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WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners Of Guantanamo (Part One of Five)

WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners Of Guantanamo (Part One of Five)

In WikiLeaks’ recent release of classified military documents relating to the majority of the 779 prisoners held at Guantánamo, one of the great publicity coups was shining a light on the stories of the first 201 prisoners to be freed from the prison, between May 2002, when a severely schizophrenic Afghan prisoner, Abdul Razak, was […]

No End To The “War On Terror,” No End To Guantanamo

No End To The “War On Terror,” No End To Guantanamo

With the death of Osama bin Laden, there is a perfect opportunity for the Obama administration to bring to an end the decade-long “War on Terror” by withdrawing from Afghanistan and closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The justification for both the invasion of Afghanistan (in October 2001) and the detention of prisoners in […]

Anthony DiMaggio: US Support For Brutal Dictators A Source Of Frustration In Middle East

Anthony DiMaggio: US Support For Brutal Dictators A Source Of Frustration In Middle East

Anthony DiMaggio is a university professor, writer, political commentator and media expert. He is the author of numerous books, including Mass Media, Mass Propaganda (2008), When Media Goes to War (2010), and Crashing the Tea Party (2011).  He has taught U.S. and Global Politics at Illinois State University, and published articles and commentaries in a […]

Will Saudi Women Drivers Make NASCAR Nervous?

Will Saudi Women Drivers Make NASCAR Nervous?

This could be the most peaceful variant of The Arab Spring we have seen to date. Or it could turn out to be very painful. And very scary. The big event will take place in Saudi Arabia. There, from June 17 onward, hundreds of women will be — wait for it — driving their own […]

Making Guantanamo Permanent, And Other Portents

Making Guantanamo Permanent, And Other Portents

A motley crew of Senate Republicans, joined by Sen. Lieberman, have introduced a bill to make Guantanamo a permanent “terrorist” prison. Once upon a time, this could have been dismissed as GOP posturing. But recent events suggest this is more likely a harbinger of the future fate of the US Naval prison, as President Obama […]

“Rendered” Canadian Blasts Assad, Living “In A State Of Denial”

“Rendered” Canadian Blasts Assad, Living “In A State Of Denial”

As Syria teetered on the brink of civil war, the Canadian computer programmer who gained fame by being “rendered” to Syria by the United States, and being jailed and tortured there for a year, is charging that Syrian President Basher al-Assad is “committing political suicide” by the cruel and inhuman methods he is employing to […]

The Death Of Osama bin Laden And The Unjustifiable Defense Of Torture, Guantanamo

The Death Of Osama bin Laden And The Unjustifiable Defense Of Torture, Guantanamo

With the reported assassination of Osama bin Laden, one of the most alarming responses has been a kind of casual and widespread acceptance that the death of America’s number one bogeyman would not have been achieved without the use of torture, and without the existence of Guantánamo. This is wrong on both fronts, as Jane […]

The News, It Is A-Changin’

The News, It Is A-Changin’

It was a little before 9 a.m. I was chatting with two students. Another student came in, and asked if we had heard a plane had hit a building in New York City. We hadn’t, but I assumed it was a light private plane, and the pilot had mechanical difficulty or problems with wind turbulence. […]

Egypt: What Else Is The Army Not Doing?

Egypt: What Else Is The Army Not Doing?

Over the weekend, as I was writing a piece about the failure of the Egyptian Army to put a stop to former President Mubarak’s grisly practice of arresting people on the flimsiest grounds and then proceeding to detain, torture and abuse them, I was reminded of a couple of other big things the Army isn’t […]

Egypt Rejects US AID Offer

Egypt Rejects US AID Offer

Egypt has rejected an offer of $150 million in US aid to help overcome the economic losses triggered by the January 25th Revolution and to support the country’s embryonic process of democratization. While details are still sketchy, local media is reporting that Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote an “urgent official” letter to the US […]

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