Drone Wars: War on Terror Fatigue and a New Hope

Drone Wars: War on Terror Fatigue and a New Hope

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in Americas, Counterterrorism, Terrorism | No Comments

By Jacob ShiflettHuman Rights Generation United States Senator Rand Paul took a stand against the imperial presidency earlier this week by demanding US Attorney General Eric Holder clarify the Obama administration’s position on the use of drones for the targeted killings of United States citizens on United States soil. After a lengthy thirteen-hour filibuster stalling […]

Drone Wars: The Inconvenience of Due Process and Supremacy of the National Security Complex

Drone Wars: The Inconvenience of Due Process and Supremacy of the National Security Complex

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Americas, Laws of War, Terrorism | No Comments

By Jacob ShiflettHuman Rights Generation The United States Department of Justice recently released the now infamous White Paper memo that details the so-called legal justification for the targeted killing program. President Obama, under the guidance from the Department of Justice, argues callously that the United States has the authority to kill United States citizens while […]

Poland peels back layers on secret CIA prison for suspected terrorists

Poland peels back layers on secret CIA prison for suspected terrorists

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Counterterrorism, Europe, Terrorism | No Comments

By Roy Gutman Published in: McClatchy Newspapers STARE KIEJKUTY, Poland — On an idyllic lake surrounded by woods and a double row of mesh-and-razor-wire fences about 100 miles north of Warsaw, there stands a secluded villa that the CIA once used to interrogate – and allegedly torture – top al Qaida suspects. On the grounds […]

A Decade in Detention for Former Child Soldier

A Decade in Detention for Former Child Soldier

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in Americas, Counterterrorism, Terrorism | No Comments

By Jennifer Turner ACLU Today marks a decade in U.S. custody for Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen who is Guantánamo’s youngest prisoner. Even though he has been eligible for transfer back to Canada for almost nine months pursuant to his October 2010 plea deal, he is still detained at Guantánamo. Khadr is the only one […]

Beyond Breivik, Hate in Europe is on the Rise

Beyond Breivik, Hate in Europe is on the Rise

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Europe, Terrorism, Torture | No Comments

By Benjamin Ward The Huffington Post UK, April 25, 2012 With the eyes of the world on the Oslo district court, there are stark contrasts on display. The twisted and hate-filled logic of Anders Breivik contrasts with the calm, dignified and above all fair criminal process against him. There are contrasts too between the shocking […]

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