Archive for ‘July, 2011’

The Significance of Human Rights Watch’s New Call To Prosecute Bush Officials For Torture

The Significance of Human Rights Watch’s New Call To Prosecute Bush Officials For Torture

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a new report Tuesday. As they stated in the press release announcing the 107-page report, “Getting Away with Torture: The Bush Administration and Mistreatment of Detainees” (HTML, PDF), there is “overwhelming evidence of torture by the Bush administration.” As a result, President Barack Obama is obliged “to order a criminal […]

RevolutionTruth: WikiLeaks And A Truth Revolution

RevolutionTruth: WikiLeaks And A Truth Revolution

From RevolutionTruth.org Open Letter to the United States Government Regarding WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and the Fundamental Tenets of Democracy and Open Societies To President Obama, US Senators and Congressmen and women, Attorney General Eric Holder, the Department of Justice, and all of those involved in the attempt to prosecute Julian Assange, founder of the nonprofit […]

Struck By Lightning: Capital Punishment In The U.S.

Struck By Lightning: Capital Punishment In The U.S.

It couldn’t have taken more than a two-minute visit to the web site of The Innocence Project to persuade most rational adults that the death penalty is not only cruel and unusual, but a costly and ineffective way to deter murder. That’s the gist of a new report from the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC). […]

Egypt: Arab Spring Morphs Into Summer Of Conflict

Egypt: Arab Spring Morphs Into Summer Of Conflict

It should have been expected that the various groups who demonstrated in such a strong, unified position in Tahrir Square and elsewhere in Egypt would begin to show their differences after Mubarak resigned. After all, they won! So what to do now? Governing is a lot harder than demonstrating. And, besides, they weren’t the government; […]

Editor: Iran Singled Out Because Country Defies Washington

Editor: Iran Singled Out Because Country Defies Washington

Jeremy R. Hammond is an American political analyst and journalist who is the editor of Foreign Policy Journal, a progressive online publication dedicated to providing critical analysis of the United States Foreign Policy. Hammond is a recipient of the Project Censored 2010 Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism. Articles and commentaries by Jeremy R. Hammond have […]

UK Torture Inquiry Farce On Last Legs, While Rendition To “Killing” Remains Uninvestigated

UK Torture Inquiry Farce On Last Legs, While Rendition To “Killing” Remains Uninvestigated

Ian Cobain and Richard Norton-Taylor at the UK Guardian reported earlier this week that the widely heralded 2010 announcement of a British government official inquiry into UK torture is facing a boycott by British human rights and attorney groups. The reason is undue secrecy. [British Prime Minister] Cameron also made clear that the sort of […]

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