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Agents say DEA is forcing them illegally to work in Afghanistan

As the Obama administration ramps up the Drug Enforcement Administration’s presence in Afghanistan, some special-agent pilots contend that they’re being illegally forced to go to a combat zone, while others who’ve volunteered say they’re not being properly equipped. In interviews ...

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Iran Police Crack Down As Thousands Protest

His backers were demonstrating over the re-election of hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who won by a landslide despite opposition claims the result was rigged. The protesters defied a call from the country’s supreme leader for the demonstrations to end. Eyewitnesses ...

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Iranians Use Internet, Phones to Share Protest News

With independent media coverage of Iranian protests restricted by authorities, witnesses are reaching out online and by telephone to report what they see on the streets of Tehran. Opposition Web sites said protesters had planned to gather Saturday in Revolution ...

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Why Obama’s CIO Wants to Put All Gov’t Info Online

The Obama administration’s most radical idea may also be its geekiest: Make nearly every hidden government spreadsheet and buried statistic available online, all in one place. For anyone to see. Are you searching for a Food and Drug Administration report ...

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All in a day’s work for the Israeli army: beating and torturing children

Jonathan Cook reports on how Israeli soldiers routinely, and as a matter of policy, practise torture against Palestinian children, hundreds of whom are “convicted in Israel’s military courts each year, with children older than 12 denied access to lawyers in ...

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Al Qaeda leader arrested over Sunni MP’s killing

Iraqi police arrested a top Al-Qaeda operative on Wednesday over the killing of a senior Sunni Muslim MP and human rights advocate who was shot dead in a Baghdad mosque last week.   The arrest came after intelligence efforts led ...

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Craig Murry on Iran

For me, any sensible discussion of Iran must accept a number of facts. I will set these out as Set A and Set B. Both sets are true. But ideologues of the right routinely discount Set A, while ideologues of ...

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EU “disturbed” by Iraq executions, calls for freeze

The European Union protested against reported executions in Iraq on Monday and called on Baghdad to resume a moratorium on the death penalty. “The European Union is deeply disturbed at reports that in recent days further death sentences were carried ...

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MEP Nick Griffin – An audience with a racist

Nick Griffin: MEP elect, BNP mouthpiece, convicted Holocaust-denier and would-be deporter of black people invites me into the back seat of his car. He jokes that there is no egg on his jacket as I move it and climb in: ...

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Racist rants of elected BNP man, Andrew Brons, revealed

One of the British National party’s first MEPs’ attempts to play down his past links to the extreme right as “silly” teenage posturing are today exposed as a sham after it emerged that for many years he played a crucial ...

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Iran polls prompt vote rigging allegations

Iran went to the polls today in presidential elections, with incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seeking a second four-year term. Four candidates were contesting the election, although much power rests with the unelected Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and presidential powers are ...

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Iran election may decide war or peace for Middle East

More than 42 million Iranians are eligible to vote Friday in the presidential election, and long lines were reported around the country’s polling places. Voting has already been extended at least two hours because of heavy turnout.   Incumbent hard-line ...

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Spying Teachers – MI5 Wants Recruits

Now pay attention school teachers: your country needs you. The British Security Service MI5 is seeking to recruit teachers to serve as intelligence officers in the fight against terrorism, espionage and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Where once ...

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The Ugly Side of Globalization: Slavery

The offer came to families on the edge of desperation, living and working around the clock on garbage dumps whose sickening stench seeps into their clothes. A motherly woman accompanied by a kindly gentleman arrived one day in early December, ...

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US cybersecurity plan poses new war threats

By Tom Eley | President Barack Obama announced on Friday the creation of a new “cyber czar” position. The Cybersecurity Coordinator, who is yet to be named, would oversee billions of dollars in funding for developing and coordinating defense of ...

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High court rejects claims against Ashcroft

By Joan Biskupic | WASHINGTON – A closely divided Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Pakistani man’s civil rights claim against former attorney general John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller for abusive treatment he says he received when ...

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On British “success” in Iraq

By David Morrison | “Tony Blair, I’m afraid, would never accept that our foreign policy actually had any impact on radicalization. …That’s clearly rubbish.” (Lord West) Lieutenant-General John Cooper used to occupy a small office in the vast new US ...

