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  • US hides sexual abuse in Abu Ghraib

    May 30, 2009

    Washington, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The Pentagon sought to publish pictures on torture applied by the CIA in the prison of Abu Ghraib during the administration of George W. Bush, but President Barack Obama revoked its decision. In spite of the order, a former official of the US Army in charge of the investigation of the scandal in the Iraqi prison stated that the pictures showed sexual abuses, Democracy Now...

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  • COMMENTARY The Pelosi distraction

    May 18, 2009

    The cable news programs are full of indignation about Nancy Pelosi supposedly lying about, and thus insulting the CIA. For those who have been vacationing on another planet, Speaker Pelosi last week claimed that the CIA had lied to her about whether they were using the method of torture called “waterboarding” on “war against terror” prisoners. The way the corporate press is handling this situation is a worthy object of...

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  • Public outcry grows over Iraq abuse photos

    May 15, 2009

    President Barack Obama said yesterday he will try to prevent the court-ordered release of photos that depict U.S. troops abusing prisoners. He said his sudden reversal reflected fear that the photos would “further inflame anti-American opinion” and endanger U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. The administration had originally said it would not resist an appeals court ruling that set a May 28 deadline for releasing photos of military misconduct. Generals...

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  • Movie Review: 'Hunger'

    May 15, 2009

    Hunger Directed by Steve McQueen 2008, 96 min. Before Belfast has awakened in Steve McQueen’s “Hunger” — which won a Golden Camera Award for best first feature at Cannes and a Gold Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival — we see Ray Lohan (Stuart Graham) come out of his house. He is inspecting his car, while his wife looks at him from the window. She looks worn and uneasy....

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  • Famed architect returns to shattered Baghdad

    May 14, 2009

    (mmorning.com) Two decades before U.S. Marines pulled down a statue of Saddam Hussein in a Baghdad square, the dictator had destroyed a monument in the same place: the magnum opus of one of Iraq’s greatest architects. The elegant arch entitled “The Unknown Soldier” was a Baghdad landmark for more than 20 years. Now its designer, Rifat Chadirji, 82, has returned to rebuild it in the hope of resurrecting some of...

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  • Lawmakers try to block new abuse photos

    May 12, 2009

    NEW YORK, May 11 (IPS) - Civil libertarians are condemning a call by two influential U.S. senators for the White House to block the impending release of photographs showing detainees being abused by U.S. military personnel at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and at other U.S. detention facilities in the Middle East and elsewhere. The plea to intervene to stop the expected May 28 release of the photos...

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  • Lawyers group targets torture memo author

    April 22, 2009

    NEW YORK, Apr 20 (IPS) - Lawyers who reject President Barack Obama’s decision not to seek prosecution of officials who may have participated in the torture of terror-suspect prisoners are seeking justice through another avenue: Sanctions against government lawyers who created the 'enhanced interrogation' policies of former President George W. Bush. Their first target is former Defence Department General Counsel William J. Haynes II. The San Francisco Bay Area chapter...

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  • Art exhibit illustrates horrors of Iraq occupation

    April 15, 2009

    HOUSTON - Upon entering The Station Museum of Contemporary Art on the edge of the city’s downtown to view the exhibition “Iraqi Artists in Exile,” I was hit with the questions “How do we justify the destruction of a country and her people? What do we say?” This wonderful museum is renowned for its thought provoking exhibitions. This phenomenal exhibition has not been placed at any other museum in the...

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  • Drug cartel violence has political, economic roots

    March 19, 2009

    CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico -- Recent media reports about Mexico picture a country near collapse, with police and army outgunned by well-armed and organized drug cartels. U.S. government travel warnings speak of “small unit combat” taking place against cartel units equipped with uniforms, heavy automatic weapons and even grenades. In several locations, Mexican Army troops have fought pitched battles for control of municipal police stations, with casualties on both sides and...

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  • Protest now! Iraqi government attacks teacher trade union

    March 03, 2009

    (Reposted from strongerunions.org) I’m in Erbil (Iraqi Kurdistan) for a TUC workshop for Iraqi and Kurdish trade unionists, and Iraqi Teachers’ Union President Jasim al-Lami has reported an astounding attack on his union’s leadership by the Iraqi Government. The Iraqi Government has proved itself time and time again to be hostile to free trade unionism, and has been censured by the ILO for its restrictive use of Saddam Hussein’s labour...

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