Archive for ‘August, 2012’

Medical Journal Cites Truthout Investigation, Raises Questions About Use Of Controversial Anti-Malarial Drug At Guantanamo

Medical Journal Cites Truthout Investigation, Raises Questions About Use Of Controversial Anti-Malarial Drug At Guantanamo

Originally published at Truthout. A new medical journal article seriously questions the US government’s rationale for use of the controversial antimalaria drug mefloquine on all detainees sent to the detention center at Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base. The article cites a series of investigative reports published by Truthout, which first broke the news about the […]

Tehran NAM Summit: The Failure Of Anti-Iranian Plots

Tehran NAM Summit: The Failure Of Anti-Iranian Plots

The 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement kicked off in the Iranian capital of Tehran on August 25 and the heads of state and government of the 120-member organization are slated to meet on August 30 and 31 to discuss the most important international developments ranging from the violence and crisis in Syria and the […]

Jason Leopold Exclusive: Reference Guide Instructs US Military Personnel to Respect Afghan Culture In Order To Prevent “Green On Blue” Attacks

Jason Leopold Exclusive: Reference Guide Instructs US Military Personnel to Respect Afghan Culture In Order To Prevent “Green On Blue” Attacks

Jason Leopold at Truthout got his hands on an unclassified, For Official Use Only, Army “pocket reference guide” that instructs troops how to respond to and avoid “green on blue” attacks. Leopold reports: US military personnel in Afghanistan have been told to “respect Islam, Koran or a mosque” and “Afghan women, elders and children” in […]

Romney Tax Return Provides a Window to His Soul

Romney Tax Return Provides a Window to His Soul

When a craven of buffoons and bigots disguised in the bodies of Birthers figured that anyone with dark skin and a foreign name had to be born outside the U.S., Barack Obama provided a birth certificate. Not just the usual “short form,” but a state-certified copy of the “long form” that detailed he was born […]

Iran Is Not isolated: When The Olympics Make Iranians Proud

Iran Is Not isolated: When The Olympics Make Iranians Proud

For the Iranian people, the 2012 Olympic Games in London which wrapped up earlier on August 12 was thoroughly different from the previous editions of the summer Olympics. This year’s games came on the heels of a set of biting sanctions by the United States and European Union against Iran’s banking, insurance, transportation and oil […]

Gagged On Torture: Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Discusses Detainee Treatment At Guantanamo Ahead Of The 9/11 Hearings

Gagged On Torture: Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Discusses Detainee Treatment At Guantanamo Ahead Of The 9/11 Hearings

Attorneys for inmates at Guantanamo Bay say they’ve been banned from bringing up the subject of torture in court. They also claim that a number of other legal restrictions are stopping them from building a proper defence in cases that could result in the death penalty. Tweet

Top US Psychologist: Isolation Research Meant To Study Brainwashing

Top US Psychologist: Isolation Research Meant To Study Brainwashing

Donald O. Hebb was a pioneer American psychologist. His paper “Drives and the CNS (Conceptual Nervous System)” was one of the most quoted academic papers of his time, garnering 232 academic citations even in a period from 14-22 years after its publication. Hebb was elected president of the American Psychological Association in 1960. But Hebb was […]

New Document Shows FBI Interrogation Advice Draws On CIA Torture Manuals

New Document Shows FBI Interrogation Advice Draws On CIA Torture Manuals

A 2010 FBI interrogation “primer” (PDF), apparently a fifth version of earlier FBI manuals dealing with “Cross-cultural, Rapport-based” “intelligence-oriented interrogations in overseas environments,” repeatedly draws upon advice from two CIA torture manuals, the 1963 KUBARK Counter-intelligence Manual and the 1983 Human Exploitation Resource Manual. According to the National Security Archive, the KUBARK manual “includes a detailed […]

Jason Leopold Exclusive: Top DHS Officials Went Ballistic Over Rolling Stone Contributor Michael Hastings’ OWS Report, Internal Emails Show

Jason Leopold Exclusive: Top DHS Officials Went Ballistic Over Rolling Stone Contributor Michael Hastings’ OWS Report, Internal Emails Show

A Freedom of Information Act request investigative reporter Jason Leopold filed uncovered this: Senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials debated whether they should pressure award-winning reporter Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings to “pull down” a report he published on the magazine’s web site about the agency’s role in monitoring Occupy Wall Street (OWS), claiming it was riddled […]

Self-Immolations Speak of Israel’s Bankruptcy

Self-Immolations Speak of Israel’s Bankruptcy

Over  the past weeks, the streets of Tel Aviv have been witness to desperate people setting themselves on fire in protest at the growing social and economic inequalities and the rising cost of living in Israel. Nearly one year after 400,000 Israelis filled Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard in protest at the increasing economic difficulties, a […]

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