Archive for ‘March, 2012’

Antiwar Radio’s Scott Horton Speaks To Jason Leopold About UN Report On Bradley Manning’s Treatment

Antiwar Radio’s Scott Horton Speaks To Jason Leopold About UN Report On Bradley Manning’s Treatment

Jason Leopold, lead investigative reporter of Truthout and author of News Junkie, discusses his article “US Subjected Manning to Cruel, Inhuman, Degrading Treatment, UN Torture Chief Concludes;” how Manning’s treatment highlights the State Department’s stunning hypocrisy when they finger-wag at other countries for human rights violations; why most Americans think Manning is a traitor and […]

Jason Leopold: US Subjected Manning to Cruel, Inhuman, Degrading Treatment, UN Torture Chief Concludes

Jason Leopold: US Subjected Manning to Cruel, Inhuman, Degrading Treatment, UN Torture Chief Concludes

Truthout reports: The United States government subjected Bradley Manning to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment following his arrest in May 2010 in Iraq on suspicion of leaking hundreds of thousands of secret State Department cables and other documents to WikiLeaks, the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Torture concluded in a long-awaited report. In an addendum […]

Guantanamo And Recidivism: The Media’s Ongoing Failure To Question Official Statistics

Guantanamo And Recidivism: The Media’s Ongoing Failure To Question Official Statistics

Last week, the Director of National Intelligence, in consultation with the Director of the CIA and the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, issued a two-page unclassified summary, entitled, “Summary of the Reengagement of Detainees Formerly Held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba” (PDF), which provided information about the purported “recidivism” of former prisoners. According to the […]

Jason Leopold: Obama Administration Putting Freedom of Information In Jeopardy?

Jason Leopold: Obama Administration Putting Freedom of Information In Jeopardy?

On Wednesday the Senate held a hearing to discuss the Freedom of Information Act. The goal was to address safeguarding critical infrastructure and the public’s right to know. Many Americans believe FOIA is essential for holding the US government accountable for any wrong doing. Since 1966 presidents have acknowledge the importance of an open government, […]

Guantanamo Prison’s True Secret: Jason Leopold in Conversation With Andy Worthington

Guantanamo Prison’s True Secret: Jason Leopold in Conversation With Andy Worthington

This report was written by the staff of Angola3 News and originally published on Truthout. British journalist Andy Worthington, the author of “The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison,” has been documenting the array of human rights abuses at Guantanamo for over six years now, after he personally became […]

The Witch-Burners are Alive and Sick in Kansas: Stand Up For Dr. Kristin Neuhaus Against The Kansas Theocracy’s Anti-Abortion Jihad

The Witch-Burners are Alive and Sick in Kansas: Stand Up For Dr. Kristin Neuhaus Against The Kansas Theocracy’s Anti-Abortion Jihad

A few hundred years ago in colonial Massachusetts, the theocratic fascist men who ran that society had a way of dealing with free-thinking women in their midst: they burned them at the stake or drummed up hordes of frightened and unthinking neighbors to stone them to death. Most of us today imagine that if we […]

Israel’s Assassins And Tehran’s Killers

Israel’s Assassins And Tehran’s Killers

They are dying one by one. They are Iran’s nuclear scientists, and they are being murdered. Since 2007, five Iranian nuclear scientists have been killed in Iranian territory, many victims dying from magnetic bombs that terrorists had attached to the exterior of their cars.

Recently Released Autopsy Reports Heighten Guantanamo “Suicides” Mystery

Recently Released Autopsy Reports Heighten Guantanamo “Suicides” Mystery

Autopsy reports released last year by the Department of Defense raise stark questions about the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two prisoners at Guantanamo. Both deaths – of Abdul Rahman Al Amri in May 2007 and Mohammad Ahmed Abdullah Saleh Al Hanashi in June 2009 – were labeled suicides by Department of Defense (DoD) investigators.

Will Iranian Government Use Brutal Tactics After Parliamentary Poll?

Will Iranian Government Use Brutal Tactics After Parliamentary Poll?

Well, the big secret is out: Whatever it takes, Iran is determined to stamp out another season of mass demonstrations railing against the parliamentary elections set for next week. In fact, for months Iranian authorities have been targeting everyone from students, lawyers, religious leaders and bloggers to political activists and their relatives as they unleash […]

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