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Fourteen Examples of Systemic Racism in the US Criminal Justice System 27.7.2010 Truthout.com

The biggest crime in the US criminal justice system is that it is a race-based institution where African-Americans are directly targeted and punished in a much more aggressive way than white people.

Saying the US criminal system is racist may be politically controversial in some circles. But the facts are overwhelming. No real debate about that. Below, I set out numerous examples of these facts.

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The New Pentagon Papers: WikiLeaks Releases 90,000+ Secret Military Documents Painting Devastating Picture of Afghanistan War 26.7.2010 Democracy Now!
The New Pentagon Papers: WikiLeaks Releases 90,000+ Secret Military Documents Painting Devastating Picture of Afghanistan War
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30 Years in Jail Too Short for Khmer Rouge Leader - Victims 26.7.2010 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Steve Finch

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - The Khmer Rouge tribunal delivered its first verdict Monday and sentenced a key leader of the genocidal regime, Comrade Duch, to 30 years behind bars, but many victims were left complaining over this sentence outside the emotional courtroom.

Comrade Duch, whose real name is Kaing Khek Eav, was chief of the notorious S-21 detention and torture facility here in the Cambodian capital, where at least 12,380 people were killed during the Khmer Rouge's rule from 1975 to 1979.

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Amnesty International Urges More Prosecutions following the Khmer Rouge Conviction 26.7.2010 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2010

Amnesty International - USA

Amnesty International is urging a special court to redouble its efforts to prosecute Khmer Rouge-era criminals, following the landmark conviction today of a notorious prison camp commander of crimes against humanity and war crimes.

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Fourteen Examples of Systemic Racism in the US Criminal Justice System 26.7.2010 Common Dreams: Views
by Bill Quigley

The biggest crime in the U.S. criminal justice system is that it is a race-based institution where African-Americans are directly targeted and punished in a much more aggressive way than white people.

Saying the US criminal system is racist may be politically controversial in some circles. But the facts are overwhelming. No real debate about that. Below I set out numerous examples of these facts.

