Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘Jason Leopold’

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 […]

“FOIA Terrorist” Jason Leopold Shares His Transparency Secrets

“FOIA Terrorist” Jason Leopold Shares His Transparency Secrets

Jason Leopold has used the Freedom of Information Act to break a number of major stories, from the drugging of Department of Defense detainees to the Biblical justifications the Air Force used for nuclear war to a drawn-out battle with the FBI over Occupy Wall Street documents. So Jason was a natural for kicking off the return of our […]

Top US Psychologist Allegedly Met With SERE Psychologist James Mitchell in Days Before Zubaydah Torture

Top US Psychologist Allegedly Met With SERE Psychologist James Mitchell in Days Before Zubaydah Torture

The famous psychologist — Martin Seligman from the University of Pennsylvania — has been linked to the CIA’s Bush torture program. The charges lack a smoking gun, but there is lots of circumstantial evidence. What is reported below shows that Seligman wasn’t fully open about his contacts with those accused of waterboarding Abu Zubaydah, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and torturing various CIA “black site” prisoners circa 2002-2006. Why did he hide this information?

Revealed: Widespread Breakdown of Safeguards At Guantanamo

Revealed: Widespread Breakdown of Safeguards At Guantanamo

An explosive story by our editor-at-large Jason Leopold at Al Jazeera: On more than a dozen occasions over the course of eight years, Adnan Latif complained to his attorney that his American captors forced him to take medications that left him feeling like “a zombie.” The 36-year-old Guantanamo prisoner, who died there last year in […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Free Speech Or Inciting To Riot?

Free Speech Or Inciting To Riot?

When I finish one of my analyses I usually look forward to a week to ten day hiatus and sometimes even wonder if I will have to hunt around for the next topic.  It rarely works out that way.  Usually,  within three of four days, something happens which strikes me as worthy of attention.  Often […]

“News Junkie” Jason Leopold Opens Up In Hard-Hitting Radio Documentary

“News Junkie” Jason Leopold Opens Up In Hard-Hitting Radio Documentary

A brutally honest, intense hourlong radio documentary from award-winning podcast Love + Radio: A crusader for truth, or, as Karl Rove called him: “a nut with internet access”? Jason Leopold wanted to be a part of something, and that quest brought him through a labyrinthine world of decadent glam metal, dangerous mafioso, love, investigative journalism challenging […]

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 […]

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

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