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THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S INDICTMENT OF JULIAN ASSANGE POSES GRAVE THREATS TO PRESS FREEDOMS

The indictment seeks to criminalize what journalists are not only permitted but ethically required to do: take steps to help their sources maintain their anonymity.

Norman Solomon | Killer Drones In The Empire State

“What if our country were constantly being spied upon by drones, with some of us killed by drones? What if many bystanders, including children, were killed in the process?

Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

The military feared Congress would use the confidential data as an excuse to slash defense spending

James Rosen: Pentagon can’t account for $1 billion in Afghan reconstruction aid

Rosen: The comment didn’t explain why money set aside for reconstruction needs would need to be used to pay for counterinsurgency, which has been a core part of the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan since the October 2001 invasion following the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The bulk of the Afghanistan war’s $800 billion price tag for the United States has gone to battlefield needs.

Kevin Gosztola: US Medical Professionals Were Involved in the Design and Administration of Torture

By Kevin Gosztola Monday November 4, 2013  The Dissenter  Fire Dog Lake Following the September 11th attacks, physicians and other medical professionals, “particularly psychologists,” were involved in the “design and administration” of harsh treatment and torture.  This conduct was “in clear conflict with established international and national professional principles and laws,” a new report from a task […]

Tom Engelhardt> The National Security Complex and You> That Makes No Sense! Your Security’s a Joke (and You’re the Butt of It)

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The National Security Complex and You That Makes No Sense! Your Security’s a Joke (and You’re the Butt of It)  By Tom Engelhardt Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 9:00am, July 19, 2012. Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. When my daughter was little and I read to her regularly, one illustrated book was a favorite of ours.  In a series of scenes, […]