6 hrs ago
A monitored human being is not a free human being
A monitored human being is not a free human being. And every state that systematically contravenes human rights, even in the alleged service of security, is acting criminally.
10 hrs ago
The real world leaves little room for joy in 'Thumbprint'
"Thumbprint" is a dark story set in our own real lackluster world as an emotionally troubled army veteran returns home after her time in Iraq.
19 hrs ago
Starved of Justice in Iraq: American Prisoner on Hunger Strike
This is an article written by Narmeen Al Rubaye about an Iraqi man who remains in prison in Baghdad for the last 10 years who is currently on hunger strike, and whose wife who gained asylum in the UK in 2006 remains with their child separated from him.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Open thread for night owls: 'Twas the War Before Christmas
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announced on Monday that she was writing a book filled with "legalese" about how to fight what some social conservatives call the "War on Christmas."
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Comic book review of Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella's 'Thumbprint' #1
The powerhouse duo of writer Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella are back with "Thumbprint", a brand new IDW series based on Hill's own short story first published back in 2012.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Control+Freedom+Delete - By David Rothkopf
For a generation of Americans, it is hard to imagine a tragedy more gut-wrenching than the slow-motion horrors we watched on the morning of September 11, 2001.
Rape of Iraqi Women by US Forces as Weapon of War: Photos and Data Emerge
In March 2006 four US soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division gang raped a 14 year old Iraqi girl and murdered her and her family -including a 5 year old child.
An American Awakening to the Addiction of War
The recent NSA revelations of widespread surveillance on American citizens should be cause for intense protest.
Chase Madar: Bradley Manning vs. SEAL Team 6
Okay, give them this much: their bloodlust stops just short of the execution chamber door.
Video You Won't See in Media: Senator Obama Debates President Obama on Surveillance
Sometimes, video can really clarify things like nothing else. You'll likely agree after watching the video below featuring presidential candidate and inexperienced Illiniois Senator Barack Obama discuss the issue of surveillance as practiced by the George W. Bush Administration compared to what now-president Obama has to say about the same subject ... (more)
Sun Jun 09, 2013
Some Dare Call it Torture.
A room the size of a bathroom. No windows, no natural light, constant illumination.
U.S. can't remain in denial of torture: Opinion
Meticulously documented, the report comes to nearly 600 pages of hard-hitting and detailed analysis.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
The Burden of Education on Students Grows but It Shouldn't
Economic advance requires many levels of investment; such as increased private savings, the construction of modern infrastructure, and the resumption of commodity production.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Northwest Florida Daily News
Airman's retirement leaves only 6 siblings in the Air Force - for now
With seven of nine siblings being active-duty airmen stationed all over the world, it's hard to organize a reunion.
Staring war criminals in the face
The genius of this unsettlingly brilliant book lies in its endless circles of irony, its assertion that harm-or at least potentially harmful paradox-lies in every approach we can take to wartime atrocities.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Berkeley Daily Planet
Eclectic Rant: Can the U.S. Claim Victory in Iraq?
Following the withdrawal of combat forces from Iraq in December 2011, can the U.S. claim victory or did the Obama administration adopt the face-saving solution of "Just declare victory and get out," a position proposed by the late Senator George Akin of Vermont at the end of the Vietnam war? What does victory mean and why did the U.S. invade and ... (more)
Fri May 31, 2013
Syria: No wonder France and the UK were getting desperate
France and the UK , the poodle side of the alliance with the US , this week bullied their European Union partners into accepting a status quo in which bthe European Union disintegrates as a Union and each one goes it alone in terms of supplying the Syrian terrorists.
Thu May 30, 2013
Tom Brokaw: Obama's Scandals Aren't As Big As Watergate, Iran-Contra, Or Even Abu Ghraib
NBC Newsman Tom Brokaw dismissed the significance of the various scandals surrounding President Barack Obama 's White House on Thursday.
Dozens killed in Baghdad blasts
Multiple bomb blasts have struck two neighbourhoods in Iraq's capital Baghdad, killing at least 28 people, including several members of a wedding party.
Wed May 29, 2013
Syria: The choice is simple: a secular Syria or chaos?
Looking at Libya, we can see Syria. Looking at what the west did in Iraq, we can see what side not to choose; looking at the proliferation of western concentration camps from Abu Ghraib to Guantanamo Bay and hearing their hypocrisy about human rights and freedom, we can read between the lines.