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Kerry Slams Issa Action As 'Irresponsible And Inexcusable' 21.10.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) criticized House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R- Calif.) for releasing 166 pages of "sensitive but unclassified" State Department cables that...
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Proposition 36 Promises an End to California's Punitive 3 Strikes Law 19.10.2012 Commondreams.org Views
Sadhbh Walshe

On 6 November, Californians will get a chance to vote on Proposition 36, which would reform some elements of its highly controversial "three strikes" law and bring it in line with other states by closing a loophole that has allowed thousands of low level offenders to be locked up for life. As the law currently stands, anyone convicted of a third strike offense – something as minor as stealing a slice of pizza or possessing a joint of marijuana – will be sentenced to life in prison.

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Alleged 9/11 Mastermind Blasts U.S. For Killings 18.10.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, Oct 17 (Reuters) -- The alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks told the Guantanamo courtroom on Wednesday that...
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Amy J. Sennett: Let's Be Honest About Broken Promises on Gitmo 17.10.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Whatever your feelings about Obama's failure to navigate the political backlash from his efforts to close Guantánamo, the illegitimacy of these continued detentions undermines America's national security in the same way that it did during the campaign four years ago.
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As 9/11 Pretrial Begins, ACLU Calls Out "Orwellian" Censorship of CIA Torture 15.10.2012 CommonDreams.org Headlines

On Monday, a judge will oversee pretrial hearings for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo prisoners who are accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks. One of the key issues Army Col. James Pohl will decide on is whether or not there will be any public testimony by the prisoners regarding their torture and detention in CIA custody.

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Transparency and Honor at Stake in Guantanamo Pretrial 15.10.2012 CommonDreams.org Headlines

On Monday, a judge will oversee pretrial hearings for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo prisoners who are accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks. One of the key issues Army Col. James Pohl will decide on is whether or not there will be any public testimony by the prisoners about their time in secret CIA detention.

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9/11 Trial Censorship Could Hide Torture, Classified Info 15.10.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — A U.S. military judge is considering broad security rules for the war crimes tribunal of five Guantanamo prisoners charged...
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Kids in Solitary Confinement: America's Official Child Abuse 14.10.2012 Commondreams.org Views
Jean Casella
James Ridgeway

Molly J said of her time in solitary confinement:

"[I felt] doomed, like I was being banished … Like you have the plague or that you are the worst thing on earth. Like you are set apart [from] everything else. I guess [I wanted to] feel like I was part of the human race – not like some animal."

Molly was just 16 years old when she was placed in isolation in an adult jail in Michigan. She described her cell as being "a box":

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ACLU to Argue Next Week at Guantánamo Tribunal Against Censorship of Torture Testimony 13.10.2012 Commondreams.org Newswire

Early next week, a military commission judge at Guantánamo Bay will hear oral argument on the American Civil Liberties Union’s challenge to censorship of torture testimony at the trial of the 9/11 defendants. This will be the ACLU’s first appearance arguing before the tribunal.

Based on the schedule released by the judge, the ACLU expects to be heard Monday or Tuesday. The hearing was originally scheduled for August, but was delayed by Hurricane Isaac.

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Canada's Indigenous Nations face humanitarian crisis 13.10.2012 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
This blog post is not an official report, but is modeled off situation reports from international groups and organizations about specific crises in other countries. Canada portrays itself as a model nation but always hides the darker side of the historic genocide perpetrated on Indigenous peoples and the aggressive assimilatory actions it is taking currently -- which only serve to make poverty in First Nations much worse. read ...
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ACLU to Argue Next Week at Guantánamo Tribunal Against Censorship of Torture Testimony 13.10.2012 Commondreams.org Newswire

Early next week, a military commission judge at Guantánamo Bay will hear oral argument on the American Civil Liberties Union’s challenge to censorship of torture testimony at the trial of the 9/11 defendants. This will be the ACLU’s first appearance arguing before the tribunal.

Based on the schedule released by the judge, the ACLU expects to be heard Monday or Tuesday. The hearing was originally scheduled for August, but was delayed by Hurricane Isaac.

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Murder by Drone Unpunished While Drone Protester Heads to Jail 12.10.2012 Commondreams.org Views
Brian Terrell

Editor's note: US District Court Judge Matt Whitworth sentenced Iowa resident Brian Terrell and retired minister Ron Faust this week after finding them guilty of trespassing following a protest by anti-drone campaigners outside Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri earlier this year.

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US Supreme Court Finalizes Gift of Immunity to the Telecom Giants 11.10.2012 Commondreams.org Views
Glenn Greenwald

So pervasive and reliable is the rule of elite immunity - even in the face of the most egregious crimes - that one finds extreme examples on a weekly basis.

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Bahrain: King Should Quash Convictions 8.10.2012 Commondreams.org Newswire

Bahrain’s ruler should order the release of doctors and medical personnel jailed on October 2, 2012 following an appeals court failure to reverse their 2011 convictions by a special military court, Human Rights Watch said today.  Human Rights Watch called on King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to expunge the convictions and criminal records of nine medical personnel whose sentences were upheld by the appeals court because the convictions were based in part on confessions obtained by torture and in proceedings that were

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Defending Omar Khadr 6.10.2012 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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On Afghan War 11th Anniversary, Vets Confront Mental Health Crisis, Soldier Suicides and Violence 5.10.2012 Democracy Now!
On Afghan War 11th Anniversary, Vets Confront Mental Health Crisis, Soldier Suicides and Violence
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Headlines for October 1, 2012 1.10.2012 Democracy Now!
Suicide Bomber Kills 14 as U.S. Toll Passes 2,000 in Afghanistan, 32 Killed in Iraq Bombings, Bahrain Upholds Sentences of Jailed Medics, Syria Fighting Sets Off Massive Fire in Aleppo Market, 3 Killed in Venezuelan Election Clashes, Youngest Gitmo Prisoner Transferred to Canada, Penn. Judge Stays Execution of Prisoner Who Killed Sexual Abuser, DHS to Allow Deportation Stays for Same-Sex Couples, California Bars Anti-LGBT "Conversion" Efforts, Cali. Governor Upholds Immigration Checks, OKs Drivers' Licenses for Undocumented Youth, Obama, Romney Prepare for 1st Debate, Bank of America Reaches $2.43B Settlement in Merrill Case, Clinic of Slain Abortion Doctor to Reopen in Kansas
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No justice, no peace 30.9.2012 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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Headlines for September 28, 2012 28.9.2012 Democracy Now!
Headlines for September 28, 2012
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Headlines for September 24, 2012 24.9.2012 Democracy Now!
Anti-U.S. Protests Leave 21 Dead in Pakistan, Report: Benghazi Attack Prompts CIA Evacuations from Prison, U.S. Releases Names of Cleared Gitmo Prisoners, Romney Unveils 2011 Tax Return After Criticism, Obama: Change Comes When "People Are Mobilized", Ecuador Asks U.K. for Assange's Safe Passage, Human Rights Lawyer Assassinated in Honduras, Ex-Guatemalan Soldier Extradited to U.S., Clashes Wound 40 at Foxconn Factory in China, Chevron Probed for Hiding Pollutants at Richmond Plant
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