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Spy Culture - 2020-03-18 - Original post - cached version

Henry ‘Hank’ Crumpton is a former CIA operations man who has made numerous appearances on Charlie Rose, 60 Minutes and...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-16 - Original post - cached version

Frankly and in summary: recently The United States of America has crossed several lines, committing atrocities, in many parts of the world. In the past, no country could get away with this; such situations would inevitably lead to war.

Presently, war is “avoided” only because the world is...

MintPress - 2020-03-13 - Original post - cached version

Shadowproof — Federal judge Anthony Trenga ordered a jail in Alexandria, Virginia, to release United States Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning. The order came after the grand jury investigating WikiLeaks was dismissed.

Manning was confined for 365 days or one year after being held in...

Vanessa Beeley - 2020-03-12 - Original post - cached version

Detainees were physically tortured and disfigured by several methods including whippings with power cords, batons, steel bars taken from school desks; slapping the face and kicking the body especially the injured areas; burning the skin with lit cigarettes; placing the body in a sewage...

MintPress - 2020-03-10 - Original post - cached version

Merely two weeks after Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, declared that the PA will suspend all ‘security coordination’ with Israel, Palestinian security forces in the West Bank killed unarmed teenager, Salah Zakareneh.

Zakareneh is not the first and, sadly, will not be the...

James Bovard - 2020-03-03 - Original post - cached version
American Conservative, March 3, 2020 The Census and Facebook: Working Hand-in-Glove to Censor the Internet

by James Bovard

The same agency that once helped the Army round up Japanese Americans has now achieved protected status on social media.

 

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Spy Culture - 2020-02-16 - Original post - cached version

To mark the 200th episode of this podcast I decided to combine several ideas into an open buffet of information...

MintPress - 2020-02-12 - Original post - cached version

New allegations have surfaced claiming that Israel’s domestic intelligence agency, Shin Bet or Shabak, is engaged in the brutal torture of Palestinian detainees, despite the practice being against both Israeli and international law. The new accusations, deemed “very credible” by both Israeli and...

James Bovard - 2020-02-04 - Original post - cached version
USA TODAY, February 4, 2020 Claims that John Bolton’s book disclosures are ‘top secret’ ring hollow What is classified? It all depends on the politicians. Long before Bolton, the Obama White House used classification as a tool of censorship. by James Bovard, Opinion columnist...
Strategic Culture - 2020-02-01 - Original post - cached version

Based on the Bill of Rights torture is something absolutely and totally un-American and yet it has become a routine part of the “Global war on Terror”

Strategic Culture - 2020-01-30 - Original post - cached version

With all the media excitement focused on the impeachment of President Donald Trump, it comes as no surprise that some recent additional insights into how the United States became a torture regime have been largely ignored. It has been known for years that the George W. Bush Administration...

Grayzone Project - 2020-01-27 - Original post - cached version

With Senator Bernie Sanders surging in the polls, DNC chair Tom Perez has put forward a cartoonishly neoliberal cast of…

The post To rig primary against Bernie, DNC chair Tom Perez nominates regime-change agents, Israel lobbyists, and Wall Street consultants appeared first on The Grayzone...

Kevin Ryan - 2020-01-25 - Original post - cached version

The dubious legal proceedings at the Guantanomo Bay (Gitmo) prison camp continue to promote the idea of justice for victims of 9/11. Unfortunately, these proceedings do not represent an administration of law but an unstated claim that the Global War on Terror is above the law. More importantly,...

Corbett Report - 2020-01-14 - Original post - cached version


James joins Ernest Hancock for his bi-monthly appearance on Declare Your Independence to discuss the New (multipolar) World Order, the false hope of the BRICS, and how to overcome (not weaponize) learned helplessness.

Corbett Report - 2020-01-13 - Original post - cached version

[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2019-12-18%20Declare%20Your%20Independe..."][/audio] Recorded December 18, 2019. James joins Ernest Hancock for his bi-monthly appearance on Declare Your Independence to discuss the New (multipolar) World Order, the false hope of the BRICS, and how...
MintPress - 2019-12-25 - Original post - cached version

YEMEN-SAUDI BORDER — Hoping for a better life, 32-year-old Hermala left Jimma, a poor farming district in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, and set out towards Saudi Arabia. He faced unspeakable dangers along the journey, including death at sea, torture, and abuse in chasing what would ultimately remain...

