 2010 and February 2011 on charges of plotting to overthrow the government using “terrorism” and other means. Today, April 25, marks ten days since Mohammed al-Tajer was arrested at his house […]

Michael Hudson And Richard Wolff On Debt And Recession

Michael Hudson And Richard Wolff On Debt And Recession

Michael Hudson and Richard Wolff discuss the theatrics of the debt debate in Washington and why debt does matter Tweet

White House Website Lying About Your Taxes

White House Website Lying About Your Taxes

The White House has a handy website to mislead you about your tax dollars. It claims that only 26.3 perent goes to “National Defense”. This is similar to the claim in the 1040EZ US income tax form booklet (see pages 36-37). Here are those two pages in a PDF. There the claim is that the […]

BP Still Being Awarded Lucrative Government Contracts

BP Still Being Awarded Lucrative Government Contracts

This report was written by Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. BP continues to receive tens of millions of dollars in government contracts, despite the fact that the British oil company is under federal criminal investigation over the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and twice violated its probation late last year. Last week, […]

Lawyers Matter!

Lawyers Matter!

The year was 1953. I was a bureau chief for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, covering the Volusia County seat, Deland, Florida. That beat meant covering the cops and the courts. As a young and arguably too idealistic reporter, I was profoundly disappointed in both. I learned that bad lawyering presents a real threat to some […]

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