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The Politics of Excusing Torture In The Name of National Security

Allow me to share some analysis about the way things work in Washington. President Obama’s flip-flop on his agreement to turn over photographs of detainees being tortured by American soldiers is a message with broad and clear implications. Those who ...

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British Government claims it wants to extend Freedom of Information Act

By Warwick Ashford | The UK’s Freedom of Information Act is to be extended beyond public sector bodies, it emerged at a conference hosted by the Information Commissioner’s Office in London yesterday. The government plans to extend the Act to ...

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How U.S. Officials Circumvented the Bill of Rights

By Jacob G. Hornberger | In another embrace of President Bush’s war-on-terrorism policies, President Obama has announced that he might retain the Pentagon’s military-commission system to try people accused of terrorism. Apparently, the president, like the U.S. military, lacks confidence in ...

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Senate Hears Testimony On Torture Policy

A key Senate subcommittee is set to hear testimony today on the torture policies of the Bush administration. The hearing, to be held by the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts, will feature testimony from former ...

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How Americans Came to Support Torture, in Five Steps

By Roy Eidelson | In recent weeks, new revelations about the harsh interrogation and torture of detainees during the Bush administration years have made headlines and stirred controversy. The positions of prominent advocates and opponents on each side are clear. ...

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British Labour’s divisive Equality Bill

The government’s Equality Bill has been condemned as “socialism in one clause” by Britain’s right wing and a “landmark” in overcoming inequalities by the liberal media and the trade unions. It is neither. Far from promoting equality in any meaningful ...

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Documents shoot holes in Cheney’s theories on torture

What a difference an election makes. Our national position has now shifted from “we don’t torture” to “we don’t torture anymore.” Let us, then, disabuse ourselves of former President George W. Bush’s notion that waterboarding and the other so-called “harsh” ...

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EFF sues Obama administration for promised access to secret copyright treaty documents

Rebecca from the Electronic Frontier Foundation sez, “The U.S. government is still blocking the release of information about a secret intellectual property trade agreement with broad implications for privacy and innovation around the world, despite the Obama administration’s promises to ...

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Senators Accuse Pentagon of Delay in Recovering Millions

The Pentagon has done little to collect at least $100 million in overcharges paid in deals arranged by corrupt former officials of Kellogg Brown & Root, the defense contractor, even though the officials admitted much of the wrongdoing years ago, ...

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Obama administration spearheads wage cuts for American workers

By Patrick Martin | The wage cuts imposed on auto workers at Chrysler and General Motors at the insistence of the Obama administration demonstrate the class strategy that American big business as a whole is carrying out: to impose a ...

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The compulsive liars in blue

IT’S NOT the violence of the police that gives away their nature–it’s the systematic compulsive Bart Simpson-style lying. They could be caught on film battering someone with a cricket bat, and in seconds, they’d issue a statement that went, “I ...

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Obama administration indicates military commission trials to resume

Recent statements by top Obama administration officials and reports in the New York Times and Washington Post indicate that President Barack Obama plans to resume the system of military commission trials for some Guantánamo prisoners. The articles, which are based ...

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War Criminals Seek Safe Haven With Lib Dems

By Craig Murray | Apparently some of the Blairite right of New Labour are in talks with Paddy Pantsdown over the possibility of defecting to the Lib Dems. As the Blairite right is well to the right of Thatcher, drove ...

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MP angered by Street View ‘invasion’

By Ed O’Mara | CITY MP Stewart Jackson has accused “creepy” global internet giant Google of an unacceptable invasion of privacy after its Street View cameras arrived in the city. The US company is in the process of photographing every ...

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Spain’s Socialist Party government suppresses torture probe of Bush officials

The Obama administration and Spain’s Socialist Party (PSOE) government are working in tandem to prevent the prosecution of top Bush officials. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister José Luis Zapatero were both popularly elected because of their professed opposition to ...

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Prosecuting War Crimes

The following is an excerpt from a talk by Nick Mottern on April 19, 2009, delivered after receiving a Peace and Justice Award from the WESPAC Foundation in White Plains, New York. I asked (several friends) what they would like ...

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UN rebuke on racism conference boycott

TOP UN officials have slammed “a handful” of Western countries for boycotting a UN conference on racism as the meeting kicked off in Geneva on Monday. One hundred and three countries are participating in the five-day Durban Review Conference, which ...

