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Cover-Ups, Coups and Drones - A Holiday Sampler of What WikiLeaks Reveals About the US 21.12.2010 Truthout - All Articles

Human rights advocates have significant new sources of information to hold the United States accountable. The transparency, which WikiLeaks has brought about, unveils many cover-ups of injustices in US relations with Honduras, Spain, Thailand, UK and Yemen over issues of torture at Guantanamo, civilian casualties from drones and the war in Iraq.

US Government Is Two-Faced Over WikiLeaks

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Ex-Guantanamo Official Was Told Not to Discuss Policy Surrounding Antimalarial Drug 20.12.2010 Truthout - All Articles

Military officials were instructed not to publicly discuss a decision made in January 2002 to presumptively treat all Guantanamo detainees with a high dosage of a controversial antimalarial drug that has been directly linked to suicide, hallucinations, seizures and other severe neuropsychological side effects, according to a retired Navy captain who signed the policy directive.

Capt. Albert J. Shimkus, the former commanding officer and chief surgeon for both of the Naval Hospital at Guantanamo Bay and Joint Task Force 160, which administered health care to detainees, defended the unprecedented practice

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Bitter Memories of War on the Way to Jail 20.12.2010 Truthout - All Articles

The speeches were over. There was a mournful harmonica rendition of taps. The 500 protesters in Lafayette Park in front of the White House fell silent. One hundred and thirty-one men and women, many of them military veterans wearing old fatigues, formed a single, silent line. Under a heavy snowfall and to the slow beat of a drum, they walked to the White House fence. They stood there until they were arrested.

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Bitter Memories of War on the Way to Jail 20.12.2010 Commondreams.org Views
by Chris Hedges

The speeches were over. There was a mournful harmonica rendition of taps. The 500 protesters in Lafayette Park in front of the White House fell silent. One hundred and thirty-one men and women, many of them military veterans wearing old fatigues, formed a single, silent line. Under a heavy snowfall and to the slow beat of a drum, they walked to the White House fence. They stood there until they were arrested.

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Cover-ups, Coups, and Drones – A Holiday Sampler of What Wikileaks Reveals about the US 19.12.2010 Commondreams.org Views
by Bill Quigley

Human rights advocates have significant new sources of information to hold the United States accountable. The transparency, which Wikileaks has brought about, unveils many cover-ups of injustices in US relations with Honduras, Spain, Thailand, UK and Yemen over issues of torture at Guantanamo, civilian casualties from drones, and the war in Iraq.

US Government is Two Faced over Wikileaks

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Bloody Trophies 18.12.2010 Commondreams.org Views
by Linh Dinh

We have an unprecedented capacity to absorb scandals. Wikileaks or no, Americans wake up each day to a new set of outrages, yet nothing changes. With hundreds of channel at our fingertip and a billion songs sloshing in our skulls, no crime against country, man or earth can linger long enough in any brain cell to matter. All synapses are currently busy with bullshit, yet again, thank you.

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Always Someone's Mother or Father, Always Someone's Child: The Missing Persons of Iraq 18.12.2010 Truthout - All Articles

According to UN data, Iraq has the most disappeared persons in the world.

Editor's Note: The following is an adaptation of a presentation Dirk Adriaensens gave at the 6th International Conference Against Disappearances, held in London December 9-12, 2010.

Forced disappearances and missing persons

A forced disappearance (or enforced disappearance) is defined in Article 2 of the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

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Gregory Dale Brockman, Pennsylvania Inmate, Accused Of Threatening To Kill & Eat Obama 18.12.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
PHILADELPHIA — A career burglar from Pennsylvania is accused of writing a prison letter in which he threatened to kill President Barack Obama and eat...
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CIA Gave Waterboarders $5 Million Legal Shield 18.12.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON — When the CIA decided to waterboard suspected terror detainees in overseas prisons, the agency turned to a pair of contractors. The men designed...
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Headlines for December 17, 2010 17.12.2010 Democracy Now!
WikiLeaks Founder Assange Freed from London Jail, U.S. to Sign U.N. Declaration on Indigenous Rights, Congress Sends Tax Package to Obama; Estate Tax Kept at Lower Rate, GOP Blocks Passage of Spending Bill, New U.S. Guidelines Reject Afghan Demand to End Night Raids, War Review Claims U.S. Progress in Afghanistan, Dozens Arrested at Veteran-Led Antiwar Protest, Red Cross Warns of Deteriorating Conditions in Afghanistan, Lockdown Ends in Georgia Prison Strike, Appeals Court Rejects Admin on Cell Phone Tracking, Report: Prince to Sell Blackwater, Keep Financial Stake, House Judiciary Chair Voices Concern on WikiLeaks Attacks
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Headlines for December 17, 2010 17.12.2010 Democracy Now!
WikiLeaks Founder Assange Freed from London Jail, U.S. to Sign U.N. Declaration on Indigenous Rights, Congress Sends Tax Package to Obama; Estate Tax Kept at Lower Rate, GOP Blocks Passage of Spending Bill, New U.S. Guidelines Reject Afghan Demand to End Night Raids, War Review Claims U.S. Progress in Afghanistan, Dozens Arrested at Veteran-Led Antiwar Protest, Red Cross Warns of Deteriorating Conditions in Afghanistan, Lockdown Ends in Georgia Prison Strike, Appeals Court Rejects Admin on Cell Phone Tracking, Report: Prince to Sell Blackwater, Keep Financial Stake, House Judiciary Chair Voices Concern on WikiLeaks Attacks
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Headlines for December 17, 2010 17.12.2010 Democracy Now!
WikiLeaks Founder Assange Freed from London Jail, U.S. to Sign U.N. Declaration on Indigenous Rights, Congress Sends Tax Package to Obama; Estate Tax Kept at Lower Rate, GOP Blocks Passage of Spending Bill, New U.S. Guidelines Reject Afghan Demand to End Night Raids, War Review Claims U.S. Progress in Afghanistan, Dozens Arrested at Veteran-Led Antiwar Protest, Red Cross Warns of Deteriorating Conditions in Afghanistan, Lockdown Ends in Georgia Prison Strike, Appeals Court Rejects Admin on Cell Phone Tracking, Report: Prince to Sell Blackwater, Keep Financial Stake, House Judiciary Chair Voices Concern on WikiLeaks Attacks
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Julian Assange: WikiLeaks Faces 'Very Aggressive' investigation by US 17.12.2010 Common Dreams: Headlines
by Peter Walker

