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Stop the War Coalition barred from Downing Street

Anti-war campaigners were refused access to Downing Street yesterday to deliver a letter calling for troops to be pulled out of Afghanistan. About 100 noisy...

Private security contractors lack accountability

A recent shootout in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar that left 10 people dead is helping to focus attention on the issue of...

First days of new US offensive sees casualties soar

The first days of the offensive by US marines into the southern province of Helmand make clear it will result in a massive escalation...

Dr. David Kelly was writing expose

British weapons inspector Dr. David Kelly was writing an expose about his work with anthrax and his warnings that Iraq possessed no weapons of...

MoD under fire for misleading court

The Ministry of Defence has been strongly criticised by a High Court judge for attempting to mislead a judicial review. The review has been looking...

Top CIA lawyers to face legal complaints over roles in interrogation program

A grassroots coalition will file complaints today with the Washington, D.C. bar against two Central Intelligence Agency lawyers for their involvement in authorizing the...

Bagram Detainees Treated “Worse Than Animals”

An investigation by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has revealed that former detainees at the U.S. Bagram airbase in Afghanistan were beaten, deprived of...

AHMADINEJAD WON INDEED AND THE REAL SOURCE OF INTERFERENCE IN IRAN’S ELECTION IS LIKELY...

June 27, 2009 AHMADINEJAD WON INDEED AND THE REAL SOURCE OF INTERFERENCE IN IRAN’S ELECTION IS LIKELY THE UNITED STATES John Chuckman A recent article called “Ahmadinejad Won, Get Over It” by Flynt and Hillary Leverett is not the only source with serious credentials offering reasonable, non-sensational explanations for events around Iran’s presidential election. Kaveh […]

The kinder, gentler occupation?

Phil Aliff, a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, analyzes new U.S. rules of engagement governing air power in Afghanistan. DESPITE THE Obama administration's...

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...

Blackwash outrage as MPs ‘publish’ their expenses

THE House of Commons last night stood accused of spending more than £2 million on a bungled cover-up, after publishing details of MPs' expenses...

Letter reveals Tony Blair knew of secret policy on terror interrogations

Tony Blair was aware of the ­existence of a secret interrogation policy which ­effectively led to British citizens, and others, being ­tortured during ­counter-terrorism...

Torture Photos “Will Not See The Light Of Day”

RINF NEWS Republican Senator, Lindsey Graham, today revealed that a top ranking White House official has stated photographs showing US troops torturing and abusing detainees in Iraq and...

Obama Given $100 Billion For Illegal Wars

RINF NEWS President Obama has been granted over $100 billion dollars to fund the illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. US Congress gave approval at a...

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...

Empty Evidence: The Stories Of The Saudis Released From Guantanamo

At the end of a hectic week at Guantánamo, which saw the Obama administration overcome its previous inability to release prisoners (just two were...

Guantánamo’s Uighurs In Bermuda: Interviews And New Photos

As representatives of the world’s media descended on Bermuda to meet the four Uighurs (Muslims from China’s oppressed Xinjiang province) who had just arrived...

The truth behind Depleted Uranium (DU) Contamination and its usage

There has been significant publicity about the use of Depleted Uranium (DU) munitions, its ability to travel very long distances and the consequences to...

Obama smoothes passage of war spending bill by pledging to suppress torture photos

Negotiators in the US House and Senate on Friday reached a tentative agreement on a $105.9 billion “emergency” war-funding bill for US military operations...

Soldier Refuses Deployment to Afghanistan

Agosto, a soldier based at Fort Hood in Texas, is publicly refusing orders to deploy to Afghanistan. He recently wrote on military forms: "There...

US military spending hit $607 billion in 2008

The global arms madness continues. A new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (one of my favorite think tanks) confirms that worldwide military...

The Rise of Private Armies

Journalist Jeremy Scahill warns against the growing power of corporate private armies and the "disintegration of the nation state apparatus." The following is a transcript...

John Yoo, Donald Rumsfeld and the Systematic Torture of Prisoners

On Jan. 17, 2003, Mary Walker, the Air Force general counsel, received an urgent memo from the Pentagon's top attorney. Attached to the classified...

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....

CIA Secrecy on Drone Attacks Data Hides Abuses

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s refusal to share with other agencies even the most basic data on the bombing attacks by remote-controlled unmanned predator...

New US commander in Afghanistan assembles team of assassins

By Bill Van Auken | Confirmed Wednesday as President Barack Obama’s new commander for the widening war in Afghanistan and Pakistan, General Stanley McChrystal has...

CIA Director’s claims reinforce torture reality

It's no secret that during the Bush administration, the Central Intelligence Agency "rendered" suspected terrorists to overseas facilities where they were subjected to "enhanced...

A New Spy in the Sky

At first glance, there was nothing special about the blimp floating high above the cars and crowd at this year's Indy 500 on Memorial...

GOP’s Civil Liberties Hypocrisy

Just as Republicans have refashioned themselves as fiscal conservatives in the age of Obama, apparently forgetting that they allowed a budget surplus to be...

7 Ways Police Monitor & Control Us

Whether you agree or not that Britain is fast turning into a surveillance society, it's undoubtedly true that the police are turning to high...

Victims Families: 7/7 investigation a “whitewash”

Families of victims of the July 7, 2005 bombings in London have denounced a parliamentary investigation into the events as a “whitewash”. They accuse...

Soldiers protected by human rights laws

British troops are protected by human rights laws even while fighting overseas, according to a landmark judgment Monday centred on a soldier who died...

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...

Suspected war criminal to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan

On July 22 2006, Human Rights Watch issued a report titled “No blood, no foul” about American torture practices at three facilities in Iraq....

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...

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...

Congress Resists Guantánamo Releases

As lawmakers amped up the outcry against releasing Guantánamo "terrorists in our neighborhoods," France agreed to accept a "cleared" Guantánamo prisoner and human rights...

War crime in Sri Lanka: Civilians slaughtered by army shelling

By Bill Van Auken | In what constitutes a blatant war crime by the Sri Lankan government, the army’s merciless bombardment of a so-called...

Human rights organisation investigating use of White Phosphorus

By Jason Straziuso and Rahim Faiez, Kabul | AFGHANISTAN’S leading human rights organisation said yesterday it was investigating the possibility that white phosphorus was...

Psychologists’ E-Mails Stir Interrogation Issue

By Farah Stockman | WASHINGTON - Newly public e-mails between psychologists involved in the Bush administration's controversial detention program have fueled a fierce debate...

Pentagon eyes new anti-missile technology

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon is redirecting its missile defence efforts by winding down multibillion-dollar programmes aimed at destroying enemy missiles very soon after they take...

Informants Say Blackwater Guards Tried to Unload Arms

By Bill Sizemore | Shortly after a 2007 shooting incident in a Baghdad traffic square that left 17 Iraqi civilians dead, Blackwater contractors allegedly...

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...

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...

Torture Was Used to Try to Link Saddam with 9/11

By Marjorie Cohn | When I testified last year before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties about...

WAR CRIMES CONFERENCE SHORT REPORT

Tim Symonds | The Conference took place on 19-21 February 2009 at the Institute Of Advanced Legal Studies, London University, in association with SOLON and...

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...

Abuse Isn’t Torture If a Doctor Is There

The Sick Logic of the CIA Memos. By Sheri Fink | Perhaps the most chilling aspect is that medical professionals apparently conducted a form of research...

Obama, Top Officials Unite Against Torture Probe

By by Jason Ditz | Top officials from both parties have spoken out against the notion of an independent probe into the Bush-era policies which...

Torture Used to Try to Link Saddam with 9/11

By MARJORIE COHN | When I testified last year before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties about Bush...

Rights group: Pentagon to release new prisoner abuse photos

WASHINGTON, April 24 (Xinhua) -- The Pentagon will release "a substantial number" of new photos that show abuse of prisoners at U.S.-run prisons in...

Torture orders ‘came from the top’

TOP US officials, not a "few bad apples" of low rank, were behind harsh military interrogation tactics that spread from Guantanamo Bay to Afghanistan...

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...

US-Trained Human Rights Abusers

President Barack Obama has reversed a few of the Bush administration's most egregious policies violating human rights and international law, such as the announced...

The Global Impact of U.S. “War on Terror” Abuses

By JOANNE MARINER | My last column began to sketch out the global human rights impact of the U.S. "war on terror." It...

Are Universities Turning into Corporate Drone Factories?

Unless we take hold of the reigns we will be cursed with a more ruthless form of corporate power wielded through naked repression. In decaying...

Blackwater sued in US court over alleged cover-up

The widow of a 32-year-old Iraqi has filed suit in a federal court against private security firm Xe, formerly Blackwater, for allegedly trying to...

More MI5 torture claims

By politics.co.uk | A former British terrorism suspect has claimed he was tortured on behalf of MI5 in Egypt. Azhar Khan, 26, has acquired legal representation...

Human rights leaders call for investigation into Gaza conflict

A group of 16 human rights investigators and judges "shocked to the core" by the events during the most recent Gaza conflict ...

A History of War Crimes

By Peter Dyer | On June 13, 1899 one of the largest battles of the Philippine-American war took place on the southern outskirts of Manila....

Memo told Blair that Saddam Hussein posed no imminent threat

By Paul Waugh | Intelligence experts explicitly warned Tony Blair's aides that Britain was not in "imminent danger of attack" from Saddam Hussein, a confidential...

US: Cluster Bomb Exports Banned

Legislation signed into law on March 11, 2009 by President Obama will make permanent a ban on nearly all cluster bomb exports by the...

FBI terrorist watch list hits 1 million entries

By Patrick Martin | The FBI's Terrorist Screening Center acknowledged this week that there are more than 1 million names on its official terrorist watch...

Pentagon knowingly exposed troops to cancer-causing chemicals, document shows

By John Byrne | A newly leaked military document appears to show the Pentagon knowingly exposed US troops to toxic chemicals that cause cancer, while...

Obama lays out Afghanistan war strategy

By James Cogan | The desperation at the heart of the Obama administration's plans for escalating the war in Afghanistan was laid bare in the...

No freedom here

By John Pilger | FREEDOM is being lost in Britain. The land of Magna Carta is now the land of secret gagging orders, secret trials...

Who Said Slavery Has Ended?

