Archive for ‘February, 2012’

Is It Time To Occupy Big Media?

Is It Time To Occupy Big Media?

“Between the public sector and the private sector, we have wreaked untold havoc on the media environment.” These aren’t the words of a progressive media advocate such as University of Illinois professor Robert McChesney or The Nation’s John Nichols, but of ex-FCC commissioner Michael Copps in January. In an interview on Democracy Now!, Copps attributes […]

Iran’s Bomb: Haven’t We Been Here Before?

Iran’s Bomb: Haven’t We Been Here Before?

I am far from any kind of expert in nuclear weapons development, so I could be 180 degrees wrong. But I have a growing sense that the increasingly ominous reports about Iran’s A-bomb aspirations mimic a story I’ve heard before. It was in 2002 and 2003, when the drumbeats of impending war were being pounded […]

Jason Leopold: How Did An Al-Qaeda Magazine Get Into Guantanamo? That’s A Secret, Pentagon Says

Jason Leopold: How Did An Al-Qaeda Magazine Get Into Guantanamo? That’s A Secret, Pentagon Says

This report was originally published on Truthout. The Pentagon won’t release any details of an investigation initiated by the commander of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility revolving around the discovery of “contraband” at the prison, which included a magazine produced by an offshoot of al-Qaeda based in Yemen. Late last year, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. […]

Former Guantanamo Detainee Forcibly Repatriated To Algeria By US Sentenced To Prison

Former Guantanamo Detainee Forcibly Repatriated To Algeria By US Sentenced To Prison

This story was originally published on Truthout. The UK action charity Reprieve, whose attorneys represent over a dozen prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, reports that former Guantánamo prisoner, Algerian citizen Abdul Aziz Naji, has been sentenced to three years in prison in Algeria. Reprieve says the charges were “of past membership in an extremist group overseas […]

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