In a major decision Monday, the US Supreme Court denied Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges and other plaintiffs the right to challenge a law that allows the U military to indefinitely detain people alleged or suspected to have helped al-Qaida or the Taliban.
Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges discussed "recent conflicting federal court decisions on the legality of NSA spying" in a talk at the Connecticut Civil Liberties Conference at Central Connecticut State University on Saturday.
The global journalist defense group Reporters Without Borders wants the International Criminal Court and the United Nations to consider attacks on journalists war crimes.
The long list of Obama's shames includes the retention and forced feeding of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, 84 of whom have been cleared for release, many of whom have never been charged. A short animated film produced by The Observer allows five of them to tell their story.
The US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit has dealt a terrible blow to Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg, Noam Chomsky and the other activists and journalists suing to prevent the indefinite military detention of American citizens Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit has dealt a terrible blow to Chris Hedges and the other activists and journalists suing to prevent the indefinite military detention of American citizens.
"I’ve been detained at Guantanamo for 11 years and three months," Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel says. "I have never been charged with any crime. I have never received a trial."
More than 60 people have been injured in violent confrontations between Palestinians and the Israeli army in the West Bank, a Palestinian humanitarian group said. Demonstrators were calling for the release of four Palestinian prisoners who are on hunger strikes.
After a court hearing over the 2012 NDAA in Manhattan on Wednesday, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges appeared on a panel of activists who are suing the Obama administration over its attempt to claim the right to indefinitely hold US citizens in military detentionTruthdig columnist Chris Hedges appeared on a panel of activists who are suing the Obama administration over its attempt to claim the right to indefinitely hold U.
Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald asks “whether [the United States’] endless war [on terror] is the intended result of U.S. actions or just an unwanted miscalculation.”
Now that Congress has turned its back on the right to due process and trial by jury, the courts are the last line of defense against establishment of a gulag state. Now that Congress has turned its back on due process, only the courts can thwart establishment of a gulag state.