Called human trafficking or forced labor, modern slavery thrives in America, largely below the radar. A 2004 UC Berkeley study cites it mainly in...

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...

EU tells U.S.A: Don’t create new Guantanamo

By Ingrid Melander   The United States must not allow its Bagram military base in Afghanistan to become a new Guantanamo Bay if it wants European...

Would You Go to Jail to Protest Torture?

By Sherwood Ross Are you ready to go to jail for what you believe? Would you stand up to the Pentagon by engaging in non-violent...

Britain admits terror suspects given to US

By LOUISE NOUSRATPOUR DEFENCE Secretary John Hutton admitted on Thursday that British forces in Iraq handed over two terror suspects to the US who were...

Prisoners tortured to death

By Stephen C. Webster The American Civil Liberties Union has released previously classified excerpts of a government report on harsh interrogation techniques used in...

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...

Experts: U.S. ‘war on terror’ globally eroded human rights

GENEVA, Feb 16 - Washington's "war on terror" after the Sept. 11 attacks has eroded human rights worldwide, creating lingering cynicism that the United...

US Soldiers Investigated Over ‘Fraud’ Bigger Than Madoff

The Independent  In what could turn out to be the greatest fraud in US history, American authorities have started to investigate the alleged role of...

Rep: Punish Those Who Lie Us Into War

U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., has introduced legislation that would impose fines or prison time on presidents or executive-branch officials who "knowingly and willfully" mislead...

Iran Next Target, Warns Israeli Diplomat

The Age  A SENIOR Israeli diplomat has warned that Israel is ready to launch a military offensive against Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear...

US intelligence chief: World capitalist crisis poses greatest threat

In testimony before the Senate Committee on Intelligence Thursday, Washington's new director of national intelligence, Dennis Blair, warned that the deepening world capitalist crisis...

Blackwater tries to rebrand itself

Blackwater Sheds Name, Shifts Focus By Dana Hedgpeth Blackwater Worldwide, a private security company whose work in Iraq was plagued by trouble, said yesterday that it...

UK Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, on drugs

On Monday, Jacqui Smith, the UK Home secretary severely criticised a report by the Government’s own Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs which...

Revealed: Pentagon’s secret prisons, legal loopholes and CIA ‘ghost’ detainees

By Stephen C. Webster Three major human rights organizations have declared the Department of Defense was running secret prisons at Bagram and in Iraq,...

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...

Top MI6 spy: Terrorism less serious than bird flu

Secret global databases 'unlikely', threaten freedoms By Lewis Page Counter Terror Expo A former Assistant Chief of the UK's shadowy Secret Intelligence Service (SIS, aka MI6)...

Lendman: Obama’s ‘War on Terror’

By Stephen Lendman  The language is softened and deceptive. The strategy and tactics are not. The "war on terror" continues. Promised change is talk, not...

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....

Condi Rice Could’ve Written Biden’s Speech

By Jim Lobe I hate to agree with Bill Kristol, but he’s right about Vice President Joe Biden’s speech at the ongoing Munich security conference when...

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...

Human Rights Watch Goes to War

The Middle East has always been a difficult challenge for Western human rights organizations, particularly those seeking influence or funding in the United States....

Blackwater under review in Afghanistan

The State Department's inspector general will review services provided by Blackwater Worldwide in Afghanistan, only weeks after the Baghdad government canceled the embattled security...

Over 100,000 demonstrate in London against Sri Lankan war

By Ajay Prakash and Paul Mitchell  Over 100,000 people, mostly Tamils came from across the UK to march in central London on Saturday demanding an...

Guantanamo Bay comes to the UK

By JAMES EAGLE REFUGEE campaigners have blown the lid off a detention scandal which has been dubbed "Britain's Guantanamo." Hundreds of immigrants are being locked up...

Bush officials authorized torture of US citizen, lawyers say

By John Byrne, RawStory Attorneys for US citizen Jose Padilla -- who was convicted of material support for terrorist activities in 2007 -- say that...

Military seeks better use of finger, eye scans

By LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON -- On the front lines in Iraq, U.S. troops can scan someone's eye or finger to try to determine...

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...

Criminalizing Policy Differences

By David Swanson President Obama wants to avoid criminalizing policy differences and avoid partisan witch hunts. This is taken to mean that Holder will not...

Investigate US torture and prosecute those responsible

Considerable efforts are being made in various quarters to cover up the record of US torture and prevent the prosecution of military and Central...

Obama approves missile strikes in Pakistan

On the fourth day of Barack Obama’s presidency, he approved missiles strikes in Pakistan. Déjà vu all over again, as Yogi Berra would say, begging...

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 --...

Israel admits using white phosphorous in attacks on Gaza

After weeks of denying that it used white phosphorus in the heavily populated Gaza Strip, Israel finally admitted yesterday that the weapon was deployed...

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...

Stop Guantanamo terror trials, says Obama

Newly-installed President Barack Obama wasted no time in getting down to business today after his administration requested a halt to controversial military trials at...

Pentagon cleared of propaganda violations

An internal investigation has cleared the Pentagon of violating a ban on domestic propaganda by using retired military officers to comment positively about the...

Is the Army lying about friendly fire deaths?

The military claims fratricides in Iraq and Afghanistan are down 90 percent from previous wars -- but experts call the figures suspect. By Mark...

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...

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...

Asked about WMDs, Bush grins: ‘Things didn’t go according to plan’

By John Byrne | Abu Ghraib a 'disappointment' A confident George W. Bush took the podium Monday for what is likely the last press conference...

PILGER: Disgrace of the silent treatment

By refusing to condemn Israeli atrocities, intellectuals in the West are complicit in its crimes, argues JOHN PILGER. "WHEN the truth is replaced by silence,"...

Holocaust in Gaza

By Rohini Hensman | In February 2008, Israel’s Deputy Defence Minister Matan Vilnai warned that if Hamas continued firing rockets, they would bring upon themselves...

Over 100,000 on London’s Gaza demo

The London demonstration on 10 January against Israel's bombing and invasion of Gaza was much bigger than the police estimate of 20,000. The organisers...

Bush rewards his hired guns

By JAMES TWEEDIE  THE White House revealed on Tuesday that US President George W Bush will reward partners in war crime Tony Blair, John Howard...

Amy Goodman: Voices of Resistance Sing On

Strong voices for peace have left us this year, people who used their art for social change, often at a high personal price. Odetta...

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...

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...

US Troops Open Fire On Fallujah Students at Shoe Rally

By Jason Ditz Besides making an international celebrity out of Iraqi reporter Muntadar al-Zeidi, the now infamous shoe-throwing incident is cropping up in surprising ways...

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...

Torture, Secret Detention, Abduction and Repeated Raping

By Stephen Lendman Post-9/11, the "war on terror" has been a jihad against Islam, the colonizers v. the colonized, or what Edward Said called "the...

Bush A War Criminal

Emad Erian, Translated By Mahitab Adham ( Edited by Sonia Mladin) Bush repeated more than a thousand lies in order to invade Iraq.10 December 2008   Two...

Bush makes surprise visit to Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AFP) - US President George W. Bush said during a surprise visit to Baghdad on Sunday that the American intervention in Iraq had...

Rumsfeld blamed in detainee abuse scandals

A bipartisan Senate report calls decisions made by the former Defense secretary a 'direct cause' of inhumane treatment of prisoners of war. Other Bush...

Excess Debt and Deflation Equals Depression

By Stephen Lendman | Irving Fisher (1867 - 1947) was perhaps the most noted economist of his day. The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics calls him...

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...

Exposing Corporate-financed Holocaust in Africa

By Keith Harmon Snow War in Congo has again been splashed across world headlines and the same old clichés about violence and suffering are repackaged...

Blackwater shootings case moved to Washington DC

WASHINGTON (AP) – Five Blackwater Worldwide guards charged with the unprovoked shooting that killed 14 innocent Iraqis and wounded dozens of others in 2007...

Mickey Z – Obama and the 2076 Election

By Mickey Z Before we get to 2076, first things first: Hail Obama, our brilliant, articulate, eloquent, half-black savior and prince. Okay, so maybe St. Barack...

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...

Five Blackwater Guards To Face Massacre Charges Next Week

By JASON RYAN and BRIAN ROSS Five Blackwater guards have been told to surrender to the FBI by Monday to face federal manslaughter and assault...

What’s Wrong with the U.S. Military

By ANDREW COCKBURN Coinciding with the arrival of Obama and his deputies in Washington, the Center for Defense Information is releasing "America's Defense Meltdown --...

How Many Americans Died Because of Bush’s Torture Program?

Harpers -- According to a special operations intelligence officer, the answer is a number north of three thousand—not counting the tens of thousands maimed...

Pentagon to deploy 20,000 troops on domestic “anti-terror” mission

By Patrick Martin | The Pentagon has begun to implement plans for the mobilization of 20,000 regular Army troops in anti-terror operations alongside state...

Censorship in America?

By Timothy V. Gatto | The people of the United States might not know what it is that they want the new administration to do,...

Bush: ‘I was unprepared for war’

By John Byrne | Five years after he declared victory in Iraq on the US aircraft carrier USS Lincoln, President George W. Bush says...

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....

Fisk: Afghanistan in Crisis

By Robert Fisk | The collapse of Afghanistan is closer than the world believes. Kandahar is in Taliban hands–all but a square mile at the...

Former interrogator slams torture: Torture has cost nearly as many lives as 9/11

By Ali Frick | In a Washington Post op-ed today, a former Special Operations interrogator who worked in Iraq in 2006 sharply criticizes American...

George W. Bush Belongs in Prison

By Joel S. Hirschhorn | Electing Barack Obama president was the first step in redeeming American democracy. The second step must be indicting ex-president George W....

Police in CCTV ‘beating’ of war hero to be probed

By Paul Byrne |   Two police officers are being investigated for allegedly pinning down war hero Mark Aspinall and repeatedly punching him. The officers, called to deal...

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...

ALEXANDER COCKBURN: The Honeymoon is Looking a Bit Wan

By ALEXANDER COCKBURN | Two years without a single leak and suddenly, last week, Obama’s operation was like a sieve. That’s what happens when you pick...

Noam Chomsky on the election

There was meeting on November 7, I think of a group of couple, of a dozen advisers to deal with the financial crisis. Their...

