Olbermann: Camp No, a black site within Gitmo

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mmflint on Jan 19, 2010

MSNBC Keith Olbermann

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When President Barack Obama took office last year, he promised to restore the standards of due process and the core constitutional values that have made this country great. Toward that end, the president issued an executive order declaring that the extra-constitutional prison camp at Guantánamo shall be closed as soon as practicable, and no later than one year from the date of this order. Obama has failed to fulfill his promise. Some prisoners are being charged with crimes, others released, but the date for closing the camp seems to recede steadily into the future. Furthermore, new evidence now emerging may entangle Obama’s young administration with crimes that occurred during the Bush presidency, evidence that suggests the current administration failed to investigate seriously—and may even have continued—a cover-up of the possible homicides of three prisoners at Guantánamo in 2006.

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Wall Street’s Power Grab by Michael Hudson

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by Michael Hudson
www.globalresearch.ca, January 18, 2010

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Hearings

You almost could hear the bankers heave a sigh of relief when Haiti’s earthquake knocked the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission hearings off the front pages and evening news broadcasts last week. At stake, after all, is Wall Street’s power grab seeking to centralize policy control firmly in its own hands by neutralizing the government’s regulatory agencies. The first day – Wednesday, January 15 – went innocuously enough. Four emperors of finance were called on to voice ceremonial platitudes and pro forma apologies without explaining what they might be apologizing for. Typical was the statement by Goldman Sachs chairman Lloyd C. Blankfein: “Whatever we did, it didn’t work out well. We regret the consequence that people have lost money.”

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Eva Golinger: The Streets Would Be Safer If People’s Needs Were Being Met

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RussiaToday
January 18, 2010

More than 2,000 Marines arrived in Haiti today. Theyre joining the 1,000 American troops already on the ground there. Meanwhile, some leaders are criticizing the United States saying they should be sending doctors and food, not men and women with guns. Eva Golinger talks with RTs Kristine Frazao about concerns with the presence of troops in Haiti.

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Murders at Guantánamo: Scott Horton of Harper’s Exposes the Truth about the 2006 “Suicides”

by Andy Worthington
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18 January 2010

It’s hard to know where to begin with this profoundly important story by Scott Horton, for next month’s Harper’s Magazine (available on the web here), but let’s try this: The three “suicides” at Guantánamo in June 2006 were not suicides at all. The men in question were killed during interrogations in a secretive block in Guantánamo, conducted by an unknown agency, and the murders were then disguised to look like suicides. Everyone at Guantánamo knew about it. Everyone covered it up. Everyone is still covering it up. Continue reading

Jeff Gates: Criminal State: A Closer Look at Israel’s Role in Terrorism

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Transcript: A Closer Look at Israel’s Role in Terrorism | Criminal State

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January 16, 2010

This series is based on an article by Jeff Gates, who is a widely acclaimed author, attorney, merchant banker, educator and consultant to governments worldwide, who served for seven years as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. He is the author of Guilt by Association, Democracy At Risk and The Ownership Solution. See his website http://criminalstate.com/

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A lootin’ an’ a burnin’? By William Bowles

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By William Bowles
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18 January, 2010

It was obvious from the getgo that media ‘coverage’ of the earthquake in Haiti was heading in the same, predictable direction, namely down the same racist path that Western media coverage of things ‘darker than blue’ always travels.

“Relief efforts have also been hampered by supply bottlenecks, leading to security concerns over looting and violence amid increasing desperation.

“There are concerns about the safety of aid workers, with reports of gunfire and youths carrying machetes. Some charities have taken security guards, while others are supported by UN security forces.” — ‘UK government Haiti earthquake aid to treble to £20m’, BBC News 18 January, 2010

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Cindy Sheehan: No More CIA Drones!

Protest Drone Attacks

by Cindy Sheehan
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
January 18, 2010

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January 18, 2010

Jason welcomes to the show, Cindy Sheehan.Jason & Cindy talk about Obama’s continue “Bush like War on Terror” around the globe, and the CIA Drones bombing women and children in Pakistan.

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The CIA, and their drone attacks, is the symbol of the corporatization and privatization of U.S. war policy by Bruce Gagnon

Peace Of The Action Demands A Retraction From The AP by Cindy Sheehan + Photos from Protest

Cindy Sheehan and Bruce Gagnon at CIA Headquarters Protest + Going To Dick Cheney’s House

Cindy Sheehan: CIA actions killing innocent people

Haiti, Pakistan and Drones & Cheney Protest by Cindy Sheehan

The CIA, and their drone attacks, is the symbol of the corporatization and privatization of U.S. war policy by Bruce Gagnon

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by Bruce Gagnon
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Jan. 18, 2010

Protest Drone Attacks

I love taking the train. The seats are comfortable and I ride in the quiet car. They have electricity so I can plug my laptop in and read my emails and answer them for mailing once I hit the next wireless hotspot.

I spent my two nights in Washington DC at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House where I usually stay during such trips. Longtime friend Art Laffin has lived there for years and when I was organizing big space center protests in Florida he would come and help coordinate our nonviolent civil disobedience actions. Art is a tall guy who played small college basketball and excitedly told me about how his adopted three-year-old son can now dribble the basketball without looking at it. I told Art that on my next trip I hoped Carlos would be the point guard for my hapless Washington Wizard NBA team. (The team’s current star has been in the news recently for taking five handguns into the locker room. He is now facing sentencing after pleading guilty to a felony charge.)

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Turning King’s Dream into a Nightmare by Chris Hedges

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Taliban attack govt. buildings in Kabul

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www.presstv.ir
Mon, 18 Jan 2010 05:50:21 GMT

Taliban militants have attacked government buildings near Afghanistan’s presidential palace in the capital city of Kabul, according to officials.

Spokesman for the Taliban Zabihullah Mujahid said on Monday that 20 of the group’s militants had occupied several government buildings.

Press TV correspondent Fayez Khorshid in Kabul reported that militants had entered several buildings near the Afghan presidential palace.

The Afghan security forces are fighting with the militants at the scene, he added.

“More than 200 Afghan security forces are deployed, fighting with them,” Amir Mohammad, a security officer told Reuters.

At least three people have been reported killed. Seven people have also been injured in the ongoing clashes, our correspondent said.

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stimulator: Hackin Drones + My predictions for 2010

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January 17, 2010

Hackin Drones

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1. Coked up drones
2. Hacking Skynet
3. Iranian Rage
4. The economy must collapse
5. Criminals in Action
6. The Stimulator’s Magic Crystal Balls

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