September 2012


Omar Khadr, the youngest detainee held at the US detention facility at Guantanamo, was transferred on Saturday back to his native Canada where he will complete a prison sentence in Ontario. (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Guardian U.K.

A separate justice system for American Muslims, the US embrace of terrorism, and other key political facts are highlighted (more…)

Vandana Shiva Aljazeera

Industrial agriculture is an inefficient and wasteful system which is chemical intensive, fossil fuel intensive and capital intensive. It destroys nature’s capital on the one hand and society’s capital on the other, by displacing small farms and destroying health. According to David Pimentel, professor of ecology and agricultural sciences at Cornell University, it uses 10 units of energy as input to produce one unit of energy as food. (more…)

Herman Schwarz

The Supreme Court ruled in a 2008 decision that Guantánamo detainees must have a “meaningful opportunity” to challenge their detention at a habeas corpus hearing. This decision, Boumediene v. Bush, has repeatedly been subverted, however, by right-wing judges on the federal Court of Appeals in Washington. Yet the justices don’t seem to care (more…)


[Analyst Daryl] Johnson noted that Muslims extremists had carried out five attacks in the United States since the 9/11 terror attacks, resulting in the deaths of 17 people. n contrast, since 2008, rightwing extremists killed 16 police officers and wounded 27 others (more…)

Guardian U.K.

Ruling is world’s first judicial review of CIA practice of abducting terror suspects and transferring them to third countries (more…)

Josh Gerstein

A single federal appeals court judge put a temporary hold Monday night on a district court judge’s ruling blocking enforcement of indefinite detention provisions in a defense bill passed by Congress and signed into law last year by President Barack Obama.  (more…)

Cora Currier ProPublica

For many years, Bush administration officials have said that the CIA waterboarded only three terror suspects. Despite nearly endless revelations and investigations about the U.S.’s treatment of detainees, there has never been evidence contradicting those claims. But that changed earlier this month. (more…)

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