Archive for ‘June, 2012’

Are Politics Why IMAP Won’t Publish Until 2013 Their Report On Doctors and Torture?

Are Politics Why IMAP Won’t Publish Until 2013 Their Report On Doctors and Torture?

In 2010, the Institute on Medicine as a Profession (IMAP), along with the Soros-financed Open Society Institute (OSI) convened a Task Force on Preserving Medical Professionalism in National Security Detention Centers. On June 1, 2012, I received an email notification that the TF report “is now complete.” But much to my surprise, the report was […]

American Patriotism In Hyper-Drive

American Patriotism In Hyper-Drive

It’s midway between Flag Day and Independence Day. That means several million copies of full-page flags printed on cheap newsprint, June 14, have been burned, shredded, thrown away, or perhaps recycled. It’s an American tradition. Flag Day was created by President Wilson in 1916 on the eve of the American entry into World War I. […]

Media Silent As Iran Arrests Suspects In Assassination Of Nuclear Scientists

Media Silent As Iran Arrests Suspects In Assassination Of Nuclear Scientists

The announcement by Iran’s intelligence ministry that it has arrested 20 people associated with the terrorist operations in which two of the country’s nuclear scientists were assassinated received the Western mainstream media’s meaningful silence, but clearly demonstrated the influence and might of Iran’s intelligence apparatus, giving a serious warning to the hell-bent enemies of the […]

Jason Leopold On The Controversy Over Intelligence Leaks To Media

Jason Leopold On The Controversy Over Intelligence Leaks To Media

Attorney General Eric Holder has appointed two lead prosecutors to investigate the leaking of classified information that the White House has been accused of. But why all the rage now and what damage will the response have, for the freedom of the press? RT’s Alyona Minkovski speaks with Jason Leopold, lead investigative reporter at Truthout, […]

A Guantanamo Connection? Documents Show CIA Stockpiled Antimalaria Drugs as “Incapacitating Agents”

A Guantanamo Connection? Documents Show CIA Stockpiled Antimalaria Drugs as “Incapacitating Agents”

A Truthout analysis of historical records concerning government research and nonmedical use of antimalarial medications has revealed that such drugs were the objects of experimental research under the CIA’s MKULTRA program. Even more, one of these drugs, cinchonine, was illegally stockpiled by the CIA as an “incapacitating agent.” Antimalarial drugs were studied as part of […]

Department of Justice Accused of Undermining FOIA Ombudsman

Department of Justice Accused of Undermining FOIA Ombudsman

The Obama administration continues to disseminate a flawed narrative about President Obama’s commitment to open government. Just last week, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters during a press briefing that President Obama has taken steps, “unprecedented in American presidential administration history,” to “enhance transparency.” But Carney’s rhetoric is not supported by the facts, as […]

Guantanamo Scandal: The 40 Prisoners Still Held But Cleared for Release At Least Five Years Ago

Guantanamo Scandal: The 40 Prisoners Still Held But Cleared for Release At Least Five Years Ago

This exclusive investigative report by Andy Worthington was first published on his website and on the website of the “Close Guantánamo” campaign, which Worthington established in January with US attorney Tom Wilner. Register here to participate in the campaign and receive regular updates via email. One of the greatest injustices at Guantánamo is that, of […]

A Killer In The White House

A Killer In The White House

“No, Charlotte, I’m the jury now. I sentence you to death.” The roar of the .45 shook the room. Charlotte staggered back a step. “How c-could you?” she gasped. “It was easy.” – Mickey Spillane, I, The Jury The news that Barack Obama — a Constitutional scholar and recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize […]

The Devilish Plan Of Saudi-Bahrain Merger

The Devilish Plan Of Saudi-Bahrain Merger

The recently declared plan by the members of Persian Gulf Cooperation Council to annex the soil of Bahrain to Saudi Arabia and form a greater Arab union has attested to the fact that the tyrannical and merciless rulers of Arab sheikhdoms in the Persian Gulf are still obliviously living in the colonial era, dating back […]

Pennsylvania Politics Continues To Override Humane Actions

Pennsylvania Politics Continues To Override Humane Actions

A national animal welfare organization has filed an ethics complaint against a Pennsylvania district attorney SHARK (Showing Animals Respect and Kindness) charges Bucks County DA David Heckler with conflict-of-interest, favoritism, and failure to fulfill his professional responsibilities. The ethics complaint was filed with the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court SHARK, an Illinois-based charity, […]

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