Archive for ‘July, 2011’

Air Force Withdraws Christian-Centric Ethics Training Module In Response To Jason Leopold’s Report

Air Force Withdraws Christian-Centric Ethics Training Module In Response To Jason Leopold’s Report

                            Investigative reporter Jason Leopold reports: The Air Force, in response to an exclusive report published by Truthout earlier this week, has withdrawn materials used in a training session that relied upon passages from the New and Old Testament and a quote […]

Mourning The Death Of Habeas Corpus

Mourning The Death Of Habeas Corpus

Last month, the third anniversary of Boumediene v. Bush (on June 12) passed without mention. This was a great shame, not only because it was a powerful ruling, granting the Guantánamo prisoners constitutionally guaranteed habeas corpus rights, but also because, after that bold intervention, which led to the release of 26 prisoners who subsequently won […]

Jesus And Nazis Love Nukes, Air Force Tells Missile Training Officers

Jesus And Nazis Love Nukes, Air Force Tells Missile Training Officers

This report was written by Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. The United States Air Force has been training young missile officers about the morals and ethics of launching nuclear weapons by citing passages from the New Testament and commentary from a former member of the Nazi Party, according to newly released documents. The […]

Ex-Guantanamo Chief Prosecutor: War Crimes Charge Against David Hicks A “Favor” For Australia Prime Minister

Ex-Guantanamo Chief Prosecutor: War Crimes Charge Against David Hicks A “Favor” For Australia Prime Minister

This story was written by Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. Last week, the Australian government announced that it would initiate legal proceedings to try and seize royalty payments David Hicks has received following the publication of his memoir, “Guantanamo: My Journey,” about the five years he spent at the prison facility, charging that […]

Egypt: Minister Of What?

Egypt: Minister Of What?

Egypt has always been the land of endless surprises. Lately. the biggest surprise, of course, was the Tahrir Square revolution, which toppled 30 years of Hosni Mubarak rule in 18 days. Since then, the surprises have come fast and furious – almost too many to keep up with. Now two of the strangest just happened. […]

A Murdoch Produced Scandal

A Murdoch Produced Scandal

The scandalous closure of the “News of the World” tabloid after 168 years of publication once again demonstrated the Western media’s lack of adherence to codes of ethics and morality in journalism and showed to the international community that what is advertised as the freedom of speech in the West is nothing but unrestrained violation […]

FBI Probe Of VA Crime Should Expand

FBI Probe Of VA Crime Should Expand

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California recently made big news when it filed suit against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for failing to provide military veterans with housing and care to which they are entitled at the VA’s West Los Angeles campus. Another lawsuit, which the ACLU previously filed (and won) […]

WikiLeaks And The Guantanamo Prisoners Released From 2002 to 2004 (Part 3 of 10)

WikiLeaks And The Guantanamo Prisoners Released From 2002 to 2004 (Part 3 of 10)

In late April, WikiLeaks released its latest treasure trove of classified US documents, a set of 765 Detainee Assessment Briefs (DABs) from the US prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Compiled between 2002 and January 2009 by the Joint Task Force that has primary responsibility for their detention and interrogation of the prisoners, these detailed military […]

British Supreme Court Bans Use Of Secret Evidence By Intelligence Services

British Supreme Court Bans Use Of Secret Evidence By Intelligence Services

In a triumph for the principles of open justice, and a snub to the Tory-led coalition government, the British Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday that the government and the intelligence agencies cannot use secret evidence in court to prevent open discussion of allegations that prisoners were subjected to torture. The appeal, by lawyers for […]

Gaming The Voters

Gaming The Voters

Like millions of my countrymen, I have been following the “debate” in Washington over whether it’s better to walk to work or carry your lunch, which is how the “conversation” appears to me. The Three Stooges would have been proud of the script. Cable news has been dishing up a toxic smorgasbord of lies, half-truths […]

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