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FBI database use to remain secret

Despite a pledge to open government, the Obama administration has endorsed a Bush-era decision to keep secret key details of an FBI computer database that allows agents and analysts to search a billion documents with a wealth of personal information ...

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Obama presidency keeps some Bush secrets

WASHINGTON – Despite a pledge to open government, the Obama administration has endorsed a Bush-era decision to keep secret key details of an FBI computer database that allows agents and analysts to search a billion documents with a wealth of ...

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A golden opportunity to test Obama pledge on open government

IT is said to be the most impregnable vault on Earth: built out of granite, sealed behind a 22-tonne door, located on a US military base and watched over day and night by army units with tanks, heavy artillery and ...

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Obama’s Poll Numbers Are Falling to Earth

By DOUGLAS E. SCHOEN and SCOTT RASMUSSEN | It is simply wrong for commentators to continue to focus on President Barack Obama’s high levels of popularity, and to conclude that these are indicative of high levels of public confidence in the ...

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FDA Scientists Accuse Agency of Corruption, Intimidation

A group of nine FDA scientists has sent letters to top politicians, accusing agency managers of intimidating and coercing scientists into changing or suppressing scientific data. In October, the scientists sent a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. ...

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Knife crime figures ‘were fiddled’

Ministers have been accused of “fiddling the figures” after new statistics undermined claims made in a notorious Home Office press release. The data, put out last year despite protests from NHS statisticians that it had not been fully checked, purported ...

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U.N. report says U.S. rendition policy broke international law

By Julie Sell | LONDON – A U.N. expert is accusing the United States and some of its allies of breaching international law for the so-called extraordinary renditions and subsequent alleged torture of terrorism suspects during the Bush administration’s global war ...

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Obama’s backsliding on torture

guardian.co.uk | Not long ago, I marched across the gravel of Guantánamo Bay‘s Camp Echo with two overstuffed grocery sacks and tramped up the stairs of the hut where a prisoner sat, shackled and waiting. A guard swung open the grate. ...

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Obama lawyers argue to drop Yoo torture suit

By Bob Egelko | President Obama’s Justice Department defended former Bush administration lawyer John Yoo in a San Francisco federal court Friday, arguing that a prisoner formerly held as an enemy combatant had no right to sue Yoo for writing legal ...

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George Bush could be next on the war crimes list

THE HAGUE — George W. Bush could one day be the International Criminal Court’s next target. David Crane, an international law professor at Syracuse University, said the principle of law used to issue an arrest warrant for Omar al-Bashir could ...

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The Case for Prosecuting Bush Officials

By Daphne Eviatar | The Senate Judiciary Committee’s “Getting to the Truth Through a Nonpartisan Commission of Inquiry” convened this morning to consider Sen. Patrick Leahy’s (D-Vt.) proposal for a sort of “truth and reconciliation” commission. The hearing was full of ...

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BUSH’S LAWYERS GAVE GREEN LIGHT TO ILLEGAL SPYNG

By Michael Isikoff | In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Justice Department secretly gave the green light for the U.S. military to attack apartment buildings and office complexes inside the United States, deploy high-tech surveillance against U.S. citizens ...

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CIA destroyed terror interrogation tapes

By Alex Spillius | The revelation that far more tapes had been destroyed than previously acknowledged came in a letter filed by US government lawyers in New York. The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit seeking more details ...

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OLC Authorized Pentagon to Ignore Bill of Rights On U.S. Soil

By Daphne Eviatar | In an October 2001 memo released on Monday, then-Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel John Yoo advised the Pentagon’s top lawyer that the president may not only deploy the military within the ...

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How Credit Unions Survived the Crash – Casino Capitalism

CounterPunch  While the reckless giant banks are shattering like an over-heated glacier day by day, the nation’s credit unions are a relative island of calm largely apart from the vortex of casino capitalism. Eighty five million Americans belong to credit ...

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Despite Obama call for open government, Justice resists disclosing Bush secrets

WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite President Obama‘s vow to open government more than ever, the Justice Department is defending Bush administration decisions to keep secret many documents about domestic wiretapping, data collection on travelers and U.S. citizens, and interrogation of suspected ...

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Chávez wins Venezuela referendum

guardian.co.uk  Hugo Chávez‘s ambition to lead Venezuela for decades to come was backed by his people last night as the country voted yes in a referendum to abolish presidential term limits, paving the way for his indefinite re-election. Electoral officials ...

