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No Justice for Chagos

September 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Many know of the forced displacement of the people of the Bikini Islands, who were removed from their land to make room for US Army and Navy joint testing of nuclear weapons in the 1940s. While the islanders were told that they would only have …

“Before any strike is taken, there must be near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured — the highest standard we can set.” – President Barack Obama “Before any strike is taken,” President Obama assured us in his speech this May on U.S. Drone …

Military judge Col Denise Lind sentenced Manning to 35 years (out of a possible 90) today for his leak of classified documents to Wikileaks in 2010. Just a little refresher here: Bradley Manning is to serve 35 years for exposing war crimes and “lifting the …

Major General Buchanan: Sir, you have the power to do the right thing and make sure that Bradley Manning is commended for his actions, not thrown in jail for the rest of his life. Manning exposed war crimes. Whether or not those war crimes were …

Bradley Manning’s trial finally got its start on Monday, June 3rd (after a mere four years of pre-trial detention). Transcripts from the first day of trial have been released and they are nothing if not a shameful and despicable look at our government’s calculated plan to …

“Where you die matters.” We know the names of the children killed in Newtown, CT. We know the names of those killed in the Boston Bombing. The lives and deaths of those killed in these tragedies are important because journalists did their jobs and covered …

On Monday, the Associated Press revealed that the Department of Justice used subpoenas to obtain phone records of its editors and reporters from April and May 2012. The records were obtained due to the investigation and supposed leak to the AP last year that the …

On Tuesday afternoon in Mississippi, Willie Jerome Manning was granted a last-minute stay of execution by the Supreme Court of Mississippi, just hours before his lethal injection was scheduled to go through. Manning, an African-American man, was convicted of murdering Jon Steckler and Tiffany Miller, two …

The media is ablaze right now with discussions about Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Bomber, and whether or not he should receive a fair trial as an American citizen. A few politicians and general lunatics have called for torture, military tribunals, and even “a July 4 celebration …

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