January 2008

Libyan Detainee Infected with AIDS

By ANDY WORTHINGTON Counterpunch 1/31/08

It really doesn’t get any worse than this.

Candace Gorman, lawyer for Abdul Hamid al-Ghizzawi, a Libyan detainee at Guantánamo, reports that her client has been infected with AIDS. Mr. al-Ghizzawi explained to his lawyer in a letter that he was told about his infection by a doctor at Guantánamo (more…)

Money, It’s a Gas

By KENNETH COUESBOUC Counterpunch 9/21/07

“Money, it’s a gas.
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash.”

Roger Waters, The Dark Side of the Moon

Lending and borrowing are as ordinary as giving and receiving. (more…)

Bill Willers OpedNews.com 1/27/08

“Representative Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio was prevented from participating in the Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night after the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that MSNBC was not required to include him (more…)

By Jeremy Scahill Alternet.org 1/29/08

Protesters who re-enacted one of Blackwater’s worst civilian massacres in Iraq got jail time, while the real killers remain free. (more…)

Produced by the American Civil Liberties Union.

James K Galbraith Guardian.co.uk 1/25/08

Five former Nato generals, including the former chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, John Shalikashvili, have written a “radical manifesto” which states that “the West must be ready to resort to a pre-emptive nuclear attack to try to halt the ‘imminent’ spread of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction.” (more…)

by John Pilger antiwar.com 1/28/08

In my film Death of a Nation, there is a sequence filmed on board an Australian aircraft flying over the island of Timor. A party is in progress, and two men in suits are toasting each other in champagne. “This is an historically unique moment,” says one of them, “that is truly uniquely historical.” This is Gareth Evans, Australia’s foreign minister. The other man is Ali Alatas, principal mouthpiece of the Indonesian dictator, Gen. Suharto. (more…)

By Yassin Aref [Arrested in a FBI sting operation, Yassin Aref is currently serving 15 years at the Communications Management Unit, Terre Haute, where Dr. Dhafir is serving 22 years.]

“This is not a teaching from me. I just wanted to give you a general idea about what Islam stands for. We are living here together as neighbors. The Prophet used to say, “He is not a believer”. His companions would ask, “Who, O Messenger of God?” Mohammed would reply “The one who sleeps with a full stomach while his neighbor is hungry.” (more…)

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