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Benjamin Netanyahu's Fantasy World
" If you take out Saddam, Saddam's regime, I guarantee you that it will have enormous positive reverberations on the region. " –Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu urging the US to invade Iraq in 2002. Netanyahu's speech to Congress was brilliantly deceitful because it played to the fantasies that...
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Fascism is Coming Alive Again
The wildly exaggerated threat of so-called Islamic terrorism is being shamelessly used by some western governments to boost their flagging fortunes at a time of economic malaise. Marketing fear is a sure-fire political ploy, as the Bush administration showed. But if you think promotion of “...
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Top European Court Deals Blow to Iraq War Resister Seeking Asylum
André Shepherd, hailed as a hero for refusing to redeploy to Iraq on ethical grounds, is seeking refuge in Germany
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Chicago Police Secretly Detain, Abuse Americans at Domestic 'Black Site
Investigation by the Guardian uncovers accounts of torture, disappearances, death by brutal police regime
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The Obama Administration Has Two Faces When It Comes to Exposing US Torture
There is too often a gap between the Obama administration's words and deeds when it comes to transparency on national security issues. Take, for example, whether the government should release information about the abuse of prisoners in U.S. custody. In a decade-old Freedom of Information Lawsuit...
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Barbarians Are Made, Not Born
The Islamic State group is composed of the detritus of wars in Afghanistan, Libya, Chechnya, Yemen. It was fuelled by the destruction of Iraq. Can deliverance be really found in the violence that forged it?
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Saying No to Torture: A Gallery of American Heroes
Why was it again that, as President Obama said, “ we tortured some folks ” after the 9/11 attacks? Oh, right, because we were terrified. Because everyone knows that being afraid gives you moral license to do whatever you need to do to keep yourself safe. That’s why we don’t shame or punish those...
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Over Decade Later, Survivors of Torture at Abu Ghraib Demanding 'Measure of Justice'
Four Iraqi men argued in federal district court on Friday that mercenary company CACI should be held accountable for role in their torture
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Defense Department's Legal Bid to Suppress Detainee Abuse Photos Reaches 'Line in the Sand'
Federal judge issues government one-week deadline to submit its reasons for suppressing each of the photos
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A Pointed Letter to Gen. Petraeus
As retired Gen. and ex-CIA Director David Petraeus was about to speak in New York City last Oct. 30, someone decided to spare the “great man” from impertinent questions, so ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern was barred, arrested and brought to trial, prompting McGovern to ask some questions now in an open...
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