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Forum: Soap Box 2020-06-12, 21:50
Replies: 230
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Posted By ewmayer
"Prisoner 760": Wrongly Detained at Guantanamo...

"Prisoner 760": Wrongly Detained at Guantanamo for 14 Years...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-03-03, 19:59
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
Since it's a bilateral treaty, the same would...

Since it's a bilateral treaty, the same would apply to US extradition requests to the UK, yes?

To my mind, the current hearing is akin to a preliminary hearing in criminal law - anyone familiar...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-03-02, 21:10
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
@DrS: Politically motivated espionage charges are...

@DrS: Politically motivated espionage charges are certainly not a new thing. You don't extradite just because another country has made charges, you're supposed to consider the *evidence* supporting...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-03-02, 00:17
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
Update on the UK's farcical show trial of Julian...

Update on the UK's farcical show trial of Julian Assange -- remember this the next time someone from UK officialdom invokes high-sounding legal principles and "the rule of law":

This Assange...
Forum: Soap Box 2019-05-07, 20:42
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
Virginia's use of solitary confinement in prisons...

Virginia's use of solitary confinement in prisons challenged in court...
Forum: Soap Box 2019-04-11, 20:00
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
Julian Assange is in British custody - reader...

Julian Assange is in British custody - reader thread over on NC (https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2019/04/links-4-11-19.html#comment-3135134) has links and commentary. The UK will likely hand him over...
Forum: Soap Box 2018-08-13, 21:04
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
Must've missed wombatman's May post here: ...

Must've missed wombatman's May post here:



https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/09/politics/john-mccain-gina-haspel-cia/index.html

That's...surprising. She'll probably still get confirmed,...
Forum: Soap Box 2015-09-02, 01:06
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
Heartening to see this - though re. Obama and his...

Heartening to see this - though re. Obama and his typically shameless PR-op, I wish he'd do similarly for various wards of the US NatSec prison-industrial complex, like Chelsea Manning and inmates of...
Forum: Soap Box 2015-08-11, 21:47
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
Gah! That reminds me, I prepared a post on this 3...

Gah! That reminds me, I prepared a post on this 3 weeks ago, somehow it got misplaced in my offline-composition workspace, and I never got around to it. So, belatedly:

Opening Comments to the...
Forum: Soap Box 2015-04-23, 02:42
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades...

FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades...
Forum: Soap Box 2015-02-26, 22:50
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
Chicago PD Running "Black Site"...

Chicago PD Running "Black Site" (http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/26/police-black-site-chicago-washington-politicians-human-rights)

Some commentary I've seen about this mistakenly...
Forum: Soap Box 2015-01-18, 22:35
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
Guantánamo Diary: How a classified, handwritten...

Guantánamo Diary: How a classified, handwritten manuscript became an extraordinary book (www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/16/guantanamo-diary-a-classified-handwritten-manuscript) | The Guardian
...
Forum: Soap Box 2014-12-18, 01:35
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
Thanks - don't normally find myself at DK - the...

Thanks - don't normally find myself at DK - the phrase "deluge of Obotic groupthink" comes to mind - but wanted to forward this to a few folks.
Forum: Soap Box 2014-12-17, 22:21
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
Great cartoon -- do you have the original link to...

Great cartoon -- do you have the original link to it? I went to thismodernworld.com just now and didn't see it on the main page.
Forum: Soap Box 2014-12-11, 22:53
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
Perhaps the 2 worst things about the global...

Perhaps the 2 worst things about the global torture program are:

[1] Bad as it is, the report is still heavily redacted, meaning that the stuff that didn't make the public release is even worse...
Forum: Soap Box 2014-12-11, 03:47
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
On the "enablers" front: Report slams...

On the "enablers" front:

Report slams psychologists who devised Bush-era interrogation (http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/10/us-usa-cia-torture-psychologists-idUSKBN0JO05H20141210) | Reuters...
Forum: Soap Box 2014-11-22, 05:30
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
In this case Torturers includes the prosecution,...

In this case Torturers includes the prosecution, but in a larger "unlawful deprivation of civil rights" vein, it fits:

Washington state man convicted of molestation freed after accuser recants...
Forum: Soap Box 2014-11-06, 08:19
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
U.S. man held in immigration detention for more...

U.S. man held in immigration detention for more than three years (www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/05/us-usa-immigration-lawsuit-idUSKBN0IP04N20141105)
Forum: Soap Box 2014-09-13, 05:23
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
Illinois sheriff admits misconduct in cyber...

Illinois sheriff admits misconduct in cyber stalking case, resigns (http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/11/us-usa-illinois-cyberstalking-idUSKBN0H62L420140911) | Reuters

"[Boyd] also forfeited...
Forum: Soap Box 2014-09-11, 21:31
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
You forgot the legacy part of the comparison,...

You forgot the legacy part of the comparison, e.g. "Hitler's warmongering was stopped in under a decade, albeit at tremendous cost. Bush's warmongering, on the other hand, while less costly during...
Forum: Soap Box 2014-08-11, 21:56
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
Beyond Torture: The CIA's Shameful Kidnapping of...

Beyond Torture: The CIA's Shameful Kidnapping of a 12-Year-Old Girl (www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/08/beyond-torture-the-other-shameful-thing-the-cia-is-trying-to-suppress/375706/): The...
Forum: Soap Box 2014-08-04, 02:09
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
I was about to post the links/comments below...

I was about to post the links/comments below about the latest admissions, saw your link, which contains similar mealy-mouthed weasel wording - 'unjustifiable' in place of 'clearly illegal' - as the...
Forum: Soap Box 2014-04-01, 21:18
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
CIA misled public on interrogation program,...

CIA misled public on interrogation program, newspaper reports (www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/01/us-usa-cia-interrogations-idUSBREA300JJ20140401?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews)

Re. the final...
Forum: Soap Box 2014-02-15, 22:30
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
How Obama Officials Cried ‘Terrorism’ to Cover Up...

How Obama Officials Cried ‘Terrorism’ to Cover Up a Paperwork Error | Wired.com (www.wired.com/threatlevel/2014/02/no-fly-coverup/)

Note the initial mistake and early coverup occurred under Bush...
Forum: Soap Box 2013-12-21, 22:08
Replies: 230
Views: 32,547
Posted By ewmayer
http://www.opendemocracy.net/tom-engelhardt/washin...

http://www.opendemocracy.net/tom-engelhardt/washington's-wedding-album-from-hell

I wasn't able to view the link - saw it along with excerpts on another site - but websearch indicates it's the...
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