Brad Friedman, Publisher and Executive Editor of The Brad Blog, discusses the “too big to bust” problem with Sibel Edmonds’ far-reaching accusations, compromised investigative entities (FBI, Congress, MSM) that risk self-implication by doing their jobs, former FBI manager John Cole’s corroboration of Edmonds’ claims, the continued Brewster Jennings mystery, failures of the 9/11 Commission and the buried FBI investigation of Marc Grossman.
A new trade deal is set to gloss over the murder of 1.5 million people
In the autumn of 1915, an Austrian engineer called Litzmayer, who was helping build the Constantinople-Baghdad railway, saw what he thought was a large Turkish army heading for Mesopotamia. But as the crowd came closer, he realised it was a huge caravan of women, moving forward under the supervision of soldiers.
The 40,000 or so women were all Armenians, separated from their men – most of whom had already had their throats cut by Turkish gendarmerie – and deported on a genocidal death march during which up to 1.5 million Armenians died.
Tortured Law, a new 10-minute documentary by Alliance for Justice, examines the role lawyers played in authorizing torture, and calls upon Attorney General Holder to Join those calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to release the report of the DOJ Office of Professional Responsibility, and hold accountable those who ordered, designed, and justified torture.
Congressional Conferees Agree To Language Allowing Defense Department To Exempt Photos From Freedom Of Information Act
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WASHINGTON – According to a conference summary, House and Senate conferees today approved language for the homeland security appropriations bill that, if passed, would grant the Department of Defense (DOD) the authority to continue suppressing photos depicting the abuse of prisoners in U.S. custody overseas. The language described in the summary appears to incorporate an amendment put forth by Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) that would allow DOD to exempt the photos from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The photos were ordered released by a federal appeals court as part of an American Civil Liberties Union FOIA lawsuit.
Like a vampire rising from it’s grave each night to feed on the privacy rights of Americans, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is moving forward with programs that drain the life blood from our constitutional liberties.
From the wholesale use of informants and provocateurs to stifle political dissent, to Wi-Fi hacking and viral computer spyware to follow our every move, the FBI has turned massive data-mining of personal information into a growth industry. In the process they are building the surveillance state long been dreamed of by American securocrats.
On Tuesday, October 6, by a vote of 93-7, the Senate passed the $626 billion Defense Appropriations Bill for 2010, increasing the total U.S. financial cost for our imperial war on and occupation of Afghanistan to about $300 billion.
The House had previously passed its version of this same bill on July 30 by a vote of 400-30, with 3 not voting. Only 23 Democrats voted against it at that time (see http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll675.xml for the House Roll Call).
The bill also bans outright any transfer of accused enemy combatants from the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison into the United States. Current law permits transfer of detainees to face trial or go to prison. So don’t expect the Guantanamo prison to be closed any time soon.
I arrived in Manila barely a week after the disaster struck, affecting the lives of more nearly 4 million people, devastating more than 700,000 households, creating a public health disaster, destroying the lives of population groups, which were already living well below the poverty line.
During my visit to Manila, I was hosted by the Ibon foundation and the CDRC, one of the main NGOs involved in relief efforts, in close liason with people’s organizations in the affected areas.
Under the auspices of CDRC and other NGOs involved in relief work, I visited Marinika, one of the main disaster areas in Metro Manila, where an entire urban area was devastated by the floods, with water levels reaching the second floor of people’s homes. There was no government presence, no medical or public health officials on location, no electricity, no drinking water. Toxic waste, garbage, piles of mud have accumulated.
Famous British journalist Robert Fisk spoke to RT on his bombshell report, which caused the dollar to plummet. He says that the thunder of denials that the greenback is to be dropped in oil deals was expected, but the information he published was correct.
Thursday September 10, 2009. Cindy Sheehan spoke at Bellarmine University. I’ve always wanted to meet Cindy and never thought that would happen, but thanks to Nancy Jakubiak, Harold Trainer, Carol Trainer, John Wilborn and others I not only met her but shot video of her speaking.
I would also like to thank Adam Renner, Ph.D for allowing me to shoot the video at Bellarmine University. This is a full length video of her, except for the questions and answer session. I also managed to get a few photos, click here to view them.