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- Rahm Emmanuel's foul-mouthed tirade against Obama's Nobel Peace Prize revealed his real agenda.
Gitmo - like 9/11 - is a malignant tumor on the American body politic.
As U.S. President Obama makes statements about closing Gitmo Prison, Press TV interviews VT Columnist Allen L Roland about the latest developments surrounding Guantanamo Bay prison.
You might wake up some day strapped to a gurney in a cage in Guantanamo with spark plug wires hooked to your testicles. Prepare a "torture living will" now, and save yourself a lot of trouble later!
Despite President Obama's pledge to end torture, the brutalization of Muslim prisoners at Guantanamo prison continues under his regime.
Out of the 2,000 Palestinian political prisoners on the hunger strike, two have not eaten for 78 days and have said they will not start eating again until their administrative detentions are lifted.
It is hardly surprising that President Obama ordered the assassinations of Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki since the last thing he wants is to bring any leader of al-Qaeda to trial.
Now, in a sworn declaration obtained exclusively by Truthout, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, who was chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell during George W. Bush's first term in office, claims that Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and others knew the "vast majority" of prisoners captured in the so-called War on Terror were innocent and the administration refused to set them free once those facts were established because of the political repercussions that would have ensued.
The Justice Department has quietly recanted nearly every major claim the Bush administration had made about "high-value" detainee Abu Zubaydah, a Guantanamo prisoner who at one time was said to have planned the 9/11 attacks and was the No. 2 and 3 person in al-Qaeda.
Robert Scheer writes that if Glass Steagal worked for 60 years, it probably ain't broken. A book on evolution to help kids get through the confusion caused by the flat Earthers. Where's all that damn oil? is the quetion at Tomgram. Vets urge close of Gitmo at Huff Post, Objectivity is not the Holy Grail at Truthdig and the sad news of our losses in Pakistan in today's picks.
In addition to Veterans and Military Families marching on Washington in the Spring to protest the continued occupation of Iraq, Obama’s SURGE in Afghanistan, how our troops and Veterans are treated when they come home, and to close Guantanamo Bay (GITMO), there has been a more recent effort by military Veterans and families to close GITMO that occurred this month.
The SCOTUS pulled off a bloodless coup yesterday and declared its intention to hand America to the plutocrats; the New York Times takes issue as does most of the press. Obama declares that he welcomes a fight with the banksters. Aid is arriving in Haiti but not yet being delivered effectively. More...
Four members of a US military intelligence unit assigned to Guantanamo Bay are questioning the government's official version of the deaths of three detainees in the summer of 2006. There are suspicions here that torture and other maltreatment may have led to their deaths while in US custody.