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The CIA And The U.S President by Clive Hambidge

The declared intention of the CIA comes under the protocol of protecting the American homeland, but how? One is morally alarmed when one reads that American troops have, according to an article by Mia De Graaf for Mail on line & Associated Press (8 December 2014) that we could be facing a sharp rise in […]

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Egyptian takeover not a “coup”; ketchup still a vegetable

Is the military takeover of the democratically elected government of Egypt a coup d’état?  Is ketchup a vegetable?  If the military takeover in Egypt is a coup d’état, U.S. law requires the suspension of $1.5 billion in aid per year, second only to the more than $3 billion annual gift to Israel.  If ketchup is […]

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End The Torture Chamber

Saddam’s torture chambers reopened under new management, U.S. management.–Edward Kennedy I grew up in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, an American steel town on the outskirts of Pittsburgh. The steelworkers in our town came from all over the world, but mostly from Eastern Europe. Though I grew up among dozens of accents, there was never a thought that […]

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Israel: Never mind the bleeding, it was cardiac arrest

According to Israeli authorities, 30-year-old Palestinian prisoner Arafat Jaradat died of cardiac arrest five days after being arrested on February 18, 2013. Because of doubts, however, I asked to interview the prison medical examiner who had listed the cause of death. “Of course,” replied the Press Officer, “just be sure to pass through the Israeli […]

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Message from and regarding the Mental Torture of Julian Assange

“I salute those who recognize that freedom of the press and the publics right to know- recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the 1st Amendment in the US – is in danger and needs protection like never before.”-Julian Assange, Christmas Message http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Adx5vSC32vY   Nobel laureate, Mairead Maguire recently visited Assange and […]

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Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal Day 3

The American government has issued an arrest warrant for American citizen Yonas Fikre, 33, who is seeking asylum in Sweden. This comes, after the Ethiopia-born resident of Portland, Ore, publicly alleged illegal detention and torture while in the United Arab Emirates – carried out at the behest of the FBI. The FBI response is predictable; […]

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Torture Cover-Up

The security services are delighted at the cancellation of the Gibson Inquiry into torture. Gibson had been showing worrying signs of independence. To use my own humble case as an example, he instructed the FCO, to their fury, that I must be allowed to see unredacted any document which I had already seen whilst Ambassador, […]

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