An attorney for a United States Navy nurse facing potentially severe repercussions for refusing to force-feed a Guantanamo Bay prisoner has indicated that the nurse, who has served nearly 18 years in the Navy, may be discharged. He is one of the only known conscientious objectors to force-feeding of prisoners.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday November 20, 2014 11:17 am|
|By: Peter Van Buren Tuesday November 11, 2014 9:20 am|
We should all take a moment today, Veterans Day, to thank people in the military for their service.
They are decent and sincere men and women who joined believing they would serve their nation, or were looking for a job, an education, college money or some adventure, or all of the above. They then get sucked into America’s political wars. Civilians start wars, not soldiers.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:00 am|
The first and only officer on the medical staff at Guantanamo Bay to conscientiously object to force-feeding prisoners on hunger strike has reportedly had his assignment ended. He has been sent back to Naval Health Clinic New England, his “parent command,” while an investigation is completed, which may result in discipline or a court-martial.
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday August 11, 2014 7:50 am|
Obama gave the green light for strikes anywhere in Iraq where U.S. citizens were in danger, so CENTCOM commander Lloyd Austin gave the order to strike on Friday when it was determined that the city of Erbil was in range of the American-lost guns. All of the Americans being protected in Erbil are there because [...]
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday May 3, 2014 7:15 am|
It’s springtime in the Northern Hemisphere, and with it comes some nifty alt-energy news.
|By: MSPB Watch Sunday July 22, 2012 5:00 pm|
Dissenters’ Digest takes a look back at news stories covering whistleblowers, watchdogs, and government accountability.
|By: Attaturk Tuesday February 15, 2011 1:30 am|
Protests spread throughout the middle east, especially to historical American client-states.
|By: Attaturk Friday August 6, 2010 1:30 am|
Hooray, another pointless thing to fear and spend trillions on!
|By: Jeff Kaye Monday May 24, 2010 7:30 am|
A new article at Truthout, by H.P. Albarelli and Jeffrey Kaye, describes how the CIA’s Artichoke Project was the contemporaneous and operational side of the MK-ULTRA mind control research program. It was not superceded by MK-ULTRA in the 1950s, as often supposed. Even more, Artichoke-derived methods of using drugs, hypnosis, sensory deprivation and overload, behavioral modification techniques and other methods of mind control have resurfaced as a primary component of U.S. interrogation practice.
|By: Jeff Kaye Monday April 5, 2010 6:15 pm|
Both Rove and Yoo claim that waterboarding U.S. military personnel was “regular” and caused no “physical harm,” “no after effects.”
Now-public JPRA memos show neither statement is true.