Archive for ‘December, 2011’

Occupy 2.0: Persisting In A Police State

Occupy 2.0: Persisting In A Police State

“No government can exist for a single moment without the cooperation of the people, willing or forced, and if people withdraw their cooperation in every detail, the government will come to a standstill.” –Gandhi The Occupy movement is now a genie that cannot be put back in its bottle. And while it has certainly gone […]

Occupy The Police State

Occupy The Police State

This story was written by Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. The photograph on the cover of Andrew Kolin’s book is all too familiar. Police officers dressed in riot gear, gripping batons, square off against protesters in what appears to be a tense situation that is on the brink of turning violent. Although the […]

Feinstein: Senate Panel’s Probe Of CIA Torture Program Concludes It Was “Far More Widespread And Systematic Than We Thought”

Feinstein: Senate Panel’s Probe Of CIA Torture Program Concludes It Was “Far More Widespread And Systematic Than We Thought”

It could have been big news, if U.S. torture weren’t so anathema to the press corps, such that reporting upon it is considered either a fruitless and unprofitable enterprise, or among most of those who do venture into such waters, the sine qua non for such reportage must be ignorance and/or cover-up for much of […]

TPR Contributor Jeffrey Kaye Speaks to RT About Abuse Problems Associated With the Army Field Manual

TPR Contributor Jeffrey Kaye Speaks to RT About Abuse Problems Associated With the Army Field Manual

Read Jeffrey Kaye’s in-depth report published on Truthout earlier this week on how certain interrogation techniques currently used by the US military and intelligence services in the Army Field Manual do not comply with international norms, such as the Geneva Conventions. Tweet

Deranged Senate Votes for Military Detention Of All Terror Suspects And A Permanent Guantanamo

Deranged Senate Votes for Military Detention Of All Terror Suspects And A Permanent Guantanamo

The shameful dinosaurs of the Senate — hopelessly out of touch with reality, for the most part, and haunted by specters of their own making — approved, by 93 votes to 7, the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (PDF), which contains a number of astonishingly alarming provisions — Sections 1031 and 1032, designed […]

As Judges Kill Off Habeas Corpus For Guantanamo Prisoners, Will The Supreme Court Act?

As Judges Kill Off Habeas Corpus For Guantanamo Prisoners, Will The Supreme Court Act?

When it comes to Guantánamo, the prisoners held in the Bush administration’s experimental prison have mostly been abandoned by those who should have acted on their behalf in all three branches of government –  the executive branch, Congress and the judiciary. In June 2004, for a brief moment, George W. Bush’s excesses were checked by […]

Human Rights Group Says Army Rulers “Worse Than Mubarak”

Human Rights Group Says Army Rulers “Worse Than Mubarak”

Nassary Hassan is an Egyptian citizen living in Germany. Last March, he was in Egypt and, during a visit to Hurghada – a resort town on the Red Sea — he saw piles of garbage in the streets. He carried a banner reading, “The people want to clean Hurghada,” heading towards the City Council. He […]

“This is Where I’m Going To Be When I Die,” Say Prisoners Sentenced For Juvenile Crimes

“This is Where I’m Going To Be When I Die,” Say Prisoners Sentenced For Juvenile Crimes

Amnesty International is calling on the US justice system to stop sentencing young men and women to “life in prison without the possibility of release” for crimes they committed when were under 18 years old. More than 2,500 prisoners are currently serving such sentences in US prisons today. In a new report, “‘This is where […]

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