In August the American Civil Liberties filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit with the FBI seeking details of its of its surveillance policy — who it spies upon, how, and under what circumstances. The FBI sent back two 50+ page memos in reply, each totally blacked out except for some information on the title page. […]
This past week, the American Civil Liberties Union, the organization that brought Guantanamo into the American consciousness, appealed to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture on behalf of a mentally ill juvenile inmate in Montana that has been held in inhumane conditions, suffering torture and humiliation.
By Dennis Loo The Department of Defense is training all of its personnel in its current Antiterrorism and Force Protection Annual Refresher Training Course that political protest is “low-level terrorism.” The Training introduction reads as follows: “Anti-terrorism (AT) and Force Protection (FP) are two facets of the Department of Defense (DoD) Mission Assurance Program. It is DoD policy, […]
Anti-terrorism training materials currently being used by the Department of Defense erroneously teaches that lawful public protest should be regarded as “low level terrorism.” The ACLU is calling the approach “an egregious insult to constitutional values” and has demanded the training materials be changed and corrective information be sent to all DoD employees who have […]
Ken Theisen writes on the World Can’t Website that the Obama administrations reversal of its pledge to make public photos depicting “detainee abuse” by US personnel overseas is continuing the Bush Regime policy of cover up of US torture and these policies will continue the policy of torture in Obama’s wars. The Department of Defense […]