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Headlines for February 2, 2011 2.2.2011 Democracy Now!
Mubarak Supporters Attack Protesters in Tahrir Square, Mubarak Refuses to Resign, Won't Seek Re-election, Millions March Against Mubarak on Tuesday, Obama: "Orderly Transition" in Egypt Must Begin "Now", U.S. Lawmakers and Egyptian Officials Met 250+ Times in 2010, Yemen President to Step Down in 2013, Extreme Weather: U.S. Gripped by Massive Winter Storm, Bill Introduced to Ban EPA from Regulating Greenhouse Gases, Senate Republicans Advocate Healthcare Repeal, Report: Iraq Runs Secret Prison in Baghdad, Deported Haitian Man Who Died Was Healthy Upon Leaving the U.S., Specialist Recommended Bradley Manning Not Be Deployed to Iraq, Obama to Ratify New Disarmament Treaty, Sites for Democratic and Republican Conventions Chosen
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Iraq: Secret Jail Uncovered in Baghdad 1.2.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2011

Human Rights Watch

Elite security forces controlled by the military office of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of Iraq are operating a secret detention site in Baghdad, Human Rights Watch said today. The elite forces are also torturing detainees with impunity at a different facility in Baghdad, Human Rights Watch said.

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Media Frenzy Aids Wrongful Jailing for Child Murder; 'Miracle' Exoneration 5 Years Later 31.1.2011 AlterNet
The inside story of how a man coerced into confession for murder was totally exonerated 5 years into his jail sentence.
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The Media Were Quick to Call Jerry Hobbs a Child-Murdering Monster, But Went into Radio Silence on His Exoneration 31.1.2011 AlterNet
The inside story of how a man coerced into confession for murder was totally exonerated 5 years into his jail sentence.
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The Media Were Quick to Call Jerry Hobbs a Child-Murdering Monster, But Went into Radio Silence About His Exoneration 5 Years Later 31.1.2011 AlterNet
The inside story of how a man coerced into confession for murder was totally exonerated 5 years into his jail sentence.
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Coerced Confession, Miracle Exoneration: The Case of Ex-Monster Jerry Hobbs 30.1.2011 Truthout.com

"How will you make sure the dirt stays inside the sandwich?" I asked my brother Dave. He was trying to figure out how to send a dirt sandwich to Nancy Grace, the shrieking CNN legal analyst and gossip show host. In 2005, Grace told viewers she was so convinced Jerry Hobbs killed his daughter that she would gladly eat a dirt sandwich if police failed to turn up the physical evidence. My brother Dave and a handful of public defenders finally proved that Jerry was innocent and paved the way for his release in August 2010.

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Bush, Obama, Wiki and the CIA 29.1.2011 Truthout - All Articles

At his first prime-time press conference in February 2009, President Barack Obama was asked for his view on a proposal by Sen. Patrick Leahy for a "truth and reconciliation" commission to investigate whether the predecessor Bush administration had committed crimes in its handling of suspected terrorist detainees.

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Activist Communique: Alex Hundert is out of jail 28.1.2011 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
I would like to report that Alex Hundert is now free. Hundert, a community organizer who was allegedly involved in facilitating the G20 Summit protests, was first arrested at gun point in a pre-dawn raid on June 26, 2010. He has been charged with conspiracy. He has been in and out of jail for nearly five months since then, including being arrested for a breach of bail for participating in two university panels speaking against the G20 in September 2010. Regarding the breach of his bail conditions, a JP found that by speaking on these panels, he was participating in a public demonstration -- something his bail forbid. read ...
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US Continues to Back Egyptian Dictatorship in the Face of Pro-Democracy Uprising 27.1.2011 Truthout.com

Washington's continued support for the Egyptian dictatorship in the face of massive pro-democracy protests is yet another sign that both Congress and the Obama administration remain out of touch with the growing demands for freedom in the Arab world.

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When Manners Get You Nowhere: 30 Weeks of Protesting Torture in 2010 27.1.2011 Truthout.com

Two years ago, if someone had suggested to me that I don an orange jumpsuit and a black hood and haul a cross down the street in opposition to torture, I would have laughed at them. Yet here I am at the end of 2010 having pulled that stunt, or something akin to it, more than 30 times in the past year.

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The State of Guantanamo 26.1.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2011

Witness Against Torture

As the Witness Against Torture Fast for Justice drew to a close on January 22, the end of two weeks of action and our collective returns home were bittersweet.

