from Institute for Public Accuracy JESSELYN RADACK, j, http://jesselyn-radack.dailykos.com Radack is homeland security and human rights director of the Government Accountability Project, a nonprofit public interest group based in Washington, D.C. She is a whistleblower herself and is closely following the cases of whistleblowers whom the Obama … [Read more...] about Obama Administration Targeting Record Number of Whistleblowers
Iraq and Afghanistan, opposing the wars
by Malalai Joya In the United States, many looked to the ballot box and hoped for real change when Barack Obama was elected President in 2008. To be honest, I never expected that he would be any different for Afghanistan than President George W. Bush. The truth is that Obama's war policies have turned out to be even more of a nightmare than most people expected. Obama … [Read more...] about Afghanistani Politician Malalai Joya: Rejecting the NATO Coalition, Harper and the Excuses for War
A Tale of 2 Gitmo Opinions: Ruling Altered to Hide Evidence of Dead, Tortured Witnesses The investigative news website ProPublica has revealed shocking details in the case of Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman, a Guantánamo prisoner ordered freed earlier this year. A day after the March 16 order was filed on the court’s electronic docket, the opinion vanished. Weeks later, … [Read more...] about A Tale of 2 Gitmo Opinions: Ruling Altered to Hide Evidence of Dead, Tortured Witnesses
The Homecoming of Japanese Hostages from Iraq: Culturalism or Japan in America’s Embrace?Marie Thorstenhttp://japanfocus.org/-Marie-Thorsten/3157In the spring of 2004, five Japanese civilians doing volunteer aid and media work in Iraq were kidnapped, threatened and released unharmed by Iraqi militant groups in two separate, overlapping incidents lasting just over one … [Read more...] about The Homecoming of Japanese Hostages from Iraq: Culturalism or Japan in America’s Embrace?
Screening of Toshikuni Doi's documentary "Fallujah: April 2004" (English version) to mark the fifth anniversary of the US attack on Fallujah in Iraq In April and November 2004, the US military laid siege to the city of Fallujah in northern Iraq, killing hundreds of civilians and reducing much of the town to rubble. Western mass media largely ignored the reality of what … [Read more...] about Remembering Fallujah （東京大）