Red Cross Report Blasts US Interrogation Methods as 'Tantamount to Torture'

CIA interrogation techniques approved by President Bush are described in a confidential Red Cross report as “tantamount to torture,” according to a report in “The New Yorker” magazine.


A Call for a Fall Campaign to Stop the War

Twenty-four people met in Chicago's City Hall August 2 to initiate a call for a three-month-long campaign to stop the war in Iraq, culminating with a Midwest regional mobilization in Chicago Oct 27.


Atlanta: Minority-Owned Firm Sues AHA over Contract Discrimination

Wilfred Gibson, 42, former owner of a small landscaping company, Gibson Landscape Management, has filed suit against the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) for allegedly discriminating against his company and putting him out of business.


Alberto Gonzales and the Coup Against Democracy

Bush is well known for his habit of awarding sensitive posts to old friends, as if the prime objective of the president of the United States is to protect the administration's secrets and rubber stamp whatever compulsive policies he and his self-serving neoconservative associates concoct.


Increasing the Size of the Supreme Court

In a July 26th op ed piece in the New York Times, historian Jean Edward Smith made a suggestion as to what should be done if the current Supreme Court continues on its merry way, if it continues to follow what so many see as a conservative, even right wing, agenda...


Condi Rice's “Transformational Diplomacy” and Other Fancy Talk

Rice’s “Transformational Diplomacy” initiative mainly comes down to serving the Bush Doctrine, and leaves out a number of other areas of crucial strategic importance to long-term U.S. national interests.


VoterGA Gives One Year Update on E-Voting Lawsuit

Members of VoterGA held a press conference to update the public on a pending seven-count lawsuit filed one year ago in Fulton County Superior Court over Georgia’s current electronic voting system and the State’s Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) Pilot Program.

Thank You, Senator McConnell

During the House and Senate debates on the Employee Free Choice Act, some of my friends got riled up by all the right-wing nuts attacking the EFCA because the Communists support it.


Capitalism and Diabetes

In the midst of news about political upheaval and war globally, I recently came across a news story about diabetes, a disease that killed my mother and threatens me along with millions of other Americans.


Congress Prepares to Reauthorize Children's Health Insurance Program

The Senate opened debate yesterday (July 31) on a bill that would reauthorize the State Children Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) and provide new funding to cover an additional 3 million uninsured children not already covered by the popular 10-year old program.

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