Posts Tagged ‘KSM’

The heroic Andy Worthington—leading journalist on the Kafka-esque U.S. military prisons at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba and Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan; the Bush-Obama Administrations’ policy and standard operating procedures regarding kidnapping, rendition and torture; and the ensuing legal processes—has outstandingly posted excerpts from the February report conducted by the U.N. Human Rights Council, “Joint Study on Global Practices in Relation to Secret Detention in the Context of Counter-Terrorism” [.pdf].

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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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Anne Applebaum makes the case for a U.S. taxpayer-funded “human rights campaign that battles Iran from within”.

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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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Jeremy Scahill discusses his must-read article from last week — “Obama Thug Squad Brutalizing Prisoners at Gitmo” — with Scott Horton on AntiWar Radio. The Immediate Reaction Force (IRF) is one of the many, and most shocking, disgusting realities within the War of Terror.

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International human rights lawyer Scott Horton on AntiWar Radio, human rights investigator John Sifton on Democracy Now! (DN!), constitutional scholar Jonathon Turley with Rachel Maddow and ACLU attorney Amrit Singh with Anderson Cooper on Obama’s decision to further hide Bush Administration crimes of toruring and murdering detainees. (more…)

AntiWar Radio host Scott Horton interviews Marjorie Cohn on the recent revelation that torture was not used to thwart attacks and gather intel, but to manufacture connections between Saddam Hussein and al-Qa’ida to justify the consciously illegal Iraq War. (more…)

Scott Horton of AntiWar Radio interviews “the other” Scott Horton of Harper’s. (more…)