WikiLeaks faces a "very aggressive" and secretive investigation by US authorities stung by a perceived loss of face following the release of thousands of secret American diplomatic cables, the organisation's founder, Julian Assange, said today.

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William Fisher: Bloggers Under Fire! 17.12.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Last April, writer and historian Barbara Goldsmith announced that Nay Phone Latt was the winner of the 2010 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith "Freedom to Write" award, which...
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As WikiLeaks' Assange Freed on Bail, Alleged Military Leaker Bradley Manning Imprisoned under Inhumane Conditions 16.12.2010 Democracy Now!
A high court in London has upheld a decision to grant bail to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. But what about U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning? The Army intelligence analyst has been held for the last seven months on suspicion of leaking the massive trove of government documents to WikiLeaks. Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald says Manning is being held under conditions that constitute cruel and inhumane treatment -- and even torture. [includes rush transcript]
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As WikiLeaks' Assange Freed on Bail, Alleged Military Leaker Bradley Manning Imprisoned under Inhumane Conditions 16.12.2010 Democracy Now!
A high court in London has upheld a decision to grant bail to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. But what about U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning? The Army intelligence analyst has been held for the last seven months on suspicion of leaking the massive trove of government documents to WikiLeaks. Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald says Manning is being held under conditions that constitute cruel and inhumane treatment -- and even torture. [includes rush transcript]
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Headlines for December 15, 2010 15.12.2010 Democracy Now!
Assange Remains Jailed Pending Bail Appeal, Supporters Rally for Assange in Australia, U.S. Air Force Blocks Sites that Published WikiLeaks Cables, Incoming GOP Lawmaker: Censor News Agencies for WikiLeaks, Suicide Attack Kills 38 in Iran, 27 Asylum Seekers Die in Australia Boat Crash, Ivory Coast Opposition Calls for Mass Protests in Election Dispute, Report: Halliburton to Pay $250M in Nigeria Bribery Case, Obama to Host Corporate CEOs at White House, Marine General: DADT Repeal Would Endanger U.S. Troops, Appeals Court Rules Emails Protected by 4th Amendment, Police Occupy Puerto Rico Campus
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Attorney: Swedish Case is a "Holding Charge" to Get Julian Assange Extradited to U.S. 15.12.2010 Democracy Now!
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains in a London prison after Swedish authorities challenged the court’s decision to release him on bail with conditions. Assange's attorney Mark Stephens joins us to discuss his possible extradition to Sweden for questioning on alleged sexual crimes amidst rumors the Obama administration has convened a grand jury to indict Assange in the United States. [includes rush transcript]
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Headlines for December 15, 2010 15.12.2010 Democracy Now!
Assange Remains Jailed Pending Bail Appeal, Supporters Rally for Assange in Australia, U.S. Air Force Blocks Sites that Published WikiLeaks Cables, Incoming GOP Lawmaker: Censor News Agencies for WikiLeaks, Suicide Attack Kills 38 in Iran, 27 Asylum Seekers Die in Australia Boat Crash, Ivory Coast Opposition Calls for Mass Protests in Election Dispute, Report: Halliburton to Pay $250M in Nigeria Bribery Case, Obama to Host Corporate CEOs at White House, Marine General: DADT Repeal Would Endanger U.S. Troops, Appeals Court Rules Emails Protected by 4th Amendment, Police Occupy Puerto Rico Campus
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Attorney: Swedish Case is a "Holding Charge" to Get Julian Assange Extradited to U.S. 15.12.2010 Democracy Now!
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains in a London prison after Swedish authorities challenged the court’s decision to release him on bail with conditions. Assange's attorney Mark Stephens joins us to discuss his possible extradition to Sweden for questioning on alleged sexual crimes amidst rumors the Obama administration has convened a grand jury to indict Assange in the United States. [includes rush transcript]
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