Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘Leopold’

British Supreme Court Bans Use Of Secret Evidence By Intelligence Services

British Supreme Court Bans Use Of Secret Evidence By Intelligence Services

In a triumph for the principles of open justice, and a snub to the Tory-led coalition government, the British Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday that the government and the intelligence agencies cannot use secret evidence in court to prevent open discussion of allegations that prisoners were subjected to torture. The appeal, by lawyers for […]

Struck By Lightning: Capital Punishment In The U.S.

Struck By Lightning: Capital Punishment In The U.S.

It couldn’t have taken more than a two-minute visit to the web site of The Innocence Project to persuade most rational adults that the death penalty is not only cruel and unusual, but a costly and ineffective way to deter murder. That’s the gist of a new report from the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC). […]

Egypt: Arab Spring Morphs Into Summer Of Conflict

Egypt: Arab Spring Morphs Into Summer Of Conflict

It should have been expected that the various groups who demonstrated in such a strong, unified position in Tahrir Square and elsewhere in Egypt would begin to show their differences after Mubarak resigned. After all, they won! So what to do now? Governing is a lot harder than demonstrating. And, besides, they weren’t the government; […]

Editor: Iran Singled Out Because Country Defies Washington

Editor: Iran Singled Out Because Country Defies Washington

Jeremy R. Hammond is an American political analyst and journalist who is the editor of Foreign Policy Journal, a progressive online publication dedicated to providing critical analysis of the United States Foreign Policy. Hammond is a recipient of the Project Censored 2010 Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism. Articles and commentaries by Jeremy R. Hammond have […]

UK Torture Inquiry Farce On Last Legs, While Rendition To “Killing” Remains Uninvestigated

UK Torture Inquiry Farce On Last Legs, While Rendition To “Killing” Remains Uninvestigated

Ian Cobain and Richard Norton-Taylor at the UK Guardian reported earlier this week that the widely heralded 2010 announcement of a British government official inquiry into UK torture is facing a boycott by British human rights and attorney groups. The reason is undue secrecy. [British Prime Minister] Cameron also made clear that the sort of […]

Jordan: The King’s Survival Strategy

Jordan: The King’s Survival Strategy

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and his new government appear to be racing the clock to begin enacting political and economic reforms before the largely peaceful street demonstrations turn ugly. Whether his proposed reforms will be seen by the people as going far enough, and whether he can light a fire under his government to actually […]

Israel: An Impediment To A Nuclear-Free Middle East

Israel: An Impediment To A Nuclear-Free Middle East

You might have frequently heard of the Western mainstream media’s claims that Iran is pursuing a military nuclear program which is aimed at developing atomic weapons. Actually, spreading falsehood and untruth about the nature of Iran’s peaceful nuclear program has been a constant, unchanging and recurring theme of the Western corporate media’s coverage of Iran’s […]

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 […]

Doctors On Trial In Bahrain

Doctors On Trial In Bahrain

Ayat Al-Qormezi, a 20-year-old Bahrain poet, who recited poems critical of Bahrain’s rulers, was sentenced yesterday (Sunday) to a year in prison by a special security court set up during Bahrain’s crackdown on Shiite protesters calling for greater rights. The tribunal’s decision sent a message that the Sunni monarchy is not easing off on punishments […]

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

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

One of the great publicity coups in WikiLeaks’ recent release of classified military documents relating to the majority of the 779 prisoners held at Guantánamo, as I explained in the first part of this five-part series, was to shine a light on the stories of the first 201 prisoners to be freed from the prison […]

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