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April 2006

March 2006

Punishing Pain - New York Times

by mikepower
Wheelchair-bound multiple sclerosis patient Richard Paey is serving 25 years in a Florida prison for "trafficking" a half gramme of OxyContin, even though the prosecutor concedes that Paey never sold any of his medications. In prison, he now receives mor

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.

The New Yorker: The Memo by Jane Mayer

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

Educators face blowback for protesting Iraq war

by mikepower
Just over three years ago, as the nation readied for war with Iraq, elementary school teacher Deb Mayer stood in front of her class and uttered the word that would get her blacklisted from her profession - 'Peace'

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.

AMERICAblog: Because a great nation deserves the truth

by mikepower
Cindy Sheehan's side of the story. If true, this is just very sad for our country

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.

Angry White Kid: Terrorist Group Raises Millions in Beverly Hills

by mikepower
Last week an organization registered as a non-profit, able to receive tax-deductible donations, raised nearly $4 million at a fundraiser in Beverly Hills. The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces will use these funds to benefit the Israeli army

Independent: Palestinian with Aids barred from Israeli hospital

by mikepower
A Palestinian Aids patient has been denied permission to leave Gaza for treatment in Israel despite warnings by senior Israeli clinicians that the case is urgent.

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

December 2005

The Seattle Times: Opinion: Legalize drugs — all of them

by mikepower
I was a cop for 34 years, the last six of which I spent as chief of Seattle's police department. But no, I don't favor decriminalization. I favor legalization, and not just of pot but of all drugs, including heroin, cocaine, meth, psychotropics, mushro

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.

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