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Former Khadr Interrogators Had Been Charged for Detainee Abuse 6.5.2010 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Steven Edwards

U.S. NAVAL BASE GUANTANAMO, Cuba - A former army interrogator known as The Monster testified Wednesday that he assisted at a bedside "screening" of Omar Khadr the day the Canadian-born terror suspect arrived with severe battlefield injuries at a U.S. military hospital in Afghanistan.

Damien Corsetti, who was acquitted after being court martialled on charges linked to detainee abuse, said he couldn't recall exactly what was asked of Khadr, then 15, by the lead questioner.

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What Do We Owe the Wrongfully Convicted? 6.5.2010 Truthout - All Articles

On April 28th, 46-year-old Frank Sterling became a free man after spending 18 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Sterling was cleared of a 1988 murder after another man confessed to the killing. Sterling said he confessed to the murder because of sleep deprivation and coercion. He fought for years to get evidence at the scene tested for DNA, which eventually led to the man who confessed. Sterling said walking out of jail was like heaven.

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Raymond Towler, Convicted Rapist, Exonerated By DNA Tests After 30 Years In Prison 5.5.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
CLEVELAND — An Ohio man who spent nearly 30 years in prison is being released after new DNA tests showed he didn't rape an 11-year-old...
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A Real Truth Commission for Honduras 5.5.2010 Commondreams.org Views
by Bertha Oliva

My beloved and troubled country, Honduras, desperately needs a truth commission. On June 28th of last year, a military coup d'etat shattered our fragile democracy and ushered in a period of arbitrary and repressive rule in which those who opposed the coup were subject to violent attacks, illegal detentions and state-imposed media censorship. Though a new government headed by Porfirio Lobo took power on Feb.

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Obama's Tragic Guantanamo Legacy: Prosecuting a Child Soldier and Victim of U.S. Torture 4.5.2010 AlterNet.org: War on Iraq
For years, a rigged judicial system has failed to prosecute Omar Khadr, just 15 when he was captured by the U.S. Why does Obama continue this miscarriage of justice?
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Obama's Tragic Guantanamo Legacy: Prosecuting a Child Soldier and Victim of U.S. Torture 4.5.2010 AlterNet
For years, a rigged judicial system has failed to prosecute Omar Khadr, just 15 when he was captured by the U.S. Why does Obama continue this miscarriage of justice?
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Headlines for May 4, 2010 4.5.2010 Democracy Now!
Headlines for May 4, 2010
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Too Big to Jail? 4.5.2010 Common Dreams: Headlines
by David Heath
The financial crisis has spawned hundreds of criminal prosecutions for alleged fraud. Yet so far, defendants have been mostly minor players such as real-estate agents, mortgage brokers, borrowers and a few low-level bank employees. No senior executives at large financial institutions face criminal charges. 

That’s in stark contrast to prosecutions during the savings and loan scandal two decades ago, when the government’s strategy targeted and snagged some of banking's most powerful players.

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U.S. Chained Wounded Canadian Teen to Door: Medic 4.5.2010 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Jane Sutton

GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Canadian captive Omar Khadr was hooded, crying and chained to a door outside his cell in Afghanistan around the time he turned 16, a former U.S. medic testified on Monday in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal.

The former Army medic, identified only as M, testified in a hearing to determine whether Khadr was coerced into confessing that he threw a grenade that killed a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan.

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Hutaree Militia Members Can Leave Jail Until Trial, Judge Rules 4.5.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
DETROIT — A judge ordered on Monday that nine jailed members of a Michigan militia be released, saying there's no risk to the public if...
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The Lost Dreams of Bert DeLeeuw 3.5.2010 Commondreams.org Views
by Paul Hendrickson

May 2, 2010

Editor's Note: Ten years ago today, May 2, 2000, my wife Lina asked Common Dreams to reprint this Washington Post article on the 10th anniversary of Bert's death. And we did.

