Archive for ‘December, 2012’

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold On The Thom Hartmann Show Discussing FBI’s Surveillance of Occupy Wall Street

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold On The Thom Hartmann Show Discussing FBI’s Surveillance of Occupy Wall Street

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Gitmo Detainee’s Body Returned To Yemen, New Details On His Death Revealed

Gitmo Detainee’s Body Returned To Yemen, New Details On His Death Revealed

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) said today that the body of Allal Ab-Aljallil Abd al-Rahman Abd (aka Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif) was repatriated to Yemen. The SOUTHCOM statement did not indicate the date or time the body was returned, nor who received the remains. On November 26, Jason Leopold at Truthout broke the story that Latif’s death would be attributed […]

“The Pentagon Papers Of The CIA Torture Program”

“The Pentagon Papers Of The CIA Torture Program”

This report was originally published on Truthout. A lawyer for the most high-profile resident of Gitmo sheds light on what a voluminous secret report on the CIA’s torture program approved by a Senate panel Thursday may contain. On a cold day in February 2009, Brent Mickum arrived at the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility in Washington, DC and went […]

Latif Letter About Guantanamo Speaks From The Grave: “I Am Being Pushed Toward Death Every Moment”

Latif Letter About Guantanamo Speaks From The Grave: “I Am Being Pushed Toward Death Every Moment”

This report was written by Jason Leopold and Jeffrey Kaye and originally published at Truthout. Explosive claims in a letter to his lawyers reveal a Gitmo detainee’s fears about his captors’ intentions, well in advance of his mysterious death. Meanwhile, the investigation into his apparent suicide centers on the protocols meant to prevent it. More […]

“The Atomic Victims As Human Guinea Pigs”

“The Atomic Victims As Human Guinea Pigs”

While much has been written about the victims of the Atomic Bombs dropped by the U.S. on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the closing days of World War II, very little is known by Americans of the fate of the victims of that bombing. Known as the Hibakusha, their medical condition for years was the subject […]

BP to Shareholders: We’re Already Working With EPA to Lift Federal Contract Ban

BP to Shareholders: We’re Already Working With EPA to Lift Federal Contract Ban

Despite a long history of  “egregious violations,” the behemoth oil company’s temporary suspension from obtaining lucrative government contracts may turn out to be much shorter than expected.   “BP is a serious serial corporate environmental criminal and a corporate serial killer…. [The company] always settles its cases with the government and promises to change its culture, but […]

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Discusses Guantanamo Closure, Prisoner Death On HuffPost Live

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Discusses Guantanamo Closure, Prisoner Death On HuffPost Live

The detention center that has continually raised eyebrows may shut down and have its 166 suspects transfered to American facilities. What future is in store for them?

Gitmo Detainee Death Mystery Deepens With News Of Drug Overdose

Gitmo Detainee Death Mystery Deepens With News Of Drug Overdose

Charlie Savage at the New York Times reports that “several people briefed on a Naval Criminal Investigative Service inquiry” into the death of Guantanamo detainee Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif, who was found unresponsive in his cell last September, have revealed that the prisoner “died from an overdose of psychiatric medication.” As Savage notes, the military autopsy has […]

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