Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Big Dan's Big News April 8, 2009

Red Cross: US Medical Personnel Involved in Torture of Prisoners

In its once-secret report, the International Committee of the Red Cross concluded US medical personnel were deeply involved in the CIA’s torture of prisoners held in overseas prisons. The Red Cross report said the actions of medical personnel “constituted a gross breach of medical ethics and, in some cases, amounted to participation in torture.” The Red Cross’s secret 2007 report was published in its entirety yesterday by the New York Review of Books. The Red Cross also called on the United States to “investigate all allegations of ill-treatment and take steps to punish the perpetrators, where appropriate, and to prevent such abuses from happening again.”

Red Cross: US Medical Personnel Involved in Torture of Prisoners

PDF of the Red Cross Torture Report

Report: Senate GOP Threatens to Block Nominees Over Torture Memo

Attorney and blogger Scott Horton is reporting that Senate Republicans are threatening to filibuster two top Justice Department nominees if the Obama administration releases secret Bush administration memos that authorized the torture of prisoners. The nominees are Dawn Johnson as chief of the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice and Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh as State Department legal counsel. Horton writes, “It now appears that Republicans are seeking an Obama commitment to safeguard the Bush administration’s darkest secrets in exchange for letting these nominations go forward.”

If the president releases the Bush torture memos, Republicans are promising to “go nuclear” and filibuster his legal appointments. Scott Horton reports on a serious threat to Obama’s transparency.

Taxi To The Dark Side

Taxi to the Dark Side = in full

Torturing Democracy

Add 9/11 to your page

Remember when I posted a few days ago, that a protester at the G20 died of what was reported as "natural causes"? SURPRISE! THEY LIED! The police assaulted him, according to witnesses.

Ian Tomlinson is sitting up on the pavement, his arms outstretched, apparently remonstrating with the officers.

Ian Tomlinson death: G20 witnesses tell of dogs, batons and an attack by police. From G20 protesters to journalists to bystanders, those who saw the events leading up to Ian Tomlinson's death speak out

Police 'assaulted' bystander who died during G20 protests

Here's one of the many FALSE news stories put out a few days ago, saying he died of "natural causes". I can't argue - getting hit over the head by police is very "natural" nowadays.

"A post-mortem examination... found he died of natural causes," a City of London Police spokesman said. "(He) suffered a sudden heart attack while on his way home from work."

"The G20 protests were peaceful and non-violent, that is until agent provocatuers and police turned it into a riot."

There's people telling the truth about what's going on, it's just that they're only on the internet. See the slideshow below.

Slideshow: The Dark Side of the Looking Glass: The Corruption of our Capital Markets

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