DHS Turns Over Occupy Wall Street Documents to Truthout

Article – Jason Leopold

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) closely monitored the Occupy Wall Street movement, providing agency officials with regular updates about protests taking place throughout the country, responding to requests from fusion centers for intelligence … Read more

Former Counterterrorism Czar Accuses Tenet of Cover-Up

Article – Jason Leopold

With the tenth anniversary of 9/11 just a month away, the intelligence failures leading up to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have started to attract fresh scrutiny from former counterterrorism officials, who have called into question … Read more

Filling in the Gaping Holes: Guantanamo Detainee Files

Column – Jason Leopold

Imagine that the more than 700 Guantanamo files released two weeks ago by WikiLeaks contained information explaining how interrogators obtained “intelligence” from “war on terror” detainees captured or sold to US forces after 9/11, such as this firsthand … Read more

The Worst Thing Ever Invented

Column – Jason Leopold

In this age of supposedly fighting against rulers and on behalf of oppressed peoples, the Vietnam War offers an interesting case in which the U.S. policy was to avoid overthrowing the enemy government but to work hard to kill its people. To overthrow … Read more

Tortured Journey With Former Guantanamo Detainee David Hicks

Column – Jason Leopold

I’ve been struggling these past few weeks. I read a book written by a former Guantanamo detainee named David Hicks titled ” Guantanamo: My Journey. ” It’s a powerful and heartbreaking memoir and it made a profound impact on me emotionally. Read more

Army’s “Spiritual Fitness” Test Comes Under Fire

Column – Jason Leopold

An experimental, Army mental-health, fitness initiative designed by the same psychologist whose work heavily influenced the psychological aspects of the Bush administration’s torture program is under fire by civil rights groups and hundreds of active-duty … Read more

BREAKING: Nigeria Files Charges Against Dick Cheney

Column – Jason Leopold

The former vice president was charged by Nigerian officials Tuesday along with eight other individuals in a bribery and conspiracy scheme over the construction of a liquefied natural gas facility in the country that took place while Cheney was chief executive … Read more

Tom DeLay Found Guilty of Money Laundering, Conspiracy

Column – Jason Leopold

Former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was found guilty by a Texas jury Wednesday of money laundering and conspiracy related to campaign contributions he funneled to Texas candidates during the 2002 elections. Read more

Employees: BP Ombudsman’s Office Neglected Safety

Column – Jason Leopold

Over the past year, BP’s Office of the Ombudsman has been presented with dozens of safety concerns and evidence that would appear to support claims of widespread retaliation against employees who work for Acuren, one of the beleaguered oil company’s contractors … Read more

DOJ Refuses to Revoke BP’s Probation

Article – Jason Leopold

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has refused to pursue a probation revocation case against BP after the company was found to have violated a federal judge’s March 2009 felony judgment, which required BP to fulfill the terms of a settlement agreement … Read more

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