How to Escape from Zip Ties
We chose these because realistically if someone was determined to go out and buy zip ties to use to illegally restrain someone, they’d likely hit the local hardware store and find the toughest ones they could.Read more »
Watch as a mainstream reporter does what a mainstream reporter is actually supposed to do: Fundamentally questioning the apparent hypocrisy of the US gov't when it comes to foreign policy.Read more »
Taser deaths by police in Vermont and elsewhere clearly show that it is time for a moratorium on what the UN calls a “torture weapon.”
On the evening of June 20th in Thetford VT, Macadam Mason was just another all-but-anonymous 39-year-old artist, an alcoholic sober three years, a father of three who had epilepsy and mental health issues in the bargain. He’d had a grand mal seizure the day before and was suffering what, for him, were the typical disorienting after effects that usually lasted for days.Read more »
China hits back on U.S. human rights
Beijing, China (CNN) -- China criticized a "woeful" human rights record in the United States on Friday, a day after a U.S. report said Beijing's own record is getting worse, with harsh crackdowns on dissidents.
"The United States' tarnished human rights record has left it in no state -- whether on a moral, political or legal basis -- to act as the world's 'human rights justice,' " China said in an annual report on U.S. human rights.Read more »
Christopher Michael Perry, Michael Rowe, Prince George's County officers indicted
Two Prince George’s County Police officers were indicted Thursday on kidnapping, false imprisonment assault and other charges in connection with a May incident involving teens.Read more »
Massachusetts special-needs facility is believed to be the only one in the world that uses 'aversive therapy' in treating children - The UN's special rapporteur on torture has made a formal approach to the US government over a special-needs school near Boston that inflicts electric shocks on autistic children as a form of behavioural control. Juan Mendez has told the Guardian that he has opened discussions with the US mission to the UN in Geneva as a first step towards investigating the school.Read more »
FRONTLINE investigates how Al Qaeda and affiliated militants have seized areas in southern Yemen — and are winning some popular support.Read more »
Directors: Enrico Parenti and Thomas Fazi
Over the course of the last century, the US has silently encircled the world with a web of military bases unlike any other in history. No continent is spared. They have shaped the lives of millions, yet remain a mystery to most.Read more »
Footage played in court this week shows former student Andre McCollins, then a disabled 18-year-old, strapped to a table and screaming savagely in pain as faculty applied 31 individual jolts of electricity over the course of seven hours. He was ultimately hospitalized. Andre is shown seated at a desk inside a classroom as a staff member asks him several times to remove his coat. He stays still, apparently not responding or removing his coat, until he is given a shock. He screams and falls to the floor, yelling as he tries to hide under his desk.Read more »
The Media Blackout on the Absolute Power of NDAA
Another mysterious media blackout has occurred and this time, it’s surrounding the National Defense Authorization Act, also known as NDAA. Fox News has remained typically silent, except for one article which doesn’t bother delving into the implications of this invasive, overreaching bill.Read more »
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