Archive for ‘May, 2012’

FBI Sends Agent Out To Check Up On Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold’s FOIA Request

FBI Sends Agent Out To Check Up On Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold’s FOIA Request

Just read this. Here’s an excerpt: Hoping to gain deeper insight into his work as an FBI informant and the role he says the FBI played in his immigration case, I asked Hesham for permission to file a FOIA request with the bureau for his entire file. He agreed and signed a certification of identity […]

Brother of High-Value Detainee Abu Zubaidah Who Was Recruited To Be An FBI Informant Speaks Exclusively To Jason Leopold

Brother of High-Value Detainee Abu Zubaidah Who Was Recruited To Be An FBI Informant Speaks Exclusively To Jason Leopold

From Hopeful Immigrant to FBI Informant: The Inside Story of the Other Abu Zubaidah: http://truth-out.org/news/item/9344-from-hopeful-immigrant-fbi-informant-the-… This is the exclusive story of two brothers. One brother was, according to the government’s narrative, dead-set on destroying America, while the other was determined to pursue the American dream. What is it like to share a surname with an […]

From Hopeful Immigrant To FBI Informant – The Inside Story Of The Other Abu Zubaidah

From Hopeful Immigrant To FBI Informant – The Inside Story Of The Other Abu Zubaidah

Drop whatever you’re doing and head over to Truthout right now and read these two investigative reports written by Jason Leopold: From Hopeful Immigrant to FBI Informant: The Inside Story of the Other Abu Zubaidah Read the Article and Watch the Video Interview This is the exclusive story of two brothers. One brother was, according […]

Memorial Day 2012: A Lesson Not Yet Learned

Memorial Day 2012: A Lesson Not Yet Learned

Today is Memorial Day, the last day of the three-day weekend. Veterans and community groups will remember those who died in battle and, as they have done for more than a century, will place small flags on graves. But, for most of America, Memorial Day is a three-day picnic-filled weekend that heralds the start of […]

US Government Turns Down Request For Trial By Guantánamo Prisoner And CIA Torture Victim Abu Zubaydah

US Government Turns Down Request For Trial By Guantánamo Prisoner And CIA Torture Victim Abu Zubaydah

Lawyers for Abu Zubaydah, an alleged “high-value detainee” in the “war on terror,” who was held in secret CIA prisons for four and a half years until his transfer to Guantánamo in September 2006, submitted a letter to the Convening Authority for the military commissions at Guantánamo, Retired Vice Admiral Bruce MacDonald, asking for their […]

Sex, Drugs, And Violence Are At The Heart Of Divorce Case Against Siegelman Judge Mark Fuller

Sex, Drugs, And Violence Are At The Heart Of Divorce Case Against Siegelman Judge Mark Fuller

A request for admissions can be one of the most entertaining documents in a lawsuit. The requesting party, in so many words, is saying, “We all know the following statements are true, so why don’t you admit to them so we can haggle about something else?” It can be a rare moment of clarity in […]

How Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Remains In “Command” and Continues to “Strike Fear”

How Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Remains In “Command” and Continues to “Strike Fear”

Originally published at Truthout and reprinted here with permission. Written by Truthout’s lead investigative reporter, Jason Leopold. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed sat stone silent inside the courtroom at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, refusing to answer routine questions from the judge presiding over his arraignment for war crimes. Four other co-defendants, who are being […]

Standing Up To The Richest Man In The World

Standing Up To The Richest Man In The World

An honorable degree? “I am concerned that George Washington University – an American icon – is sending the wrong message to Mexicans wanting to come to this country to work hard and build a life,” Jeffrey Brewer, an Occupy D.C. Protester, says to me. “What are George Washington University’s values? Do they want to hold […]

Chaos At Guantanamo

Chaos At Guantanamo

The eyes of the world were on Guantánamo, as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men accused of planning and facilitating the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 — Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi and Walid bin Attash — appeared in a courtroom for the first time since December 2008. […]

Torture: The Bush Administration on Trial

Torture: The Bush Administration on Trial

Law-abiding US citizens have been appalled that Jose Rodriguez, the director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service until his retirement in 2007, was invited onto CBS’s “60 Minutes” program last weekend to promote his book Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives, in which he defends the use of torture on […]

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