The Sikh Temple Shooting & How We Regard Violence by Lone Gunmen

By: Monday August 6, 2012 5:18 pm

A white supremacist named Wade Michael Page opened fire at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, on Sunday and killed six worshipers. Three other worshipers and a police officer were wounded. Page was shot dead by police. As the incident unfolded yesterday, CNN provided coverage of it as law enforcement responded and as victims [...]

Interview With Truthout’s Jason Leopold on His Report on Abu Zubaydah’s Brother

By: Friday June 1, 2012 3:41 pm

On Tuesday, Truthout’s Jason Leopold published a comprehensive and detailed investigative report on the “other Abu Zubaydah.” The report covered the brother of the high-profile terror suspect still being held at Guantanamo, whose name is Hesham. It highlighted how Leopold had discovered Hesham was living in the United States and had been in the US [...]

Military Judge: ‘Open Question’ Whether Constitution Applies to 9/11 Terror Suspects

By: Monday May 7, 2012 8:17 pm

(update below) Five individuals accused of being involved in the September 11th attacks were arraigned and formally charged by a military commission at Guantanamo Bay over the weekend. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarak Bin ‘Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, and Mustafa Ahmed Adam Al-Hawsawi, as required by the Constitution and the Military [...]

Obama Administration Moves to Censor Torture Testimony from 9/11 Suspects

By: Thursday May 3, 2012 6:22 pm

Five individuals suspected of being involved in plotting the September 11th attacks are due for arraignment on May 5. They are to be formally charged with “terrorism-related crimes that could bring the death penalty if the defendants are convicted.” And, as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reports, the government under the Obama administration is [...]

Second-Class Justice System To Be Used to Prosecute Alleged 9/11 Plotters

By: Wednesday April 4, 2012 7:39 pm

The military commissions system, a system that many civil liberties groups consider to be a second-class system of justice, will be used to prosecute Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others, who are accused of being involved in the September 11th attacks. The Defense Department also may give Mohammed and the four others the death penalty [...]

Why Liberals Support Indefinite Detention at Guantanamo & Drone Warfare (VIDEO)

By: Thursday February 9, 2012 11:19 am

A poll released by the Washington Post and ABC News provided another opportunity to discuss how important civil liberties and national security issues are to liberals. The poll results showed majority support among liberals for President Barack Obama’s handling of “counterterrorism,” including his use of drone strikes and failure to close Guantanamo Bay prison. Scott [...]

NYT: Soufan Book Adds to Charges CIA Kept 9/11 Terrorist Info from FBI

By: Monday September 12, 2011 8:12 pm

Former FBI special agent Ali Soufan has published a tell-all book about what he saw and experienced in his role as an FBI interrogator on some of the biggest pre and post 9/11 terror cases. But his biggest revelation is that he and other FBI investigators “were deliberately kept out of the loop” on the existence of Al Qaeda terrorists identified by the CIA. The result, these operatives were not found, nor their links to their associates, the other 9/11 terrorists, and, well, we know the rest…

Reflecting on 9/11 Through Song

By: Sunday September 11, 2011 12:52 pm

The deluge of 9/11 reflections and editorials on the aftermath has been overwhelming. It is tempting to contribute more commentary on how the US has responded to terrorism and what the government has treated as “terrorism” since the attacks. It would be easy to go through incident by incident and point to atrocity after atrocity, [...]

WikiLeaks Has No Blood on Its Hands

By: Saturday September 10, 2011 11:05 am

(photo: jorge dragon) Cassandra Vinograd and Bradley Klapper of the Associated Press conducted a partial review of US State Embassy cables released by WikiLeaks focusing on the sources the State Department “categorized as most risky.” The findings in the report cast further doubt on the official party line the government promotes when commenting on anything [...]

WikiLeaks Cables: Countries Put on TSA List After Attempted Christmas Day Bombing Were Angry

By: Wednesday September 7, 2011 7:49 pm

In the aftermath of the attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day in 2009 by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) moved to increase airport security. Passengers flying “non-stop” to the US were subject to enhanced screenings, including in some cases a full-body pat-down. But, immediately, [...]

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