Why Obama should end the criminal “war on terror”

By Gary Kamiya | Barack Obama will confront a daunting list of priorities when he takes office on Jan. 20. Rescuing the nation's economy...

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...

Number of juveniles held at Guantanamo almost twice official Pentagon figure

By Andy Worthington | Canadian national Omar Khadr is still being held at Guantanamo Bay. Accused of murder, Khadr was captured in Afghanistan in 2002...

The GOP Judge Who Bolted on Gitmo

By Robert Parry | consortiumnews.com To understand how thin the evidence must have been against five Algerians held at Guantanamo Bay for nearly seven years...

The Third Clinton Administration

By RALPH NADER | While the liberal intelligentsia was swooning over Barack Obama during his presidential campaign, I counseled “prepare to be disappointed.” His record as...

Blackwater gunboats will protect ships

By Kim Sengupta | The American security company Blackwater is planning to cash in on the rising threat of piracy on the high seas by...

WHAT BANKS, ACADEMICS, THE MEDIA AND POLITICIANS DON’T TELL YOU ABOUT MONEY

The privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of government, but is the government's greatest creative opportunity. By the...

Extrajudicial Assassinations As Official Israeli Policy

By Stephen Lendman | Extra-judicial killings are indefensible, morally abhorrent, and illegal under international laws and norms. Article 23b of the 1907 Hague Regulations prohibits...

Guantanamo: How many children were held?

The ACLU raises the issue of government lying about the number of children detained at Guantanamo.This follows a release last week on incontrovertible evidence...

C.I.A. Chief Says Qaeda Is Extending Its Reach

WASHINGTON – Even as Al Qaeda strengthens its hub in the Pakistani mountains, its leaders are building closer ties to regional militant groups in...

Guantánamo Bay was bad enough — Bagram is worse

By Daphne Eviatar | Eric Lewis didn't know much about Ruzatullah's case when he decided to take it on two years ago. All he...

Most Britons want troops out of Afghanistan: poll

AFP | More than two-thirds of Britons believe British troops should be pulled out of Afghanistan next year, according to an opinion poll released...

John Pilger: What “Change” In America Really Means

By John Pilger | My first visit to Texas was in 1968, on the fifth anniversary of the assassination of president John F Kennedy in...

Illegal tax scheme gives $140 billion to biggest US banks

By Bill Van Auken |   An extra-legal measure quietly enacted by the Treasury Department in the shadow of the $700 billion Wall Street bailout package...

Lest We Forget: Could the First World War Have Been Stopped?

By George Monbiot | Like most people of my generation, I grew up with a mystery. I felt I understood the Second World War. The...

Bush lists some of his regrets from presidency

NEW YORK -- President Bush listed some of the regrets from his presidency Tuesday, particularly the display of the "Mission Accomplished" sign as backdrop...

Space-Based Domestic Spying: Kicking Civil Liberties to the Curb

By Tom Burghardt | Last month, I reported that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) space-based domestic spy program run by that agency’s National Applications...

Unite against Nato expansion and war

With conflict spreading across the globe, April’s protest in Strasbourg will be a key focus for the anti-war movement, writes Chris Nineham The European anti-war...

The age of George Bush is over

By Stephen Lendman | On November 4, the world exhaled. The age of George Bush ended, and a new one under Barak Obama began....

Lendman: The Wages of Sin

By Stephen Lendman - RINF | “Reaping the whirlwind” for money manager and market strategist Jeremy Grantham in his latest no-nonsense commentary. Worlds different...

David Rovics: Some Thoughts On Obama

By David Rovics | Friends around the world keep asking me questions. Are you excited? What do you think of Obama? Others are simply...

George Bush Plans to Push Through Agenda in Last Days in Office

President George W Bush is planning to push through a series of potentially unpopular regulation changes in his final weeks in office | By...

Obama advisers discuss preparations for war on Iran

By Peter Symonds | On the eve of the US elections, the New York Times cautiously pointed on Monday to the emergence of a...

Mass Media and Mass Politics

By James Petras | The role of the mass media (MM) in influencing mass and class behavior has been a central concern among critical writers, especially...

The Pentagon Is the President’s Private Army

By Fred Reed | The Pentagon, methinks, is out of control. We no longer have a military in service to the state, but a state...

US carries out more airstrikes in Pakistan

By James Cogan | In open contempt of the repeated protests by the Pakistani government, the US military carried out another two air strikes...

US Above The Law

FFF | President Bush has been making a big hullabaloo over the fact that the Iraqi regime has not signed on to an agreement that...

British commander in Afghanistan quits

A commander of Britain's elite special forces in Afghanistan has resigned, a defence source said on Saturday, declining to give further details. Major Sebastian Morley,...

US defense secretary expands pre-emptive war doctrine to include nuclear strikes

By Alex Lantier | In a remarkable speech on nuclear policy delivered October 28 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), US Defense Secretary...

The Election-Industrial Complex

By Walter Smolarek | As the seemingly endless period of political campaigning in the United States will soon draw to a close, we on the...

Next U.S. president must scrap Guantanamo

The head of Amnesty International called on Thursday for the winner of next week's U.S. presidential election to shut the Guantanamo Bay detention centre...

The End is at Hand (to Leftist Conspiracy Theories)

By Dave Lindorff With the polls continuing to show Barack Obama holding a steady or even growing lead heading into Election Day, especially in the...

McCain Racism, Hypocrisy on Khalidi Issue

This Is The Lowest McCain Has Sunk Yet By Juan Cole The increasingly sleazy John McCain, who once promised to run a clean campaign, has...

The Triumph of Ignorance: How Morons Succeed in U.S. Politics

Obama has a lot to offer, but until our education system is fixed or religious fundamentalism withers, anti-intellectuals will flaunt their ignorance. How was it...

How the Government Spies on and Prosecutes Peace Activists

A First-Hand Account of the Ghosts of Iraq War Trial in Washington, D.C., October 20-24, 2008 By Joy First Madison, WI -- I was involved in...

Porn protest at Westminster against new ‘thought crime’

Models wearing chains, stockings and gags have been led around Westminster in protest at laws to make owning "extreme pornography" illegal. From next year, possession...

DARPA Contract Description Hints at Advanced Video Spying

By Walter Pincus | Real-time streaming video of Iraqi and Afghan battle areas taken from thousands of feet in the air can follow actions...

VIDEO: “Bush Guilty Of First Deg Murder”

Vincent Bugliosi is heard by Congressman John Conyers, Chairman House Judiciary Committee Vincent Bugliosi is heard by Congressman John Conyers, Chairman House Judiciary Committee Inquiry Hearing...

America’s Coup D’État in the Making

Lew Rockwell | Following Plato, many moralists have associated political virtue with a reluctance to pursue and exercise power. To want to rule others is...

Tony Benn: What went wrong in the capitalist casino?

By Tony Benn | These words are from the 1945 Labour manifesto Let Us Face The Future which brilliantly identified the very same crisis which...

System Failure and the Need for Revolution

by Raymond Lotta | The most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression shows no sign of letting up. The financial edifice of U.S. imperialism...

Pilger’s law: ‘If it’s been officially denied, then it’s probably true’

John Pilger, scourge of injustice, is still battling after half a century of campaigns. He's even gunning for Tony Blair. By Ian Burrell Cross the threshold...

Democracy Now Follows Up on NSA’s Illegal Spying and War Crimes

By David Swanson | Democracy Now! today not only admitted that I had broken the story but followed up on the story of illegal NSA spying,...

Fisk ‘shocked’ by US failure to debate conflict in Israel

By Amol Rajan | A feisty debate between Robert Fisk and the author Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman brought The Independent Woodstock Literary Festival to...

Spooks in the classroom

The government's plan for teachers to monitor their pupils for signs of extremism stifles debate and encourages secrecy Francis Gilbert | Of all the roles...

Md. Police Put Activists’ Names On Terror Lists – Surveillance’s Reach Revealed

By Lisa Rein | The Maryland State Police classified 53 nonviolent activists as terrorists and entered their names and personal information into state and...

Documents say detainee near insanity

AP | A U.S. military officer warned Pentagon officials that an American detainee was being driven nearly insane by months of punishing isolation and...

Spying on the Future: The U.S. Intelligence Community as Seers Without Sizzle

By Tom Engelhardt The year is 2010 and, yes, Saddam Hussein is gone and there are no American troops in Iraq, but, as the report...

The establishment that destroyed America’s first republic

By Sam Smith | Of George Bush's many sins, one has remained unnoted. He and his aides are so absurdly inept at most of...

A Serious Blow to the Rights of U.S. Workers

By ROBERT SCHWARTZ | An overlooked order by the Labor Board’s lead lawyer this summer dealt a serious blow to the rights of U.S....

Censorship and Freedom of Speech

By Craig Murray | This is the key section from my new book which the publisher is unwilling to publish due to legal threats...

The Oppression of Black People, the Crimes of this System, and the Revolution We...

http://revcom.us/a/144/BNQ-en.html | “The young man was shot 41 times while reaching for his wallet”…“the 13-year-old was shot dead in mid-afternoon when police mistook his toy...

Lies, Crimes and Cover-ups – Human Rights Watch in Venezuela

By James Petras | Human Rights Watch, a US-based group claiming to be a non-governmental organization, but which is in fact funded by government-linked...

Jon Snow: “Editors sold their souls” to MoD

Media Workers Against the War | Jon Snow, Channel 4 news anchor, reveals his anger on Radio 4 at the news blackout on Prince Harry’s deployment...

Racism and the Race

By Matthew Rothschild | The race boils down to racism. All things being equal, Barack Obama would win the presidency hands down. Unemployment is at...

US generals planning for resource wars

ANALYSIS: The US military sees the next 30 to 40 years as involving a state of continuous war against ideologically-motivated terrorists and competing with...

Will International Law Reach Bush?

By Peter Dyer | Q: What do Radovan Karadzic, former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, and George W....

200 Years of Standing Up to U.S. War Lies

By David Swanson | Murray Polner and Thomas E. Woods, Jr., have edited a new collection of writings called "We Who Dared to Say...

The lies of Hiroshima are the lies of today

By John Pilger | In an article for the Guardian on the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6,...

AG candidate backs prosecution of President Bush for murder

Rutland Herald | Charlotte Dennett, the Progressive Party candidate for Vermont attorney general, said Thursday that if elected she would prosecute President Bush for...

