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Putin: Why do those behind Guantanamo lecture us on human rights?

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Vladimir Putin has lashed out at the US’s Magnitsky Act dubbing it “a purely political, unfriendly move.” The President has approved the speeding up a counter list addressing American foster parents guilty of abusing Russian orphans. “We should certainly react [to the bill] appropriately,” Vladimir Putin said, welcoming the State …

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Julian Assange’s The World Tomorrow: Surviving Guantanamo (E5)

The 5th episode of The World Tomorrow takes us to the very heart of America’s War on Terror: Guantanamo Bay. In the episode Julian Assange speaks with Moazzam Begg – former Gitmo prisoner and a rights campaigner fighting for those still trapped behind the wire, and Asim Qureshi – former …

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Guantanamo attorney dead in apparent suicide

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An American lawyer representing detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp has been found dead in an apparent suicide. The body of Andy P. Hart, a 38-year-old US federal public defender, was found last week with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to Truthout, an investigative blog, news of the attorney’s death …

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Mos Def reenacts gruesome Guantanamo-style force-feeding

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Extremely graphic footage featuring US actor and rapper Yasiin Bey, otherwise known as Mos Def, has revealed what the standard operating procedure for force-feeding Guantanamo Bay hunger strikers may look and feel like. The Guantanamo Bay hunger strike reached 150 continuous days on July 5, with 45 of the 106 hunger strikers …

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US admits Gitmo hunger strike spreading

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The US Military said Friday that 14 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay prison can be defined as hunger strikers, five more than they had previously reported. Lawyers have said that more than 100 inmates are taking part in the five-week-long protest. One of the strikers was taken to the prison hospital, …

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Guantanamo detainee found dead in his cell

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An undisclosed Guantanamo Bay prisoner died over the weekend after guards at the US detention facility found him unconscious in his cell. The prisoner died in solitary confinement, in Camp 5, that holds those who have violated prison rules. The prisoner was placed in solitary confinement after splashing a guard …

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ACLU and media challenge censorship of 9/11 trial

As legal proceedings move forward for five Guantanamo Bay prisoners charged with roles in the September 11 terrorist attacks, the US government wants the court to censor their testimonies in a move civil liberties lawyers condemn as “chilling.” Prosecutors in the case against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Gitmo …

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WikiLeaks publishes terror detainee manuals

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Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks is releasing over 100 classified documents detailing US Department of Defense procedures for running Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, Camp Bucca and other infamous prisons where terror suspects are detained. The directives and manuals, which for more than a decade directed the US military’s policy for treatment of …

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What is happening to muslims will happen to the rest of us

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The decision by the European Court of Human Rights last week to refuse to block the extradition of the radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri and four others to the United States on terrorism charges removes one of the last external checks on our emerging gulag state. Masri and the four others, …

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Julian Assange’s new show: The World Tomorrow

“The World Tomorrow” is a dynamic new television discussion series on Russia Today featuring Julian Assange as host. It is a collection of interviews featuring an eclectic range of guests, who are stamping their mark on the future: politicians, revolutionaries, intellectuals, artists and visionaries. Imran Khan [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an-AJIqN_r4[/youtube] When …

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Latin America wants to remove US military bases

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Leaders from the United States, Canada and Latin America are gathering April 10-11 at the 7th Summit of the Americas to be held in Panama City, Panama, to talk about a variety of issues affecting the Western Hemisphere, including Cuba’s relationship with the United States as both countries thaw out …

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Why disinformation works

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Have you ever wondered how the government’s misinformation gains traction? What I have noticed is that whenever a stunning episode occurs, such as 9/11 or the Boston Marathon bombing, most everyone whether on the right or left goes along with the government’s explanation, because they can hook their agenda to …

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Protesters wreck Obama’s holiday in Hawaii

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Dozens of people gathered outside US President Barack Obama’s vacation residence in Hawaii to protest against his policies. The demonstration was organized near the Obamas’ rented house on Saturday, Reuters reported. The administration’s targeted killing program and high military spending were among the issues protested by the demonstrators. The protesters …

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US sells $11bn worth of weapons to Qatar

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Washington and Doha have signed the largest arms deal of the year, preparing to enhance Qatar’s military capabilities with $11 billion-worth of Apache assault helicopters, PAC-2 missile defense complexes and Javelin man-portable anti-tank missiles. The deal has been signed on Monday in Pentagon by US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and …

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