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MI6’s license to kill and torture

MI6’s licence to kill and torture Little-known clause lets secretary of state authorise UK’s spies to commit crimes abroad Ian Cobain guardian.co.uk,             Tuesday 14 February 2012 18.00 GMT Documents, photographs and fingerprint sheets cover the floor in a Libyan police station, which was burned by rebels in 2011. Photograph: Pier Paolo Cito/AP In fiction, … Continue reading

Editorial: A Signal Catastrophe

Editorial A Signal Catastrophe Rasheed Hasan Khan Since the advent of the New Year, the various T.V. channels have been airing dismal visual coverage of fatalities at the P.I.C. This was presumed to be due to the reaction to one or more medications dispensed at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology. The recipients of the free … Continue reading

Psychologists and Torture

Published on Sunday, January 29, 2012 by Common Dreams   Dismantling the Master’s House: Psychologists and Torture   by Roy Eidelson Amid disturbing reports that psychologists were involved in the abuse and torture of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere, the American Psychological Association (APA) Task Force on Psychological Ethics and National Security (PENS) met … Continue reading

Audacity, more Audacity

Audacity, more audacity Samir Amin 2011-12-01, Issue 560 cc B OSamir Amin is proposing a way out of the current situation of capitalism in crisis. Nations should socialise the ownership of monopolies, de-financialise the management of the economy and de-globalise international relations. INTRODUCTION The historical circumstances created by the implosion of contemporary capitalism requires the … Continue reading

Will the US back Real Democracy in Egypt?

Published on Saturday, January 28, 2012 by Eric Margolis   Will the US Back Real Democracy in Egypt?   by Eric Margolis Last Monday, Egyptians celebrated the first anniversary of the revolution that overthrew the 30-year Mubarak regime. By contrast, America’s reaction this historic event was tellingly muted. Egypt contains a quarter of the Arab … Continue reading

Ten Steps for Radical Revolution in the US

Published on Monday, January 23, 2012 by Common Dreams   Ten Steps for Radical Revolution in the US   by Bill Quigley “I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. … Continue reading

Capitalism’s Real Gravediggers

Published on Thursday, January 19, 2012 by ZNet Capitalism’s Real Gravediggers Beware the ‘Gush-Up Gospel’ Behind India’s Billionaires by Arundhati Roy Is it a house or a home? A temple to the new India, or a warehouse for its ghosts? Ever since Antilla arrived on Altamount Road in Mumbai, exuding mystery and quiet menace, things … Continue reading

Obama’s “State of Delusion Adress”

Obama’s “State of Delusion Address”: Rebuilding America With War Crimes by  Finian Cunningham From beginning to end, Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech was replete with delusion and falsifications. His promise of building an “America that lasts” was predicated on a sentimental, but utterly disingenuous notion of selfless teamwork. The invocation of American military … Continue reading

Police Departments’ New Tools: Drones

Published on Friday, January 20, 2012 by Common Dreams   Police Departments’ New Tool: Drones   – Common Dreams staff   Drones are no longer just part of the military’s arsenal of tools. Police departments across the U.S. are getting them too   With financial help from the federal government, police departments across the country … Continue reading

Guantanamo at 10:Defeat of Liberty by Fear

  Guantánamo at 10: The Defeat of Liberty by Fear   The unprecedented executive powers assumed by both presidents since 9/11 have crippled America’s body politic   by Michael Ratner On 11 January 2002, the United States began showing major signs of what I call “Guantánamo syndrome”, after one of the ailment’s first and most … Continue reading