Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘Iraq’

FOIA Exposes Forceful Drugging Of Detainees: Investigative Journalist Jason Leopold Discusses Latest Exclusive He Co-Wrote

FOIA Exposes Forceful Drugging Of Detainees: Investigative Journalist Jason Leopold Discusses Latest Exclusive He Co-Wrote

For years, current and former detainees from Guantanamo and other US military sites, as well as their attorneys, have argued that they were forcibly given pills and injected with unknown medications. Often, they alleged that this happened during or immediately prior to interrogation sessions. And now, thanks to a Freedom of Information Act Request filed by […]

Memorial Day 2012: A Lesson Not Yet Learned

Memorial Day 2012: A Lesson Not Yet Learned

Today is Memorial Day, the last day of the three-day weekend. Veterans and community groups will remember those who died in battle and, as they have done for more than a century, will place small flags on graves. But, for most of America, Memorial Day is a three-day picnic-filled weekend that heralds the start of […]

What We Left Behind In Iraq

What We Left Behind In Iraq

Human Rights Watch is charging that, despite U.S. government assurances that it helped create a stable democracy, the reality is that it left behind a “budding police state” —  cracking down harshly during 2011 on freedom of expression and assembly by intimidating, beating, and detaining activists, demonstrators, and journalists. The organization’s Middle East and North […]

Jason Leopold: Torture’s Other Victims: US Soldiers Who Served In Iraq, Afghanistan

Jason Leopold: Torture’s Other Victims: US Soldiers Who Served In Iraq, Afghanistan

Interview conducted by Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. The Iraq war isn’t over. For tens of thousands of soldiers returning from the battlefield, it never will be. Some of these men and women will turn to alcohol and drugs to ease their mental injuries; some will end up homeless, unemployed and divorced. Some […]

Documents Reveal Secret Military Intelligence Unit’s Hunt For Bin Laden

Documents Reveal Secret Military Intelligence Unit’s Hunt For Bin Laden

This story was originally published at Truthout. It was reported by Jeffrey Kaye and Jason Leopold On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, just as he has done in years past, a top military intelligence analyst identified by the US government only as “Iron Man” will hunker down in front of his television and watch a […]

Death Penalty For Bradley Manning, The Alleged WikiLeaks Whistleblower?

Death Penalty For Bradley Manning, The Alleged WikiLeaks Whistleblower?

Alleged WikiLeaks source Pfc. Bradley Manning, who has been in US custody since last May, after he reportedly told a former hacker that he had passed thousands of classified US military documents and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, had 22 new charges filed against him on Tuesday by the US Army, including a capital offense — […]

Iraq: Work in Progress, Wishful Thought Or Propaganda Vehicle?

Iraq: Work in Progress, Wishful Thought Or Propaganda Vehicle?

Almost eight years after US-led forces invaded Iraq, the country’s transition to a functioning and sustainable democracy built on rule of law is far from accomplished. And knowledgeable observers are divided about whether the country is a work in progress full of growing pains, a wishful thought – or a propaganda vehicle. According to a […]

An Animated Take On George W. Bush’s War Crimes

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WikiLeaks For Dummies

WikiLeaks For Dummies

Despite the commendable efforts of the whistleblower website WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange to expose the truth about the Iraq war in a responsible manner – that not only would not endanger lives but aim ultimately to save millions of lives, in addition to seeking justice for the countless number of lives already lost […]

Obama Administration Handed Over Detainees Despite Reports Of Torture

Obama Administration Handed Over Detainees Despite Reports Of Torture

President Barack Obama’s government handed over thousands of detainees to the Iraqi authorities, despite knowing there were hundreds of reports of alleged torture in Iraqi government facilities. Washington was warned by the United Nations and many human rights organisations that torture was widespread in Iraqi detention centres. But the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal […]

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