Voices from the Black Sites

From the most recent (post-dated!) NY Review of Books, on the ICRC report on US detainees and more. Absolutely damning. Also mentions (but does not focus on) Condoleezza Rice’s role — “decisive” in the NSC Principals committee, according to the

Recent articles

Interesting war / war crime related stories I’ve come across recently. 1. Afghanistan Afghan opinion hardens against UShttp://www.theage.com.au/world/afghan-opinion-hardens-against-us-20090222-8enj.html?page=-1 Obama’s War: US Involvement in Afghanistan, Past, Present & Futurehttp://www.democracynow.org/2009/2/23/obamas_war_us_involvement_in_afghanistan 2. Iraq Iraq’s queer underground railroadhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/feb/25/iraq-gay-rights Despite Celebrated Speech, Has Obama Really

Recent poll agrees with international law

Poll: Most want inquiry into anti-terror tacticshttp://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-02-11-investigation-poll_N.htm If we limit ourselves to the specific alleged crime (against Condoleezza Rice and others) of *torture* — and put aside for now the much worse crime of aggressive war as against Iraq —

Change, or not

Biden Vows to Continue Bush Policy Towards Iranhttp://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/articles/2009/02/09/hammond_biden-vows-to-continue-bush-policy-towards-iran.html Biden: U.S. will to talk to Iran, will act if necessaryhttp://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1062238.html Arms Transfers to Israel during the Bush Administrationhttp://www.endtheoccupation.org/downloads/policy_briefing_2_2_09.ppt Send a Valentine to Palestine 🙂http://vivapalestina.org/

Do they care?

Do you truly believe the American people care about Afghan civilians who are killed in airstrikes? Are you in this anti-war effort because you think American people would truly care about international law, the Constitution, and brown skinned people if