Rania Khalek Dispatches from the Underclass

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March is a rough month of remembrance for many nations, including Iraq, Syria and Libya. But they all have something else in common: they've all been the targets in the same regime change playbook Posted by Soapbox on Thursday, March 14, 2019

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/ October 21, 2014 / Comments Off on Podcast: Guantanamo Prisoner’s Attorney on Importance of Public Seeing Videos of His Forced-Feedings

Podcast: Guantanamo Prisoner’s Attorney on Importance of Public Seeing Videos of His Forced-Feedings

On this week’s episode of Unauthorized Disclosure Kevin Gosztola and I speak with Cori Crider of Reprieve about the ongoing torture of her client, Guantanamo prisoner Abu Wa’el Dhiab. During the discussion portion, we chat about the outrageous police violence and brave activism we witnessed in St. Louis during Ferguson October. (Download the episode here or subscribe for free on iTunes here). More details from […]

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(Updated on Sunday, August 11) Nonstop fear mongering by lawmakers and White House officials about the allegedly growing threat of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has pushed Yemen into the national spotlight as a country synonymous with terrorism. Yemen is home to the scary bearded terrorists that want to kill our innocent American children, […]

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For nearly a week mainstream news outlets have been saturated with fear mongering over the Obama administration’s warning about a looming threat from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the terrorist group’s Yemeni branch. Lawmakers were told the  threat was discovered thanks to controversial NSA surveillance programs. Coincidence?

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Americans (myself included) are understandably desperate to know what motivated suspects Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, to engage in mass murder at Monday’s Boston Marathon. But this desire for answers is no excuse for the blatant bigotry espoused by reporters, pundits and so-called “terrorism experts” who wasted no time linking “Islamic extremists” and […]

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