June 2012

The Brief for Dr. Dhafir’s latest appeal was filed in the Second Circuit court on June 27th, 2012.  The government has until September 26th to respond.

Ed Pilkington Guardian U.K.

The US government is deliberately attempting to prevent Bradley Manning, the alleged source of the massive WikiLeaks trove of state secrets, from receiving a fair trial, the soldier’s lawyer alleges in new court documents. (more…)

John Pilger

Arriving in a village in southern Vietnam, I caught sight of two children who bore witness to the longest war of the 20th century. Their terrible deformities were familiar. All along the Mekong river, where the forests were petrified and silent, small human mutations lived as best they could. (more…)


By Anthony Graves, who spent years in solitary confinement on Texas’ death row before being proven innocent in 2010. Yesterday he testified about the experience at a Senate subcommittee hearing on solitary confinement. (more…)

US President Barack Obama has intervened in a Capital Hill probe centered on Attorney General Eric Holder, asserting executive privilege to keep documents linked to the Fast and Furious gun smuggling operation withheld from Congress. (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Guardian.UK

Given the travesty that is American justice, WikiLeaks’ founder is entitled to seek asylum and well-advised to fear extradition (more…)

Henry A. Giroux Truthout

This growing political and cultural illiteracy is not merely a problem of the individual, one that points to simple ignorance. It is a collective and social problem that goes to the heart of the increasing attack on democratic public spheres and supportive public institutions that promote analytical capacities, thoughtful exchange and a willingness to view knowledge as a resource for informed modes of individual and social agency. (more…)

Eric W. Dolan Rawstory

House Homeland Security Committee chairman Peter King (R-NY) announced Tuesday he would convene a fifth hearing to investigate the radicalization of the Muslim community in the United States. (more…)

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