Archive for ‘June, 2011’

Welcome To Post-Legal America

Welcome To Post-Legal America

Tom Engelhardt, who writes the Nation Institute’s TomDispatch.com. column says he thinks the dumbest question of the 21st Century is: “Is it Legal?” Tom begins with a litany of some of the related questions raised recently: “Is the Libyan war legal?  Was Bin Laden’s killing legal?  Is it legal for the president of the United States […]

Women In The Arab Spring

Women In The Arab Spring

Since the beginning of the Arab Spring – starting with the unrest in Tunisia in early January – questions have been raised about the role of women in the uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East. Photography of demonstrations in Egypt’s Tahrir Square reveals the presence of women of all ages. The same appears […]

High-Value Detainee’s Eye Surgically Removed While He Was In CIA Custody

High-Value Detainee’s Eye Surgically Removed While He Was In CIA Custody

This report was written by Jason Leopold and originally published at Truthout.org. Click here to listen to Jason Leopold discuss this investigative story on The Peter B. Collins show. Shortly after he was captured in March 2002 at a safe house in Faisalabad, Pakistan, following an early morning raid jointly conducted by the CIA, FBI, […]

The Definitive Guantanamo Prisoner List: Updated for 2011, With New Information and Photos from WikiLeaks

The Definitive Guantanamo Prisoner List: Updated for 2011, With New Information and Photos from WikiLeaks

Since I began my quest to discover the stories of the Guantánamo prisoners, and to bring those stories to the world, which I first embarked upon over five years ago, I have endeavoured to make that information as accessible as possible. A major step in achieving this took place in March 2009, when I first […]

Syrian Security Forces “Killing And Torturing Their Own People”

Syrian Security Forces “Killing And Torturing Their Own People”

Amid the anger that has erupted in Syria following the publication of images of the battered face of 13-year-old Hamza al-Khateeb, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released a chilling new report detailing the brutality of Syrian security forces in the Syrian city of Daraa. “For more than two months now, Syrian security forces have been […]

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