Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘Jason Leopold’

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 […]

Revealed: Detainees Routinely Interrogated While Drugged With Powerful Antipsychotic Medication

Revealed: Detainees Routinely Interrogated While Drugged With Powerful Antipsychotic Medication

Jeffrey Kaye and Jason Leopold’s latest exclusive on the treatment of detainees in custody of the Department of Defense. Detainees in custody of the US military were interrogated while drugged with powerful antipsychotic and other medications that “could impair an individual’s ability to provide accurate information,” according to a declassified Department of Defense (DoD) inspector […]

American Patriotism In Hyper-Drive

American Patriotism In Hyper-Drive

It’s midway between Flag Day and Independence Day. That means several million copies of full-page flags printed on cheap newsprint, June 14, have been burned, shredded, thrown away, or perhaps recycled. It’s an American tradition. Flag Day was created by President Wilson in 1916 on the eve of the American entry into World War I. […]

Jason Leopold On The Controversy Over Intelligence Leaks To Media

Jason Leopold On The Controversy Over Intelligence Leaks To Media

Attorney General Eric Holder has appointed two lead prosecutors to investigate the leaking of classified information that the White House has been accused of. But why all the rage now and what damage will the response have, for the freedom of the press? RT’s Alyona Minkovski speaks with Jason Leopold, lead investigative reporter at Truthout, […]

News Junkie Post Editor In Chief Gilbert Mercier Suffers Massive Heart Attack

News Junkie Post Editor In Chief Gilbert Mercier Suffers Massive Heart Attack

On February 21, 2012, Gilbert Mercier, News Junkie Post Editor in Chief, suffered an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.. a myocardial infarction… a massive heart attack.  Gilbert was given only a 10% chance of surviving the surgery that required he be put in a comatose state in order to both repair the damage and perform a bypass.  […]

Jason Leopold: DHS Monitoring OWS: The FOIA Docs

Jason Leopold: DHS Monitoring OWS: The FOIA Docs

Newly released documents show that the Department of Homeland Security closely monitored the Occupy Wall Street movement, but also shows that they were concerned about crossing the line and unconstitutional surveillance. Truthout was the first organization to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with DHS on the matter, and so they’re the first […]

The GOP’s Death Wish

The GOP’s Death Wish

The Republican Party must have a death wish. It cannot win a national election without the support of (a) Latinos (b) Women (c) African-Americans, and (d) Independents. Yet The Grand Old Party appears to be doing everything in its power to alienate these voters forever. A couple of weeks ago, when California Representative Darrell Issa […]

Antiwar Radio’s Scott Horton Speaks To Jason Leopold About UN Report On Bradley Manning’s Treatment

Antiwar Radio’s Scott Horton Speaks To Jason Leopold About UN Report On Bradley Manning’s Treatment

Jason Leopold, lead investigative reporter of Truthout and author of News Junkie, discusses his article “US Subjected Manning to Cruel, Inhuman, Degrading Treatment, UN Torture Chief Concludes;” how Manning’s treatment highlights the State Department’s stunning hypocrisy when they finger-wag at other countries for human rights violations; why most Americans think Manning is a traitor and […]

Jason Leopold: US Subjected Manning to Cruel, Inhuman, Degrading Treatment, UN Torture Chief Concludes

Jason Leopold: US Subjected Manning to Cruel, Inhuman, Degrading Treatment, UN Torture Chief Concludes

Truthout reports: The United States government subjected Bradley Manning to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment following his arrest in May 2010 in Iraq on suspicion of leaking hundreds of thousands of secret State Department cables and other documents to WikiLeaks, the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Torture concluded in a long-awaited report. In an addendum […]

Guantanamo And Recidivism: The Media’s Ongoing Failure To Question Official Statistics

Guantanamo And Recidivism: The Media’s Ongoing Failure To Question Official Statistics

Last week, the Director of National Intelligence, in consultation with the Director of the CIA and the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, issued a two-page unclassified summary, entitled, “Summary of the Reengagement of Detainees Formerly Held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba” (PDF), which provided information about the purported “recidivism” of former prisoners. According to the […]

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