Archive for ‘October, 2011’

Feds Targeting California Pot Clubs To Deflect Heat From “Fast & Furious” Scandal?

Feds Targeting California Pot Clubs To Deflect Heat From “Fast & Furious” Scandal?

It could just be coincidence, of course. But just as a huge scandal unfolds in Washington over a seemingly botched guns-drug operation, and a possibly cover-up by Attorney General Eric Holder, the Department of Justice has announced a big crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries in California, long the leader in the medical marijuana movement. Something […]

CEO With Deep Pockets Has Children On Food Stamps In Alabama

CEO With Deep Pockets Has Children On Food Stamps In Alabama

The CEO of a student-housing development company has an ex wife and two daughters who are on food stamps in Alabama. Ted Rollins, the head of Charlotte-based Campus Crest Communities, helped his company complete a $380-million Initial Public Offering (IPO) late last year. And a South Carolina divorce-court judge found that Rollins belongs to one […]

CIA: Detainee’s Torture Drawings, Writings, “Should They Exist,” To Remain Top Secret

CIA: Detainee’s Torture Drawings, Writings, “Should They Exist,” To Remain Top Secret

This story was written by Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. In 2002, not long after he was subjected to so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” by Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell, psychologists under contract to the CIA, high-value detainee Abu Zubaydah made about ten drawings depicting the torture he endured while in custody of the […]

Nearly 12,000 Prisoners Join California Hunger Strike To End Torture Conditions

Nearly 12,000 Prisoners Join California Hunger Strike To End Torture Conditions

According to a report published Saturday by Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity (PHSS), the Federal receiver’s office has indicated that “nearly 12,000 prisoners were on hunger strike, including California prisoners who are housed in out of state prisons in Arizona, Mississippi and Oklahoma.” This is the second hunger strike in less than four months, with prisoners […]

Awlaki’s Dead, But Was His Assassination Legal?

Awlaki’s Dead, But Was His Assassination Legal?

Now that U.S.-born Islamist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a member of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has been killed by a drone strike in Yemen, human rights groups and legal experts are again debating the central question: Was it legal? And today, as was the case in previous discussions of this question, the answer seems […]

Wall Street Buy Protection From NYPD

Wall Street Buy Protection From NYPD

It’s no accident that the New York Police have been so assiduous in their protection of the big banking establishments that are housed on Wall Street and environs. The banks don’t like paying taxes, but they know how to buy the protection they need, as this page from JPMorgan Chase’s website makes clear. It boasts […]

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