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Us vs. Them in the Immigration Debate By ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ
U.N. barred from Texas detention center (imm)
Free the children at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, TX (imm;
The Horrors of Hutto-Inside Texas' For-Profit Immigrant Prison By CINDY
Privatized Immigrant Detention Facilities for Families Revealed to be Modern-Day
Immigration And More.
Latina Lista has been doing fantastic work on the story of the truly evil ICE roundup of immigrant children and families,
which has in many cases left American citizen children effectively orphaned. Now, we learn of American concentration camps* for brown people, holding hundreds of children,
just in time for Christmas, here on mainland American soil. As allied forces liberated Europe after defeating Germany,
the undesirables of the Nazi regime were set free. Who will liberate these people?
It has to be you.
FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS
There over 800 prison camps in the
United States, all fully operational and
ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by full-time guards, but they are all empty. These camps
are to be operated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) should Martial Law need to be implemented in the United States and all it would take is a presidential signature
on a proclamation and the attorney general’s signature on a warrant to which a list of names is attached. Ask yourself
if you really want to be on Ashcroft’s list.
AMERICAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS
There is a lot of information here. You may be
Holds Terror Suspects in Secret Prisons
Debate Is Growing Within Agency About Legality
and Morality of Overseas System Set Up After 9/11
By Dana Priest
Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, November 2, 2005; Page A01
The CIA has been hiding and interrogating some of its most important al Qaeda captives at a Soviet-era
compound in Eastern Europe, according to U.S.
and foreign officials familiar with the arrangement.
U.S. interrogating at Africa's secret prisons:
CIA and FBI agents hunting for al-Qaida militants in the Horn of Africa have been interrogating terrorism
suspects from 19 countries held at secret prisons in Ethiopia, which is notorious for torture and abuse, according to an investigation
by The Associated Press.
Secret American Prisons In Ethiopia:
Human rights groups, lawyers and several Western diplomats assert hundreds of prisoners, who include
women and children, have been transferred secretly and illegally in recent months from Kenya and Somalia to Ethiopia, where
they are kept without charge or access to lawyers and families.
Every American Should Be Required To Watch This Video
The Road To Guantánamo
How three young men
from the UK, ended up in the world's most notorious
This movie shows the sadism and stupidity of the US
soldiers. The guards behave with the same cruelty you expect to see from SS
officers in lurid second world
war movies. It takes a moment or two to
realize that these events reflect the reality of those held in Americas
Click here to viewhttp://informationclearinghouse.info/article12439.htm
Died of Naturel Causes ay
SOS 'Was Written In Blood'
By ABDULRAHMAN FAKHRI
10/29/05 "Gulf Daily News" -- --
AN SOS written in blood on a prison cell wall spelled out the desperation of Bahraini Guantanamo detainee Juma Al Dossary.
was his last resort after being continuously denied medical treatment as he grew increasingly ill in appalling conditions,
he says in his handwritten diary of despair.
Legalized Torture, Reloaded : Cheney's proposal - Would give the president
the power to allow government agencies outside the Defense Department (the administration has in mind the C.I.A.) to mistreat
and torture prisoners as long as that behavior was part of "counterterrorism operations conducted abroad" and they were not
American citizens. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10775.htm
Vice President for Torture: VICE PRESIDENT Cheney is aggressively pursuing
an initiative that may be unprecedented for an elected official of the executive branch: He is proposing that Congress legally
authorize human rights abuses by Americans. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10774.htm
Torture in Iraq
On their day off people would show up all the time. Everyone
in camp knew if you wanted to work out your frustration you show up at the PUC tent.(1) In a way it was sport. The cooks were all US soldiers. One day a sergeant
shows up and tells a PUC to grab a pole. He told him to bend over and broke the guy's leg with a mini Louisville Slugger that
was a metal bat. He was the fucking cook. He shouldn't be in with no PUCs.
-82nd Airborne sergeant,describing events at FOB Mercury, IraqIf I as an officer think we're not even following the Geneva
Conventions, there's something wrong. If officers witness all these things happening, and don't take action, there's something
wrong. If another West Pointer tells me he thinks, 'Well, hitting somebody might be okay,' there's something wrong.
Airborne officer, describing confusion in Iraq concerning allowable interrogation techniques
A must to read
Firsthand Accounts of Torture of Iraqi Detainees
by the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division
Report from Human Rights Watch
Recently Declassified Notes Reveal Brutal Treatment of Hunger-Striking
Detainees at Guantanamo : Force-feedings resulted in prisoners "vomiting up substantial amounts of blood. When they vomited
up blood, the soldiers mocked and cursed at them, and taunted them with statements like ‘look what your religion has
brought you.’" http://www.commondreams.org/news2005/1019-17.htm or
Thousands of Children Sentenced to Life without Parole
National Study by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Finds Majority
Face Life for First Offense
By: Human Rights Watch
Published: October 12, 2005
There are at least 2,225 child offenders serving life without parole (LWOP)
sentences in U.S prisons for crimes committed before they were age 18, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in
a new joint report published today.
