Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘Obama administration’

Here’s What The White House’s “Secret” Plan To Close Guantanamo Looks Like

Here’s What The White House’s “Secret” Plan To Close Guantanamo Looks Like

Last month, hours before a Senate subcommittee held a hearing on shuttering the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, the White House circulated a two-page document to Congress that contained the administration’s plans for closing the prison. One reason the White House drafted the document, sources tell me, was to beat back criticism from some members of […]

Jason Leopold: Obama Administration Putting Freedom of Information In Jeopardy?

On Wednesday the Senate held a hearing to discuss the Freedom of Information Act. The goal was to address safeguarding critical infrastructure and the public’s right to know. Many Americans believe FOIA is essential for holding the US government accountable for any wrong doing. Since 1966 presidents have acknowledge the importance of an open government, […]

Occupy The Police State

Occupy The Police State

This story was written by Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. The photograph on the cover of Andrew Kolin’s book is all too familiar. Police officers dressed in riot gear, gripping batons, square off against protesters in what appears to be a tense situation that is on the brink of turning violent. Although the […]

Jason Leopold On The White House’s Hypocrisy On Human Rights

The United States is outspoken about human rights violations happening across the globe, but what about the ones America itself is guilty of? Investigative journalist Jason Leopold talks to RT about the conditions at Gitmo that America isn’t acknowledging. Tweet

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 […]

Michael Hudson And Richard Wolff On Debt And Recession

Michael Hudson and Richard Wolff discuss the theatrics of the debt debate in Washington and why debt does matter Tweet

Why The U.S. Wants Military Commission Show Trials For 9/11 Suspects

Why The U.S. Wants Military Commission Show Trials For 9/11 Suspects

A number of commentators have replied to Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement today that five suspects in the 9/11 attacks, including alleged Al Qaeda mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, will not be tried in civilian courts for the terrorist attacks almost ten years ago, but will be tried by President Obama’s revamped military commissions tribunals. What […]

Mubarak Speech: Rights Groups Confused Too

Mubarak Speech: Rights Groups Confused Too

As the words of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s words blasted out into Tahrir Square, the jubilant mood of the hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators there turned, first, to disbelief, then to anger. In a rambling, often incoherent speech, the 82-year-old autocrat told the stunned crowd he would cede “some power” to his newly-minted Vice […]

Government Figures Disputed For Terrorists Returning To Battlefield

Government Figures Disputed For Terrorists Returning To Battlefield

As the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, enters its tenth year, a Washington think tank is challenging intelligence estimates suggesting that large numbers of released detainees have taken up arms against the United States. Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper claimed in December — that 13.5 percent of former Guantanamo detainees are “confirmed” […]

“I Will Not Participate In The Journalism of Appeasement”

“I Will Not Participate In The Journalism of Appeasement”

Here’s a brief summation of my recent reporting: If we continue to let our politicians and wealthy members of society live in comfort, free from the consequences of their actions, we are complicit in our own demise. Our country is so overrun with corruption, we cannot remain passive and expect things to get any better. […]

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