Posts Tagged ‘Eric Holder’

The Justice Department is playing hardball against the ACLU’s efforts to block an executive order to assassinate an American citizen charged with no crime.

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Reported sexual abuse is rising in prisons and jails across the U.S. Most inmates accuse guards inflicting the crime than other captives.

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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If Mohamed can become Josef, why not Joe Schmo?

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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Dave Lindorff on Obama: as guilty as Bush, the war criminal.

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A.C.L.U.: “We are disappointed that the president has signed a law giving the Defense Department the authority to hide evidence of its own misconduct, and we hope the defense secretary will not take advantage of that authority by suppressing photos related to the abuse of prisoners.”

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A May 2004 Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) Office of the Inspector General (O.I.G.) report [.pdf] details new revelations of the C.I.A. violating federal statutes and international law in torturing detainees — “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” or “E.I.T.’s” is the Newspeak term. The redacted report was released Monday, due to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (A.C.L.U.).

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  • Teenage detainee released from Gitmo
  • C.I.A. report details new torure abuses including mock executions
  • Holder appoints special prosecutor to investigate torture in a limited limited probe
  • Obama was create a new rendition policy, continuing the Bush policy
  • McChrystal wants 45,000 more troops in Afghanistan
  • Israel increasing West Bank settlements
  • Pittsburgh wants 4,000 for the G-20 Summit in September (more…)

How Goldman Sachs bailed out Goldman Sachs with U.S. taxpayer dollars; U.S. Justice [sic] Dept.’s effort to probe torture abuse is one to validate torture; 59% of Pakistanis view the U.S. as their biggest threat; Israel vows to not evict unlawful Israeli settlers in the West Bank; China emulating the U.K.’s Big Brother surveillance program; NYC’s racist drug war; 84-year-old Ohio woman with Alzheimer’s slammed to the pavement by cop… (more…)

Jeremy Scahill, leading journalist on Blackwater, broke the story at The Nation of two Blackwater employees’ sworn statements, under the penalty of perjury, alleging the founder of Blackwater — now known as “Xe” (pronounced “zee”) — committed some of the highest of high crimes as the Bush Administration’s private mercenary firm in the Middle East.

An analysis of the affidavits filed by John Doe #1 [.pdf] and John Doe #2 [.pdf]. (h/t: Democracy Now!)

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Clinton is threatening U.K. if doesn’t continue to bury evidence of C.I.A. torture; Eric Holder shouldn’t have passed his first semester of law school; C.P.D. backtracking on its “deadly force” policy announcement; “Land reform” is a global heist with more guns than any other; Senior U.S. military adviser: Get out of Iraq; H.R. 1207 up to 271 co-sponsors; and more… (more…)

U.S. Bailouts could near $24 trillion!; Israel to establish an “internet warfare team” to globally propagandize and combat Truth; A new “Obama interrogation unit” being considered; Obama’s Hitler Youth; Gitmo shutdown delayed by Obama; Is Afghanistan just a geopolitical strategy to continue intimidating Iran?; Israel rejects U.S. call to stop construction in the Palestinian territory of East Jerusalem; Georgia’s NATO ambitions ‘dead’; and more… (more…)

Israel beats and tortures children; U.S. tries to spin mass murder of civilians in the Obama-led Farah Massacre; Democrats’ consent makes these Obama’s wars; Gleen Greenwald on “state secrets” and Obama’s rhetoric against secrecy conflicting; Iran protests continue despite orders from Supreme Leader to cease; John Dugard blasts Obama’s silence on the Gaza Massacre; Chicago Police to ‘celebrate’ 1968 brutality next week. (more…)