While many of the child offenders are now adults, 16 percent were between
13 and 15 years old at the time they committed their crimes. An estimated 59 percent were sentenced to life without parole
for their first-ever criminal conviction. Forty-two states currently have laws allowing children to receive life without parole
Rest of Their Lives Human Rights Watch
Life without Parole for Child
Offenders in the United States http://hrw.org/reports/2005/us1005/
Video : Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons: Savaged by dogs, Electrocuted With Cattle Prods, Burned By Toxic Chemicals, Does such barbaric
abuse inside U.S. jails explain the horrors that were committed in Iraq?
Behind barbed wire in Guantanamo "We are dying a slow death in here," BY Letta Tayler The cellblocks echoed
with groans. Emaciated prisoners were vomiting blood or dropping unconscious to the floor. The military hospital overflowed
with strikers being force-fed through their noses.
Documents Tell of Brutal Improvisation by GIs
Interrogated General's Sleeping-Bag Death, CIA's
Use of Secret Iraqi Squad Are Among Details
By Josh White
Washington Post Staff Writer
08/03/05 "Washington Post" -- -- Iraqi Maj. Gen. Abed Hamed Mowhoush was being stubborn with his American captors, and a series of
intense beatings and creative interrogation tactics were not enough to break his will. On the morning of Nov. 26, 2003, a
U.S. Army interrogator and a military guard grabbed a green sleeping bag, stuffed Mowhoush inside, wrapped him in an electrical
cord, laid him on the floor and began to go to work. Again.
It was inside the sleeping bag that the 56-year-old detainee
took his last breath through broken ribs, lying on the floor beneath a U.S. soldier in Interrogation Room 6 in the western
Iraqi desert. Two days before, a secret CIA-sponsored group of Iraqi paramilitaries, working with Army interrogators, had
beaten Mowhoush nearly senseless, using fists, a club and a rubber hose, according to classified documents.
During the "investigations" into the torture at Abu Ghraib Rumsfeld blamed
the cameras and the amature "photographers" who took the pictures for the abuse that was taking place, or at least for shedding
light on the practice of abuse, humiliation and torture that was the "Culture of Life" for the prisoners at Abu Ghraib. All
the work of a "few bad apples" Rumsfeld proclaimed. Now we have 500 hours of video taped humiliation, beatings and torture
at Guantanamo Bay that are coming to light and a soldier who's life will forever be changed due to brain-damage he sustained
while undergoing "Culture of Life" training at Gitmo.
While we're busy spreading the democracy and "Culture of Life"
around, remind me again how many of these detainees have been charged with any offense? How many have had access to due process?
Lawyer: 500 hours of Guantanamo Bay inmate abuse was videotaped
Mr Kenny said the US military videotaped the actions of the Immediate
Reaction Force (IRF) who were responsible for prisoner control at Guantanamo Bay. He said evidence of the violence used by
the IRF came to light when a member of the US military, whom he identified as Specialist Baker, applied for a medical discharge
after being involved in a training session.
15 Chinese detainees still in limbo at Gitmo : Five were people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time, some of them
picked up by Pakistani bounty hunters for U.S. payoffs. The other 10 were deemed low-risk detainees whose enemy was China's
communist government — not the United States.
Reuters calls for US to release Iraqi cameraman
Wednesday August 24, 2005
News agency Reuters has called for the release of an Iraqi cameraman who
has been held by the US military for two weeks.
Pictures Bush Does Not Want You To See http://www.einswine.com/atrocities/du/
Pictures of atrocities in Iraq http://www.einswine.com/atrocities/
How's Your "Culture of Life"? With all the screeching about the "Culture of Life", you'd think the talibanshees would take a good hard look at the
"Culture of Life" training that the military is receiving and passing on to the people it encounters. Or is "Culture of Life"
a convenient catch-phrase, a "hook" designed for maximum primal emotional response? Sure, it sounds good, it's easy to say
- Culture of Life - but what does it mean? And what do the invokers of "Culture of Life" mean when they utter those words?
Do they mean anything at all?
