How US Military is Trying to Cover Up Hunger Strike at Guantanamo, According to Shaker Aamer

By: Wednesday April 3, 2013 6:22 pm

British prisoner Shaker Aamer has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for over eleven years. He has not been charged with any crime or given a trial. He has been cleared for release yet he remains in detention. And he is one of the more than one hundred prisoners being held at Guantanamo who have been [...]

Guantanamo Prisoner on Hunger Strike Seeks Relief in Court from ‘Reversion to Harsh Conditions’

By: Friday March 29, 2013 12:29 pm

(update below) A Yemeni prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay prison, who has been participating in a hunger strike which has been ongoing for weeks, has requested “emergency humanitarian relief” from a federal district court he says he and other prisoners are being denied access to potable water. The motion for emergency relief filed on March [...]

Hunger Strikers, New Prison for ‘Special’ Detainees & No More Commercial Flights to Guantanamo

By: Friday March 22, 2013 6:17 pm

Guantanamo prisoners engaged in a hunger strike that has been ongoing for over a month are losing considerable weight, according to attorneys for the prisoners. The Pentagon also continues to report a number of hunger strikers that does not match reports from attorneys, who have said there are many more prisoners on strike. The Associated [...]

Pentagon Suggests Sequester Would Impair Ability to Fight WikiLeaks

By: Monday February 25, 2013 5:05 pm

Four days away from massive austerity that would result in cuts to the United States government, the Pentagon is suggesting the cuts would make it harder to fight cyber threats. Posted by Secrecy News, Zachary J. Lemnios, the assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering, was asked by Sen. Rob Portman what would be the impact [...]

Rachel Maddow Fails to Question Guest Who Served as Top Pentagon Lawyer Under Obama About Drones

By: Friday January 4, 2013 11:28 am

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy MSNBC host Rachel Maddow had former Pentagon general counsel Jeh Johnson on her show Thursday night. The previous night she hyped up the exclusive interview, as he had not been on television since leaving his position at the Pentagon: …I am excited to [...]

Julian Assange on Sweden, Persecution of WikiLeaks & Decay of Rule of Law

By: Friday August 31, 2012 3:27 pm

Ecuador granted diplomatic asylum to WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange around two weeks ago. He remains in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been living for over two months. He delivered a speech expressing gratitude to Ecuador, Latin America and his supporters days after the decision was announced by Ecuador. Assange also highlighted the [...]

Military-Entertainment-Industrial Complex Reinforces Warrior Culture

By: Tuesday August 14, 2012 2:02 pm

The Pentagon has a well-documented history of seeking to influence entertainment that Hollywood produces so that negative portrayals of the United State military are not produced, but the NBC show “Stars Earn Stripes” takes the propagandistic efforts of the military-entertainment industrial complex to the next level. The show, which features special operatives or first responders [...]

The Afghanistan War Logs Were Released by WikiLeaks Two Years Ago

By: Wednesday July 25, 2012 9:17 am

Around seventy-six thousand previously classified military reports were released in collaboration with the New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel two years ago. Drawing stern condemnation from the Pentagon, various US officials and even human rights groups, revelations from the Afghanistan War Logs included details on a US assassination squad, civilian casualties, the CIA’s expansion of paramilitary operations and how [...]

Pentagon Clampdown on Leaks Part of Response to WikiLeaks

By: Friday July 20, 2012 12:31 pm

The Pentagon announced measures to further ensure classified information is not disclosed without authorization by defense personnel who have security clearances. The announcement came after Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Patrick Dempsey and Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Johnson testified during a closed hearing before the House Armed Services Committee yesterday. The increased security to [...]

The Defense Department’s ‘Systematic Disregard’ for Whistleblowers

By: Monday May 7, 2012 12:48 pm

A nonprofit watchdog group, the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), obtained a report through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that concludes officials in the Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General are guilty of “persistent sloppiness and a systematic disregard for Pentagon rules meant to protect those who report fraud, abuses, and the waste [...]

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