Why Should AP Withhold Name of Country Where US Might Launch Drone & Kill Another US Citizen?

By: Monday February 10, 2014 3:49 pm

UPDATE – 9:00 PM EST: Late in the afternoon, the Los Angeles Times went ahead and released the name of the country: Pakistan. That it explains the concern. There definitely are special operations forces from the US operating covertly in the country and the US cannot call too much attention to them without risking blowback. [...]

Night Raid by US-Backed Forces Reportedly Leads to Death of Eight Afghan Civilians After Airstrike

By: Wednesday January 15, 2014 5:01 pm

There are few confirmed details currently, but what is known suggests that forces led by the United States in Afghanistan mounted a night raid to hunt down militants in a residential area. When they were fired upon by insurgents, the forces decided to call in an airstrike to attack a compound. That led to the [...]

12 Years a Guantanamo Captive

By: Saturday January 11, 2014 11:23 am

The United States transferred the first prisoners to a US military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, twelve years ago today. There are 155 captives remaining at the prison. Seventy-six of those captives are cleared for release, and 45 of them have been designated as what can be referred to as “forever prisoners.” President Barack Obama’s [...]

US Medical Professionals Were Involved in the Design & Administration of Torture

By: Monday November 4, 2013 12:00 pm

Following the September 11th attacks, physicians and other medical professionals, “particularly psychologists,” were involved in the “design and administration” of harsh treatment and torture.  This conduct was “in clear conflict with established international and national professional principles and laws,” a new report from a task force convened by the Institute on Medicine as a Profession [...]

Chelsea Manning’s Lawyer Clarifies Her Statement on Peace Award

By: Wednesday October 9, 2013 6:09 pm

Chelsea Manning, who was sentenced to thirty-five years in military prison for releasing United States government information to WikiLeaks, issued a statement highlighting what she called a “substantial disconnect” among those who support what she did. Specifically, it related to an award, the 2013 Sean MacBride Peace Award, which retired Col. Ann Wright, a prominent [...]

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 [...]

Activists the US Military Targeted & Spied Upon Were Designated ‘Domestic Terrorists’

By: Tuesday June 25, 2013 7:08 pm

Activists who are plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought by attorneys with the National Lawyers Guild have learned that they were listed in a national domestic terrorist database after being targeted and spied upon by the United States Army and Coast Guard, a Washington Fusion Center and police departments in the state of Washington. Brendan Dunn [...]

To Those Who Think Bradley Manning Supporters Should Get Their Own Damn Parade

By: Saturday May 18, 2013 1:56 pm

Fellow blogger and colleague Tbogg here at Firedoglake doesn’t much like that Bradley Manning supporters are still making headlines with their outrage over the San Francisco Pride Committee choosing to rescind giving Manning the honor of being a Grand Marshal during this year’s parade and celebration. He writes, “Let’s be entirely honest here. The attempt to [...]

The United States Is Fighting How Many Wars?

By: Monday May 6, 2013 4:31 pm

With neoconservatives and neoliberals amplifying calls for US military intervention in Syria, it is worthwhile to take a moment and consider all the places in the world, where the US currently has forces engaged in daily operations. Secrecy, the reality that a substantial portion of US military or espionage operations with troops are likely happening [...]

Former San Francisco Pride Grand Marshal Who Nominated Bradley Manning Details Board’s Capitulation

By: Monday April 29, 2013 6:37 pm

At the end of last week, San Francisco Pride’s President Lisa Williams and its Board of Directors went against the vote of the “electoral college” that had decided to honor Pfc. Bradley Manning, the gay soldier who the military is prosecuting for disclosing information to WikiLeaks. Williams announced late Friday that a “mistake” had been [...]

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