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"An Incredible Soul": Lawrence Lessig Remembers Aaron Swartz After Leading Cyberactivist's Suicide 14.1.2013 Democracy Now!
"An Incredible Soul": Lawrence Lessig Remembers Aaron Swartz After Leading Cyberactivist's Suicide
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Daniel Ellsberg: Secrecy and National Security Whistleblowing 14.1.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The mystique of secrecy in the universe of national security, even beyond the formal apparatus of classification and clearances, is a compelling deterrent to whistleblowing and thus to effective resistance to gravely wrongful or dangerous policies.
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Solidarity against capitalism, solidarity against colonialism 13.1.2013 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
On January 11, more than a dozen imprisoned people at Ontario’s Central North Correctional Centre were to stage a one-day hunger strike against provincial austerity measures, specifically the cutting of the Community Startup and Maintenance Benefit (CSUMB), a grant provided by Ontario Works for people in immediate need of resources for housing costs and assistance re-establishing themselves in the community. This cut inherently targets imprisoned people and people getting out of other institutions as well as people who are trying to lead a peaceful household and any poor or marginalized people trying to avoid finding themselves without a home. read ...
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Meet The Man Who Spied Inside Al Qaeda 13.1.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- After converting to Islam, a former member of a Danish motorcycle gang travels to Yemen to study the Quran and soon comes...
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'Injustice and Illegality' Continue as Guantanamo Enters Year 12 11.1.2013 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Demonstrations across the nation on Friday are marking the somber, 11th anniversary of the opening of the US-controlled detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which rights groups describe as a "gulag," "medieval torture chamber" and "a sad reminder of our country's flagrant disregard for justice." read ...
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Marjorie Cohn: Zero Dark Thirty: Torturing the Facts 11.1.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Granting impunity to the torturers combined with propaganda films like Zero Dark Thirty, which may well win multiple Oscars, dilutes any meaningful public opposition to our government's cruel interrogation techniques.
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Zero Dark Thirty: Torturing the Facts 11.1.2013 Commondreams.org Views
Marjorie Cohn

On January 11, eleven years to the day after George W. Bush sent the first detainees to Guantanamo, the Oscar-nominated film Zero Dark Thirty is making its national debut.  Zero Dark Thirty is disturbing for two reasons. First and foremost, it leaves the viewer with the erroneous impression that torture helped the CIA find bin Laden’s hiding place in Pakistan.

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Frozen in Time: Men Held Indefinitely in Guantánamo Watch Another Year Pass By 11.1.2013 Commondreams.org Views
Katie Taylor

In 2010 one of Reprieve’s clients, Younis Chikkouri, wrote a letter to his lawyer. In it, he said this: “Think about where you were eight years ago; think of everything that’s happened in your life since then. That is why I will go, with gratitude, to any place that will have me.”

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How 'Zero Dark Thirty' Reminds Americans How Much They Love Torture 10.1.2013 Commondreams.org Views
Karen Greenberg

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Gitmo Lawyers Condemn ZD30 Oscar Nod 10.1.2013 Commondreams.org Newswire

In response to today’s announcement that Zero Dark Thirty has been nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Center for Constitutional Rights Executive Director Vincent Warren issued the following statement:

