Archive for ‘November, 2011’

DOD Won’t Say What Prompted Guantanamo Commander To Order “Security Search” Of High-Value Detainees’ Cells

DOD Won’t Say What Prompted Guantanamo Commander To Order “Security Search” Of High-Value Detainees’ Cells

This story was written by investigative reporter Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. Attorneys defending some of the high-value detainees imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay are pushing back against a new policy implemented by Navy Rear Adm. David B. Woods, the commander of the prison facility, which calls for the seizure and review of the […]

Egypt’s Democracy: A Sometime Thing

Egypt’s Democracy: A Sometime Thing

As Egypt’s military rulers were pardoning 334 of the thousands being held for military trials, the generals may be preparing to administer the coup de grâce to Egypt’s nascent democracy. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has drafted a set of “supra-constitutional” principles that would grant the military outsized influence in writing a […]

WikiLeaks Reveals U.S. Ties To Honduran Drug Dealer

WikiLeaks Reveals U.S. Ties To Honduran Drug Dealer

U.S. “drug war” funds and training are being used to support a known drug trafficker’s war against campesinos, a Honduran expert at the University of California at Santa Cruz charged today. Campesinos are Latin American peasants, usually farmers. Prof. Dana Frank said today, “New Wikileaks cables reveal that the U.S. embassy in Honduras — and […]

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