Archive for ‘September, 2011’

Bahrain’s Doctors

Bahrain’s Doctors

As 20 of Bahrain’s physicians were being sentenced to prison terms of 5-15 years for treating victims of peaceful demonstrations, the US Government was readying the red bows on a package of $200 million in military sales to the tiny Gulf nation. The arms sale comes less than three months after the US included Bahrain […]

To Liberty Plaza’s Patriots: “Change The Hearts Of The Oppressed”

To Liberty Plaza’s Patriots: “Change The Hearts Of The Oppressed”

Something important is happening at Liberty Plaza in Lower Manhattan. The encampment that began there on Saturday, September 17th, is a vocal and stark reminder of growing American youth discontent. Banks and other corporations are sitting on record profits and CEO salaries continue to climb at an unprecedented rate, while students and the average American […]

After Ten Years Of The “War on Terror,” It’s Time To Scrap The Authorization For Use Of Military Force

After Ten Years Of The “War on Terror,” It’s Time To Scrap The Authorization For Use Of Military Force

Many Americans probably think that the “War on Terror” began on September 11, 2001, when the terrible terrorist attacks took place, whose 10th anniversary has recently been marked. However, the “War on Terror” actually began on September 14, 2001, when Congress passed the Authorization for Use of Military Force, which authorized the President “to use […]

Maintain “Government Neutrality Regarding Religion,” Top Air Force Official’s Memo Demands

Maintain “Government Neutrality Regarding Religion,” Top Air Force Official’s Memo Demands

This report was written by investigative reporter Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. A top US Air Force official, in an attempt to ensure the Air Force adheres to the Constitution as well as its own regulations and policies, issued guidelines that calls on “leaders at all levels” to take immediate steps to maintain […]

Muslim Advocates Calls For Investigation Of FBI Training

Muslim Advocates Calls For Investigation Of FBI Training

A prominent Muslim organization is calling for an immediate investigation into the FBI’s use of “grossly inaccurate and bigoted trainers and training materials for its counterterrorism agents and other law enforcement.” Muslim Advocates filed the complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General. The organization said that in materials disclosed to Wired magazine, “FBI […]

The Security State Is Watching, But The Peaceful Revolution Must Continue.

The Security State Is Watching, But The Peaceful Revolution Must Continue.

When nonviolent demonstrations (like occupying a public sidewalk) and online civil disobedience (like crashing a website) against Wall Street’s crimes and the hijacking of American democracy by big-moneyed interests strike fear into the U.S. security state, it only makes those demonstrations more relevant and necessary. The mere act of challenging institutional corruption and the security […]

Ten Years After 9/11, America Deserves Better than Dick Cheney’s Self-Serving Autobiography

Ten Years After 9/11, America Deserves Better than Dick Cheney’s Self-Serving Autobiography

On August 30, when In My Time, former Vice President Dick Cheney’s self-serving autobiography was published, the timing was pernicious. Cheney knows by now that every time he opens his mouth to endorse torture or to defend Guantánamo, the networks welcome him, and newspapers lavish column inches on his opinions, even though astute editors and […]

A Year Before 9/11, Military Intelligence Unit Determined World Trade Center, Pentagon “Most Likely Buildings to Be Attacked”

A Year Before 9/11, Military Intelligence Unit Determined World Trade Center, Pentagon “Most Likely Buildings to Be Attacked”

Editor’s Note: A slightly different version of this report was originally published on Truthout on  June 13, 2011. On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, just as he has done in years past, a top military intelligence analyst identified by the US government only as “Iron Man” will hunker down in front of his television and […]

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold: 9/11 Not An “Intelligence Failure”

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold: 9/11 Not An “Intelligence Failure”

Ray McGovern and Jason Leopold: The intelligence agencies had the information, the question is why didn’t they use it. See this in-depth report by Leopold published last month, which formed the basis for this interview. Tweet

9/11 Documents Claim Intelligence on Bin Laden, Targets Withheld From Congress’ Probe

9/11 Documents Claim Intelligence on Bin Laden, Targets Withheld From Congress’ Probe

TPR and Truthout contributor Jeffrey Kaye talks about his recent report in which a whistle blower reveals senior military commanders prior to 9/11 blocked intelligence that located Bin Laden and predicted that the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were likely targets of attack. Also see the follow-up story by Kaye and Jason Leopold published […]

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