May 2009

By Rachel Maddow  (more…)

‘Work for us or we will say you are a terrorist’

By Robert Verkaik, Law Editor Independant U.K. 5/21/09

Five Muslim community workers have accused MI5 of waging a campaign of blackmail and harassment in an attempt to recruit them as informants.  (more…)

Jeremy Scahill Alternet 5/14/09

As the Obama administration continues to fight the release of some 2,000 photos that graphically document U.S. military abuse of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan, an ongoing Spanish investigation is adding harrowing details to the ever-emerging portrait of the torture inside and outside Guantánamo. (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Salon 5/13/09

It’s difficult to react much to Obama’s complete reversal today of his own prior decision to release photographs depicting extreme detainee abuse by the United States. (more…)

Pipelineistan in Conflict

By Pepe Escobar Tomdispatch 5/13/09

As Barack Obama heads into his second hundred days in office, let’s head for the big picture ourselves, the ultimate global plot line, the tumultuous rush towards a new, polycentric world order. (more…)

“Family of Secrets”, The Bush Dynasty, The Powerful Forces That Put It In The White House, and What Their Influence Means For America, with author Russ Baker. (Listen here.)

Katherine:  I read the first 150 pages and can’t recommend the book. (5/29/09)

In his latest column for the New Statesman, John Pilger describes the catastrophe facing the Tamil people of Sri Lanka, whose distant voices have appealed to the world for almost as long as the Palestinians. (more…)

Scott Horton 5/12/09

After two juries refused to convict or acquit 6 of the so-called “Miami 7″ (which then became the “Liberty City Six” after one was acquitted in the first trial but then deported anyway), five were convicted today of involvement in an al Qaeda plot to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago. (more…)

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