Archive for ‘November, 2011’

FBI Claims Agency Can’t Find Internal Documents On Occupy Wall Street

FBI Claims Agency Can’t Find Internal Documents On Occupy Wall Street

This report was written by Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. The Department of Homeland Security says it is processing a separate FOIA request Truthout files with the agency in October for documents pertaining to Occupy Wall Street. FBI headquarters in Washington, DC claims it can’t find any internal documents the agency may have […]

Egypt: Demonstrators Push to Reverse Army’s Power Grab

Egypt: Demonstrators Push to Reverse Army’s Power Grab

As the date approaches for Egypt’s first “free” elections in thirty years, tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the iconic Tahrir Square Friday to demand that the Army back off its proposal to give itself perpetual veto power over a new constitution and continued freedom from public scrutiny. Egyptians will go to the polls […]

Pentagon’s Guantanamo “Propaganda” Video Stirs Outrage

Pentagon’s Guantanamo “Propaganda” Video Stirs Outrage

This story was written by Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. A video released by the Pentagon showing several Guantanamo detainees praying, exercising and playing soccer has angered Kuwaitis, who believe one of the prisoners is a citizen of the country and is being used by the US government as a “propaganda” tool in […]

Rarely Seen Video Of US-Style Water Torture In Action

Rarely Seen Video Of US-Style Water Torture In Action

Former president of the National Lawyers Guild, Marjorie Cohn, commented on recent statements by two GOP presidential candidates who created a stir by defending waterboarding: [Herman] Cain said, “I don’t see it as torture. I see it as an enhanced interrogation technique,” which is what the Bush administration used to call its policy of torture […]

When Hillary Clinton Stops Making Sense

When Hillary Clinton Stops Making Sense

U.S. President Barack Obama will be a lame duck next year and the officials in his administration, especially his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are hilariously doing their best to make sure that they haven’t spared any effort to intervene in the internal affairs of other countries and sabotage the stability and security of those […]

Negotiating With Pakistan

Negotiating With Pakistan

When the Taliban dishonored their word and exploited the trust of the Afghan government by assassinating Afghanistan’s High Peace Council Chair and its former President Burhanuddin Rabbani, Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai was left with no choice but to approach the peace process with a pragmatic view. Mr. Karzai stated that Afghanistan will no longer enter […]

Jason Leopold Speaks To RT About Obama’s Detainee Policies

Jason Leopold Speaks To RT About Obama’s Detainee Policies

When Obama was running for president he made the American people a promise to close Guantanamo Bay. The detention prison has been open for 10 years and was originally opened by the Bush administration. In his first week as president, Obama signed a mandate to close the facility within 2010. Years later, however, Guantanamo Bay […]

Former Guantanamo Chief Prosecutor: “Seems Like A Third Bush Term When It Comes To National Security”

Former Guantanamo Chief Prosecutor: “Seems Like A Third Bush Term When It Comes To National Security”

This story was written by Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. Morris Davis speaks bluntly about some of President Barack Obama’s policy decisions. “There’s a pair of testicles somewhere between the Capital Building and the White House that fell off the president after Election Day [2008],” said Davis, an Air Force colonel who spent […]

The Shameful Mistreatment Of Omar Khadr Continues

The Shameful Mistreatment Of Omar Khadr Continues

Last week, Omar Khadr, the Canadian citizen and former child prisoner, was supposed to leave Guantánamo after nine years and three months in US custody. No one thought that Khadr would return to Canada as a free man, as he has another seven years to serve in a Canadian jail as part of a plea […]

Death In Guantanamo: Suicide Or Dryboarding?

Death In Guantanamo: Suicide Or Dryboarding?

This story was written by Almerindo Ojeda and originally published on Truthout. On June 10, 2006, three Guantánamo prisoners were found dead in their cells. Two days later, a Department of Defense (DoD) news release described these deaths as suicides. The news release quoted Camp Commander Harry Harris, who described these suicides as acts of […]

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