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by David Johnston August 24, 2009 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will continue the Bush administration’s practice of sending terrorism suspects to third countries for detention and interrogation, but pledges to closely monitor their treatment to ensure that they are not tortured, administration officials said Monday.Leer más0 Comentarios
Legal black holes such as Bagram are the physical manifestation of the ‘state of exception’ beloved of leaders throughout history by Bernard Keenan August 22, 2009 Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) demanded that the Obama administration release information on 600 detainees held at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan. The request mirrors that made to the Bush [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
by Fredreka Schouten August 19, 2009 WASHINGTON – Defense lobbyists spent nearly $750,000 to help honor Obama administration officials during the first six months of the year, accounting for nearly half of the payments made then, a USA TODAY analysis of federal data shows. Lockheed Martin, followed by three other defense contractors -BAE Systems, TriWest Healthcare Alliance and [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
by Will Lester August 19, 2009 WASHINGTON — A majority of Americans say the war in Afghanistan is not worth fighting, according to a poll released on the eve of that nation’s elections. An ABC News-Washington Post poll found 51 percent who said the war was not worth fighting, while 47 percent said it was worth it.Leer más0 Comentarios
by Norman Solomon August 13, 2009 Official Washington is buzzing about “metrics.” Can the war in Afghanistan be successful? Don’t ask the dead. Days ago, under the headline “White House Struggles to Gauge Afghan Success,” a New York Times story made a splash. “As the American military comes to full strength in the Afghan buildup, the Obama administration is [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
by Peter Dreier August 6, 2009 Why is there so little protest in response to these hard economic times? One of the rare examples of civil disobedience occurred in late July, when more than 100 people, mobilized by the community organizing group ACORN, gathered outside a foreclosed home in Oakland and attempted to take it back on behalf [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
by Jeremy Scahill August 7, 2009 Just days before two former Blackwater employees alleged in sworn statements filed in federal court that the company’s owner, Erik Prince, “views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe,” the Obama administration extended a contract with Blackwater for more than $20 million [...]Leer más3 Comentarios