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August J. Pollak: Palin's Hacker 24.8.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The true tale of a guy going to jail because Yahoo's email security is atrocious. To see more of August J. Pollak's cartoon "Some Guy...
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G8/G20 Communique: A guide to the G20 protests for the not-yet-radical 23.8.2010 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
I want to post this piece so people don't lose sight of why individuals and groups demonstrated against the G8 and G20 Summits in the first place -- krystalline * A Guide to the G20 Protests for the Not-Yet-Radical By Chris Hayward - August 8, 2010 A little more than a month ago, between the 21st and 27th of June, a week of protests against the Group of 20 Summit occurred in Toronto resulting in the arrests of more than 1000 people. read ...
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G8/G20 Communique: Crown cracks down on Indigenous rights activists 22.8.2010 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
COMMUNITY RELEASE:WD Community Release: read ...
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Michael Moore Praises Bradley Manning, Suspected WikiLeaks Source ‎ 21.8.2010 Common Dreams: Headlines
by David Dishneau HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- Michael Moore, the Oscar-winning filmmaker, will contribute $5,000 to help defend the Army private suspected of leaking classified documents to an Internet whistle-blower from serving time in prison. A champion of liberal and left-wing causes, Moore told The Associated Press in a telephone interview he also hopes to make the public understand that Pfc. Bradley Manning exposed what Moore called "war crimes." "He did a courageous thing and he did a patriotic thing," Moore said. read ...
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Obama Admin Claims End to Combat Operations in Iraq, But Iraqis See Same War Under a Different Name 20.8.2010 Democracy Now!
The Obama administration says the last combat brigades have left Iraq. Is this the end of the Iraq war or just a rebranding of the US occupation? More than 50,000 troops remain in Iraq as well as 4,500 special operations forces and tens of thousands of private contractors. The US embassy in Baghdad is the largest in the world -- the size of eighty football fields. We get a perspective on the so-called withdrawal rarely heard in the US media: that of two Iraqis, Raed Jarrar of Peace Action and Yanar Mohammed of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq. [includes rush transcript]
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Obama Admin Claims End to Combat Operations in Iraq, But Iraqis See Same War Under a Different Name 20.8.2010 Democracy Now!
The Obama administration says the last combat brigades have left Iraq. Is this the end of the Iraq war or just a rebranding of the US occupation? More than 50,000 troops remain in Iraq as well as 4,500 special operations forces and tens of thousands of private contractors. The US embassy in Baghdad is the largest in the world -- the size of eighty football fields. We get a perspective on the so-called withdrawal rarely heard in the US media: that of two Iraqis, Raed Jarrar of Peace Action and Yanar Mohammed of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq. [includes rush transcript]
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Alleged Child Soldier on Trial at Guantanamo 20.8.2010 Truthout - All Articles

Canadian citizen Omar Khadr is now facing trial via a US military commission at Guantanamo Bay. Khadr is accused of throwing a hand grenade, which killed a US soldier in Afghanistan in 2002 and injured two others. His is the first trial before a military commission under the Obama administration. The trial began during the week of August 9, but is now on hold for 30 days as the defense attorney recovers from a sudden illness.

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Morris Davis: The Guantanamo Paradox 19.8.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
As a member of the U.S. Senate, Barack Obama criticised President Bush's military commissions as a "flawed system" that compromised America's values. Four years later,...
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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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