Justice Department Refuses Cooperation With Polish... →
vruz: by Scott Horton, Harpers vruz: happy new year from the ministry of accountability. Polish prosecutors looking into the torture (including waterboarding) of prisoners held at the former CIA black site in northeastern Poland near Szymany air base turned to the U.S. Department of Justice with a request for help in collecting information relevant to the case. Polish Radio reports: The...
Legalize drugs, says former UK Defence Secretary →
“He said his ministerial stint in the Home Office made him see that prohibition failed to reduce the harm that drugs cause in the UK, while his time as defence secretary with specific responsibilities in Afghanistan, “showed to me that the war on drugs creates the very conditions that perpetuate the illegal trade, while undermining international development and security”. He...
…[I]f current reports are correct — that the Obama DOJ has now convened a Grand...– Attempts to prosecute WikiLeaks endanger press freedoms Remember when everyone was so happy that Obama, a constitutional law expert, was elected because finally the Constitution wouldn’t be under relentless assault (as it was under Bush)? Barry sure fooled us, didn’t he? — Ryking (via ryking)
Will the DEA shut down every major music festival... →
“The seizure of the 352-acre Camp Zoe property in Southeast Missouri has so far garnered substantial attention both in America and internationally. That’s because this is no ordinary seizure; without (so far) being charged with a crime, the property owner, musician Jimmy Tebeau, is having his land taken from him in a process that strips him of his rights under both the US and Missouri...
Richard D. Wolff- Deficits: Real Issue, Phony... →
Deficits have now risen, yet again, to headline status. Conservatives inside and to the right of the Republican Party frame the national debates by attacking deficits. They want to reduce them by cutting government spending. Liberals respond, as usual, by insisting that overcoming the crisis requires big government spending (“stimulus”) and hence big deficits. Most Americans watch the...
Censorship on the web – Is Alex Jones the... →
Today both Google and it’s subsidiary company YouTube has banned the Alex Jones websites and channels in an attempt to quiet the libertarian.
Fed Opens Books, Revealing European Megabanks Were... →
“NEW YORK — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday reluctantly opened the books on its monumental campaign to save the financial system in the midst of the recent crisis, revealing how it distributed some $3.3 trillion in relief. The data revealed that the Fed’s aid was scattered much more widely than previously understood. Two European megabanks — Deutsche Bank and Credit...