Despite Barack Obama’s promise in 2009 – one of his first as president – to shut down “Gitmo,” the U.S. evidently has no intention of doing so anytime soon. In fact, the only thing concerning Gitmo that the Obama administration has shut down is the office of the special envoy, Daniel Fried, who had been tasked with its closure. The U.S. State Department reassigned Fried in late January, and he will not be replaced.Read more »
If a person commits suicide, and they felt pushed to do so, does that make the person or persons that pushed them, or harassed them, an accomplice; and should they be held accountable as accomplices? Perhaps this is a topic that can be opened for discussion on the show? How many people have committed suicide due to similar circumstances, that the general public is not even aware of? Perhaps, their names can be added here, under "comments" so they can be remembered? Can people be bullied to death?Read more »
A 15-month investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic reveals how US colonel James Steele, a veteran of American proxy wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, played a key role in training and overseeing US-funded special police commandos who ran a network of torture centres in Iraq.
• This is an edited version of a longer film. Watch our full-length film investigation about James Steele narrated by Dearbhla Molloy
• Revealed: Pentagon's link to Iraqi torture centres
Yale will train US Special Forces in interrogation techniques using immigrants as guinea pigsRead more »
The Open Society Foundation has released a report that over 50 governments have helped the CIA conduct detention and rendition activities which have led to the torture of over 150 people.Read more »
More than 35 violent deaths in Australia have been linked to men who attended the same, often brutal, boys'
Fifteen of these deaths led to convictions for either murder or manslaughter.
The Institution for Boys, Tamworth was established in 1947 as a place of punishment for boys aged 15 to 18 who absconded from other boys' homes.Read more »
After being alerted that some of his educational children’s music was used as a weapon of war, GRAMMY award-winning songwriter Christopher Cerf set out on a mission to learn more about what he believed to be an “inhumane” use of his work.
According to the report, prisoners, shackled and held in private cells, were subjected to near-deafening music from Metallica, AC/DC, Marilyn Manson, Drowning Pool, Eminem, Bruce Springsteen and Rage Against The Machine in addition to popular children’s classics from Sesame Street and Barney the purple dinosaur.Read more »
Protests are expected in dozens of cities today as part of an effort to call attention to the harsh conditions faced by accused U.S. Army whistleblower Bradley Manning. Manning is expected to testify about conditions during his imprisonment at the Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Virginia, as part of a pre-trial hearing today at Fort Meade, Maryland. The testimony will be Manning’s first public comments since his arrest more than two year ago.Read more »
Muslim Brotherhood enacts Sharia Law and begins crucifying dissidents; Christians treated with special brutality.Read more »
They have been described as "A menace to society, a cancer plaguing our neighborhoods."Read more »
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