Sources: Charges against Blackwater guards debated

Defense attorneys for Blackwater Worldwide employees are trying to head off Justice Department charges against the company's bodyguards who were involved in the deadly...

The Gang’s All Here – Bush, McCain and the Old Iran-Contra Team

By PAM MARTENS | The vetting of Sarah Palin for the McCain campaign by an Iran-Contra alumnus brought an epiphany. (See “The Man Who...

Irish politicians back calls for universal arms trade treaty

Politicians from all the main parties have given their support to a global campaign to ban the sale of arms to conflict zones such...

Capitalism breeds wars and recession

Banks go bust, Markets in chaos — Put people before profit The collapse of Lehman Brothers, the fourth biggest investment bank in the US, has...

Bush Admin – The Most Secretive Govt Ever?

(IPS) | The administration of President George W. Bush continues to expand government secrecy across a broad array of agencies and actions -- and at...

Conference To Shape Plans For Obtaining Prosecutions Of High-Level U.S. War Criminals

Visit the Conference Web Site http://war-crimes.info  A conference on plans to bring high-level American war criminals to justice will be streamed live from Andover, Mass.,...

What You Can Do to Put Bush and Cheney Behind Bars

By David Swanson | Remarks on September 14, 2008, at Justice Robert Jackson Conference on Planning for the Prosecution of High Level American War...

Remembering 9/11 and Moving Forward

The Progressive | America must move from the errant, retributive justice of 9/11 to a healing, restorative process of truth and reconciliation. Before the Congress adjourns,...

Blizzard of Lies

By PAUL KRUGMAN | Did you hear about how Barack Obama wants to have sex education in kindergarten, and called Sarah Palin a pig? Did...

NOAM CHOMSKY: Towards a Second Cold War?

NOAM CHOMSKY | Aghast at the atrocities committed by US forces invading the Philippines, and the rhetorical flights about liberation and noble intent that...

Secret Military Technology

By Bruce Schneier | On 60 Minutes, in an interview with Scott Pelley, reporter Bob Woodward claimed that the U.S. military has a new...

Howard Zinn – US ‘in need of rebellion’

Al Jazeera speaks to Howard Zinn, the author, American historian, social critic and activist, about how the Iraq war damaged attitudes towards the US...

September 20th: Stop The War Coalition Demonstration in Manchester

What will British foreign secretary David Miliband say in his speech to Labour's annual conference in Manchester? It's all too predictable. 'We' are 'winning'...

Liquid bomb plot: three guilty of murder conspiracy

By Vikram Dodd | Three men were yesterday convicted of conspiring to commit mass murder through suicide bomb explosions, but a jury failed to...

Global Realignment

How Bush Inspired a New World Order By Ramzy Baroud | The series of unfortunate and costly decisions made during the two terms of the...

The deconstruction of a Bush speech-writer

By Dr. Steve Best, Ph.D. | In 2002, arch-conservative Matthew Scully wrote a book called, Dominion: The Power of Man, The Suffering of Animals, and...

Alistair Darling and the implosion of the Labour government

By Chris Marsden | The August 30 Guardian interview with Britain’s Chancellor Alistair Darling was extraordinary in many respects. In the first place there...

Obama: Nuclear Iran ‘unacceptable’

YNet News | WASHINGTON - Iran is a “major threat” and it would be “unacceptable” for the rogue nation to develop a nuclear weapon, Barack Obama...

US Hypocrisy Reaches Critical Mass

By Jyoti Mishra | US Vice-President Dick Cheney has condemned what he called Russia’s “illegitimate” attempt to change Georgia’s borders last month.Mr Cheney added that...

Fake Soldiers Used In RNC Video

It was a video that was supposed to elicit soaring patriotism and real emotions about the Pledge of Allegiance. But to do that, it...

Soldiers’ Suicide Rate On Pace to Set Record

By Ann Scott Tyson | Suicides among active-duty soldiers this year are on pace to exceed both last year's all-time record and, for the first...

White House strategy is to help McCain win in November

The Fake U.S. Victory in Iraq The Independent | Political events in Iraq are seldom what they seem. The hand- over by the US military of...

New revelations on VP choice heighten crisis of McCain campaign

By Patrick Martin | After a series of politically damaging reports about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her family, there is mounting speculation that...

McCain Strategist Blasts Media

By Howard Kurtz | Sen. John McCain's top campaign strategist accused the news media Tuesday of being "on a mission to destroy" Alaska Gov. Sarah...

A High Stakes US Gamble with Russia

By Stephen Lendman - RINF | Prior to entering WW II, US strategists had a clear aim in mind at its conclusion - to...

Counterattacking Army recruiting

By Mitch Weiss | Sally Ferrell bounded from the truck and grabbed a posterboard sign that read: "War is not the Answer." Over the years,...

Holding murderers accountable

By William John Cox | Although Americans have access to the greatest selection of information sources in the world, including books, newspapers, magazines, radio,...

New Labour banging war drums – again

Socialist Worker | The new Labour government is leading the West’s war of words against Russia in its dispute with Georgia. Foreign secretary David Miliband...

Police, National Guard, fire tear gas into protest group

By Pioneer Press staff | Local police and Minnesota National Guard units are using a combination of pepper spray, concussion grenades and tear gas...

McCain Suggests Bush Has Endorsed Torture

By Zachary A. Goldfarb | Sen. John McCain today issued some of his strongest criticism of President Bush over an aggressive interrogation technique, clearly...

Ron Paul Kicks Off Campaign for Liberty

By Barbara L. Minton | Remember Ron Paul, the candidate who annoyed reporters, the left and the right by trying to talk about the...

Chomsky: Britain Failed To Stop US Shameful Acts

Britain has failed in its duty to stop the US from committing "shameful acts" in the treatment of suspects detained during the war on...

SchNEWS DRILLS FOR THE TRUTH IN PEAK OIL THEORY

SchNEWS | From Transition Town workshops to the city slickers at the Financial Times (to over-excited pieces in ill-researched journals like SchNEWS), there’s been...

Protesters denied access to attorneys, forced to march in leg shackles, ACLU charges

By John Byrne | The ACLU issued a stinging rebuke to the Denver Police Department Wednesday, alleging that the department may have violated laws...

POLITICS DRIVEN BY FICTION: MADE FOR TV

By Sam Smith | The confluence of Barack Obama's stadium acceptance extravaganza and John McCain's pick for vice president offers superfluous but final proof...

Blair has no right to lecture on the rule of law

By Inayat Bunglawala | Britain’s foreign secretary, David Miliband, has been lecturing Russia on the need to respect Ukrainian and Georgian sovereignty. He doesn’t...

3,000 Vets, War Protesters Hand-Deliver Their Message

By Patti Thorn | DNEVER - "Follow Us. Welcome to Denver," read the electronic sign on the police vehicle. And with that conciliatory gesture, an...

‘MI6 & Weapons of Mass Destruction’

By Larry O'Hara | Fascinating fall-out recently following the publication of Ron Suskind's new book 'The Way of the World' (Simon & Schuster 2008)...

Britain: Security Service “facilitated” torture of Guantánamo detainee

By Richard Tyler | A London court has ruled that the British government must disclose information that could support the claim that torture was...

Blackwater-linked firm to train Canadian troops

By Allan Woods | OTTAWA—Canadian soldiers could get training from a U.S. company closely linked to Blackwater USA, a private security firm implicated in...

Running for War President at Any Cost

By Robert Scheer | Just great! Nuclear-armed Pakistan is falling apart, Iran’s nuclear program is unchecked and congressional legislation on cooperation with the Russians on...

Joe Biden and the political establishment’s overriding goal

By Glenn Greenwald | Writing in a New York Times blog yesterday, Clinton pollster Mark Penn hails the selection of Joe Biden as "a smart...

The Future of Death at the Pentagon

The Pentagon: Some-Things-Never-Change Department Tomgram | What a difference four and a half years makes. When I first penned "The Wild Weapons of DARPA," in March...

Reinventing the Evil Empire

By Stephen Lendman - RINF | For the West, everything changed but stayed the same, hard-wired and in place. Things just lay dormant in...

Dictatorial Power on War and Treaties

By Jacob G. Hornberger | If anyone still has any doubts about whether President Bush is exercising powers that any self-respecting dictator would relish,...

Dem Convention Begins: Time To Suspend Disbelief

By Ruth Conniff | If the all-too-familiar sight of a slightly paunchy Joe Biden jogging to the podium, his white comb-over waving gently in...

McCain’s Plan to Privatise Veterans’ Health Care

(IPS) | If John McCain is elected the next U.S. president, wounded veterans could be in for a world of hurt. On the campaign trail,...

Man Selling Anti-War Shirts Wins Ruling

PHOENIX - A federal judge on Wednesday permanently barred Arizona from using a state law to prosecute an online merchant who sells shirts that...

Pentagon can’t find $2.3 trillion, wasting trillions on ‘national defense’

Yes, America's economy is a war economy. Not a "manufacturing" economy. Not an "agricultural" economy. Nor a "service" economy. Not even a "consumer" economy....

Britain’s terror laws have left me and my family shattered

Stop the War Coalition | The UN's committee on human rights has just published a report criticising Britain's anti-terror laws and the resulting curbs on...

Libby questioned on forged letter linking Saddam to 9/11

House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) issued letters of inquiry Wednesday to Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby, regarding a...

Antiwar Activists Win $2 Million Settlement From New York City

A group of 52 local activists today announced a $2 million settlement in their lawsuit against the City of New York. The activists were...

US Accused of War Crimes Over Torture Methods

The use of torture by the US Government in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in New York on September 11, 2001 has come...

Journalist says U.S. target was Al-Jazeera

By Bob Egelko  | After more than six years as a prisoner of the United States, former TV cameraman Sami al-Hajj is back at work...

US, allies contemplating action against Russia

CRAWFORD, Texas - The United States on Sunday accused Russia of stalling its military pullback in Georgia, but the Bush administration is not rushing...

War On Terror board game seized by police

Cambridge News | A War On Terror board game designed in Cambridge has been seized by police who claim the balaclava in the set...

Double Standards in the Global War on Terror

TomDispatch | Oh, the spectacle of it all – and don’t think I’m referring to those opening ceremonies in Beijing, where North Korean-style synchronization seemed...