Bitter because we have not--despite our marching and witnessing and lobbying and processing and speaking out and being silent and haranguing and incommoding (both of those are chargeable offenses in the District of Columbia)-- succeeded in shutting down Guantanamo or shuttering Bagram or delivering justice to those indefinitely detained.

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Isaac Hale: Torture and the Rule of Law 26.1.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This month marks the second anniversary of President Obama's signing the order pledging to close Guantanamo Bay Prison before January 2010. We are a year overdue with no end in sight.
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Ghailani Sentence Shows Federal Courts Work, Reveals Extent of Republican Hysteria 26.1.2011 Common Dreams: Views
by Andy Worthington

For those of us seeking a grown-up debate about Guantánamo in the two years since President Obama came into office, the most troubling development has been the retrenchment of Republican opposition to the closure of the prison, backed up by alarming support for the pro-Guantánamo position by members of the President’s own party.

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Headlines for January 26, 2011 26.1.2011 Democracy Now!
Obama Calls for Spending Freeze, Lower Corporate Taxes, Republicans, Tea Party Respond to Obama Address, Dems, Republicans Sit Together in Bipartisan Gesture, Anti-Gov't Protests Sweep Egypt; Public Gatherings Banned, Clinton: U.S. Backs Egyptian Gov't, Palestine Papers: PA, Israel Discussed Targeting Palestinian Militants, British Intelligence Aided Crackdown on Hamas, PA Negotiator Claims Palestine Papers Endangering His Life, U.N. Coordinator: Palestine Papers Underscore Palestinian Compromise, Israeli Intransigence, U.S. Deaths from Roadside Bombings Soar in Afghanistan, Suit by Families of Slain Blackwater Contractors Dismissed, Ex-Gitmo Prisoner Sentenced to Life Term, Indonesian Soldiers in Videotaped Torture Sentenced to Less than Year, Emanuel Wins Appeal, Back in Chicago Mayoral Race, Probe: Bush White House Violated Law on Campaigning
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Gitmo Detainee Gets Life Sentence For Embassy Plot 26.1.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
NEW YORK — A judge sentenced the first Guantanamo detainee to have a U.S. civilian trial to life in prison Tuesday, saying anything he suffered...
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The Pentagon Won't Stop Spewing Propaganda About Prisoners Released From Guantánamo 25.1.2011 AlterNet
Why won't the Pentagon engage in honest, grown-up debate about the perceived dangerousness of prisoners at Guantánamo?
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Headlines for January 24, 2011 24.1.2011 Democracy Now!
Attorney: Manning Abuse Worsens; 2 Visitors Detained at Base, Fmr. Chicago Police Commander Sentenced to 4 ½ Years, Obama Unveils GE CEO as Top Economic Adviser, Rep. Giffords Transferred to Houston Rehab Hospital, Leaked Files Show PA Offered Israel East Jerusalem Annexation, Israeli Inquiry Clears Military, Gov't in Flotilla Attack, Thousands Protest U.S. Drone Strikes in Pakistan, Tunisian Police, Army Hold Solidarity Rally with Protesters, Anti-Gov't Protests Held in Yemen, Algeria, Duvalier Appeals for Public Support, Feels "Sadness" for Victims, Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Accused of Murdering Babies, Patient; Lax State Oversight Faulted, Drug Maker Stops Production of Anesthetic in Lethal Injections, Days After Comcast Takeover, Olbermann Leaves MSNBC
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The war on Wikileaks: John Pilger interviews Julian Assange 24.1.2011 Green Left Weekly issue #780
Tue, 25/01/2011 By Johm Pilger Renowned investigative journalist and film maker John Pilger interview ed Wikileaks editor-in chief on January 13. For rmeo information on Pilger's work, visit www.johnpilger.com . * * * read ...
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United States: Modern day gulag goes on strike 24.1.2011 Green Left Weekly issue #780
Mon, 24/01/2011 By Andy Bowden You may have read about the prison riot in England on New Year’s Day, with prisoners staging an uprising over searches for contraband booze. What received less coverage was the much bigger and more important protest by prisoners in the United States in December. Prisoners in a number of Georgian prisons began a strike on December 9, the December 20 Huffington Post said. The strike was called off after six days, “following reports of violent crackdowns and rising fears that the situation would escalate”, the article said. read ...
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America's Treatment of Detainees 24.1.2011 Common Dreams: Views
by Glenn Greenwald

Amnesty International has written a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates objecting to the conditions of Bradley Manning's detention, which was first reported here.  The group denounces the oppressive conditions under which Manning is being held as "unnecessarily harsh and punitive," and further states they "appear to breach the US

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