Archive for ‘January, 2012’

Jason Leopold: Former Guantanamo Guard Reflects On A Decade Of Lawlessness

Jason Leopold: Former Guantanamo Guard Reflects On A Decade Of Lawlessness

This report was originally published on Truthout and written by Jason Leopold. Pfc. Brandon Neely was standing at attention inside Camp X-Ray along with three-dozen or so other active-duty soldiers attached to the 401st Military Police Company from Fort Hood, Texas, during the afternoon of January 11, 2002. A busload of about 20 “enemy combatants” […]

Rights Group Slams Governments For “Double Standard” on Arab Spring

Rights Group Slams Governments For “Double Standard” on Arab Spring

Predicting that the current Middle East unrest would continue through 2012, Amnesty International is slamming Western governments for their tepid responses to peaceful protests, for their “double standard,” and for being more concerned with preserving their political and economic interests than with the historic changes sweeping the region. The charges are being made in a […]

Obama Immigration Agency Exaggerating Deportations

Obama Immigration Agency Exaggerating Deportations

Analysts at Syracuse University have concluded that the Obama Administration’s figures for the number of people deported from the US are being grossly overestimated. Analysis of government immigration data provided to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University in late December — almost two years after TRAC had requested it — show that […]

Saudis To Reinforce Crackdown On Peaceful Protesters, Amnesty Says

Saudis To Reinforce Crackdown On Peaceful Protesters, Amnesty Says

The Arab Spring has been greeted in Saudi Arabia by “a new wave of repression” that saw authorities arresting and imprisoning peaceful protesters demanding political reforms. Now, the Saudi crackdown may be reinforced by a draft anti-terror law that would effectively criminalize dissent as a “terrorist crime.” In a new 61-page report, “Saudi Arabia: Repression […]

Report Sheds Light On Dire Prison Conditions For Youth Offenders Serving Life Sentences

Report Sheds Light On Dire Prison Conditions For Youth Offenders Serving Life Sentences

You probably know that the United States has more people in jail than any other country in the world. The staggering number is 2.3 million. China, which has four times as many people as the US, is a distant second with 1.6 million prisoners. What you may not know is that the US also tops […]

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