CIVILIANS PAY THE PRICE FOR IMPERIAL RIVALRIES IN GEORGIA

SchNews | Despite the Olympics, you had probably noticed there’s another war on, this time in the mountainous region of the Caucuses, in a...

Antiwar activists seek expanded police probe

Tom LoBianco | Antiwar activists who were targeted by an undercover state police operation from 2005 to 2006 will ask state investigators Tuesday...

Is Perpetual War Our Future? Learning the Wrong Lessons from the Bush Era

TomDispatch | To the problem of an overstretched, over-toured military, there is but one answer in Washington. Both presidential candidates (along with just...

Bush Is the Worst Commander in Chief Ever

By Matthew Rothschild | Here’s the news flash from Wednesday’s New York Times: “Al Qaeda is more capable of attacking inside the United States...

Busting the Anthrax Myth

By Fred Burton and Scott Stewart of Stratfor.com | Dr. Jeffrey W. Runge, chief medical officer at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, told...

Auditors Question Blackwater Contracts: But Is It Really $107 Million?

By Elizabeth Olson | Blackwater Worldwide, the contractor whose provision of private security in Iraq has been under scrutiny, and its affiliated companies may...

Where Are the Weapons of Mass Destruction?

Truthdig | In the past two decades I have had the opportunity to participate in certain experiences pertaining to my work that fall into...

Georgia Tries out the Bush War Doctrine, Loses Badly

By Gary Brecher | There are two basic facts to keep in mind about the smokin' little war in Ossetia: 1. The Georgians started it. 2. They lost. If...

Bloody cost of the new world order

By Lindsey German, convenor of the Stop The War Coalition | The outbreak of war in the Caucasus over the past week has stunned the...

Hypocrite Bush: “Unacceptable in the 21st Century”

By Matthew Rothschild | Just back from mugging for the cameras with the bikini-clad U.S. Olympic volleyball team, Bush put his serious face on...

Boris Johnson pulls out of Mayors for Peace

By Kate Hudson | Last month, Boris Johnson announced the withdrawal of London’s membership of the global ‘Mayors for Peace’ initiative. This was founded...

More than 115,000 detainees released under pardon law

Voices of Iraq | The number of detainees released under the general amnesty law, launched by the government in February, reached 115615, the official...

This War Report Has Been Approved by Your Government

By Dave Lindorff  | We Americans got a graphic illustration of the demise of any independent American corporate news media these past few days...

Petraeus: US is flying Georgian troops into battle zone

The Times | 'US aircraft have started to fly some of Georgia’s 2,000 troops in Iraq back home to join the fight in the breakaway...

Why the Drug War is a Crime against Humanity Explained

Like the Iraq war and the “war on terror”, the so-called “drug war” is a government contrived “war” based on lies that generates massive...

State and Local Prosecutors Can Take Down Bush

By David Swanson | Former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi's new book "The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder" is not just a particularly good...

Anthrax case against bio-weapons expert ‘staggering for lack of evidence’

The case against the lone suspect in the 2001 anthrax case, who killed himself last week, has been blasted by his lawyer as based...

Who Is Bush to Lecture China?

By Matthew Rothschild Who is Bush to lecture the Chinese–or anyone, for that matter–on human rights? There he was in Thailand, pressing China to uphold human...

Unmanned spy planes to police Britain

By Kim Sengupta | The Government is drawing up plans to use unmanned "drone" aircraft currently deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan to counter terrorism...

War with Iran – On, Off or Undecided?

By Stephen Lendman - RINF | There's good news and bad, mostly the latter but don't discount the good. On May 22, (non-binding) HR 362 was introduced...

“We Were Basically Hiring Terrorists”

Salon - Aug. 6, 2008 | BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Donning pale yellow shirts with Iraqi flags stitched on the chest, Alah al-Janabi and Mahmoud...

The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on...

In the days immediately following September 11th, the most powerful people in the country were panic-stricken. The radical decisions about how to combat terrorists...

S. Koreans fire water cannons at Bush protesters

SEOUL, South Korea - Police fired water cannons at thousands of protesters Tuesday as President Bush got a volatile reception in South Korea at...

Secret deal kept British Army out of battle for Basra

By Deborah Haynes in Baquba and Michael Evans | A secret deal between Britain and the notorious al-Mahdi militia prevented British Forces from coming...

Marines ordered to stay longer in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has ordered roughly 1,250 Marines serving as trainers for the Afghan security forces to stay on the warfront about a...

Study: 1 in 4 soldiers at war have hearing loss

By Gregg Zoroya | The bombs along the Baghdad road exploded one after the other, leaving one soldier unconscious and another screaming from his...

Next president should order investigation of Bush-Cheney use of torture

By Rosa Brooks, Los Angeles Times | Even war criminals have fan clubs. On Tuesday, 15,000 people in Belgrade, Serbia, protested the transfer of indicted...

Afghanistan: Not a Good War

By Conn Hallinan | Every war has a story line. World War I was “the war to end all wars.” World War II was...

Secret Prison on Diego Garcia Confirmed

Andy Worthington  Six “High-Value” Guantánamo Prisoners Held, Plus “Ghost Prisoner” Mustafa Setmariam Nasar The existence of a secret, CIA-run prison on the island of Diego Garcia...

Maryland Governor Orders Investigation of Spying by State Troopers

By Matthew Rothschild | Maryland Governor Orders Investigation of Spying by State Troopers On July 31, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley appointed the former attorney general of...

Tax the energy giants and cut fuel bills

Corporations make billions while our fuel prices rise over 20 percent, writes Sadie Robinson Millions of people across Britain are struggling with soaring household energy...

Bush must be stopped before starting war with Iran

By JOE PARKO | The Bush administration, in rhetoric that is eerily similar to that used to build the case for a war against...

Anthrax scientist Bruce Ivins stood to benefit from a panic

The suspect in deadly mailings, who killed himself this week as the FBI closed in, could have collected patent royalties on an anthrax vaccine. By...

Sexual Assault in the Military: A DoD Cover-Up?

TruthDig | There was quite a struggle in Congress this week. The Department of Defense refused to allow the senior civilian in charge of its Sexual...

Inspector questions Blackwater contracts

By Joseph Neff | A high-stakes dispute that flared Monday between Blackwater and the federal government boils down to a definition: Are the hundreds...

Al-Qaeda expert re-killed by CIA

legitgov.org | It's 'Groundhog Day' at the CIA! Abu Khabab al-Masri 'died' in January 2006 and again on Monday. Once again, the 'mainstream' media...

Afghan air war grows in intensity

By David Wood | WASHINGTON - Daily airstrikes by U.S. and allied fighter-bombers in Afghanistan have almost doubled since last summer, according to U.S....

The Bush Admin’s Biowarfare Agenda

By Stephen Lendman - RINF | When it comes to observing US and international laws, treaties and norms, the Bush administration is a serial...

GUIDE TO SOME OF BUSH REGIME CRIMES

Coercive interrogation Can any Bush officials be prosecuted for the policies that paved the way for secret imprisonment, rendition to other countries that torture, or...

MILITARY HEAVILY CENSORING PHOTOS OF THE WAR

By MICHAEL KAMBER and TIM ARANGO BAGHDAD – The case of a freelance photographer in Iraq who was barred from covering the Marines after he...

Pentagon eyes sending hundreds of troops to Afghanistan

AP | WASHINGTON - Top Pentagon leaders are expected to recommend soon that Defense Secretary Robert Gates order hundreds of additional U.S. troops to...

Time To Exit The Empire Game

By Patrick J. Buchanan | As any military historian will testify, among the most difficult of maneuvers is the strategic retreat. Napoleon's retreat from...

Pentagon plays down fears over Afghan violence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon Wednesday sought to play down the seriousness of growing violence in Afghanistan but declined to say the United States...

Gitmo ‘Justice’ for US Citizens?

By Robert Parry | A conservative-dominated U.S. Appeals Court has opened the door for President George W. Bush or a successor to throw American...

Rice says Iran not serious at weekend nuke talks

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Iran on Monday of not being serious at weekend talks about its disputed nuclear program despite the presence...

Documents show Md. law enforcement spied on protesters

By Nick Madigan | Undercover Maryland State Police officers repeatedly spied on peace activists and anti-death penalty groups in recent years and entered the...

The US will not prosecute Bush

Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld will never be tried for war crimes in the US because the country lacks a consensus on torture The US will...

Barack Obama doesn’t rule out Hillary Clinton for vice president

By Peter Nicholas | Barack Obama told a potential donor to his campaign that Hillary Rodham Clinton is on his list of possible vice...

U.S. forces apologize for civilian death

Thi-Qar | The U.S. forces offered an official apology for the Thi-Qar province police over the killing of a civilian in an airdrop operation...

President George W Bush backs Israeli plan for strike on Iran

By Uzi Mahnaimi in Washington | President George W Bush has told the Israeli government that he may be prepared to approve a future...

Scandal of Diego Garcia Rendition Flights

By Andy Worthington | This has been a bad week for the British government, in relation to two of the running sores of its foreign...

Pilger: How Britain wages war

By John Pilger | The military has created a wall of silence around its frequent resort to barbaric practices, including torture, and goes out...

Double standards of our ‘war on terror’

Truth about our covert alliances shatters the West’s cosy moral universe, says Matthew Carr Western governments like to depict terrorism as a uniquely moral evil...

Whistleblower Says Pentagon Putting KBR Above Soldiers

By DAVID IVANOVICH | The Pentagon's oversight of Houston-based KBR's work in Iraq and Afghanistan has been "irregular and highly out of the ordinary,"...

It’s the Oil, stupid!

By Noam Chomsky | The deal just taking shape between Iraq's Oil Ministry and four Western oil companies raises critical questions about the nature...

Iran blames West for ‘artificially’ raising oil prices, says war threat is a ‘joke’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Iran's president again took aim at the West, blaming the U.S. and Europe for "artificially" raising oil prices and dismissing as...

New Law is Urged on War Powers

Los Angeles Times | A bipartisan commission Tuesday called for a new law to require the next president to ask Congress for formal approval...

Ex-MI5 chief attacks 42-day plan

Baroness Manningham-Buller tells the Lords why she is against the plans (video) The former head of MI5 has dismissed government plans to extend the time...

AMERICA’S CULTURE OF WAR NOT AN ISSUE THIS ELECTION

By Sherwood Ross | One issue the American people likely are not going to hear about in this presidential campaign is how to stop...