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Congress on bended knee before Wall Street executives

By Jerry White  Chief executive officers from the eight largest banks in the US, which have collectively received $125 billion in bailout money, appeared before the House Financial Services Committee Tuesday. The hearing was a demonstration of the utter prostration ...

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Amy Goodman: Obama’s Afghan Trap

President Barack Obama on Monday night held his first prime-time news conference. When questioned on Afghanistan, he replied, “This is going to be a big challenge.” He also was asked whether he would change the Pentagon policy banning the filming ...

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A Call to End All Renditions

By Marjorie Cohn, Jurist  Binyam Mohamed, an Ethiopian residing in Britain, said he was tortured after being sent to Morocco and Afghanistan in 2002 by the U.S. government. Mohamed was transferred to Guantánamo in 2004 and all terrorism charges against ...

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Lives Have Been Destroyed by the Federal Government

Lew Rockwell — – One of the hardest things to deal with in the current economic depression is the disgusting hypocrisy of the U.S. congress, the new president, and the members of the Federal Reserve System. It is one thing ...

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Pentagon warns of US military intervention in Mexico’s “war on drugs”

By Kevin Kearney The United States Joint Forces Command (USJFC), charged with anticipating global threats to US imperialism, issued a report last November entitled “Joint Operating Environment 2008 naming Pakistan and Mexico as the nations whose governments are most likely ...

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Most Citizens Kept in Dark on Govt Spending

The vast majority of the world’s governments effectively deny citizens basic information they need to understand how public monies are being spent, according to a new report [.pdf] released Sunday by the International Budget Partnership (IBP), a Washington-based project that ...

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Bush okayed torture to outwit defense lawyers

By Stephen C. Webster It comes as no surprise that the Bush administration had little love for lawyers. Long before the “Attorneygate” scandal developed around the firing of nine US Attorneys in his second term, former President George W. Bush ...

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Economic Policy Could Scuttle Obama’s Good Start

By Robert Scheer  Only a week into the new administration, and yet there is this nagging thought that Barack Obama’s legacy already hangs in the balance. Sounds absurd, I know, given the brief time, but his early response to the ...

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Amy Goodman: Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Jail

Karl Rove recently described George W. Bush as a book lover, writing, “There is a myth perpetuated by Bush critics that he would rather burn a book than read one.” There will be many histories written about the Bush administration. ...

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UN official: Enough evidence to prosecute Rumsfeld for war crimes

By David Edwards and Stephen C. Webster Monday, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak told CNN’s Rick Sanchez that the US has an “obligation” to investigate whether Bush administration officials ordered torture, adding that he believes that ...

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Noam Chomsky Speaks About President Obama

The following is a Press TV interview with respected American author, political analyst and world-renowned linguist, Professor Noam Chomsky. By Press TV January 24, 2009 — -Press TV: Professor Chomsky, we better start with Pakistan. The White House not commenting ...

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Banning Torture is Not Enough

By Jordan Paust | JURIST  JURIST Contributing Editor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that President Barack Obama should follow up his executive order banning torture and inhumane interrogation by fulfilling treaty-based and customary international legal obligations ...

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The war profiteers

SOLOMON HUGHES on the MP making money from the ‘war on terror.’ DAVID Miliband said that the war on terror was an error, but some people don’t regret it. Private security companies like Group 4 made a mint. Now, it ...

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Time to Get to Work

By Robert Scheer  So, let’s now heed the words of our new president and set aside childish things. Presumably that includes the $450 worth of designer Obama T-shirts that I got in return for a campaign contribution made two days ...

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Take the banks from the bosses

No more public money without public control As economic recession tears into Britain, millions of us spend our nights fearing for the future. More than half of all workers are worried that they might be on the dole by the ...

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After the Party, Obama Has One Long To-Do List

NEW YORK – As an estimated two million celebrants converge on the U.S. capital for the inauguration festivities of President-elect Barack Obama Tuesday, the mood among human rights groups and some religious leaders is somewhat more sombre. They are calling ...

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Impeachment investigation ahead for Bush and Cheney?

by Martha R Gore | Examiner.com It came as no surprise that House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers began talking about impeachement hearing against President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney on January 14, 2009. If such hearings ...

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In farewell speech, Bush insists “war on terror” must continue

By Bill Van Auken  In his final speech from the White House Thursday night, President George W. Bush defended his legacy of war, torture and domestic repression while vowing that the “war on terror,” the ideological mainspring of his administration, ...

