France and the free world is in mourning following the horrible Paris massacre on November 13 by at least seven gunmen, killing 129 and wounding another 352, 99 critically.
The Senate Torture report confirms that Guantánamo was a place of torture and indefinite detention, and continues to be an international embarrassment.
The Senate Torture Report found, among other things, that the CIA misled Congress, the Justice Department and President George W. Bush about the “effectiveness” of torture methods used, including waterboarding, rectal feeding, shackling detainees in painful positions, prolonged sleep deprivation and slamming detainees against walls.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D. CA) should expedite the release of the Senate Torture Report before she loses her position as Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI).
Yoo claimed the report failed to maintain “bipartisanship” that “will undermine its conclusions.” This is a preemptive attack by Yoo as the release of the Senate torture report will probably place Yoo on the hot-seat again.
Main stream media outlets reported “hundreds” marched on Sunday in San Francisco to oppose Israel’s assault on Gaza. The more accurate estimate of 6,000 suggests corporate media bias continues to distort the truth.
The unintended consequence of the U.S. Iraq war, the so-called Arab Spring, and the Syrian conflict, is the collapse of the post-World War I partition of the Ottoman empire by the British and the French
Iraq is descending into civil war. The nation is close to a partition of the country into Sunni, Shiite, and Kurdish zones, a predictable result of Bush’s ill-advised, unnecessary war.
It is unfortunate that the debate about the prisoner swap – U.S. Army Sgt. Bergdahl for 5 Taliban officials – disregards or at least minimizes the fact that prior to the swap, there were 149 still imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp, of which 78 are still imprisoned after being cleared for release and 38 the U.S. has said it lacks evidence to prosecute but claims they are too dangerous to release.
The history of these negotiations is merely camouflage for the systematic annexation of the West Bank by way of settlement construction hoping this will encourage Palestinian emigration. In short, a state for Palestine is but an illusion.
To much of the world, it appears that our president is indecisive, unsure of his options, and unable to amass consensus on how to proceed on the issue of Syria
Today Bradley Manning, a whistleblower, was convicted by a military court at Fort Meade of 19 offenses for supplying the press with information, including five counts of ’espionage’. He now faces a maximum sentence of 136 years
America has become La Belle in many aspects. Take the food system, for example. Rather than fresh food being delivered from farms to consumers, we have created this complex web of middlemen and industry practices that insist upon genetically modifying the food, spraying billions of pounds of dangerous pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, radiating our food, adding preservatives, flavors, dyes, fake fat, fake salt, fake sugar, and any of the other tens of thousands of unregulated chemicals that can be used freely.
An estimated 1,100 supporters marched at SF Pride Parade Sunday honoring gay WikiLeaks whistleblower Pfc. Bradley Manning, despite the Pride board of directors’ refusal to name him 2013 Grand Marshal.
Bradley Manning, a U.S. Army soldier, admitted sending 700,000 government documents to Wikileaks in 2010. It was the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history.