U.S. exports to Iran shot up even as Bush talked tough on sanctions

Associated Press | U.S. exports to Iran grew more than tenfold during President George W. Bush's years in office even as he accused Iran...

New War Brewing: US, Israel Take Dangerous Steps

By Eric Margolis | GENEVA — The U.S., Israel and Iran are playing a very dangerous game of chicken that soon could result in...

EMPIRE OF THE VANITIES

SchNews | In the run up to the annual meet and greet by world leaders (and ensuing mass insurrection on the other side of...

Bush-Led ‘Disaster Capitalism’ Exploits Worldwide Misery to Make a Buck

By Naomi Klein The Nation | Once oil passed $140 a barrel, even the most rabidly right-wing media hosts had to prove their populist cred...

TOWER 7 REPORT EXPECTED TO BLAME FIRE FOR COLLAPSE

It wasn't only the Twin Towers that collapsed on September 11. A third World Trade Center tower that wasn't hit by the planes also...

Happy Oil Dependence Day

By Robert Scheer | As we head into the Fourth of July weekend of patriotic bluster and beer swilling – but before we are...

Want to know if waterboarding is torture? Ask Christopher Hitchens

By Jon Henley | Late last year, the writer, polemicist and fierce proponent of the US-led invasion of Iraq Christopher Hitchens attempted, in a...

Ex-Agent Says CIA Ignored Iran Facts

By Joby Warrick | A former CIA operative who says he tried to warn the agency about faulty intelligence on Iraqi weapons programs now contends...

UN expert urges U.S. to take steps to avoid unlawful killings

Xinhua | UN human rights expert Philip Alston on Monday called on the United States to take immediate steps to improve its system of...

Ex-Abu Ghraib prisoners sue US contractors, claim torture

Yahoo | Four Iraqis announced Monday in Istanbul they are suing two US firms and their employees for allegedly torturing them at the notorious...

How the “Dear Leader” Blackmailed Bush

By Mike Whitney | After seven years of nonstop belligerence and saber rattling, the Bush administration has given North Korea everything it has demanded....

U.S. escalating covert operations against Iran: report

U.S. congressional leaders agreed late last year to President George W. Bush's funding request for a major escalation of covert operations against Iran aimed...

The ‘W.’ Stands for ‘War Criminal’

By Nat Hentoff | In a June 6 letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey–largely ignored by a press immersed in the future of Hillary...

Neil Young on Impeaching Bush

Billboard | QUESTION: A liberal friend of mine in New York saw the Twin Towers fall while stuck in traffic on the Verrazano Bridge. She...

The Nuclear Expert Who Never Was

By Scott Ritter | I am a former U.N. weapons inspector. I started my work with the United Nations in September 1991, and between that...

New Global Energy Order Emerging

IPS | By bringing together the world’s major oil producers and consumers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia marked a turning point in the negotiations for...

Welcome Home, Soldier: Now Shut Up

By Paul Rockwell | There are two kinds of courage in war - physical courage and moral courage. Physical courage is very common on...

Senate Passes Broad War Funding Measure

By Paul Kane | In a 92 to 6 vote, the Senate yesterday approved unrestricted funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that...

Agents seize Blackwater firearms

RALEIGH, North Carolina: Federal agents raided Blackwater Worldwide this week as part of an investigation into whether the private security company sidestepped federal laws...

Zimbabwe and the Question of Imperialism

Democracy Now! |  Listen to the Interview Audio stream  Download mp3  Criticism of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe and the actions of his ruling Zanu PF party is...

How the Pentagon Turned an Interrogation Resistance Program into a Blueprint for Torture

By Spencer Ackerman | In August 2004, a Defense Dept. panel convened to investigate detainee abuse after the Abu Ghraib scandal issued its much-anticipated...

Fortress Britain

By Muhammad Idrees Ahmad | “The public has to be more alert”, warned one “international terrorism expert” in the Daily Mail late last year,...

“Blood and Oil” an Important Film to See and Share

ADS | "Blood and Oil" is a very, very well made film that will show you something new even if you already know that...

Facing the Truth About the American Voter

Rick Shenkman, is the author of the just-published Just How Stupid Are We? Facing the Truth About the American Voter (Basic Books, 2008). He...

Reporters Say Networks Block War Reports

By Brian Stelter | Getting a story on the evening news isn't easy for any correspondent. And for reporters in Iraq and Afghanistan, it...

Blackwater is Still in Charge, Deadly, Above the Law and Out of Control

On June 3, Jeremy Scahill's bestselling Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army was released in fully revised and updated paperback...

Dems to OK Bush War Funds Without Conditions

By ANDREW TAYLOR | Democratic and GOP leaders in the House announced agreement Wednesday on a long-overdue war funding bill they said President Bush...

CIA Played Larger Role In Advising Pentagon

By Joby Warrick | A senior CIA lawyer advised Pentagon officials about the use of harsh interrogation techniques on detainees at Guantanamo Bay in a...

General Accuses White House of War Crimes

By Dan Froomkin | The two-star general who led an Army investigation into the horrific detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib has accused the Bush administration...

Doctors’ Report Finds Evidence of U.S. Torture and ‘War Crimes’

AP | Medical examinations of former terrorism suspects held by the U.S. military at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, found...

How powerful is the mass media?

Socialist Worker | Our rulers can’t fool all of the people all of the time, argues Sadie Robinson. The idea that the mass media...

US spy base to be built in Western Australia

BY PHILIP DORLING | Australian defence support for United States military operations in the Middle East will be boosted by construction of a new...

Senate probes Pentagon-Guantanamo contacts

It is no secret that American military personnel at Guantanamo Bay and other US-run prisons have stripped detainees naked, used dogs to scare them,...

FBI interviews of Bush, Cheney subpoenaed

McClatchy-Tribune | A House committee subpoenaed yesterday records of the FBI's interviews with President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney during the investigation into...

Why Are Corporate Journalists So Afraid of Questioning Authority?

By Scott Ritter | "I think the questions were asked. I think we pushed. I think we prodded. I think we challenged the president. I...

How many innocent people are going out of their minds today?

By George Monbiot | We shouldn’t be surprised to hear that George Bush dined with a group of historians on Sunday night. The president has...

Ex-Pentagon Lawyers Face Inquiry on Interrogation Role

By MARK MAZZETTI | Senior Pentagon lawyers played a more active role than previously known in developing the aggressive interrogation techniques approved for use in...

Government caves in to pressure from Bush

The real purpose of George Bush's visit to London became clear this afternoon, as Des Browne was set to announce more British troops are...

Our Government’s Dirty Little Secrets

By George Galloway | A Government ready to rely on those friends of liberty, the Democratic Unionist party, to shred the liberties of our...

Change, What Change?

CounterPunch | On Tuesday June 3 Barack Obama claimed the greatest prize the Democratic Party can offer, namely his nomination as its candidate for...

It’s Conyers’s Time to Act on Impeachment

Dennis Kucinich is saying exactly what you were saying before you became chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Now you have the power. Use...

A New Kind Of Corporate Slavery

Corporations are getting rich using federal prisoners as captive labor pools. By Betty Brink | Unless she’s dying or recovering from surgery, a patient...

Exposing Bush Administration Corruption

By Stephen Lendman - RINF | Information for this article comes from long-time business, finance and political writer and analyst Bob Chapman who publishes...

Renditions Victim to Sue German Government

Spiegel | A German-Lebanese victim of the CIA's extraordinary renditions program plans to sue the government in Berlin to force it to issue extradition...

Blackwater’s Private CIA

By Jeremy Scahill | This past September, the secretive mercenary company Blackwater USA found its name splashed across front pages throughout the world after...

US Congressman Moves to Impeach Bush

Belfast Telegraph | Former Democratic presidential contender, Dennis Kucinich, has called for the impeachment of George W Bush claiming that the president set out to...

Can the US empire strike back?

By Alex Callinicos | Despite opposing the war, Obama is committed to US imperialism. Imagine, in a galaxy far, far away, an empire in...

The Heinous Crimes of George W. Bush in 35 Articles of Impeachment

By Elaine Brower & Cheryl Abraham | Monday, June 9, 2008 was an astoundingly historic night for the United States of America. In the evening...

Blackwater’s Private Spies

By Jeremy Scahill | This past September, the secretive mercenary company Blackwater USA found its name splashed across front pages throughout the world after...

Fisk: The West’s weapon of self-delusion

By Robert Fisk | So they are it again, the great and the good of American democracy, grovelling and fawning to the Israeli lobbyists...

House Democrats Want Bush Admin Investigated for War Crimes

By Jason Leopold | House Democrats sent a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey Friday requesting that he appoint a special prosecutor to investigate...

Martyrs in the making at Guantanamo

By Tim Rutten | Thursday's arraignment before a military tribunal of five Al Qaeda members accused of planning and assisting the 9/11 terrorist atrocities seemed...

Senate report on Bush war lies: Another cover-up of war crimes

By Barry Grey | The Senate Intelligence Committee report issued Thursday on the Bush administration’s use of phony intelligence in the run-up to the...

America’s Medicated Army

By MARK THOMPSON | Seven months after Sergeant Christopher LeJeune started scouting Baghdad's dangerous roads – acting as bait to lure insurgents into the...

Senate Intelligence Report: Can You Say “Impeachment”?

The Progressive | With the release of the Senate Select Committee Report, impeachment is more urgent than ever. Here we have the proof that...

Blackwater opens California training center under court order

AP | A new counterterrorism training facility operated by Blackwater Worldwide, the largest private security company in Iraq, echoed with the grunts of Navy...

U.N. panel criticizes U.S. war crimes charges for Gitmo minors

AP | A UN committee on child rights criticised the US yesterday for filing war crimes charges against Guantanamo Bay detainees who were picked up...

Did Iranian agents dupe Pentagon officials?

By John Walcott | Defense Department counterintelligence investigators suspected that Iranian exiles who provided dubious intelligence on Iraq and Iran to a small group...

Indicators Point to a Softening of America’s Marijuana Laws

By Alexander Zaitchik | With key medical marijuana ballot initiatives likely to pass, and a more pot-friendly majority in Congress, there is room for...

“Enough Is Enough, It’s Time to Get Out”

Dozens of veterans from the U.S. occupation of Iraq converged in this west coast city over the weekend to share stories of atrocities being...

