Posts tagged with ‘Congress’

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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 CIA’s secret history of psychological torture

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The CIA’s secret history of psychological torture Throughout the Cold War, the agency outsourced abuse to other nations. Will Obama put us back on this path? Alfred W. McCoy If, like me, you’ve been following America’s torture policies not just for the last few years but for decades, you can’t help but experience that eerie […]

In Iranian media, activist lauds Charlottesville’s anti-war resolution

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In Iranian media, activist lauds Charlottesville’s anti-war resolution Ted Strong The day after the Charlottesville City Council passed a resolution calling on the federal government to end all its wars and avoid starting a new one with Iran, the move has drawn attention from abroad. One arm of Iran’s state-owned media, PressTV, is reporting the […]

Truthdigger of the Week: Chris Hedges

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Truthdigger of the Week: Chris Hedges Late last year, President Obama pulled a fast one by changing his stance on the National Defense Authorization Act so suddenly and drastically that Americans were left with a bad case of legislative whiplash—and a very serious state of affairs with regard to our civil liberties. Obama’s stunning switch […]

Victory for Internet Freedom: Obama Announces Opposition to SOPA, Congress Shelves Bill

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Victory for Internet Freedom: Obama Announces Opposition to SOPA, Congress Shelves Bill The Protect IP Act and Stop Online Piracy Act have generated intense opposition because of their crackdown on Internet freedom–and that opposition just won big. Misguided efforts to combat online privacy have been threatening to stifle innovation, suppress free speech, and even, in […]

Beating Up on Chavez

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Beating Up on Chavez Stephen Lendman Since inaugurated in February 1999, he’s faced open US hostility, including by go-along major media scoundrels. New York Times writer Simon Romero’s among them. On January 6, he and William Neuman played both Chavez and Iranian cards headlining, “Increasingly Isolated, Iranian Leader Set to Visit Allies,” saying: President Mahmoud […]

The Globalization of War: The “Military Roadmap” to World War III

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GLOBAL RESEARCH ONLINE INTERACTIVE READER SERIES GR I-BOOK No.  2 Michel Chossudovsky and Finian Cunningham The Globalization of War The “Military Roadmap” to World War III Michel Chossudovsky and Finian Cunningham (Editors) December 2011 INTRODUCTION [scroll down for Reader’s Table of Contents] The Pentagon’s global military design is one of world conquest. The military deployment […]

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 […]

Close the Guantánamo Gulag

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 Close the Guantánamo Gulag Marjorie Cohn Travelers to Cuba and music lovers are familiar with the song “Guantanamera” – literally, the girl from Guantánamo. With lyrics by José Martí, the father of Cuban independence, Guantanamera is probably the most widely known Cuban song. But Guantánamo is even more famous now for its US military prison. […]

A.I.P.A.C.

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A.I.P.A.C. Persuading Americans to break the law? Clive Hambidge Habituation writes James Austin M.D “means that repeated stimuli yield a decreasing response.” Conversely and importantly he goes on, “Sensitization implies that responses increase when stronger stimuli are repeated.” For in this understanding, “we are addressing the basis of the freshness of vision of the artist […]

How to Start a War: The American Use of War Pretext Incidents

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How to Start a War: The American Use of War Pretext Incidents. Richard Sanders The following article by Richard Sanders published in May 2002, prior to the onslaught of the Iraq war, carefully documents the History of War Pretext Incidents. This historical  review raises an important issue: Is the Pentagon seeking to trigger military confrontation in […]

THE WAR ON IRAN

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THE WAR ON IRAN: The Deployment of Thousands of US Troops to Israel, The Integration of US-Israeli Command Structures Michel Chossudovsky The Islamic Republic of Iran has been threatened with military action by the US and its allies for the last eight years. Iran has been involved in war games in the Persian Gulf.  The […]

Monopoly Media Manipulation

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Monopoly Media Manipulation Michael Parenti In a capitalist “democracy” like the United States, the corporate news media faithfully reflect the dominant class ideology both in their reportage and commentary. At the same time, these media leave the impression that they are free and independent, capable of balanced coverage and objective commentary. How they achieve these […]