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Cheney hints at pardon for President Bush

BNN | With the Bush administration in its final days questions are being asked whether the president will be investigated over a number of concerns. Thoseconcerns include the legitimacy, legality, and constitutionality of the 2003 invasion of Iraq; the controversial ...

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War crimes in Gaza? Let’s look closer to home

By Phil Shiner | As reported this week, there are repeated calls for the UK and the international community to condemn Israel’s disproportionate and, therefore, illegal attacks on the civilian population of Gaza. At the same time, David Miliband urges ...

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Cheney Admits He ‘Signed Off’ on Waterboarding of Three Guantanamo Prisoners

Author’s note: Cheney’s admission during an interview with the Washington Times this week about his role in approving the waterboarding of three Guantanamo detainees and the so-called “enhanced interrogation” of 33 prisoners was, disturbingly, not covered at all by the ...

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Iraqi Journalist Who Threw Shoes at Bush Was Tortured in Jail, His Brother Says

By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS BAGHDAD – The television reporter who threw his shoes at President Bush was burned by a cigarette in the hours after his arrest on Dec. 14 and was beaten so badly by Iraqi security personnel that one ...

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Cheney Throws Down Gauntlet, Defies Prosecution for War Crimes

Commondreams  Dick Cheney has publicly confessed to ordering war crimes. Asked about waterboarding in an ABC News interview, Cheney replied, “I was aware of the program, certainly, and involved in helping get the process cleared.” He also said he still ...

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Deterring Torture Through the Law

By Coleen Rowley and Ray McGovern “First, let’s kill all the lawyers” may have made sense in that Shakespearian scene, but there is a far simpler solution to the legal ambiguities regarding what to do now about the torture approved ...

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Why We Must Prosecute Bush and His Administration for War Crimes

By Mike Ferner During the rush to get the Nuremberg Tribunals underway, the Soviet delegation wanted the tribunal’s historic decisions to have legitimacy only for the Nazis. U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Robert Jackson, serving as the chief prosecutor for the ...

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Cheney Admits Authorizing Detainee’s Torture

Outgoing VP says Guantanamo prison should stay open until end of terror war, but has no idea when that might be By David Edwards and Stephen C. Webster Raw Story — Monday, outgoing Vice President Dick Cheney made a startling statement ...

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Gov’t pulls witness in Gitmo case against Canadian

Military prosecutors have withdrawn a government witness in an upcoming Guantanamo war-crimes trial to conceal evidence of “abuse and mistreatment” of the defendant, his Pentagon-appointed lawyer alleged Sunday. The witness, a U.S. agent whose identity is protected, was scheduled to ...

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Pentagon approves Iraq sales worth up to $6 billion

The U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday said it had approved the sale to Iraq of weapons valued at up to $6 billion, including 400 Stryker wheeled vehicles, military radios, training aircraft, 20 coastal patrol boats and 140 M1A1 Abrams tanks. ...

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Bush returns to West Point to defend doctrine of aggressive war

By Bill Van Auken President George W. Bush made a farewell appearance Tuesday at the US Military Academy at West Point, New York, delivering an unrepentant defense of the doctrine of preventive war that he unveiled there six-and-a-half years ago. ...

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Legal Scholars Outraged by Talk of Blanket Pardons

By Daphne Eviatar In his Nov. 16 interview on CBS’s “60 minutes,” President-elect Barack Obama reiterated his pledge to shut down Guantanamo Bay and end U.S.-sponsored torture. Both actions would be “part and parcel of an effort to regain America’s ...

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Bush Regime Declares Itself Above the Law

By Paul Craig Roberts The US government does not have a monopoly on hypocrisy, but no other government can match the hypocrisy of the US government. It is now well documented and known all over the world that the US ...

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Noam Chomsky and the Innate Humanity in the Human Brain

Discover | In his penetrating study of language, MIT linguist Noam Chomsky has given us a framework that is to culture what the genetic code is to life. “Noam Chomsky’s position in the history of ideas is comparable to that ...

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Thai court dismisses the government

By Peter Symonds | In a highly political decision, Thailand’s Constitutional Court effectively sacked the government yesterday by dissolving the ruling People Power Party (PPP) and two of its coalition partners. Anti-government protests that paralysed Bangkok’s two main airports for ...