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Bill Quigley: Fourteen Examples of Racism in Criminal Justice System 26.7.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The biggest crime in the U.S. criminal justice system is that it is a race-based institution where African-Americans are directly targeted and punished in a...
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CIA Tapes Destroyed Without Lawyers Included On Memo 26.7.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON — When the CIA sent word in 2005 to destroy scores of videos showing waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics, there was an unusual...
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Geoffrey R. Stone: American Justice? Two-and-a Half Cheers for the Department of Homeland Security! 24.7.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
For twenty years, Ibrahim Parlak has been an exemplary resident of our nation. It is time now for the Obama administration to bring this sorry episode to a close and take deportation off the table once and for all.
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Headlines for July 23, 2010 23.7.2010 Democracy Now!
Tropical Storm Bonnie Forces BP to Suspend Relief Well Drilling, Two BP Managers Named as Potential Targets of Fed Probe, BP's Hiring of Prison Labor Cleanup Scrutinized, US Lifts Ban on Training Indonesian Special Forces Unit, Peruvian and Ugandan Contractors Killed in Attack on Green Zone, Rep. Rangel to Face Ethics Violations Trial, Obama Apologizes to Shirley Sherrod, Report: Bailed-Out Banks Paid Out $1.6B in Excessive Bonuses, Venezuela Cuts Ties to Colombia, IMF Cancels Haiti's Debt But Gives Haiti a New Loan, Trafigura Fined for Exporting Toxic Waste to Ivory Coast
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Headlines for July 23, 2010 23.7.2010 Democracy Now!
Tropical Storm Bonnie Forces BP to Suspend Relief Well Drilling, Two BP Managers Named as Potential Targets of Fed Probe, BP's Hiring of Prison Labor Cleanup Scrutinized, US Lifts Ban on Training Indonesian Special Forces Unit, Peruvian and Ugandan Contractors Killed in Attack on Green Zone, Rep. Rangel to Face Ethics Violations Trial, Obama Apologizes to Shirley Sherrod, Report: Bailed-Out Banks Paid Out $1.6B in Excessive Bonuses, Venzuela Cuts Ties to Colombia, IMF Cancels Haiti's Debt But Gives Haiti a New Loan, Tranfigura Fined for Exporting Toxic Waste to Ivory Coast
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UN chief torture expert says prisons act as HIV incubators 23.7.2010 Earth Times
UN chief torture expert says prisons act as HIV incubators
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"We Live With Ghosts and Demons": Soldiers Who Took Part in Torture Suffer from Severe PTSD 22.7.2010 AlterNet.org: War on Iraq
Many Americans are deaf to the suffering of soldiers who participated in torture, largely because they're in denial about America's torture program.
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Arresting the G20 press 22.7.2010 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Sitting in a five-foot-by-eight-foot freezing steel cage cell in the early hours of June 27 with six other people, the government's message of silencing dissent and debate around the G20 was self evident. Hours before I ended up in the benchless and bathroom-less cell, I was beaten and arrested while covering a demonstration that started when over a 1,000 people were forcibly dispersed from Queens Park -- the one official free speech zone. Picked up in a mass arrest of non-violent demonstrators in front of the Novotel Hotel -- where the protesters had gone to demand answers from G20 delegates staying there and show support to striking workers, I had police regard my media credentials with contempt. read ...
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Arresting the G20 press 22.7.2010 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Sitting in a five-foot-by-eight-foot freezing steel cage cell in the early hours of June 26 with six other people, the government's message of silencing dissent and debate around the G20 was self evident. Hours before I ended up in the benchless and bathroom-less cell, I was beaten and arrested while covering a demonstration that started when over a 1,000 people were forcibly dispersed from Queens Park -- the one official free speech zone. Picked up in a mass arrest of non-violent demonstrators in front of the Novotel Hotel -- where the protesters had gone to demand answers from G20 delegates staying there and show support to striking workers, I had police regard my media credentials with contempt. read ...
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"We Live With Ghosts and Demons": Soldiers Who Took Part in Torture Suffer from Severe PTSD 22.7.2010 AlterNet
Many Americans are deaf to the suffering of soldiers who participated in torture, largely because they're in denial about America's torture program.
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In Israel, Miscegenation Equals Rape 22.7.2010 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2010

MADRE

On Monday, Sabbar Kashur, a young Palestinian man from East Jerusalem, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for something called “rape by deception.” Apparently, Mr. Kashur had consensual sex with a Jewish Israeli woman after assuring her that he was also Jewish. When she found out that he had lied to her, she went to the police.

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An Open Letter to the People of Israel about Mordechai Vanunu 21.7.2010 Commondreams.org Views
by Mairead Maguire

Dear friends,

I write to ask for your help in gaining the freedom of a good man, a man of peace and a man of conscience.

In the Jewish scriptures there is great emphasis on justice and freedom and it is for such, for one man, that I write to seek your help.

He will not be aware that I am writing this Appeal, but I do so in the hope that, with your help, it will produce his freedom, and not cause more punishment and cruelty to be inflicted upon him.

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How Jay Bybee Has Approved the Prosecution of CIA Operatives for Torture 21.7.2010 Common Dreams: Views
by Andy Worthington

Last Thursday, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, released the previously undisclosed testimony of Jay S.

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Obama, David Cameron: Lockerbie Bomber Release Not BP's Doing 21.7.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON — British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday turned aside U.S. calls for an investigation into the release of the Lockerbie bomber by Scotland...
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In Abu Zubaydah's Case, Court Relies on Propaganda and Lies 20.7.2010 Truthout - All Articles
In the history of the "War on Terror," few stories are as disturbing as that of Abu Zubaydah. Seized in Pakistan in March 2002, Zubaydah was initially regarded as a "high-value detainee" of such significance that the Bush administration conceived its torture program specifically for use on him . But the case against him has steadily unraveled over the years, as officials -- first in the Bush administration, and then under President Obama -- have conceded that his significance was monstrously overstated read ...
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