Manning Defense Calls for Dismissal of Charges over Cruel and Unusual Punishment in Detention

Exposing War Crimes is not a crime. Before and After photo of Bradley Manning

BY COMMON DREAMS 110-page motion alleges excessive and “retaliatory” treatment US army whistleblower Private Bradley Manning, known for allegedly leaking embarrassing US cables to website WikiLeaks, is now claiming his treatment in a pre-trial military prison for nine months was extreme and harsh and warrants a complete dismissal of his case. Manning’s defense also claims …

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A Thin Line Between Protestor and Criminal

Uncle Sam points at you with the text, "The First Amendment Needs YOU"

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN In the past 9 months, over 7,000 people have been arrested in the United States for protesting. The actions have varied from marches to writing on the sidewalk with chalk. Government has taken a robust stance on protest enforcement, and has arrested people with impunity—leaving it to the court to work it …

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Open Letter to the President and Leadership from Health Professionals, Lawyers and Advocates for Medicare for All

Bold red lettering: "Medicare For All" with black universal symbol for medicine in background

OPEN LETTER This Open Letter was published to honor Medicare’s 47th birthday. It comes on the heels of the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and increasing threats to Medicaid and Medicare. The letter argues for the expansion of Medicare to all people in the United States and sees Medicare as the solution, not …

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CIA Whistleblower Makes ‘Bold’ & ‘Provocative’ Allegations of ‘Selective’ & ‘Vindictive’ Prosecution

John Kiriakou interviewed by Truthout's Jason Leopold

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN? John Kiriakou’s case deserves our attention because the current administration is already responsible for prosecuting more government officials under the Espionage Act than all previous administrations combined. Kiriakou has been an outspoken critic of the CIA’s rendition and torture policies post-911—Ed  Former CIA agent John Kiriakou, who the United States government alleges released …

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Chris Hedges Hails “Monumental” Ruling Blocking NDAA Indefinite Detention

Lady Liberty imprisoned by a barcode, text reads: "NDAA 2012"

DEMOCRACY NOW! In a rare move, a federal judge has struck down part of a controversial law signed by President Obama that gave the government the power to indefinitely detain anyone it considers a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world without charge or trial — including U.S. citizens. Judge Katherine Forrest of the Southern District …

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