Pro-justice, anti-police demonstrations inspire new protest songs
BERKELEY, California (AP) - Stop. Hey, what's that sound? Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of “I Can’t Breathe” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police [and rampant police brutality tacitly approved by corrupt and racist courts, the DOJ, and the mainstream media.]. There's something happening here.
|I came to Berkeley to save the world not myself.|
Older songs are being redeployed for a new generation. New compositions are being widely shared, including some from major-label artists. And holiday classics are being rewritten, such as a barbed spin on "White Christmas."
|It's more than a school. It's a statement.|
|Remember cheering the murder of this man?|
- PHOTO: This [creepy] undated picture from the Arabic language website muslm.net shows a man identified by the site as KSM, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the "mastermind" of the Sep. 11 inside job. John McLaughlin, a former deputy CIA director, says ["torture" like] waterboarding [which is a mock execution that simulates drowning to the unconscious mind, which is then permanently traumatized regardless of willpower or reasoning] turned Mr. Mohammed into a US "consultant" on al-Qaeda.
- READ THE REPORT: Committee Study of CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program [with its shocking admission of sodomy, gay rape, mutilation, anal feeding, murder, gruesome torture, beatings, water boarding, psychological abuse, hypocrisy, war crimes, spying, renditions, illegal spying, lying to Congress, and more]
|Obama refuses to prosecute anyone for torture|
[This means it gets worse with many parts completely blacked out so no one can hold the Bush Admin and CIA to account for major atrocities and Nazi-level war crimes.]
|UN calls for release of Bush-era torture, kidnap|
The report also confirms the CIA ran black torture sites in Afghanistan, Lithuania, Romania, Poland, Thailand, and a secret site on the Guantánamo Naval Base known as Strawberry Fields.
|Sec'y of Defense Rumsfeld; warlord Tommy Franks|
DN! speaks with Reed Brody, counsel and spokesperson for Human Rights Watch, who has written several reports on prisoner mistreatment in the endless U.S. war on terror/fear (which is a tactic that will never end or can be said to exist anywhere at anytime), including a 2011 report which called for a criminal investigation of senior Bush administration officials -- Dick Cheney, Condi Rice, Don Rumsfeld, George W. Bush, Colin Powell, CIA evidence-destroyer Jose Rodriguez, John Ashcroft, and others. More
CIA: What if we lie our way out of this?
Bradley Klapper, The Associated Press via Denver Post, 12/11/2014 (mainstream media spin)
|Man, we've been killing for so long, this report ain't nothing... This mic isn't on, is it?|
|What's a little torture, murder, war crimes?|
WASHINGTON, D.C. [just outside of the USA] - Top spies past and present campaigned Wednesday to discredit the Senate's investigation into the CIA's harrowing torture practices after 9/11, battling to define the historical record and deter potential legal action around the world.
The Senate intelligence committee's report doesn't urge prosecution for wrongdoing, and the Justice Department has no interest in reopening a criminal probe
The threat to former interrogators and their superiors was underlined as a U.N. special investigator demanded that those responsible for "systematic crimes" be brought to justice, and human rights groups pushed for the arrest of key CIA and Bush administration figures if they travel overseas.
Current and former CIA officials pushed back, determined to paint the Senate report as a political stunt by Senate Democrats tarnishing a program that saved American lives.
|Gov't has many arms like Google, Facebook|
Hayden was singled out by Senate investigators for what they said was a string of misleading or outright false statements he gave in 2007 about the importance of the CIA's brutal treatment of detainees in thwarting terrorist attacks. He described the focus on him as "ironic on so many levels" as any wrongdoing predated his arrival at the CIA.
"They were far too interested in yelling at me," Hayden said in an e-mail to The Associated Press.
The intelligence committee's 500-page release concluded that the CIA inflicted suffering on al-Qaeda prisoners beyond its legal authority and that none of the agency's "enhanced interrogations" provided critical, life-saving intelligence. It cited the CIA's own records, documenting in detail how waterboarding and lesser-known techniques such as "rectal feeding" were used.
|If the CIA says that was his compound, then Seal Team 6 are not murderous gov't assassins?|
|Boogieman: A fake CIA 9/11 "mastermind"|
"That's like doing a crossword puzzle on Tuesday with Wednesday's answer's key," the CIA said in an e-mailed statement.
Challenging one of the report's most explosive arguments -- that harsh interrogation techniques didn't lead to Osama bin Laden -- the CIA pointed to questioning of Ammar al-Baluchi, who revealed how an al-Qaeda operative relayed messages to and from bin Laden after he departed Afghanistan.
Before then, the CIA said, it knew only that courier Abu Ahmad al-Kuwaiti interacted with bin Laden in 2001 when the al-Qaeda leader was accessible to many of his followers. Al-Kuwaiti eventually led the U.S. to bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.
Poring over the same body of evidence as the investigators, the CIA insisted most of the 20 case studies cited in the Senate report actually illustrated how enhanced interrogations helped disrupt plots, capture terrorists and prevent another 9/11-type attack. More
- Dec 11:
- Senate torture report disputes CIA account on Osama bin Laden
- Dec 10:
- Udall blasts Obama for breaking word on CIA torture disclosures
- Senate CIA interrogation report details brutality, dishonesty
- Polls suggest most Americans are fine with torture in some cases
- Detainee Abu Zubaydah treatment became CIA interrogation blueprint
- Dec 9:
- Udall plays key role in release of congressional CIA torture report
- Reaction to Senate CIA torture report
- List of the 13 techniques used on detainees
- 10 key findings from report on CIA interrogations
- Competing claims of torture effectiveness
- Grim-faced Feinstein lays out CIA case to Senate
- Obama: Harsh CIA methods should be left in past
- Senate unveils CIA "torture" report; Udall calls release a "victory"
- White House Faces Calls to Prosecute, Fire CIA Officials for Torture
- U.N. Human Rights Commissioner: U.S. Has Obligation to Prosecute Torturers
- U.S. Hands over Control of Afghanistan’s Bagram Prison After Torture Findings Released
- White House, Justice Dept. Reject Calls for Torture Prosecutions
- Psychologist Who Helped Devise Torture Methods Defends CIA Program
- APA: Hold Psychologists Accountable for Creating Torture Program
- Threat of Gov’t Shutdown Renewed as Dems Oppose Wall St. Deregulation Added to Spending Bill
- Medical Students, Activists Stage Nationwide "Die-Ins" over Eric Garner Decision
- Hip-Hop Artists Nas, Common, Q-Tip Present Demands for Justice in Garner Case
- Obama: Findings Show Why Torture Program was Stopped, But Prosecution Not on Table
- Lawmakers Agree on $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill to Avoid Gov’t Shutdown
- New York City Protests Continue over Eric Garner Decision; "Millions March" Planned for Saturday
- NYPD Commissioner Vows Officer Retraining, Repairing Ties
- Did the NYPD Let Eric Garner Die? Video Shows Police Ignored Pleas to Help Him After Chokehold
- WATCH : "The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther"
- The Killing of Tamir Rice: Cleveland Police Criticized for Shooting 12-Year-Old Holding Toy Gun