Spy Culture - 2019-12-23 - Original post - cached version

The never-ending doublespeak over whether MI5 and MI6 officers emulate James Bond took a new twist recently, with an Army...

Spy Culture - 2019-12-22 - Original post - cached version

It isn’t often that the CIA’s entertainment liaison office makes the news but former CIA officer turned Democrat Representative Elissa...

Spy Culture - 2019-12-22 - Original post - cached version

Perhaps the most insidious rewriting of recent history by Hollywood is Zero Dark Thirty‘s narrative that torture helped find Bin...

Dissident Voice - 2019-12-21 - Original post - cached version

On November 27 this year, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer, delivered an address to the German Bundestag outlining his approach to understanding the mental health of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. These comprised two parts, the initial stage covering his diplomatic asylum in the...

Strategic Culture - 2019-12-16 - Original post - cached version

The CIA’s extraordinary rendition programme, through which individuals allegedly suspected of terrorism would be kidnapped and whisked off to secret interrogation centres known as black sites, has recently been revisited in mainstream media through a series of illustrations by a prisoner held in...

Strategic Culture - 2019-12-03 - Original post - cached version

Robert SCHEER

While most Americans will never be able to see the full Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture committed in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, even the publicly available executive summary reveals shocking facts about the agency’s heinous acts. “...

Strategic Culture - 2019-11-28 - Original post - cached version

Alex ADAMS

British politics is presently mired in the second general election campaign in three years, thanks to the grinding parliamentary impasse precipitated by Brexit. One of the most important features of the clamor surrounding Brexit is that very few other political issues are...

Dissident Voice - 2019-10-29 - Original post - cached version

Yesterday morning, President Trump announced the death of Abu Bakr Al- Baghdadi and three of his children.

President Trump said Al-Baghdadi, the founder of ISIS, was fleeing U.S. military forces, in a tunnel, and then killed himself by detonating a suicide vest he wore.

In 2004, Al...

Dissident Voice - 2019-10-24 - Original post - cached version

I was deeply shaken while witnessing Monday’s events in Westminster Magistrates Court. Every decision was railroaded through over the scarcely heard arguments and objections of Assange’s legal team, by a magistrate who barely pretended to be listening.

Before I get on to the blatant lack...

Dissident Voice - 2019-10-23 - Original post - cached version

In December 2018, 17-year-old Palestinian teen, Ayham Sabah, was sentenced by an Israeli military court to 35 years in prison for his alleged role in a stabbing attack targeting an Israeli soldier in an illegal Jewish settlement in the West Bank.

Sabah was only 14 years old when the...

Dissident Voice - 2019-10-10 - Original post - cached version

On August 20, Heba Ahmed al-Labadi fell into the dark hole of the Israeli legal system, joining 413 Palestinian prisoners who are currently held in so-called administrative detention.

On September 26, Heba and seven other prisoners declared a hunger strike to protest their unlawful...

MintPress - 2019-10-09 - Original post - cached version

On August 20, Heba Ahmed al-Labadi fell into the dark hole of the Israeli legal system, joining 413 Palestinian prisoners who are currently held in so-called administrative detention. 

On September 26, Heba and seven other prisoners declared a hunger strike to protest their unlawful...

Spy Culture - 2019-09-26 - Original post - cached version

The epic war drama The Deer Hunter won five Oscars, despite the central conceit and metaphor of the film being...

Spy Culture - 2019-09-04 - Original post - cached version

GI Jane is a crude, clumsy attempt to show a ‘woman’s perspective’ on being in the military, that ruined Demi...

Spy Culture - 2019-09-03 - Original post - cached version

One issue that comes up repeatedly in the script changes enforced by the Pentagon is war crimes, and other violations...

Dissident Voice - 2019-09-03 - Original post - cached version

When perceived authorities like President Trump designate immigrants “animals,” they authorize abuse of those officially disparaged people.  Conscience-challenged people predictably seek to enhance their status by carrying out apparent or explicit wishes of adored “leaders.”  Trump probably has...

Dissident Voice - 2019-09-01 - Original post - cached version

More than ten years ago, in Nadi, Fiji, during a UN conference, I was approached by the Minister of Education of Papua New Guinea (PNG).

He was deeply shaken, troubled, his eyes full of tears: “Please help our children,” he kept repeating:

Indonesian army, TNI, is...

