Tag: Torture

Egypt : Injustice & Dissolution

There is one thing clearly at the root of Egypt’s current dissolution as a ‘state’, and it is the absolute absence of justice. The police force, at best, is…

Mohammed Saeed’s Torture Testimony

This is a translation of the post by Mohammed Saeed in which he recounts what happened to him after he was arrested by the police on January 8th,…

The Doomsday Hijab

Several years ago I was sitting in a restaurant downtown. There were no prophetic utterances of ‘revolution’ or but my friend was expressing fears regarding Islamist control of…

Obama In Cairo

Well, here he was. Massive hype, of course, an event touted as a game-changer for American/Arab relations and something that a lot of people were eagerly expecting. Even…

The Clinton Provides A Pass

Despite the supposedly promising move of making George Mitchell the Middle East Envoy – it appears that any work he attempts will be under the glowering shadow of…

Open Letter To Barak Obama

Mr. Obama, President Elect – you have won, and the people cheer – and in huge neon letters, or so the media would have us understand – the…

American Gulag

Kate Brown is Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her book, A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland won…

US Holds AP Photographer in Iraq…

“The U.S. military in Iraq has imprisoned an Associated Pressphotographer for five months, accusing him of being a security threatbut never filing charges or permitting a public hearing…”…

As If What We Do To Ourselves Wasn’t Bad Enough…

“Every year, millions of animals, including rabbits, raccoons, and foxes, are painfully caught in steel-jaw traps, where many will chew off their own feet in an attempt to…

You Gotta Laugh – No. 1732

BBC NEWS | Americas | Guantanamo suicides ‘acts of war’ “The camp commander said the two Saudis and a Yemeni were ‘committed’ and had killed themselves in ‘an…