Now, besides McCain and Graham demanding a halt, it seems Leahy is also calling for cuts…\
|By: CTuttle Friday August 16, 2013 7:00 pm|
|By: GREYDOG Wednesday August 14, 2013 7:12 pm|
Representative democracies and autocratic dictatorships respond to profound internal crises in very distinctive ways: the former attempts to reason with citizens, explaining the causes, consequences and alternatives; dictatorships attempt to terrorize, intimidate and distract the public by evoking bogus external threats, to perpetuate and justify rule by police state methods and avoid facing up to the self-inflicted crises.
|By: CTuttle Friday August 9, 2013 7:00 pm|
The Yemenis’ are none-too-thrilled… Yemenis call U.S. drone strikes an overreaction to al Qaida threat.
|By: DSWright Tuesday August 6, 2013 8:25 am|
Another day, another illegal drone strike in Yemen. This time the backlash in Yemen is severe enough to warrant the urging of Americans to leave the country. Killing civilians leads to that kind of backlash.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday July 23, 2013 1:10 pm|
Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye, who United States President Barack Obama had been keeping in prison, has been released.
Shaye was apparently given a presidential pardon that requires him to remain in Sanaa for two years. This means he would be prohibited from traveling to many of the areas where US drone strikes have taken place while he was in prison or where they will take place over the next two years.
|By: Norman Solomon Tuesday May 28, 2013 5:25 pm|
Darwin observed that conscience is what most distinguishes humans from other animals. If so, grief isn’t far behind. Realms of anguish are deeply personal—yet prone to expropriation for public use, especially in this era of media hyper-spin. Narratives often thresh personal sorrow into political hay. More than ever, with grief marketed as a civic commodity, the personal is the politicized.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday May 3, 2013 1:20 pm|
Today, United States officials are “reaffirming” the US’s “commitment” to freedom of speech and a free press on World Press Freedom Day, however, there remains one glaring case of repression against a journalist, who President Barack Obama has ordered Yemen to keep imprisoned. His continued imprisonment grossly undermines any messages coming from the US government about its dedication to promoting press freedom.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday April 30, 2013 3:56 pm|
There are steps President Barack Obama could take right now to expedite the closing of Guantanamo Bay prison camps, where prisoners currently engaged in a major hunger strike continue to be held in detention. Yet, Obama and his defenders insist Congress is solely responsible for why the prison continues to be open and why prisoners cleared for release have not been freed.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday April 25, 2013 7:45 am|
There is no concrete evidence that the brothers, who are suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon, were inspired by US-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. Yet, CNN has posted a report with the headline, “From the grave, the cleric inspiring a new generation of terrorists,” that promotes this new detail as if it is certainly true.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday April 23, 2013 7:04 pm|
A Senate subcommittee held a much-anticipated hearing on drones and the United States government’s “targeted killing” policies this afternoon. One of the witnesses called to testify was retired US Air Force colonel, Martha McSally.