Archive for ‘February, 2012’

Jason Leopold: Lawsuit Takes Aim At CIA’s “Covert” Attack On Public Access To Documents

Jason Leopold: Lawsuit Takes Aim At CIA’s “Covert” Attack On Public Access To Documents

This report was originally published on Truthout. Last September, the CIA quietly changed its long-standing policy for how it would process certain records requests by implementing a new fee structure that will essentially discourage the public from trying to get the agency to declassify secret government documents because the costs are too high, open-government advocates […]

Jason Leopold: A New Way Out Of Guantanamo?

Jason Leopold: A New Way Out Of Guantanamo?

This report was originally published on Truthout. Prosecutors in the Office of Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay have informed some attorneys defending “war on terror” detainees that their clients could be removed from the indefinite detention list and eventually released from the prison facility if they agree to cooperate and testify against certain prisoners selected […]

APA Up To Old Tricks With New “Task Force” On Psychologists In “National Security Settings”

APA Up To Old Tricks With New “Task Force” On Psychologists In “National Security Settings”

Last month, members of the American Psychological Association announced a “new APA members-initiated Task Force to reconcile policies related to psychologists’ involvement in national security settings.” The movement for a new task force to ostensibly replace the 2005 task force on “Psychological Ethics and National Security” (PENS), which in the midst of the controversies surrounding […]

Jason Leopold Receives Reporting Award From Project Censored

Jason Leopold Receives Reporting Award From Project Censored

We missed posting this announcement when the news was released late last year. TPR co-founder and Truthout’s lead investigative reporter, Jason Leopold, received an award from Project Censored for an in-depth report he published in January 2011 about a controversial spiritual fitness test the US Army required all of its active duty soldiers to take. […]

Military Officer Exposes Afghanistan “Success” As A Lie

Military Officer Exposes Afghanistan “Success” As A Lie

“Rosy official statements” from top US military brass are misleading the American people into believing our occupation of Afghanistan is yielding solid results toward building a sustainable democracy. Instead, says Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis – who traveled more than 9,000 miles and “talked, traveled and patrolled with troops in Kandahar, Kunar, Ghazni, Khost, Paktika, […]

Economic Elite Vs. The People: 99% Movement Call To Action Two Year Anniversary Book Release

Economic Elite Vs. The People: 99% Movement Call To Action Two Year Anniversary Book Release

Editor’s Note: History should record that the birth of the 99% Movement was on September 17, 2011. That was when the movement became a household name known to the masses. However, the 99% Movement was conceived exactly two years ago, with the release of an online report and call to action titled “The Economic Elite […]

Journalist Jason Leopold Talks About His FOIA Lawsuit Against FBI, DOJ, CIA

Journalist Jason Leopold Talks About His FOIA Lawsuit Against FBI, DOJ, CIA

It can sometimes take years for a FOIA request to be processed and for a response to come. That’s why in 2007, a provision was put in by Congress mandating that each government agency give an estimated date to those who file a request of when they’ll take action. But it looks like not all […]

Investigative Journalist Jason Leopold Sues FBI, CIA, DOJ Claiming FOIA Violations

Investigative Journalist Jason Leopold Sues FBI, CIA, DOJ Claiming FOIA Violations

This report was written by Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. Over the past year, I’ve filed dozens of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the FBI, CIA, Department of Defense, and other government agencies in hopes of prying loose documents I need to support my investigative reporting efforts on a wide-range of […]

Judith Miller Defends “The Hunted Men Who Brought Growth And Reform” To Egypt

Judith Miller Defends “The Hunted Men Who Brought Growth And Reform” To Egypt

Judith Miller, you may recall, is the Pulitzer Prize-winning ex-New York Times journalist who left the paper after it was discovered that she was Bush-era Vice President Dick Cheney’s “stenographer.” A Times investigation found serious errors in many of her stories about weapons of mass destruction in the run-up to the Iraq War. She also […]

Egypt: The Army’s Chess Match?

Egypt: The Army’s Chess Match?

Tensions between long-standing allies Egypt and the US climbed to a new high this week as Egypt’s ruling generals arrested 43 employees of the country’s non-profit non-governmental human rights organizations – including several from the US. But many are suggesting that the US organizations are simply being used as pawns in a larger game — […]

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