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US Contractor Off the Hook for Abu Ghraib Torture with 'Token Payment' 10.1.2013 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Seventy-one victims of torture at Abu Ghraib, the notorious U.S. prison in Iraq, will split a $5 million settlement following a lawsuit against the U.S. military contracting company Engility Holdings, the Associated Press reports Wednesday, providing "some measure of justice for the victims" but letting individual contractors escape punishment. read ...
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Excusing Torture, Again 9.1.2013 Commondreams.org Views
Ray McGovern Would-be tough guys like former CIA torturer-in-chief José A. Rodriguez Jr. brag that "enhanced interrogation" of terrorists – or doing what the rest of us would call "torturing" – has made Americans safer by eliciting tidbits of information that advanced the search for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Jose Rodriguez, former director of operations for the Central Intelligence Agency. read ...
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Excusing Torture, Again 9.1.2013 Commondreams.org Views
Ray McGovern Would-be tough guys like former CIA torturer-in-chief José A. Rodriguez Jr. brag that "enhanced interrogation" of terrorists – or doing what the rest of us would call "torturing" – has made Americans safer by eliciting tidbits of information that advanced the search for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Jose Rodriguez, former director of operations for the Central Intelligence Agency. read ...
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Headlines for January 9, 2013 9.1.2013 Democracy Now!
2012 Was Hottest Year on Record for U.S., Mishaps by Shell Prompt Admin Review of Arctic Drilling, Manning Sees Potential Sentence Reduced over Unlawful Treatment, U.S. Military Contractor to Compensate Abu Ghraib Torture Victims, Obama Admin Claims Openness to Removing All U.S. Troops from Afghanistan in 2014, Syria: U.N. Warns 2.5 Million in Need of Food Aid, Venezuela Delays Ailing Chávez's Swearing-In, New York Gov. to Introduce New Gun Control Law, Ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Launches Effort to Take on Gun Lobby, AIG Considers Joining Shareholders Lawsuit Against U.S. Government, Report: Admin Spends More on Immigration Enforcement than Other Agencies Combined, Illinois to Grant Drivers' Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants, New York Judge Rules Stop-and-Frisk of Bronx Residents Unconstitutional, PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford Dies at 92
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Part 2: Al Jazeera's Sami al-Hajj on His 438-Day Hunger Strike in U.S. Detention at Gitmo Prison 9.1.2013 Democracy Now!
In part two of our exclusive interview, Sami al-Hajj, the Al Jazeera journalist imprisoned and tortured at Guantánamo for six years, describes how he waged a 438-day hunger strike to protest his detention. Al-Hajj was arrested in Pakistan in December of 2001 while traveling to Afghanistan on a work assignment. Held for six years without charge, al-Hajj was repeatedly tortured, hooded, attacked by dogs and hung from a ceiling. Interrogators questioned him more than 100 times about whether Al Jazeera was a front for al-Qaeda. Al-Hajj waged his hunger strike from January 2007 until his release in May 2008. "Click here to watch Part 1":http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/8/exclusive_as_gitmo_turns_11_al of this interview. [includes rush transcript]
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Even a Military Judge Recognizes What Many Progressives Deny: Bradley Manning Was Mistreated 9.1.2013 Commondreams.org Views
Glenn Greenwald

"With respect to Private Manning, I have actually asked the Pentagon whether or not the procedures that have been taken in terms of his confinement are appropriate and are meeting our basic standards. They assure me that they are." - Barack Obama, White House Press Conference, March 10, 2011.

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Alaska Militia Leader Sentenced To Nearly 26 Years 9.1.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A boyish-looking young man with a soft voice who spewed anti-government rhetoric and amassed weapons in a plot to kill federal law...
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Guantánamo: In His Second Term Obama Must Correct Human Rights Failure 8.1.2013 Commondreams.org Newswire

President Barack Obama must revisit the promise he made in 2009 to close the Guantánamo detention facility and this time commit the USA to releasing the detainees or bringing them to fair trial, Amnesty International said ahead of the 11th anniversary of the first detainee transfers to the US naval base in Cuba and just days before his re-inauguration as president.

Today 166 detainees are still held at Guantánamo – out of the 779 men taken to the facility since 2002, the vast majority were held for years without charge or criminal trial.

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'Love at Long Distance': A Man in Prison for Protesting US Drones 8.1.2013 Commondreams.org Views
Rev. John Dear

This week, the president nominated the head of the U.S. drones program, responsible for killing hundreds, perhaps thousands, of innocent women and children in Afghanistan and Pakistan, to be his new head of the CIA That is appropriate, because the CIA runs the U.S. torture, rendition, assassination and mass murder program in conjunction with the Pentagon. Of course, all of this pure evil goes contrary to everything the nonviolent Jesus taught. What do we do? We protest the ongoing killings by these evil U.S.

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4 Years After Vow to Close Gitmo, Why Has Obama Signed NDAA Bill Barring Transfer of Its Prisoners? 8.1.2013 Democracy Now!
Four years after vowing to close Guantánamo and 11 years after it opened, President Obama has signed the National Defense Authorization Act, barring the use of federal funds to transfer detainees from the notorious prison to U.S. soil. Of the 166 prisoners remaining at Guantánamo, 86 have been cleared for release. Obama says he signed the NDAA's renewal despite his objections to the Guantánamo provisions and maintained in a signing statement the right to override them, but Baher Azmy, legal director for the Center for Constitutional Rights, says Obama's avowal amounts to no more than a "press release." [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]
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