Sean Baker had some training in the military's "Culture of Life" for the prisioners at
Guantanamo Bay. Full Story
On Wednesday, ABC News interviewed Sean Baker, a former US Army Specialist
First Class, who was nearly killed by his fellow soldiers during a training exercise at
the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison camp. The interview conducted by Brian Ross presented a chilling real-time counterpoint to
Bush administration denials that it routinely ordered the torturing of prisoners. It revealed instead a compelling picture
of training in the kinds of systematic violence and abuse being meted out to prisoners both at Guantanamo and at the Abu Ghraib
prison in Iraq
More Images Of Abu Ghraib
By Ari Berman.
There's a new batch of photos from Iraq's Abu
Ghraib prison, and these are reportedly far worse than the sickening originals. Naturally, the Pentagon is trying to block
The ACLU filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in October 2003 to make public 87 photographs
and four videos depicting prisoner abuse in Iraq. The Pentagon originally argued that releasing the images would violate the
Geneva Convention rights of the detainees; a supreme irony considering that the US originally denied these very prisoners
Geneva Convention protections. The ACLU agreed that the Pentagon could black out "identifying characteristics," but a federal
judge in New York ruled last week that DoD must explain publicly why it's concealing the images. "By and large, I ruled for
public disclosure," said US District Judge Alvin Hellerstein. A final ruling is expected on August 30.
Surprise Surprise, Who would have figured ??
Subject: Halliburton given $30m to expand Guantanamo Bay- Halliburton given $30m to expand Guantanamo Bay London Independent
| June 18 2005 A subsidiary of Halliburton, the oil services group once led by the US Vice-President, Dick Cheney, has won
a $30m (£16m) contract to help build a new permanent prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The War on Terrorism's Gravy Train For Full Story
Cheney's Former Company Wins Afghanistan War Contracts
Pratap Chatterjee, Special to CorpWatch
The U.S. military has always relied on private contractors to
provide some basic services such as construction, dating back as far as the Civil War. But today as much as 10% of the emergency
U.S. army operations overseas are contracted out to private companies run by former government and military officials. These
private companies operate with no public oversight despite the fact that these contractors work just behind the battle lines.
The companies are allowed to make up to nine percent in profit out of these war support efforts. And experience so far has
shown that the companies are not above skimming more profits off the top if they can.
Halliburton Makes a Killing on Iraq War For Full Story
Cheney's Former Company Profits from Supporting Troops
Pratap Chatterjee, Special to CorpWatch
While recent news coverage has speculated on the post-war reconstruction
gravy train that corporations like Halliburton stand to gain from, this latest information indicates that Halliburton is already
profiting from war time contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Cheney served as chief executive of Halliburton until he stepped
down to become George W. Bush's running mate in the 2000 presidential race. Today he still draws compensation of up to a million
dollars a year from the company, although his spokesperson denies that the White House helped the company win the contract.
Information Clearing House News you won’t see on CNN. Has a vast Archive as well.
Patriot Act Not Catching Terrorists
Fewer than 10% of the people prosecuted
for terrorism in the United States since the September 11 attacks were convicted of crimes related to that ornational security,
according to a study conducted by the Washington Post.
The secret history of America’s “extraordinary
On January 27th, President Bush, in an
interview with the Times, assured the world that “torture is never acceptable, nor do we hand
over people to countries that do torture.” Maher Arar, a Canadian engineer who was born in Syria, was surprised to learn
of Bush’s statement. Two and a half years ago, American officials, suspecting Arar of being a terrorist, apprehended
him in New York and sent him back to Syria, where he endured months of brutal interrogation, including torture.
My Journy to Caxias
How the CIA Taught the Portuguese to Torture
Torture was taught by CIA; Declassified manual details the methods
used in Honduras; Agency denials refuted CIA Guide Book To Interigation (Torture)
ACLU finds atrocities go beyond Abu Ghraib
U.S. and allied troops allegedly committed Abu Ghraib-style
atrocities against Iraqis at Adhamiya Palace in Baghdad, according to Pentagon documents obtained last week by the American
Civil Liberties Union. Among the allegations was that guards had sodomized a disabled man and killed his brother, whose dying
body was tossed into a cell atop his sister.
A moment from History Bush is a Terrorist For Full Story
Wednesday 13 November
( I wonder who the real terroists are?)
The 20th anniversary of the Rainbow Warrior bombing is dedicated
to ensuring that the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki never happens again. You can be a part of that mission.
Be a peace hero.
Take action for peace. Follow the rainbow
The mission of the Rainbow Warrior was an end to nuclear weapons.
Unfortunately, it's a mission that's not yet finished.
Rainbow Warrior, sunk by two underwater mines placed by agents
of the French Government in Marsden Wharf, New Zealand. Full Story