Howard accused of war crimes

ABC News | A legal brief has been sent to the International Criminal Court (ICC) alleging former prime minister John Howard committed a war...

On Trial for Protesting a Weapons Maker

By Socialist Worker | Eamonn McCann is a founder of the 1960s civil rights movement in Northern Ireland, a veteran socialist and trade unionist, and...

The ‘War Crimes File’

Hartford Courant | It comes as a relief to know that FBI agents were aghast at harsh interrogation techniques used by American military and...

White House fed war propaganda to a “complicit” media

By Bill Van Auken | In a stunning blow to what very little remains of the Bush administration’s political credibility, the president’s former press...

The last Briton in Guantanamo faces death penalty

By Robert Verkaik | A British resident who is facing the death penalty in Guantanamo Bay has made a final desperate plea to Gordon...

The Genealogy of Torture and Democracy

By Shannon Jones | The horrifying scenes of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and the mistreatment of detainees at the US...

John Bolton Escapes Citizen’s Arrest

By Stephen Adams - The Telegraph | John Bolton, the former US ambassador to the United Nations, has escaped an attempted citizen’s arrest as he appeared...

Brown: To Be More Than an Accessory to War Crimes

By Tariq Ali | Power can shape “truth”, but not for ever. That is one lesson that could be learned from the series of electoral...

UK ready to scrap killer cluster bombs

By Richard Norton-Taylor | The government is preparing to scrap Britain's entire arsenal of cluster bombs in the face of a growing clamour against weapons...

Appeal from Tony Benn / Stop the War Coalition

By Tony Benn | The destruction of Iraq continues; its people killed amidst bombings and atrocities, a million or more dead, many more than...

American Psychological Association Supports Torture

By Stephen Soldz | Since 2005, the American Psychological Association (APA) has steadfastly asserted that psychologists participating in detainee interrogations protects detainees by helping...

Students Denied Legal Aid

SchNews | Reckon students are all bone-idle skiving filth who haven’t even got the wit to tie their shoelaces properly? Well then you’d be...

‘We Are Stuck’ With Guantanamo, Gates Says

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who last year said he would look for ways to close the Guantanamo Bay military prison, has told the...

Indictment and Trial of Bush and Cheney

By David Swanson | Remarks made on May 24, 2008, in Radford, Va., at the Building a New World Conference: http://www.wpaconference.org. In a December...

The War on Drugs – ’30 Years of Failure’

Radley Balko | HBO’s critically acclaimed drama The Wire wrapped up its final season in March. The show has been widely praised for its...

Indymedia Responds to SHIfT article

Indymedia | Before turning to the article, it is worth noting that the issue's Editorial makes similar allegations about Indymedia UK. "For many of...

Monbiot plans citizen’s arrest of John Bolton

By George Monbiot | We have all but forgotten the war with Iraq. We tend to see it now as little more than a "political...

Oil: A global crisis

The Iraq War means oil costs three times more than it should, says a leading expert. How are our lives going to change as...

Mass Funding For War While There’s Poverty At Home

By Paul Craig Roberts | The US Senate has voted $165 billion to fund Bush’s wars of aggression against Afghanistan and Iraq through next...

TV News Stresses Strategy, Downplays Issues

TV news coverage of the presidential primaries has focused on campaign strategy rather than candidates' stands on issues, and gave some candidates 100 times...

All War All The Time

By Sam Smith | As it tries to recover from the most expensive failure in American military history, the Pentagon has its eyes on...

25 USA Military Officers Challenge Official 9/11 Account

Pakistan Daily | Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized the official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation. They include...

The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder

By Vincent Bugliosi | With respect to the position I take about the crimes of George Bush, I want to state at the outset...

Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

By Sam Gardiner | Earlier in the week the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) issued another of its dossiers. This one addresses nuclear...

Rice’s Lies About Torture

By Dave Lindorff | Is anyone surprised that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says that the Bush/Cheney administration’s authorization of torture of captives has...

FBI files indict Bush, Cheney and Co. as war criminals

By Bill Van Auken | The most stunning revelation in a 370-page Justice US Department Inspector General’s report released this week was that agents...

After Gitmo: The Government’s Responsibility

By Aziz Huq | After Gitmo: The American Government is Legally and Morally Responsible for Giving Innocent Prisoners a New Life in the U.S....

DU Shells Used by U.S. Worse Than Nuclear Weapons

NaturalNews | The use of depleted uranium (DU) munitions by the U.S. military may lead to a death toll far higher than that from...

FBI Report Details Guantánamo War Crimes

By ERIC LICHTBLAU and SCOTT SHANE | In 2002, as evidence of prisoner mistreatment at Guantánamo Bay began to mount, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents...

CIA death squads killing with “impunity” in Afghanistan

By Joe Kay | A United Nations investigator released a preliminary report last week citing widespread civilian deaths in Afghanistan, often at the hands...

Propaganda and the media

By Joseph L. Galloway | Once upon a time, it was widely believed that one of the greatest sins the U.S. government or its...

‘Challenging Authority’

By Stephen Lendman - RINF | Frances Fox Piven is a Canadian-born Professor of Political Science and Sociology at The Graduate Center, City University...

McCain: Most Troops Will Be Home by 2013

Senator John McCain declared on Thursday that most American troops will be home from Iraq by 2013 and that Iraq will be a functioning...

White House denied knowledge of military analyst program

By Eric Brewer | In the two weeks since I asked Dana Perino whether the White House knew about or approved of the Pentagon's...

President Bush should be impeached for war crimes

By Bill Wickersham | Bill Wickersham is an adjunct professor of Peace Studies at MU, a member of Veterans for Peace and a member...

Blair recalls despair at Bush’s victory

Press TV | Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife says they watched in distress as George Bush won the US presidential election in...

Guantánamo Has Backfired Dreadfully

By George Monbiot | When we learned last week that Abdallah Salih al-Ajmi had blown himself up in Mosul in northern Iraq, the US...

Weapons Were Not Made In Iran After All

In a sharp reversal of its longstanding accusations against Iran arming militants in Iraq , the US military has made an unprecedented albeit quiet...

Heckler at the Back

SchNews | Campaigners in Nottingham have the world’s second largest seller of small-arms, Heckler and Koch, firmly in their sights. One would have thought that...

Soldiers need loans to eat, report reveals

By Jonathan Owen and Brian Brady | A highly sensitive internal report into the state of the British Army has revealed that many soldiers...

The Prosecution of George W. Bush

By Vincent Bugliosi | There is direct evidence that President George W. Bush did not honorably lead this nation, but deliberately misled it into...

The Lucrative Art of War

New York Times | Congress is finally moving to shut one of the more egregious forms of Iraq war profiteering: defense contractors using offshore shell...

U.S. deploys more than 43,000 unfit for combat

By Gregg Zoroya | More than 43,000 U.S. troops listed as medically unfit for combat in the weeks before their scheduled deployment to Iraq or...

Abuse Claims Mount Against Pentagon, Contractors

By William Fisher | As human rights groups demanded the release of a report on a long-running investigation of the role of the Federal...

Suicide bomber was in Guantánamo, says US

By Ewen MacAskill | The Pentagon confirmed yesterday that a Kuwaiti released from the US detention camp at Guantánamo Bay three years ago carried...

John Bolton: US should bomb Iranian camps

By Damien McElroy | Mr Bolton said that striking Iran would represent a major step towards victory in Iraq. While he acknowledged that the...

Pentagon’s Propaganda Documents Go Online

By John Stauber | Eight thousand pages of documents related to the Pentagon's illegal propaganda campaign, known as the Pentagon military analyst program, are...

The Pentagon vs. America

By Scott Ritter | I recently heard from an anti-war student I met while I was speaking at a college in northern Vermont. The e-mail...

Pentagon Targeted Iran for Regime Change after 9/11

By Gareth Porter | Three weeks after the 9/11 terror attacks, former U.S. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld established an official military objective of not...

US Navy Deploys Around Latin America

By Lamia Oualalou | It's now official: The Pentagon is going to resuscitate its Fourth Fleet, with the mission of patrolling Latin American and...

America’s Chemically Modified 21st Century Soldiers

By Clayton Dach | Amphetamines and the military first met somewhere in the fog of WWII, when axis and allied forces alike were issued...

English village to be invaded in spybot competition

By Ceri Perkins | A village in south-west England will shortly be swarming with robots competing to show off their surveillance skills. The event...

Secret Bush “Finding” Widens War on Iran

By Andrew Cockburn | Six weeks ago, President Bush signed a secret finding authorizing a covert offensive against the Iranian regime that, according to those...

Pentagon Documents Highlight Torture Methods

By Adam Goldman | New York - The military continued to use abusive interrogation methods on detainees after a 2003 directive meant to end...

Poll: Bush most unpopular in modern history

CNN |  A new poll suggests that George W. Bush is the most unpopular president in modern American history. A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey...

Leader: US spreading insecurity, terrorism

Press TV | The Leader of the Islamic Revolution has said that Iran's armed forces are like a strong fortress that defends people's security...

Five Years Since Mission Accomplished

It has been five years since the President declared victory in the battle for Iraq. Since that day, more than 3,900 American troops have...

British troops to stay in Basra ‘for the long term’

Richard Norton-Taylor - The Guardian | Britain will maintain a garrison of 4,000 troops at Basra airport for the forseeable future, whatever the pressures...

Anti-War T-Shirter Sued for $40B

AP - PHOENIX | A Tennessee couple who lost their son in Iraq want an Arizona merchant to pay more than $40 billion in damages...

Cheney accused of war crimes

BBC | A top aide to former Secretary of State Colin Powell has launched a stinging attack on US Vice-President Dick Cheney over abuse...

A barrage of US threats against Iran

By Peter Symonds | During a press conference on Tuesday, US President George Bush spelled out the threat to Iran contained in last week’s...

Abu Ghraib Film Obscures Truth

By Sam Provance | Former Army Sgt. Sam Provance was the only uniformed military intelligence officer at Abu Ghraib who broke the code of...

151 Congressmen Profit From War

Who profits from the Iraq war? More than a quarter of senators and congressmen have invested at least $196 million of their own money...

Rice: Hamas Iran’s proxy warrior

Press TV | US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has characterized Palestinian Hamas fighters as the “proxy warriors” for the Islamic Republic. Rice made the...

