Archive for ‘August, 2011’

Bahrain: Union Leaders On Hunger Strike

Bahrain: Union Leaders On Hunger Strike

Jaleela Al Salman, Vice President of the Bahrain Society for teachers, and Rula AlSafar, President of Bahrain Nursing Society, are into the 12th day of a hunger strike to protest what they claim is their “illegitimate detention” in a Bahraini prison along with hundreds of teachers, doctors, and nurses who insisted on doing their jobs […]

Unemployment Is Killing People

Unemployment Is Killing People

When considering the effects of unemployment, and the desultory, really uncaring response of the current Democratic administration, as well as Republicans in Congress, to the human devastation of joblessness, it is important to consider the terrible emotional and psychological effects of such unemployment. Such effects are well-documented, but rarely mentioned in articles or blog postings. […]

Financial Terrorism In America: How The Economic Elite Made Off With $46 Trillion

Financial Terrorism In America: How The Economic Elite Made Off With $46 Trillion

Editor’s Note: The following report includes adapted excerpts from David DeGraw’s book, “The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III.” Release Date: September 28, 2011.  Analysis of Financial Terrorism in America Abstract :: Welcome to World War III Introduction Part One :: The Economic Devastation I :: Poverty II :: Food Insecurity III :: […]

Ex-Counterterrorism Czar Accuses CIA Of Trying To “Flip” 9/11 Hijackers

Ex-Counterterrorism Czar Accuses CIA Of Trying To “Flip” 9/11 Hijackers

This report was written by Jason Leopold and originally published at Truthout. With the tenth anniversary of 9/11 just a month away, the intelligence failures leading up to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have started to attract fresh scrutiny from former counterterrorism officials, who have called into question the […]

Egypt: The Education Of The Generals

Egypt: The Education Of The Generals

While the leaders of Egypt’s revolution argue with the ruling generals about when to hold elections and when to rewrite the Constitution, many Egypt experts are saying that the problem central to the success of the revolution is being cosmeticized or ignored altogether: Overhaul of the government security apparatus. “Comprehensive reform of the security state […]

Compensate The Victims! 50th Anniversary Of Start Of US Chemical Warfare Program In Vietnam

Compensate The Victims! 50th Anniversary Of Start Of US Chemical Warfare Program In Vietnam

As Thomas Jefferson School of Law professor Marjorie Cohn notes at CommonDreams, “Today marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the chemical warfare program in Vietnam without sufficient remedial action by the U.S. government.” More than 3 million people, including Vietnamese, Vietnamese-Americans, US veterans, and their children have either died, sickened or been disabled, […]

Claims About Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program A “Mirage”

Claims About Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program A “Mirage”

Dr. Arshin Adib-Moghaddam is a political commentator and lecturer in the comparative and international politics of western Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He was born in the Taksim area of Istanbul to Iranian parents and raised in Hamburg/Germany. He studied at the University of Hamburg, American University and […]

Truthout Contributor Jeffrey Kaye On Guantanamo Water Torture And Rumsfeld’s Denials

Truthout Contributor Jeffrey Kaye On Guantanamo Water Torture And Rumsfeld’s Denials

A new report published by Truthout last week suggests that there may be much more to interrogation techniques and where they were used. This includes a little known testimony by former Guantanamo detainee Murat Kurnaz before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, where he described not waterboarding, but a form of water treatment. Jeffrey Kaye, […]

Can We Please Call A Nut A Nut?

Can We Please Call A Nut A Nut?

I must be some kind of masochist because I spend a good deal of my non-writing time watching cable TV. And, with a few notable exceptions, I’m appalled by the relentlessly low journalistic standards I see there every day. Let me give you an example. Earlier this week, three teens attending a summer camp at […]

New Evidence Reveals US Military Used Waterboarding-Style Torture, Despite Rumsfeld’s Denials

New Evidence Reveals US Military Used Waterboarding-Style Torture, Despite Rumsfeld’s Denials

This report was written by Jeffrey Kaye and originally published on Truthout. In the controversy over whether torture, especially waterboarding, was used to gather information leading to the capture of Osama bin Laden, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld told Fox News’ Sean Hannity recently that “no one was waterboarded at Guantanamo by the US […]

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