On Greece, Austerity Or Why Privsatisation Really Is A Very Bad Idea

Here is a one and a half hour Greek documentary about the privatization and the “soft” coup in Greece by the same people who supported the Military Junta which brought misery to millions of Greeks in times not so long past. It is subtitled in English if you push the subtitle button!

Torture? What Torture? Torture Not Relevant!

Alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded 186 times. His child was tortured in front of him and a military judge thinks that this is not relevant in the case against him and Walid bin Attash, Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali. Stalinist Russia, Maoist China and other assorted totalitarian countries come to […]

On The Right Of Silence, Torture and the Slippery Slope to Hell on Earth.

According to a report from the Coroner who investigated the Kahui case the father Chris Kahui was solely responsible for the death of his two young sons. I’ll take his worth for it because as the situation stands we will never hear it from Chris himself. It should come as no surprise that Sensible Sentencing […]

9/11 Mastermind: “During … My Interrogation I Gave A Lot Of False Information In Order To Satisfy What I Believed The Interrogators Wished To Hear”

The Red Cross is the organization charged with deciding what is torture and what isn’t. The International Committee of the Red Cross interviewed Khalid Shaikh Mohammed – the alleged 9/11 mastermind – at Guantanamo Bay. Here’s what KSM told the Red Cross: During the harshest period of my interrogation I gave a lot of false […]

UN torture investigator: Obama has broken International law

UN official suggests US courts can still try accused torturers The United Nation’s top torture investigator has suggested it is illegal under International law for President Barack Obama to announce that the United States government has no intention of prosecuting low-level CIA officers who carried out torture sanctioned by the Bush Administration. President Barack Obama’s […]

9/11 Commissioner Bob Kerrey: It Might Take “A Permanent 9/11 Commission” to End the Remaining Mysteries of September 11

Some of us have been writing for years (see this and this) that the 9/11 Commission Report was unreliable because most of the information was based on the statements of tortured detainees. As I wrote in March 2007: In fact, the 9/11 Commission Report was largely based on a third-hand account of what tortured detainees […]

Obama’s orders leave torture, indefinite detention intact

The USA continues to be a Nazi state, under its new president. Torture and imprisonment without trial will continue. Obama’s orders leave torture, indefinite detention intact Tom Eley, at WSWS, 23 January 2009, points out: Extract: “The orders signed by Obama do not undo the Bush administration’s attacks on constitutional and international law. 1. “They […]

Torture trail seen starting with Bush

A bipartisan congressional report traces the U.S. abuse of detainees at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib to President George W. Bush’s Feb. 7, 2002, action memorandum that excluded “war on terror” suspects from Geneva Convention protections. The Senate Armed Services Committee’s report said Bush’s memo opened the door to “considering aggressive techniques,” which were then […]

More than 10.000 bone fragments found in detention centre

This is what torture and murder authorised by the government means and we are aiding and abetting the US government to do the same in blackhole detention centres all over the world. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (CNN) — More than 10,000 charred bone fragments were found buried at the site of a former Argentine government detention […]

Rice admits Bush officials held White House talks on CIA interrogations

Condoleeza Rice confesses to war crimes. Email Picture Craig Ruttle / Associated Press United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice signs a Memorandum of Understanding on the WEST (Work, English Study and Travel) Program Monday, Sept. 22, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Her written statement to Senate investigators is the first official high-level […]

Another proud moment for our partner the USA

Omar Khadr 15 years interrogated in Guantanamo. No representation and in total isolation. A 15 year old kid. For shame. Omar Kahdr’s Interrogation Video From Guantanamo. Kahdr held in Concentration Camp for 5 years without charge. A Canadian citizen born in Toronto, he is the youngest prisoner held in extrajudicial detention by the United States […]

China Inspired Interrogations at Guantanamo

Washington – The military trainers who came to Guantánamo Bay in December 2002 based an entire interrogation class on a chart showing the effects of “coercive management techniques” for possible use on prisoners, including “sleep deprivation,” “prolonged constraint,” and “exposure.” What the trainers did not say, and may not have known, was that their chart […]

US General Accuses Bush Administration of War Crimes

Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba (now retired) served as the deputy commanding general for support for the Third Army for ten months in Kuwait during the early days of the Iraq occupation. In a statement released today, he bluntly accuses the Bush administration of war crimes and lays down a challenge for prosecution. In 2004, Taguba […]