Browsing All posts tagged under »torture«

Guest Post: Against Violence Under the Cloak of Care

April 20, 2011 by

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By Mirjam Eikelboom Originally published on WLCentral.org *** President Obama recently stated that Private Manning’s conditions comply with the Pentagon’s basic standards. Given that those standards apparently permit Private Manning to be subjected to plainly unconstitutional conditions, it is clear that the Department of Defense must adapt its standards to meet the demands of the […]

US Constitution Does Not Protect Foreign Citizens

March 12, 2011 by

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Image via ACLU blog Indefinite Detention First off, if anyone doesn’t know who Birgitta Jonsdottir is, she’s awesome. You can follower her on Twitter, and read her blog. You should also know that if she ever should visit the United States, she has no rights, and cannot be defended by any US or common laws […]

Bradley Manning and the Naked Truth

March 4, 2011 by

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According to Pfc Bradley Manning’s attorney, the detained-without-charges soldier is facing some treatment which gives an even better window into the sick perversity of the US government than ever before. To wit, from David Coombs: Last night, PFC Manning was inexplicably stripped of all clothing by the Quantico Brig.  He remained in his cell, naked, […]

WikiLeaks Supporters and Preparing for Trouble

February 2, 2011 by

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As recent events in Egypt have made abundantly clear, corrupt regimes will allow nothing to stand in the way of their maintaining power. Frankly, these actions should be expected of the US government at some time in the future. It is a corrupt regime, and although perhaps not as obviously oppressive as Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship, […]

WikiLeaks, Dictators, and the End of the US Empire

January 30, 2011 by

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The efforts of popularly ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mobarak to stabilise his failed regime are telling; particularly, his filling of the office of Vice-President. Leaving aside for the moment his choice of VP, I’d like to briefly touch on what I see as the symbolism of the move. Mr Mubarak was VP when his president, […]

Egypt – Evidence of torture and repression by Mubarak’s Police

January 28, 2011 by

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Via WikiLeaks. By María Luisa Rivera, Wikileaks, 28 January 2011, 15.00 GMT. Original article here. Many well-known activists including Mohamed ElBaradei, the Nobel peace laureate, have been arrested in their homes, civilians have been wounded and even killed in clashes with Egyptian police and security forces.   As an Internet blackout imposed by the state […]