Student Protesting David Petraeus Punched in Head, Swarmed by Dozen Cops

By: Sunday September 22, 2013 9:27 pm

A new video was just released of police brutalizing one of the City University of New York (CUNY) students protesting a fundraiser featuring former CIA Director and CUNY Macaulay Honors College adjunct professor David Petraeus. That video – taken from a new angle than the ones previously released and first featured here on The Dissenter – shows about a [...]

CUNY Student Group: Six Students Violently Arrested Protesting Petraeus Await Charges

By: Wednesday September 18, 2013 9:06 am

(update below) Six student activists were violently arrested yesterday outside of a City University of New York (CUNY) Macaulay Honors College fundraiser featuring former CIA Director and Honors College adjunct professor David Petraeus. The activists have yet to receive charges, currently detained at the New York Police Department’s 20th Precinct. They await an arraignment hearing scheduled for “between 9:00 [...]

CUNY’s Faculty Senate Executive Committee Condemns Protests of David Petraeus

By: Sunday September 15, 2013 9:28 pm

As a response to the protests of former CIA Director David Petraeus by City University of New York (CUNY) faculty, student and staff on his first day of teaching a seminar at CUNY Macaulay Honors College on Sept. 9 — which has created national media coverage – CUNY’s Faculty Senate Executive Committee has issued a statement condemning the protestors’ behavior. This comes [...]

Media Coverage Explodes on Petraeus CUNY Honors College Protests

By: Friday September 13, 2013 3:35 pm

After The Dissenter ran a Sept. 10 interview with a member of the Ad Hoc Committee Against the Militarization of CUNY protesting former CIA Director David Petraeus’ adjunct professor gig at CUNY Macaulay Honors College, national coverage has exploded on protests occurring on his Sept. 9 first day of class. The Petraeus protest YouTube video posted [...]

Interview: Students, Faculty Protest Presence of David Petraeus at CUNY Honors College

By: Tuesday September 10, 2013 1:30 pm

On September 9, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director David Petraeus — who also formerly headed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) International Security Assistance Force for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and co-wrote the Counterinsurgency Field Manual — began a new job as an adjunct professor at City University of New York (CUNY) Macaulay [...]

Chief of Iraq Torture Commandos: “The Americans knew about everything I did”

By: Saturday March 9, 2013 2:22 pm

The UK Guardian has published a “staggering… blockbuster” investigatory report, including 51-minute video, detailing the role of top US government and military officials in the organization of terror and torture during the Iraq War. The report has been largely ignored by the US media. It should be introduced as evidence in the trial of Bradley Manning, as it was US connivance with torture in Iraq that motivated him to turn whistleblower.

Media-Military-Industrial Complex Disheartened by the Petraeus Affair

By: Tuesday November 13, 2012 7:18 pm

Revelations that now-former CIA director David Petraeus had an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, have pulled into focus how the press reveres America’s highest-ranked military generals. Not only does the affair itself show the folly of someone allowing his or her self to become too embedded with any one military officer but it also [...]

Obama Celebrates Press Freedom But Refuses to Let Yemen Free Journalist (VIDEO)

By: Friday May 4, 2012 11:00 am

President Barack Obama and other United States government leaders marked World Press Freedom Day yesterday. Obama issued a statement to pay “special tribute to those journalists who have sacrificed their lives, freedom or personal well-being in pursuit of truth and justice.” He invoked the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which proclaims that every person has [...]

In the Face of CIA Drone Strikes, Pakistan is Powerless

By: Monday April 30, 2012 12:33 pm

The CIA launched a drone strike in Pakistan on Sunday that killed “three suspected militants” in an “abandoned school building” in Waziristan. As the New York Times notes in a report on the strike, this was the “first such attack since the country’s Parliament demanded an end to those missions just over two weeks ago.” [...]

The CIA’s Push to Expand ‘Killer Drone’ Operations in Yemen

By: Thursday April 19, 2012 10:17 am

The CIA is pushing for the authority to expand drone operations and would like permission to attack “terrorism suspects,” even if they are not certain those people being attacked are, in fact, the “suspects” that are believed to be “enemies” of the United States. The push to expand comes as government agencies continue to withhold [...]

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