I just signed this petition on Bush and Torture. This is a BEYOND BELIEF happening in our nation. I hope you will join me in doing WHATEVER WE CAN to expose and punish those responsible for using such a repulsive practice IN OUR NAME! Follow this link: action.aclu.org/topdowntorture. Democracy Now: : Professor McCoy Exposes the History of CIA Interrogation, From the Cold War to the War on Terror.
One of the key, if underreported, findings in Tuesday’s bombshell Senate report on the Bush-era treatment of U.S. military detainees was the role of civilian and military psychologists in devising, directing and overseeing the torture of prisoners. PSS: Psychologist calls for investigation of psychologists’ collusion in torture.
Dick Cheney was in charge of an assassin ring which killed enemies of the US in Afghanistan and Lebanon, says investigative journalist Wayne Madsen.
Army: 3 vials of virus samples missing from Maryland facility. Check out the links mentioned in the video: UnslaveMee click ‘more info’ just to the right of the upper right corner of video. NYT: Mexico Shuts Schools Amid Deadly Flu Outbreak.
Wednesday’s lead editorial in the Wall Street Journal threatens President Obama with all-out opposition to any effort to hold Bush administration officials responsible for authorizing torture by the CIA and military. Denouncing Obama’s half-hearted criticism of the Bush administration’s torture policy as “Presidential Poison,” the leading right-wing voice of the American financial aristocracy warns, “His invitation to indict Bush officials will haunt Obama’s Presidency.”
Recently released files obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal details of secret battles raging between founders of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), U.S. presidents and top law enforcement agencies: Israeli Foreign Ministry employee Isaiah L. Kenen is ordered by Nathan B. Lenvin of the DOJ Foreign Agent Registration Act section to continue registering as an Israeli foreign agent. Kenen rejects the order to begin work at the American Zionist Council (AZC) lobbying for U.S. arms and financial aid. He later establishes AIPAC.
The Obama administration agreed late Thursday to release dozens of photographs depicting alleged abuse by U.S. personnel during the Bush administration of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan. At least 44 pictures will be released by May 28, making public for the first time images of what the military investigated at facilities other than the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
Following the lives of two teenagers, Sin Nombre—in Spanish with English subtitles—tells the story of thousands of poor youth in Central America trying to cope with a society that has nothing for them. Some opt to take the long and dangerous trip to el Norte (the US) in search of work, while others—those who stay behind—are often attracted to gang culture, looking for a sense of belonging and brotherhood, a life that ends up imprisoning them in the same or an even more miserable existence.
The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to overrule a 23 year-old decision that stopped police from initiating questions unless a defendant's lawyer is present, the latest stance that has disappointed civil rights and civil liberties groups.
A black hole is an area in space with such a powerful gravitational pull that no matter or energy in space can escape its pull; a place into which objects disappear and are not expected to be seen again. Dying stars typically are pulled into black holes in our universe; but in America, billions and trillions of dollars disappear into the vast black hole of the military-industrial complex. And this powerful force and influence is literally sucking the lifeblood out of the American economy.
Activists are urging the heads of the World Bank Robert Zoellick, above) and IMF not to attach strings to new emergency aid to poor countries. Efforts to pull the global economy out of its nosedive enter a new phase this weekend amid warnings the decline is steeper than previously thought and signs the cockpit crew continue to jostle for the joystick.
"In trying to understand the situation and any future potential for reconciliation it is important to understand the difference in the realities of the West Bank and Gaza. Both areas are under Israeli occupation, but in the West Bank the Israeli army is operating throughout Palestinian areas, including in densely populated cities and towns. Israel fully controls the land, the expansion of settlements and settlement infrastructure and other infrastructure such as water, electricity and road networks, as well as the separation wall."
China’s recent announcement of multi-billion dollar deals with several Latin America countries will strengthen its already substantial presence in a region the US has historically regarded as its own backyard.
The plans to implement martial law in America have been taking shape for decades, hidden behind "Continuity of Government" contingency planning. Now, with public outcry over the banker bailout bill at fever pitch, all of the pieces are in place for the U.S. Army to start policing American citizens. For more information and analysis, please visit http://www.corbettreport.com.
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