Posts tagged with ‘Bush’

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Where to now: Iraq today?

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Where to now: Iraq Today? Clive Hambidge & Soraya Boyd “I thought Nick Clegg’s reaction was very disappointing. His reaction should not be of ‘openness’ to a judicial enquiry. He should be actively pushing for a judicial enquiry. The Government came to power four years ago. He’s had ample opportunity to uncover, as Deputy Prime […]

On Torture: The American Malaise

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On Torture: The American Malaise Clive Hambidge A definition “Torture” means an act committed by a person acting under the color of law specifically intended to inflict severe physical or mental pain or suffering (other than pain or suffering incidental to lawful sanctions) upon another person within his custody or physical control …” (Wikipedia) BBC […]

The Ghost and the Machine: Drone Warfare and Accountability

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The Ghost and the Machine: Drone Warfare and Accountability Kathy Kelly and Afghan Youth Peace Fazillah, age 25, lives in Maidan Shar, the central city of Afghanistan’s Wardak province.  She married about six years ago, and gave birth to a son, Aymal, who just turned five without a father. Fazillah tells her son, Aymal, that […]

Europe’s Own Human Rights Crisis

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Europe’s Own Human Rights Crisis Benjamin Ward To many friends of human rights in Europe, the Arab Spring has been the most thrilling period since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Judging from their soaring rhetoric about yearning for freedom among Arab peoples, European Union leaders share that enthusiasm. Today there is an opportunity, the […]

Washington Reaps the Rewards of Its “Arab Spring” Destabilization Campaign

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Washington Reaps the Rewards of Its “Arab Spring” Destabilization Campaign US-Funded Tunisian President Prepares to Withdraw Recognition of Syrian Government Tony Cartalucci On February 5, 2012 – Reuters reported, “Tunisia “to withdraw recognition” of Syria government,” and specifically that newly appointed Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki made the announcement on his Facebook page. Reuters also notes […]

6 Shocking Ways Capitalism Is Failing Working America

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6 Shocking Ways Capitalism Is Failing Working America Les Leopold Without a dramatic rethink, our “free-enterprise” system may never again provide enough decent jobs for those who need them. Capitalism is coming apart at the seams and the middle-class is paying the price. This week’s news alone bombards us with examples of how, absent a […]

What Happened to Canada?

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What Happened to Canada? Chris Hedges What happened to Canada? It used to be the country we would flee to if life in the United States became unpalatable. No nuclear weapons. No huge military-industrial complex. Universal health care. Funding for the arts. A good record on the environment. But that was the old Canada. I […]

NLG opposes NDAA and Indefinite Detention

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NLG opposes NDAA and Indefinite Detention The National Lawyers Guild With the so-called “War on Terror” continuing for over a decade, President Barack Obama is about to sign the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. The NDAA permits the indefinite detention of anyone, including citizens of the United States, who “was part of or […]

The Big Chill

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The Big Chill Laura Rozen Achill has taken hold lately among both government officials and the US media. It comes in the wake of a US district court’s decision to jail a New York Times reporter for refusing to reveal to a grand jury her sources in the Bush Administration and the FBI investigation of […]

Arms-Export Reports Further Strain U.S.-Israeli Ties

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Arms-Export Reports Further Strain U.S.-Israeli Ties Thomas L. Friedman A series of charges this week that Israel has improperly re-exported American arms technologies to countries such as China and South Africa have rocked the already tense relations between the United States and Israel. Administration officials have confirmed a detailed report by The Wall Street Journal, […]

Military Attorney Was Accused of “Smuggling” Anti-Guantanamo Literature to Detainee

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Military Attorney Was Accused of “Smuggling” Anti-Guantanamo Literature to Detainee Jason Leopold Military attorney says false allegation preceded Guantanamo commander’s recent order authorizing a team of Pentagon contractors to reveiw privileged, attorney-client communications. But was the claim leveled to justify the new policy? Early last month, Air Force Capt. Michael Schwartz was summoned into the […]

The Afghan Dust is Settling

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The Afghan Dust is Settling A Sourcebook on Media Censorship in America Book Review of Project Censored’s Censored 2012 Dr. Paul W. Rea Even more than its predecessors, Censored 2012 makes for highly engaging and informative reading. This collection is a well mixed bag containing much that we need to know but typically don’t. Scarcely […]

A Fitting Symbol of the American Empire

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A Fitting Symbol of the American Empire Sheldon Richman The image of four U.S. marines urinating on the corpses of Afghan fighters is a fitting symbol of American intervention in Central Asia and the Middle East. That picture will live forever in the memories of people in the region, along with the pictures from Iraq’s […]

Why I am Suing Barak Obama

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Why I am Suing Barak Obama Chris Hedges Attorneys Carl J. Mayer and Bruce I. Afran filed a complaint Friday in the Southern U.S. District Court in New York City on my behalf as a plaintiff against Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to challenge the legality of the Authorization for Use of […]