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Toward Justice

by Missy Comley Beattie September 10, 2010 Counterpunch Our experiences and what we do with them shape and determine our trajectory. Often, they change us gradually; sometimes, they are immediately life altering. So much so that...

Did 9/11 Justify the War in Afghanistan?

Using the McChrystal Moment to Raise a Forbidden Question There are many questions to ask about the war in Afghanistan. One that has been widely asked is whether it will turn out to be "Obama's...

Federal judge calls Guantánamo inmate’s detention ‘unlawful’

June 10, 2010 By Michael Doyle McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has forcefully put Yemeni citizen Mohammed Mohammed Hassan Odaini on the path to freedom after eight years of incarceration at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In a...

Did Osama bin Laden Confess to the 9/11 Attacks, and Did He Die, in 2001?

In 2009, I published a little book entitled Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive? 1 Much evidence, I showed, suggested that Osama bin Laden had died on...

US Recants Claims on ‘High-Value’ Detainee Abu Zubaydah

The Justice Department has quietly recanted nearly every major claim the Bush administration had made about "high-value" detainee Abu Zubaydah, a Guantánamo prisoner who at one time was said to have planned the 9/11...

Welcome to Orwell’s World

Obama's lies over the Afghanistan war remind us of the lessons of Nineteen Eighty-Four In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described a superstate, Oceania, whose language of war inverted lies that "passed into history and became...