Congressman Criticizes ‘Selective Prosecution’ of CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou, Calls for Pardon

By: Thursday November 20, 2014 3:07 pm

On the floor of House of Representatives on November 17, Virginia Democratic Representative Jim Moran put forward a stinging rebuke of the “selective prosecution” of former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou. He asked President Barack Obama to pardon Kiriakou and called the fifteen-year CIA veteran “an American hero.” Kiriakou was the first member of [...]

ISIS Has Enough Weapons for Up to Two Years

By: Thursday November 20, 2014 7:44 am

And guess where the weapons came from A new report prepared for the United Nations Security Council warns ISIS possesses sufficient reserves of small arms, ammunition and vehicles to wage its war in Syria and Iraq for up to two years. And that is assuming they do not capture more weapons, including heavy weapons, from [...]

US Navy Considering Discharge of Nurse Who Followed Ethics & Refused to Force-Feed Guantanamo Prisoner

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 6:20 pm

An attorney for a United States Navy nurse facing potentially severe repercussions for refusing to force-feed a Guantanamo Bay prisoner has indicated that the nurse, who has served nearly 18 years in the Navy, may be discharged. He is one of the only known conscientious objectors to force-feeding of prisoners. Ron Meister stated in a [...]

High Court Judge Rules UK Government Not Entitled to Immunity from Claims Brought by Torture & Rendition Victim

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 1:19 pm

A high court judge in the United Kingdom has ruled that a Pakistani detained by British forces in Iraq in February 2004 may proceed with claims against the UK government related to his rendition, torture and detention. Yunus Rahmatullah, a Pakistani, is not barred by the doctrine of state immunity or the doctrine of foreign [...]

I’ll Be at the Army Heritage Center at the War College

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 6:52 am

The Army has a renewed interest in Iraq, to include what went wrong in Iraq War 2.0 as Iraq War 3.0 metastasizes. Who knew, right? Unlike many other parts of government involved in the Iraq swamp, the Army is a learning institution. Unlike my former employer, the Department of State, who prefers to stay warmly [...]

Burying My Father Who Was One of My Biggest Fans

By: Tuesday November 18, 2014 9:22 am

My dad is being buried today in a cemetery in Mishawaka, Indiana. He died from a heart attack in the middle of the night while he was sleeping on November 14. He was fifty-six years-old. I’ll take a moment to celebrate him, Thomas Gosztola. He was one of my biggest fans and a few weeks [...]

Voiceprints: Time to Be Afraid Again

By: Tuesday November 18, 2014 8:15 am

The end of privacy in the United States was brought about as much by technology as intention. Those who claim there is little new here — the government read the mail of and wiretapped the calls and conversations of Americans under COINTELPRO from 1956 to at least 1971, for example – do not fully understand [...]

Undercover Supreme Court Police Deployed Outside Courthouse to Spy on Protests

By: Monday November 17, 2014 10:18 am

When J. Edgar Hoover was FBI director, he wanted agents to enhance people’s paranoia and make them feel like there was an agent behind every mailbox. His agents were particularly targeting dissent. Now, these days, the use of undercover agents in criminal investigations or general operations has grown to such a degree that a citizen [...]

ISIS vs. Imperial Japan Propaganda Showdown

By: Monday November 17, 2014 8:02 am

There are basically only two messages in propaganda: our side is good, strong and will win, and their side is evil, weak and will lose. Everything else is just music and narration. So to demonstrate how little propaganda statements towards whomever happens to be America’s enemy of the time change, let’s have a look at [...]

Podcast: Attorney for Palestinian American Organizer Rasmea Odeh Discusses Significance of Her Conviction

By: Sunday November 16, 2014 10:48 am

Palestinian American organizer Rasmea Odeh, who immigrated to the United States about twenty years ago, was convicted on November 10 of immigration fraud by a jury in Detroit. She immediately was taken into custody and jailed after the judge revoked her bond during an afternoon hearing. Supporters of Odeh put out a statement after the verdict [...]

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