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May 2006

February 2006

Iraq's death squads: On the brink of civil war

by mikepower
Most of the corpses in Baghdad's mortuary show signs of torture and execution. And the Interior Ministry is being blamed.

A Coverup Under Two Presidents: The Unsolved Mystery of the Oklahoma City Bombing

by mikepower
Long before the Iraq war, long before 9/11, the U.S. government had already mastered the art of fluffing its intelligence on a looming threat, botching the response and then working furiously to cover its mistakes.

The New Yorker: The Memo by Jane Mayer

by mikepower
How an internal effort to ban the abuse and torture of detainees was thwarted.

Jasem al-Aqrab: The Basra video should lay to rest a scurrilous lie

by mikepower
Since April 2003, the people of Basra have consistently been bemused by reports that they and their city enjoy a state of calm and stability under the command of the British forces, in contrast to the north of Iraq and the so-called Sunni triangle.

village voice > news > Mondo Washington by James Ridgeway

by mikepower
since 9-11, in one test after another, news organizations using undercover teams have easily broken through the FAA security apparatus, rendering the entire business unworkable.

January 2006

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Israel's shooting of young girl highlights international hypocrisy, say Palestinians

by mikepower
Israeli soldiers killed twice as many Palestinians last week alone - both of them children - as the number of Israelis killed by Hamas all last year.

Guardian: Official US agency paints dire picture of 'out-of-control' Iraq

by mikepower
An official assessment drawn up by the US foreign aid agency depicts the security situation in Iraq as dire, amounting to a "social breakdown" in which criminals have "almost free rein".

Gag Reflex

by mikepower
If President George W. Bush shows no qualms about violating the 217-year-old U.S. Constitution or the 791-year-old Magna Carta, why should we be surprised to find that he is now violating the 2,400-year-old Hippocratic Oath?

Observer | Scandal of force-fed prisoners

by mikepower
New details have emerged of how the growing number of prisoners on hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay are being tied down and force-fed through tubes pushed down their nasal passages into their stomachs to keep them alive. They routinely experience bleedin

The Huffington Post: Cost Of Iraq Could Top $2 Trillion...

by mikepower
The cost of the Iraq war could top $2 trillion, far above the White House's pre-war projections, when long-term costs such as lifetime health care for thousands of wounded U.S. soldiers are included

December 2005

Fun Bits About American Torture / In many ways, the U.S. is now just as inhumane and brutal as any Third World regime. Oh well?

by mikepower
Oh my God, yes, yes we do torture, America that is, and we do it a lot, and we do it in ways that would make you sick to hear about, and we're doing it right now, all over the world

November 2005

September 2005

August 2005

Prospect - A muslim Journey

by mikepower
British Islam is dominated by culturally and theologically conservative south Asians. But the London bombs may help to make it more open to those who want to engage with the modern world

July 2005

Roy Greenslade: The lies behind the lies: Secrets and Lies: The True Story of the Iraq War by Dilip Hiro

by mikepower
A depressing but magisterial assessment of the reasoning that led to the invasion of Iraq.

January 2005

War Created Haven, CIA Advisers Report

by mikepower
Iraq has replaced Afghanistan as the training ground for the next generation of "professionalized" terrorists, according to a report released yesterday by the National Intelligence Council, the CIA director's think tank.

Special reports: Bush under fire over human rights

by mikepower
America's human rights abuses have provided a rallying cry for terrorists and set a bad example to regimes seeking to justify their own poor rights records, a leading independent watchdog said yesterday.

WorkingForChange-Is Al Qaeda just a Bush boogeyman?

by mikepower
A look at the conclusions of the BBC series Power of Nightmares

December 2004

Israel shocked by image of soldiers forcing violinist to play at roadblock

by mikepower
Of all the revelations that have rocked the Israeli army over the past week, perhaps none disturbed the public so much as the video footage of soldiers forcing a Palestinian man to play his violin.

November 2004

Fear gives politicians a reason to be

by mikepower
We may be living through an incredible era of prosperity and calm in which politics as a force for transforming the world has gone into abeyance - and when a real crisis comes along, politics will return in a new form we cannot possibly imagine

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