Category Archives: Human Rights

Who polices the police?

A particularly pertinent and poignant pontification.

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Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri

Jane Mayer wrote a brilliant article in the New Yorker.  Here it is.

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HEY, OBAMA, YOU FAIL. Change apparently doesn’t include extraordinary renditions.

Glenn Greenwald has this one pretty much covered. This is scary.  Let’s not simply defer to Obama.  Let’s question him.  The office of president is not a hot-house of aristocracy.  He is a civil servant.  He has to answer to us. Update:  Scott Horton wrote about it this morning.

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Torture and Yoo

This. If we don’t investigate, what assurance do we have (or, rather, could we have) that this won’t happen again?  The question isn’t rhetorical. This on torturing children and Yoo and Alito. Finally, Yoo can’t believe it’s wrong.

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Mukasey Responds (not to his fainting)

Wall Street Journal houses Mukasey’s response to the recent federal court order to release 5 detainees (see previous post.)

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And so it Begins

5 detainees released. Cheney and Gonzalez indicted for prisoner abuse. And, FoxNews.com’s “Most Read” story.

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Gitmo Aftermath

Scott Hornton turned me on to this report.  The report is from The Human Rights Center of the University of California.

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