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AP / Nick Ut

UPDATED: Two of Six Officers Charged in Kelly Thomas Death

Two of six Fullerton, Calif., police officers involved in the brutal public beating that resulted in the death of 37-year-old Kelly Thomas, a homeless schizophrenic man, have been charged in connection with the case.

Posted on Sep 21, 2011 READ MORE


Ron Kovic’s ‘The Recruiters’

In this satirical short story from the new anthology “A Fictional History of the United States,” the author of “Born on the Fourth of July” tells of a pair of U.S. Marines giving a presentation at an auditorium full of high school students in 1968.

Posted on Oct 17, 2006 READ MORE


Ron Kovic
AP / Reed Saxon

Ron Kovic: Breaking the Silence of the Night

The author of “Born on the Fourth of July” recounts his personal journey from a gung-ho U.S. Marine in Vietnam to an outspoken critic of that war, and how that transformation paved the way for his current activism against America’s campaign in Iraq.

Posted on Oct 10, 2006 READ MORE


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NPR on the NIE

National Public Radio interviews Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer and former White House advisor Ron Christie on the significance of the declassified National Intelligence Estimate. (Listen)

Posted on Oct 1, 2006 READ MORE


The Colbert Report

Colbert to Suskind: We Need a ‘Zero Percent Doctrine’

Stephen Colbert tells author Ron Suskind that Vice President Cheney’s so-called “One Percent Doctrine”—whereby a one percent chance of terrorists obtaining WMDs must be treated as a certainty—is “soft on terror.”

  • Colbert: “One percent? Shouldn’t it be a zero percent doctrine? I mean even if there’s no chance that someone’s a threat to the United States, and they just look at us funny, shouldn’t we just—[beats a fist into his palm]—tag ‘em?”

  • Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Sullivan: Bush Channeled Tony Soprano on Torture

    Bush and Rumsfeld gave the go-ahead to CIA interrogators to threaten the family of Al Qaeda leader Khalid Sheik Muhammed if he did not talk, according to Ron Suskind in his new book, “The One Percent Doctrine.” Former Bush defender Andrew Sullivan says the green light made Bush “the moral equivalent of a mafia boss.”

     

    Posted on Jul 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Ron Suskind and 'The One Percent Doctrine'
    Book: Amazon.com / Suskind: virginia.edu

    Truthdigger of the Week: Ron Suskind

    Truthdig salutes Ron Suskind, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer whose most recent book, “The One Percent Doctrine,” stripped down Vice President Dick Cheney’s counter-terrorism philosophy to its Strangelovian essence: If there is a 1% chance of a terrorist attack, America must respond as though it is a 100% certainty.

  • Click here for disclosures from the book, Suskind TV appearances, links to other writings and biographical information.

  • Posted on Jun 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Suskind: Western Union Gave Transfer Info to Feds

    In the wake of 9/11, the parent company of Western Union gave the FBI information on financial transactions and wire transfers, Ron Suskind charges in his new book, “The One Percent Doctrine.”

    Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Ron Suskind

    Ron Suskind: U.S. Deliberately Bombed Al Jazeera

    The author of the controversial new book “The One Percent Solution” charges in a TV interview that American forces purposely bombed the Arabic-language TV station in Kabul, Afghanistan, to “send a message.”

    Posted on Jun 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Book Blows Lid on America’s Torture and Interrogation

    In his new book, ?The One Percent Doctrine,? Ron Suskind details how America’s torture of a mentally ill prisoner led the White House to pursue false leads in the war on terror.

    Posted on Jun 20, 2006 READ MORE


    BattleCry Kids
    From rogouski.com

    BattleCry: Ron Luce’s Holy War

    Truthdig contributor Sunsara Taylor reports again from the front lines—a BattleCry Christian-fundamentalist rock music rally, where a “sexpert” claims that “condoms don’t work,” Navy SEALs stage mock assassination raids in the name of Christ, and evangelist Franklin Graham suggests that HIV/AIDS is a punishment from God.
    (Third in a series. See: column 1, column 2)

    Posted on May 23, 2006 READ MORE


    World Can't Wait protests against BattleCry
    From worldcantwait.net

    Battle Cry for Theocracy

    A young activist explores the frightening world of a Christian evangelical youth movement that is holding rock concerts and rallies at city halls nationwide this weekend.
    “If you?ve been waiting to get alarmed until the Christian fascist movement started filling stadiums with young people and hyping them up to do battle in ‘God?s army,’ wait no longer.”
    (First column a series of three. Second column here, third column here.)

    Posted on May 11, 2006 READ MORE


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