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Detainee Torture Cases Proceed Overseas as US Stonewalls 19.8.2010 Truthout - All Articles

WASHINGTON — In June, the Supreme Court refused to hear the case of a Canadian man who contends that U.S. authorities mistook him for an al Qaida operative in 2002 and shipped him to a secret prison in Syria, where he was beaten with electrical cables and held in a grave-like cell for 10 months.

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Danny Schechter | Letting the Banksters 'Settle' 18.8.2010 Truthout - All Articles

Another day, another bank in the news -- with the settlement blues.

Now, Barclays is coughing up $298 million for violating a US trade law. A judge is still deliberating on a settlement that may cost Citi $70 million to $100 million for misleading investors about $40 billion in sleazy subprime holdings.

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DOJ Foot-Dragging On Prison Rape Unites Left-Right Coalition 18.8.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Focus on the Family, George Soros's Open Society Policy Center, the American Conservative Union and the American Civil Liberties Union are all furious with Attorney...
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Examining Legend: The Pardoning of Billy the Kid 17.8.2010 NewWest.Net Politics
The pending pardon of a 150-year-old criminal by the governor of New Mexico would seem like a blip on the international stage--certainly not the stuff of headlines in the Hindu, India’s national newspaper, or the Guardian in London. But this criminal captures what people, here and elsewhere, think they know about the Wild West. Whether you know him as Henry Antrim, William H. Bonney, Henry McCarty or Billy the Kid, the infamous outlaw skyrocketed into folk legend nearly a century and a half ago. So does he deserve the exoneration promised long ago and recently revived by Gov. Bill Richardson? That depends. How much do you really know about his story?
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Retired Military Leaders, Illinois Congressional Candidates to Talk Terrorism 17.8.2010 Commondreams.org Newswire
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2010 Human Rights First Retired military leaders committed to making interrogation and detention policies consistent with America's laws, values and security interests are in Illinois this week to meet with congressional candidates of both parties about rejecting torture, closing Guantanamo and pending legislative restrictions on detainee transfers to the United States, including for trial and to Illinois' Thomson Correctional Center. The leaders chose to target Illinois because that state has been at the epicenter of debate about the transfer of detainees from the U.S. read ...
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ACLU And Coalition Urges Holder To Adopt Standards Aimed At Eradicating Prison Rape 17.8.2010 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2010

ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union and a broad coalition of religious, political, human rights and civil rights groups today called on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to immediately adopt a set of proposed standards aimed at eradicating sexual assault in the nation's prisons.

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Cilla McCain: Veterans Court: Make No Judgment With the Absence of Compassion 17.8.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
No matter what kind of educational degree we have, it is an insult to utter the words "I understand" to our soldiers unless we have experienced the same type of events.
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CIA Tapes Of Terrorist Interrogation FOUND Under Desk 17.8.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON — The CIA has tapes of 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh being interrogated in a secret overseas prison. Discovered under a desk, the recordings could...
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Judges Reject Interrogation Evidence in Guantanamo Cases 16.8.2010 Truthout.com

This story was co-published with The National Law Journal.

The government's case for keeping the Guantánamo Bay prisoner locked away seemed airtight. He had confessed to overseeing the distribution of supplies to al-Qaida fighters battling U.S. forces in Afghanistan, even describing the routes where pack mules hauled the packages.

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September 2011 Will Mark 40 Years Since the Attica Prison Rebellion 16.8.2010 Truthout - All Articles

The following is an excerpt from "Live From the Heartland Radio" - an interview with Dennis Cunningham.

Michael James: Let's talk about Attica. How about sharing with our listeners, many of whom are younger, what was Attica all about? What was the rebellion in Attica? What happened? What was the role of the police and Governor Rockefeller, a liberal back when there were so-called liberal republicans? And what are the residual effects of the situation today?

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Jo Becker: What Can Khadr's Jury Tell Us About Guantanamo Justice? 14.8.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The seven members of the military commission panel for Omar Khadr seem intelligent and thoughtful. But that doesn't mean he will get a fair trial.
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After Over Four Decades, Justice Still Eludes Family of 3 Civil Rights Workers Slain in Mississippi Burning Killings 13.8.2010 Democracy Now!
After Over Four Decades, Justice Still Eludes Family of 3 Civil Rights Workers Slain in Mississippi Burning Killings
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After Over Four Decades, Justice Still Eludes Family of 3 Civil Rights Workers Slain in Mississippi Burning Killings 13.8.2010 Democracy Now!
After Over Four Decades, Justice Still Eludes Family of 3 Civil Rights Workers Slain in Mississippi Burning Killings
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US Judge OK's Confession Extracted by Threatening Suspect with Rape 13.8.2010 AlterNet
Omar Ahmed Khadr, apprehended at age 15, imprisoned in Gitmo for the past 7 years awaiting trial for terrorism and war crimes.
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Daphne Eviatar: Khadr Lawyer Collapses As Historic War Crimes Trial Gets Underway 13.8.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba I just watched Omar Khadr's sole defense lawyer, Lt. Col. Jon Jackson, collapse in the Guantanamo Bay courtroom late this afternoon while...
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As Gibbs Attacks Progressive Critics, ACLU Says Obama White House Enshrining Bush-Era Policies 12.8.2010 Democracy Now!
As White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs attacks progressives for comparing President Obama's polices to George W. Bush's, we look at a new ACLU report on how the Obama administration is permanently enshrining into law many of President Bush's most controversial policies. The report, "Establishing a New Normal," warns: "There is a very real danger that the Obama administration will enshrine permanently within the law policies and practices that were widely considered extreme and unlawful during the Bush administration." [includes rush transcript]
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As Gibbs Attacks Progressive Critics, ACLU Says Obama White House Enshrining Bush-Era Policies 12.8.2010 Democracy Now!
As White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs attacks progressives for comparing President Obama's polices to George W. Bush's, we look at a new ACLU report on how the Obama administration is permanently enshrining into law many of President Bush's most controversial policies. The report, "Establishing a New Normal," warns: "There is a very real danger that the Obama administration will enshrine permanently within the law policies and practices that were widely considered extreme and unlawful during the Bush administration." [includes rush transcript]
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Omar Khadr: Camp Delta's 'Good Kid' Fights for a Second Chance 12.8.2010 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Robert Verkaik

In 2002, when Omar Khadr was a teenager, he followed his father on to the battlefields of Afghanistan, inspired by jihadist literature calling on Muslims to fight a holy war against Western invaders.

Eight years after his capture by American forces and his rehabilitation at Guantanamo Bay, the 23-year-old's wide reading tastes now include JK Rowling's stories about a British schoolboy who finds himself caught up in his own battle against the powers of evil.

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Amnesty International Condemns Khadr Trial at Guantanamo 12.8.2010 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2010

Amnesty International - USA

Amnesty International has condemned the U.S. government’s decision to go ahead with the military commission trial of Omar Khadr at the Guantánamo Bay detention center, describing the move as another violation of human rights by the United States in the name of countering terrorism.

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Nora Shourd and Iran Mothers of Prisoners of Conscience 12.8.2010 Truthout - All Articles

Tehran - Outside the prison walls of ward 350, in the IRI – Islamic Republic of Iran’s Evin Prison, a group of brave demonstrators hold placards and pictures of their loved ones who are part of a hunger strike. The demonstrators are mostly women – Iranian mothers, family and friends who have chosen to publicaly defend the rights and dignity of those incarcerated. As the days of the hunger strike continue, some of the prisoners have chosen to go without water. This is a dangerous proposition, but the stakes are critical.

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