01 Aug 2011

Judge Sanctions CIA for Destruction of Interrogation Tapes

A judge has sanctioned the CIA for the destruction of interrogation tapes but rejected a renewed motion from the ACLU to have the court hold the CIA and other individual officials like Jose Rodriguez in contempt. The ACLU considers the outcome a fairly significant success, despite the fact the CIA was not found to be in contempt by Judge Alvin Hellerstein.

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01 Aug 2011

Day of Action for the Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strikers

The Pelican Bay prisoner hunger strike may have concluded, but those who organized in solidarity with the prisoners and in support of their demands are not finished with the strike. A number of activists and concerned citizens from groups like the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity (PHSS) Coalition and World Can’t

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01 Aug 2011

The US Drone Program, Terrorism & the Debt Ceiling Talks

Drone (photo: Calips ) (update below) Former US intelligence chief Dennis Blair, at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado, suggested that it may be time for the US to stop employing drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. In the midst of ongoing political theater in Washington that is

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