August 2009

Bill Fisher  The Public Record 8/06/09

Charging that the U.S. government was complicit in the forced disappearance of an influential Muslim scholar four years ago, human rights groups in the U.S., the U.K., and Switzerland have asked the U.N. to investigate. (more…)

A must watch 10 minute video

By The Renegade Economist   ICH 8/04/09

The Renegade Economist goes to New York to hear Dr. Michael Hudson’s views on the state of the US Economy. (more…)

Clive Stafford Smith Guardian, U.K. 8/03/09

Suppressing evidence of torture, as the US is asking Britain to do in the Binyam Mohamed case, is a criminal offence  (more…)

The jury’s citation reads as follows: ‘For work as an author, film-maker and journalist as well as for courage as a foreign and war correspondent in enabling the voices of the powerless to be heard. For commitment to peace with justice by exposing and holding governments to account for human rights abuses and for fearless challenges to censorship in any form.’ (more…)

Andy Worthington 8/01/09

On Thursday, at the Frontline Club in London, former Guantánamo prisoners Sami al-Haj, Binyam Mohamed, Jamil El-Banna, Omar Deghayes and Moazzam Begg spoke at the launch of the Guantánamo Justice Centre, a non-profit organization, based in Geneva, with an office in London and others to follow in other countries.  (more…)

Ray McGovern Consortium News 7/28/09

Who but the cowardly crew leading the “Christian” churches can be held responsible for the fact that many of their flock believe torture of suspected terrorists is “justified?”

Those polled were white non-Hispanic Catholics, white Evangelicals, and white mainline Protestants. A majority (54 percent) of those who attend church regularly said torture could be “justified,” while a majority of those not attending church regularly responded that torture was rarely or never justified.  (more…)

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