Archive for ‘December, 2011’

Egypt Security Raids US, German and Egyptian NGOs

Egypt Security Raids US, German and Egyptian NGOs

Seeming to borrow a page from the Hosni Mubarak playbook, Egyptian security forces yesterday raided the offices of two Egyptian, two American and one German non-governmental organization and held their staffs inside these offices while police and prosecutors search their papers and computers. The reason for the raids is still unclear, but it is known […]

In Bahrain’s Hour of Peril, Where Does The U.S. Stand?

In Bahrain’s Hour of Peril, Where Does The U.S. Stand?

The United Nations’ top human rights official is calling on tiny, oil-rich  Bahrain to release prisoners detained for joining peaceful demonstrations earlier this year, and to restore the jobs of thousands of people who were dismissed for joining the protest. Navi Pillay said in a statement that this action should be taken as a confidence-building […]

European Union Agency Accused Of Covering Up Evidence Of CIA Rendition Program

European Union Agency Accused Of Covering Up Evidence Of CIA Rendition Program

Two of Europe’s most respected human rights organizations are accusing a little-known European Union agency of paying “lip service to transparency” while “covering up crucial evidence on the CIA rendition program.” Crofton Black, an investigator for the charity, Reprieve, said the agency, called “EUROCONTROL, has the necessary information and it is able to disclose it.” […]

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Speaks To RT About Rise In Suicides Among Soldiers, Veterans

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Speaks To RT About Rise In Suicides Among Soldiers, Veterans

With the thousands of lives lost in Iraq, more US soldiers are dying of suicide then dying in battle. In 2010, 468 US troops committed suicide and an average of 18 US soldiers per day die. Many feel that the trauma of war is too much for soldiers handle when returning to civilian life. Jason […]

Jason Leopold: Torture’s Other Victims: US Soldiers Who Served In Iraq, Afghanistan

Jason Leopold: Torture’s Other Victims: US Soldiers Who Served In Iraq, Afghanistan

Interview conducted by Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. The Iraq war isn’t over. For tens of thousands of soldiers returning from the battlefield, it never will be. Some of these men and women will turn to alcohol and drugs to ease their mental injuries; some will end up homeless, unemployed and divorced. Some […]

Is ICE Running Out Of Criminals?

Is ICE Running Out Of Criminals?

Last year, a controversial immigration enforcement program designed to trigger deportation proceedings against serious criminals in the US illegally, was severely criticized for managing to apprehend criminals comprising only 16.5 of total cases. This year, things didn’t improve – they got worse. From July to September, only 13.8 per cent of the total were charged […]

Bahrain: Dialogue With Teargas?

Bahrain: Dialogue With Teargas?

Some mainstream media are suggesting that the Bahraini version of The Arab Spring is over. Crushed was the word used by one of the mainstream US newspapers. But the Sunni King of the tiny oil-rich country, Hamad-Bin-Isa-Al-Khalifa, says the independent report he commissioned is being implemented. The report concluded that peaceful demonstrators were being attacked […]

Jason Leopold Speaks To RT About Indefinite Detention And American Exceptionalism

Jason Leopold Speaks To RT About Indefinite Detention And American Exceptionalism

Congress voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. The 86 to 13 vote will allow the indefinite detention and torture of American citizens at home and abroad without a trial. The NDAA gives more power to the military and government and President Obama at one point said would veto the […]

America’s Toughest Sheriff Still Defiant, Says DOJ Probe “Political”

America’s Toughest Sheriff Still Defiant, Says DOJ Probe “Political”

After the Justice Department charged that Joe Arpaio — who likes to call himself America’s toughest sheriff — discriminated against Latinos and punished those who complained, the cop whose defiance of the Feds became his mantra reacted true to form: he again defied the Feds by labeling the charges “political.” In a sharply-worded rebuke following […]

Jason Leopold: Obama’s “Twisted Version Of American Exceptionalism” Laid Bare

Jason Leopold: Obama’s “Twisted Version Of American Exceptionalism” Laid Bare

This report was written by Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout President Barack Obama would like the world to know that the US can do whatever it damn well pleases, thank you very much. Obama also wants the whole, wide world to get this through its thick skull: only rogue governments that implement a […]

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