In Yemen, Al Qaeda vs. US Drones

By: Wednesday May 30, 2012 4:45 pm

A recent edition of the PBS program “FRONTLINE” examined how Al Qaeda has taken over cities and rugged mountain areas of Yemen and taken advantage of civil unrest in the country brought about by the Yemen uprising that began the spring of last year. The edition followed journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad as he courageously traveled to [...]

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 [...]

US Drone Strikes Surged During Yemen Uprising

By: Thursday March 29, 2012 12:23 pm

A new study out from the UK-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) provides some of the clearest accounting yet of the United States’ covert war on terror in Yemen, including the use of drone strikes. It shows that seventy-five percent of US drone attacks there have taken place since May 2011 during the instability created [...]

The NDAA, 2011 & a Happy New Year

By: Saturday December 31, 2011 7:34 pm

President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). That means hours before 2011 came to an end, as ACLU executive director Anthony Romero stated, President Obama became “a president who will forever be known as the president who signed indefinite detention without charge or trial into law.” “The statute is particularly dangerous because [...]

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