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A Prosecutor Lets Berkeley's Infamous Torture Professor off the Hooknew

In a long-awaited report released late last week, a career prosecutor in the US Department of Justice said UC Berkeley law professor John Yoo should not be held liable for authorizing torture and warrantless wiretaps while working for the Bush administration.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  02-24-2010  |  Politics

Animated Cartoon: Mercenary Madnessnew

Recent news reveals that the US government has been using Blackwater USA (now called Xe) to do everything from assassinate Al Qaeda members to load Hellfire missiles onto Predator drone planes in Pakistan. What next for the firm that does everything? New animated editorial cartoon by Ted Rall and David Essman goes there.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  09-04-2009  |  Cartoons

We Have Met the Nazis, and They Are Us

Godwin's Law be damned -- it's impossible to read the newly-released CIA report on the torture of Muslim prisoners without thinking of the Third Reich.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  08-31-2009  |  War

Why I Miss George W. Bush

I bashed George W. Bush as the worst president ever. I'm not taking that back -- I'm arguing that Obama is even worse.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  06-29-2009  |  Commentary

Comparing Jay Bybee's Torture Memos & 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'new

For Bybee as much as for Thompson, reality must be mitigated, banished or defeated. Thompson uses drugs, and Bybee plays with the law until it goes blind.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Richard Abowitz  |  05-14-2009  |  Commentary

Barack Obama, Torture Enabler

Why does it take a Spanish prosecutor to enforce American laws against torture?
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  04-08-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Bush's Pasta Overshadows Torture Revelationsnew

A Red Cross report detailing prison abuse was released the day before George W. Bush's first post-presidency speaking engagement.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jeremy Klaszus  |  03-19-2009  |  International

From Torture to Bailouts, Change You Can Parse

From torture to bailout to presidential assassinations of U.S. citizens, Barack Obama is fighting to keep Bush-era policies in place.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  03-17-2009  |  Commentary

John Yoo, War Criminal?new

The chances that the notorious UC Berkeley law professor will be investigated for war crimes appear to have increased in recent weeks.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  01-28-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Expressing Oneself Through Music Torture Programmingnew

Music as torture makes intuitive sense to us. In milder incarnations, we've been subjected to it, and practicing it, for years. In the context of genuine warfare, however, what role should music and other forms of pop culture play?
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Greg Beato  |  12-19-2008  |  Music

Waging a PR War at Guantanamonew

U.S. officials are working hard to convince journalists that the military commission trial of Canadian Omar Khadr is fair. This is quite a feat given that Khadr is heading into a courtroom without a full investigation of charges that he was interrogated without access to legal counsel and under torture.
NOW Magazine  |  Debbie Melnyk and Rick Caine  |  11-03-2008  |  War

President Obama: Shut Down This Camp!

Both Obama and McCain have promised to shut down Gitmo. But neither will commit to a timeline. Now, before the election, both men should pledge to shut down America's Devil's Island on January 20, 2009.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  10-22-2008  |  War

A Terrorist's Worst Enemies: Morissette, Oberst, and Mick Fleetwoodnew

If the CIA's going to break the bad guys, they're going to have to turn up the pain.
Seattle Weekly  |  Thomas Francis and Mike Seely  |  09-15-2008  |  Music

Obama and McCain: Torture Enablers

Both presidential candidates say they'll stop torture and close Gitmo. Scratch the surface, though, and their commitment to human rights is less than skin deep.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  08-06-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Commie Girl: Happy Birthday U.S.A.!new

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, masters of evil John Yoo and David Addington pop back up, like Jason or a platter of undercooked pork, to tell the U.S. Congress how much they'd really like to take that water and pour it over your blindfolded and Saran-wrapped face.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Rebecca Schoenkopf  |  07-07-2008  |  Commentary

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