Bert was Lina's first husband and the father of our now 20-year-old daughter, Chloe. Lina was committed to keeping Bert's memory, and life story, alive. Now, Lina is gone too. But I'm sure that she would have asked that we reprint this again today on the 20th anniversary. So I am.

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Omar Khadr's Trial Continues; Interrogation Video Introduced 2.5.2010 Truthout - All Articles

Guantanamo Bay Navy Base, Cuba - An Army Special Forces officer testified Saturday that he altered a field report to directly implicate a Canadian detainee now being held at Guantanamo in a fatal grenade attack in Afghanistan years later because he realized that he got it wrong and wanted to fix the historical record.

The officer denied suggestions from defense lawyers for Omar Khadr that he changed the report at prosecutors' urging "to make it look like Omar was guilty.”

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Headlines for April 30, 2010 30.4.2010 Democracy Now!
BP Oil Spill Hits Louisiana Coastline, Thousands Gather for March on Wall St., Goldman Sachs Faces Criminal Probe, Protests, Lawsuits Challenge Arizona Immigration Law, Pentagon: Afghan Violence Up Nearly 90%, NATO Forces Kill Relative of Afghan Lawmaker, UN Closes Kandahar Mission, Gitmo Prisoner Skips Evidentiary Hearing, House Approves Puerto Rico Referendum, 4 Prisoners in Holy Land Case Moved to Secretive, Restrictive CMUs
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Headlines for April 30, 2010 30.4.2010 Democracy Now!
BP Oil Spill Hits Louisiana Coastline, Thousands Gather for March on Wall St., Goldman Sachs Faces Criminal Probe, Protests, Lawsuits Challenge Arizona Immigration Law, Pentagon: Afghan Violence Up Nearly 90%, NATO Forces Kill Relative of Afghan Lawmaker, UN Closes Kandahar Mission, Gitmo Prisoner Skips Evidentiary Hearing, House Approves Puerto Rico Referendum, 4 Prisoners in Holy Land Case Moved to Secretive, Restrictive CMUs
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Emma Ruby-Sachs: Legal Challenge to Arizona's Law Explained 30.4.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The first lawsuit challenging the Arizona immigration law was filed in court today by a fifteen-year veteran of the Tuscan police force. Escobar v....
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Fahad Hashmi and Terrorist Hysteria in US Courts 29.4.2010 Common Dreams: Views
by Andy Worthington
In America’s post-9/11 zeal for elevating terror suspects to the status of supermen, existentially threatening the very life of the United States in an unprecedented manner (rather than managing one massive attack on the US through the intelligence agencies’ inability to communicate with one another), Guantánamo, Bagram, read more

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'US Seeks Deal' in Guantanamo Child Soldier Case 29.4.2010 CommonDreams.org Headlines

Prosecutors and defence lawyers have been discussing a possible plea bargain for a young Canadian held on terrorism charges at the US military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, a defence lawyer has said.

As pre-trial hearings in Omar Khadr's case began, a defence lawyer said there had been negotiations over a deal that would allow Khadr to plead guilty to reduced charges in exchange for leniency.

Barry Coburn said on Tuesday evening that plea discussions were ongoing with prosecutors.

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After Arizona Immigration Law, activists see local problem 29.4.2010 AlterNet
By Kelly Virella, City Limits Magazine A week after Arizona enacted a law permitting local police to stop people they suspect are undocumented immigrants, advocates across the country are drawing attention to a related issue: the federal government’s ongoing efforts to nudge other police and sheriff’s [...] ...
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A Black Panther and a Goldman Sachs Banker Walk Into a Bakery... 29.4.2010 Truthout - All Articles

Black Panther George Jackson wrote about black men imprisoned for "some form of food getting." If these men were seeking a necessity, what were the Goldman Sachs bankers seeking when they contributed to the economy's collapse?

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ACLU Letter Urges President Obama to Reject Targeted Killings Outside Conflict Zones 28.4.2010 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2010

ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to reject his administration's reported authorization of a program under which suspects, including American citizens, can be targeted, hunted and killed far away from any battlefield.

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