Dissident Voice - 2019-08-28 - Original post - cached version

The French journalist Angèle Savino lived in Venezuela for thirteen years, during which time she followed closely the conflict between the Yukpa and the major landowners. “After Chavez decided to hand over the land to the Yukpa, the assassinations ensued” – she confides. Convinced that in...

Dissident Voice - 2019-08-08 - Original post - cached version

Remember when it was obligatory to call Julian Assange paranoid?

That changed in March when the first of 18 US indictments confirmed designs to get him. All charges pertain to Wikileaks data that made him famous in 2010. Hard proof that hounding ensued from those initial releases...

MintPress - 2019-06-19 - Original post - cached version

On May 9, UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer, visited WikiLeaks founder and journalist Julian Assange at Belmarsh Prison, where he is currently serving a 50-week prison sentence for a minor bail violation. Melzer was accompanied by two medical experts who specialize in the examination of...

Dissident Voice - 2019-06-04 - Original post - cached version

Julian Assange is being slowly murdered by “Her Majesty’s Prison Service” at Belmarsh prison in the south-east of London. The prison is notorious for holding people who have never been charged with a crime indefinitely. It is also called the British version of Guantanamo, and, typically used to...

Dissident Voice - 2019-06-01 - Original post - cached version

Another crude and sad chapter, yet more evidence of a system’s vengeance against its challengers.  Julian Assange, like they dying Roman emperor Vespasian, may be transforming into a god of sorts, but the suffering of his mortal physical is finding its mark.  While some in the cynical,...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-31 - Original post - cached version

On the eighth of April, shortly before London police forcibly carried WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy, a doctor named Sondra S Crosby wrote a letter to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights requesting that the office look into...

Consortium News - 2019-05-31 - Original post - cached version

The UN special rapporteur on torture has blasted four nations for imposing psychological torture on Julian Assange. ‘A Relentless and Unrestrained Campaign of Public Mobbing, Intimidation and Defamation’ Warns of ‘Criminalization of Journalism’ By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News…
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Consortium News - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

The “Iraq War Logs” disgorged an unprecedented profusion of documents, military reports and videos, reports Patrick Lawrence.  By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News For WikiLeaks, 2010 was an exceptionally eventful year. In April the transparency organization released “Collateral Murder...

Porkins Policy Review - 2019-04-26 - Original post - cached version

This week friend of the show Kevin Gosztola of Shadowproof.com joined me to discuss the latest developments with Julian Assange. Kevin explained the charges that have been brought against Assange and the spin they have received in the media. He talked about the use of term “hacking” and why that...

Spy Culture - 2019-04-24 - Original post - cached version

The 2010 thriller Unthinkable courted controversy by depicting the torture of a suspected terrorist who claims to have planted nuclear...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-20 - Original post - cached version

What is the ‘Monroe Doctrine’? In brief, it is a document which defines the entire Western Hemisphere as a ‘backyard’ of the United States. It ‘philosophically’ justifies Washington’s neo-colonialism, and the most barbaric coups it has been triggering, as well as covered and open interventions...

Consortium News - 2019-04-15 - Original post - cached version

The WikiLeaks publisher is in a maximum-security prison that has been called the UK’s Guantanamo Bay, Elizabeth Vos reports. By Elizabeth Vos Special to Consortium News While Julian Assange waits for what comes next — sentencing on skipping bail in England…

MintPress - 2019-03-27 - Original post - cached version

KIEV, UKRAINE — A former top official in Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU), who recently fled the country, has given explosive testimony regarding the involvement of the Ukrainian government in the 2014 downing of the MH-17 passenger plane. The incident, which killed all 283 passengers and 15...

Spy Culture - 2019-03-15 - Original post - cached version

Public Enemies is a 2009 historical drama/thriller film that tells the story of the Bureau of Investigation’s manhunt for Public...

Consortium News - 2019-02-11 - Original post - cached version

Modern institutions that hold back the rise of barbarism are being weakened, writes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson  To the Point Analysis.com Several recent events suggest that global warming is not the only thing threatening our future. As if they are…

The Saker - 2019-02-09 - Original post - cached version

First, here is an interview of Mansoor Adayfi: Second, here is his art: (source: https://www.artfromguantanamo.com/)

Dissident Voice - 2019-01-16 - Original post - cached version

On June 29, 2015 the United States Supreme Court argued in Glossip v. Gross that executions may continue with the use of lethal drug cocktails including the use of midazolam, an extremely painful drug, which in effect, burns to death the condemned by scorching internal organs. The use of...

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