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Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin created quite the uproar when he condemned Senate Republicans for sending Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch to "the back of the bus." But Durbin didn't ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Mar 22, 2015 at 02:31 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Yes, if you commit torture you can be convicted of a crime - in Alabama. Not however, by the US Government, provided you were employed by the US Military and the CIA to torture "detainees" during ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Feb 04, 2015 at 10:43 AM PST with 18 Recommends
Today as a Briton I am disgusted and ashamed by the conclusion of a Public Inquiry that British forces mistreated prisoners taken in an incident in Iraq in 2004. The Al-Sweady Public Inquiry was ...
by Lib Dem FoP
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 02:22 PM PST with 11 Recommends
If you are looking for a sledgehammer to crush Cheney's conceit that "torture worked," here's the story and the memo that sucks the air out of any apologist's arguments for torture. Forever and ...
by 8ackgr0und N015e
Comment Count 136 comments on Wed Dec 10, 2014 at 05:14 AM PST with 223 Recommends
As the year draws to a close, the only question in Washington appears to be how—and not whether—Republicans will seek payback against President Obama for his executive action deferring the ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 82 comments on Sun Dec 07, 2014 at 05:40 PM PST with 91 Recommends
Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda declared that Palestine is a state and can join the ICC by signing the Rome Statute which would enable Palestinians President Mahmoud Abbas to sue Israeli leaders ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 30 comments on Mon Sep 01, 2014 at 05:59 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
With their 225 votes ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 230 comments on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 01:00 PM PDT with 152 Recommends
Our moving truck came today for our move from Massachusetts to Florida. We had so much stuff that we filled this giant truck up so they are going to need to send a second one tomorrow which was ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 69 comments on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 08:11 PM PDT with 50 Recommends
Terrible images of hundreds of dead, maimed, and wounded children and so many innocent civilians in Gaza wrench our hearts with despair. Deaths of several Israels from thousands of rockets fired ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 62 comments on Sat Jul 26, 2014 at 09:52 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
So it's come to this. After five and a half years of setting records for filibusters, blocking judicial nominees, stonewalling executive branch appointees and holding the debt ceiling hostage, ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 28 comments on Sun Jul 06, 2014 at 01:32 PM PDT with 59 Recommends
Hold the phone, stop the presses, and hang on just one Cotton-Picking Second because this right here is a full-on load of Bull-Crap from Fox News Sunday. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/chris-...
by Frank Vyan Walton
Comment Count 42 comments on Sun Jun 29, 2014 at 02:39 PM PDT with 65 Recommends
Evoking images of Frankenstein's castle Edward Luce of The Financial Times warns us that America’s neocons have been jolted back to life, refusing to die, like contagious ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 119 comments on Sun Jun 22, 2014 at 04:01 PM PDT with 93 Recommends
After my family returned from three years resident as temporary workers in Israel, my mother told me to write a book about the experience. Israel provides a wealth of material. American Jews who ...
by Andrew Lazarus
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 10:04 PM PST with 5 Recommends
http://www.icrc.org/eng/war-and-law/treaties-customary-law/geneva-conventions/index.jsp The Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols are at the core of international humanitarian law, the ...
by indycam
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 12:58 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
At lunchtime on Wednesday July 31, Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza in downtown Oakland hosted a protest rally in support of the CA prisoner hunger strike that began on July 8. The rally was followed ...
by Angola 3 News
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Aug 01, 2013 at 06:36 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
This is the second part of our report on the campaign to have Maroon removed from solitary. Below is a video interview with Shoatz from several years ago, featured here to accompany the text ...
by Angola 3 News
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri May 10, 2013 at 02:31 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Below is our new interview. Immediately below is a 2011 video by Solitary Watch with interviewee Theresa ...
by Angola 3 News
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:19 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
The New York Times has an amazing and disturbing article by Charlie Savage on the impeccable Brig. Gen. Mark S. Martins--chief prosecutor of the military commissions system who was handpicked to ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 06:14 AM PST with 63 Recommends
On Wednesday, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will kick off a six-day swing through the UK, Israel and Poland . Like any challenger, Romney ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 01:33 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
"We will not have an inch of difference," Mitt Romney declared in January , "between ourselves and our ally Israel." While that unprecedented pandering may have helped Romney slightly narrow ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue May 01, 2012 at 04:35 PM PDT with 10 Recommends