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How to Find out the Hidden Secrets of the Bush Administration

In March 2001, U.S. Archivist John W. Carlin received a letter from Alberto Gonzales, then counsel to the newly inaugurated president George W. Bush. It concerned an important deadline that was looming — one that Bush owed to Richard Nixon. ...

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Open government means access to e-mails

  Business and budgeting as usual have gone by the boards for most cities and towns. The revenue picture is grim, and communities are hurting. With but one major revenue source, a property tax paid by people who are also ...

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Bush Speaks of Legacy

Truthdig | Still-President Bush has discussed his legacy with his sister Dorothy Bush Koch as part of a national oral-history project, suggesting the future should remember him for his “liberation” of 50 million people and reluctance to “sell his soul ...

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Report suggests CIA covered up role in missionary’s death

By Steve Gunn MUSKEGON, Mich. — A top-ranking Republican said he will call for a new federal inquiry into an alleged CIA cover-up in the 2001 military attack on a small plane in Peru that killed an American missionary and ...

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You Cannot Pardon a Crime You Authorized

Statement from the Steering Committee for the Prosecution for War Crimes of President Bush and His Subordinates Never before has a president pardoned himself or his subordinates for crimes he authorized. The closest thing to this in U.S. history thus ...

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Rumsfeld’s Attempts to Rewrite Himself on the Right Side of History Are Laughable

By Gary Brecher | The failed defense secretary pens a historical cover-up on Iraq and reveals more wild stupidity with his advice on Afghanistan. I’ve been following the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from Go to Oh-No, and by far the ...

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Block Bush’s Pardons

The Nation — Our friends at Democrats.com have launched a campaign in support of Rep. Jerry Nadler’s H.Res. 1531. The New York City Congressman and Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties’ bill demands ...

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Obama Preserves Our Way of Life

By Mickey Z | Awakened by the muffled, distant howls of slaughtered Indians, Uncle Sam rises from his bed and hits the light switch…blissfully, purposefully unaware of how valley fills enable him to gain access to that electricity day after ...

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Debate on War Crimes and Torture: Should High Government Officials Be Investigated and Prosecuted

Michael Ratner, President, Center for Constitutional Rights and Author, “The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld: A Prosecution by Book” Stuart Taylor, Columnist, National Journal and Contributing Editor, Newsweek MODERATOR: David Vladeck, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center Ratner’s new book, “The Trial ...

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Obama’s Cellphone Account Breached by Verizon Employees

By AMOL SHARMA, Wall Street Journal | Verizon Wireless disclosed late Thursday that several of its employees accessed and viewed President-elect Barack Obama’s personal cellphone account, and said it planned to discipline workers for the privacy breach. “We apologize to ...

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Judge removes Guerra as prosecutor for 5 of 9 criminal cases involving Vice President Cheney

Texas Rangers to escort Guerra to court Friday morning after having been found in Mexico By ROBERT WILCOX | After being AWOL from the job and violating sections of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct – Willacy County District ...

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US lawmaker accuses Bush of secrecy over Iraq deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government is refusing to make public the security pact it has signed with Iraq, even though it has already been published in full in an Iraqi newspaper, a congressional hearing was told Wednesday. Defense Secretary ...

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Hillary Clinton wavers over Barack Obama job as Bill’s finances are investigated

By Tom Baldwin and Tim Reid | Hillary Clinton is hesitating over the chance to become Secretary of State while Barack Obama prises open some of the closely guarded secrets surrounding her husband’s foreign financial dealings. Mr Obama’s offer to ...

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Did U.S. push detention of American without charges?

By Jonathan S. Landay | WASHINGTON – An American Muslim subjected to several years of intense FBI scrutiny and questioning about links to terrorism has been held without charges, access to a lawyer or contact with his family for nearly ...

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Obama advisers: Bush era war criminals will walk

By Stephen C. Webster | Even as President-elect Obama vowed “to regain America’s moral stature in the world” during Sunday’s 60 Minutes appearance, two of his senior advisers confessed there is no intent to pursue those in the Bush administration ...

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Cops guilty of torturing Muslim youths go scot-free

By Vicky Nanjappa | Human Rights Watch has slammed the Andhra Pradesh government for the detention and torture of over 100 youths from the Muslim community, who were arrested after a spate of terror attacks in Hyderabad last year. The ...

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