TV Networks Silenced Anti-War Voices

By Jeff Cohen | In the fall of 2002, week after week, I argued vigorously against invading Iraq in debates...

Corporate America

By Chris Hedges | The corporate state is our shadow government. Candidates who aspire to higher office get corporate money if they promote corporate interests....

Ominous Signs That White House Wants More Wars

By Jim Lobe | Are the latest accusations and tough language leveled against Iran, Syria, and North Korea evidence of a resurgence by the remaining...

The Bush team’s Geneva hypocrisy

Newly released U.S. government documents, detailing how Bush administration officials punched legalistic holes in the Geneva Conventions' protections of war captives, stand in stark...

Emails suggest cover-up of Vets suicide rate

By Naomi Spencer | Internal emails from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) turned over to a federal district court in San Francisco this week...

‘Western Leaders Are War Criminals’

By Mick Meaney - RINF | The former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, has echoed calls for Western leaders to be charged with war...

Bush’s disapproval worst of any president in 70 years

By Susan Page | President Bush has set a record he'd presumably prefer to avoid: the highest disapproval rating of any president in the 70-year history...

US prepping military options against Iran

By Mike Sheehan | Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that the Pentagon is planning "potential" military actions against Iran,...

Pentagon Propaganda Worse Than We Thought

By John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton - PR Watch | David Barstow of the New York Times has written the first installment in what is...

UN targets US over delay in Syrian nuclear evidence

By Anne Penketh | The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog has reacted with fury at the United States' delay in passing on intelligence,...

Interrogating Abu Ghraib

Tony Diaz, a former military-police sergeant who served at Abu Ghraib, stares into Errol Morris' camera and speaks in baffled tones about being called...

Fallout from New York Times “Pentagon Pundits” Story

IPA | The recent New York Times front-page article "Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon's Hidden Hand" discloses Pentagon records which "reveal a symbiotic relationship where the...

Is Rice the New Global Currency?

By Otto Spengler | China is exchanging its depreciating reserves of the greenback for things of value, notably rice, with deadly consequences for U.S. foreign...

Promotion an ominous sign of possible war with Iran

By Farrah Hassen | The promotion of Gen. David Petraeus is another ominous sign that the Bush administration may attack Iran. President Bush is nominating Petraeus,...

DOD data: More forced to stay in Army

By Tom Vanden Brook | The Army has accelerated its policy of involuntary extensions of duty to bolster its troop levels, despite Defense Secretary Robert Gates'...

VA confirms 18 vets attempt suicide every day

By Jason Leopold | VA Tried to Conceal Extent of Attempted Veteran Suicides, Email Shows. Top officials at the Veterans Administration tried to conceal information...

British government lied about Persian Gulf incident

By Paul Mitchell | Secret Ministry of Defence documents released to the Times newspaper reveal that the British government lied about the circumstances surrounding the...

‘US cannot win in Afghanistan’

Press TV | The US-led coalition is not winning the war in Afghanistan and now is the time to make a fundamental correction, says a...

The most potent weapon wielded by Murdoch and China

By George Monbiot | If you want to know how powerful Rupert Murdoch is, read the reviews of Bruce Dover's book, Rupert's Adventures in China. Well,...

Bush Using NAFTA to Eliminate Laws

By Greg Palast |Psst! George Bush has a secret. While you Democrats are pounding each other to a pulp in Pennsylvania, the President has...

The US Economy and the Costs of War

By Dave Lindorff | Is the Iraq War to blame for America’s long-term economic decline and for the current economic crisis? Martin Neil Baily, a...

Prince William allegedly misused copter

UPI -- The propriety of Britain's Prince William using a military helicopter to visit his girlfriend is being questioned, a political party spokesman said. Liberal...

Top Bush aides pushed for Guantánamo torture

By Brad DeLong | OGMB sends us to: Top Bush aides pushed for Guantánamo torture: Senior officials bypassed army chief to introduce interrogation methods by...

Peace Activist Faces up to 6 Months in Prison

By PeteinDC | David Barrows challenged Gen. Petraeus During September 2007 Hearing. Sentencing this Wednesday, April 23, at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 220 of D.C....

Behind Analysts, the Pentagon’s Hidden Hand

By DAVID BARSTOW In the summer of 2005, the Bush administration confronted a fresh wave of criticism over Guantánamo Bay. The detention center had just...

Guantanamo Bay eight sue British secret service

Fiona Hamilton The three men from Tipton launched a lawsuit against the American authorities two years ago, alleging they were mistreated during their time...

Vets of recent wars have stress disorder

By Sara A. Carter About 300,000 service members who returned home from wars in Afghanistan and Iraq now suffer from post traumatic stress disorder or...

Pentagon records prisoner abuse by US military

By LARA JAKES JORDAN, AP WASHINGTON (AP) – Military interrogators assaulted Afghan detainees in 2003, using investigation methods they learned during self-defense training, Pentagon documents...

Judge denies request to subpoena Cheney

Judge denies attorney's request to subpoena Vice President Cheney in lawsuit over man's arrest. AP News A judge denied a request to subpoena Dick Cheney in...

‘Truthers’ blame US and Britain for the Holocaust

Andrew Anthony In Salman Rushdie's soon-to-be-published novel, The Enchantress of Florence, one of the characters is Niccolò Machiavelli, the original dark prince of power politics....

Washington ‘speechless’ after 9/11 comments

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States said Wednesday it was "speechless" after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad voiced doubts about the accepted version of the...

Iranian President: 9/11 ‘suspect event’

BBC Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has described the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York as a "suspect event" and queried the death...

Bush’s Torture Quote Undercuts Denial

By Jason Leopold President George W. Bush’s comment to ABC News — that he approved discussions that his top aides held about harsh interrogation techniques...

Benedict to Confront Skeptics, Scandal in U.S. Trip

By Nadine Elsibai Pope Benedict XVI has a lot of catching up to do with the U.S. and its 69 million Roman Catholics as he...

AP poll: Bush public approval at new low

WASHINGTON - Public approval of President Bush has dipped to a new low in the Associated Press-Ipsos poll, driven by dissatisfaction with his handling...

Bush Hypes Threat from Iran

Matthew Rothschild The Progressive In his speech on Thursday, Bush wasted little time before getting to the ominous subject of Iran. Time and time again, he lumped...

The BBC as an Imperial Tool?

Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News At a time of growing public disenchantment with the major media, millions now rely on alternate sources. Many online and print...

Top Bush Advisors Approved Torture

In dozens of top-secret talks and meetings in the White House, the most senior Bush administration officials discussed and approved specific details of how...

Revolution is the Solution

By Cindy Sheehan One of the founders of the USA, Thomas Jefferson, said that the US should have a revolution every 20 years or so...

US renews contract with Blackwater

By Kate Randall The US State Department has renewed its contract with Blackwater Worldwide to provide security for American diplomats in Baghdad. The move comes...

$3 Trillion May Be Too Low

Our original estimate of the cost of the Iraq war was too conservative: in reality the cost for the US will be much higher. By...

Fisk: Hizbollah turns to Iran in war on Israel

By Robert Fisk in Teir Dibba, south Lebanon Tuesday, 8 April 2008 The Shia "martyrs" of this hill village are normally killed in the dangerous, stony...

Breaking Through the News Filter

Peter Chamberlin  If it is true that the power belongs to the people in America, and Congress still answers to the people, then what force...

British army faces new torture claims

The testament of a respected Shia elder, aged 70, suggests brutal treatment of civilians is still continuing, writes Robert Verkaik. The British Army faces new...

Bush promises more troops for Afghanistan

Suzanne Goldenberg | guardian.co.uk, George Bush today promised to send more troops to Afghanistan after his departure from the White House next year, whatever the...

US Lawmakers Have $196 Million In “Defense”

WASHINGTON: Members of the U.S.Congress have as much as $196 million (126.2 million) collectively invested in companies doing business with the Defense Department, earning...

The Forbidden Financial Topic: U.S. National Debt

Mike Adams As we wind our way towards an election between the numerous professional liars who have been put forward as candidates for U.S. President,...

Military Report: Secretly ‘Recruit or Hire Bloggers’

A study, written for U.S. Special Operations Command, suggested "clandestinely recruiting or hiring prominent bloggers." Since the start of the Iraq war, there's been a...

Election Madness

Howard Zinn There’s a man in Florida who has been writing to me for years (ten pages, handwritten) though I’ve never met him. He tells...

’03 U.S. Memo Approved Torture

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department in 2003 gave military interrogators broad authority to use extreme methods in questioning detainees and argued that wartime powers...

9/11 Truth Movement vs. 9/11 Truth

I found myself once again singing at an antiwar rally two weeks ago, and once again being confronted by a red-faced white man with...

Disgusting Profits by Armament Companies

I’ve been joking the last few years that if you invested in military stocks on January 20, 2001, you’d be sitting pretty right now. Well,...

Where Was Media When Sub-Prime Disaster Unfolded?

"It is somewhat surprising," Larry Elliott, economics editor of London's The Guardian observed recently, "that there is not already rioting in the streets, given...

Those who control oil and water will control the world

New superpowers are competing for diminishing resources as Britain becomes a bit-player. The outcome could be deadly. John Gray | The Observer History may not repeat...

VIDEO: President Bush Booed at Baseball Game

There's a reason President Bush almost never appears before members of the general public: They really don't like him. Despite the delirious mood of...

A third American war crime in the making

The US Congress, the US media, the American people, and the United Nations, are looking the other way as Cheney prepares his attack on...

Police arrest 80 year old anti-war protester

An 80-year-old church deacon was removed from the Smith Haven Mall yesterday in a wheelchair and arrested by police for refusing to remove a...

The Ron Paul Revolution Enters A New Phase

We seem to be entering a distinct second phase of the Ron Paul Revolution. It is arguably the most important phase. At least that...

Put Impeachment Back on the Table

Chairman John Conyers House Judiciary Committee U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Congress Washington, DC 20510Dear Chairman Conyers: Prominent Constitutional law experts believe President Bush has engaged in at least,...

VIDEO: Religio-Fascist thought police at work

The Bible actually as something to say about these people: "It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he...

Government admits Human Rights breaches

MoD admits human rights breaches over death of tortured Iraqi civilian. The Government admits "substantial breaches" of the European Convention of Human Rights over the...