North Dakota Treasurer Kelly Schmidt has responded to DeSmogBlog’s investigation of the Bakken Shale basin fracking field trip her office facilitated for former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, who now works at the Manhattan-based private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR).
|By: Steve Horn Friday May 30, 2014 6:30 pm|
|By: Steve Horn Monday September 23, 2013 5:45 am|
A new video was just released of police brutalizing one of the City University of New York (CUNY) students protesting a fundraiser featuring former CIA Director and CUNY Macaulay Honors College adjunct professor David Petraeus.
That video – taken from a new angle than the ones previously released and first featured here on “The Dissenter” – shows about a dozen police officers swarming a student, slamming him against the hood of a car and holding him there.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday September 19, 2013 9:30 am|
Six students from the City University of New York were charged with multiple offenses on Wednesday night after being arrested while protesting the university’s hiring of former CIA director and ex-general, David Petraeus, who had a key role in secret detention and torture centers setup by Iraqi security forces.
The criminal complaint filed against the students indicates they were charged with disorderly conduct, riot, resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration.
|By: Steve Horn Wednesday September 18, 2013 7:40 am|
Six student activists were violently arrested yesterday outside of a City University of New York (CUNY) Macaulay Honors College fundraiser featuring former CIA Director and Honors College adjunct professor David Petraeus.
|By: Steve Horn Friday September 13, 2013 1:35 pm|
After The Dissenter ran a Sept. 10 interview with a member of the Ad Hoc Committee Against the Militarization of CUNY protesting former CIA Director David Petraeus’ adjunct professor gig at CUNY Macaulay Honors College, national coverage has exploded on protests occurring on his Sept. 9 first day of class.
|By: Steve Horn Thursday July 18, 2013 4:10 pm|
“Frackademia” is shorthand for oil and gas industry-funded research costumed as independent economics or science covering the topic of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), the controversial horizontal drilling process via which oil and gas is obtained deep within shale rock basins.
|By: DSWright Thursday June 27, 2013 2:15 pm|
CIA Director John Brennan, a leaker in his own right, has launched an anti-leaking program inside the CIA called the “Honor the Oath” campaign. How do I know about this? It was leaked.
|By: DSWright Thursday May 30, 2013 4:27 pm|
Former General David Petraeus is done licking his wounds from his sex scandal and is turning his attention to the all American past time of chiseling himself some cash. Petraeus is joining private equity powerhouse KKR. The former CIA Director will head KKR’s institute focused on public policy.
|By: Jeff Kaye Saturday March 9, 2013 5:00 pm|
The UK Guardian posted a very important story, with accompanying videos, examining in details and with witnesses the extraordinary efforts by US military and civilian personnel to assemble, train, and direct Shi’a commando brigades in Iraq. These police brigades and paramilitary units unleashed a hellish reign of terror, with massive round-ups, torture, and death squad killings.
|By: Susan Glasser Saturday November 24, 2012 1:59 pm|
There are two key words to keep in mind when reading Thomas Ricks’s important and eminently readable new book, “The Generals”: accountability and relief. Accountability is what set Ricks out on his investigation of America’s military leaders from World War II to the present, as in the missing accountability of our generals for the failures of the post-9/11 decade of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. And relief is what Ricks believes has been too often missing, as in the old-fashioned sense of the word and one that is hardly ever used anymore, certainly by the U.S. military: firing.