Archive for ‘February, 2014’

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold On The Importance of Understanding The Terrorist Mindset

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold On The Importance of Understanding The Terrorist Mindset

Jason Leopold is an investigative reporter covering Guantanamo, counter terrorism, national security, human rights, open government, and civil liberties issues. He has been called a “FOIA Terrorist” by Federal employees for his aggressive use of the Freedom of Information Act, which included suing the FBI and Department of Defense and forcing those agencies to change […]

In Lawsuit, Former Guantanamo Prisoners Say They Were Forcibly Drugged

In Lawsuit, Former Guantanamo Prisoners Say They Were Forcibly Drugged

On February 21, attorneys for six former Guantanamo prisoners took their civil case against Donald Rumsfeld and a number of U.S. military officials to federal appeals court. Rumsfeld and the others are being sued “for the torture, religious abuse and other mistreatment of plaintiffs,” according to a press release from Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). Unremarked in […]

U.S. Discloses List Of Guantanamo Prisoners Eligible For Parole Hearings

U.S. Discloses List Of Guantanamo Prisoners Eligible For Parole Hearings

The Department of Defense has released through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) an official list identifying 71 Guantanamo Bay prisoners who are eligible to receive parole-board-style hearings. The list includes a high-profile former CIA captive named Abu Zubaydah, who was waterboarded dozens of times. Read the rest of this report by Jason Leopold at […]

NSA Refuses to Confirm Or Deny Whether It Has Documents On Spy Program It Already Talked About

NSA Refuses to Confirm Or Deny Whether It Has Documents On Spy Program It Already Talked About

I’m getting a kick out of the letters the National Security Agency (NSA) has been sending me in response to my Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. A couple of weeks ago, the NSA refused to release 156 pages of draft talking points the agency created in the wake of the Edward Snowden leak, citing […]

Here’s A Copy Of The Invoice Skinny Puppy Drafted For The Pentagon For Using Its Songs At Guantanamo

Here’s A Copy Of The Invoice Skinny Puppy Drafted For The Pentagon For Using Its Songs At Guantanamo

There’s been quite a bit of media attention directed toward Skinny Puppy over the past week following revelations that the industrial band’s music was allegedly used during the interrogations of “war on terror” suspects detained at Guantanamo. Band members said they were informed in March 2013 by ex-Guantanamo guard Terry Holdbrooks [see update] that its songs were used […]

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