Spanish Court Orders Investigation for 6 Bush-Era Officials

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Generally, truth commissions are bodies established to research and report on human rights abuses over a certain period of time in a particular country or in relation to a particular conflict. I recently post that Sen Patrick Leahy has been trying to create one. Unfortunately, it seems unlikely to become reality. However, according to news […]

Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzales, GEO Group Indicted In South Texas

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A South Texas grand jury has indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on state charges related to the alleged abuse of prisoners at the Willacy County Detention Center in Raymondville, TX. Other people who were indicted were, Cameron County’s Justice of the Peace Judge Gustavo Garza; former US Attorney for […]

IG Report: Bush’s GOP Hires Among Immigration Judges

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Hot off the press, the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General and Office of Professional Responsibility just released a report on the improper hiring practices by Monica Goodling, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) White House Liaison and Senior Counsel to the Attorney General. According to the report, Goodling broke federal law by discriminating against […]

BREAKING: Alberto Gonzales Resigns

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The New York Times is reporting Alberto “Torture Guy” Gonzales will announced his resignation this morning over at the President Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas. (h/t from Matt Ortega and Think Progress). According to the Times, Gonzales submitted his resignation to President Bush by telephone last Friday, but it was not announced until after the […]

The Immigration Human Zoo

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Since 9/11, protecting the American imperial “homeland” has become an essential priority for the Bush administration. The creation and cultivation of fear is one of the pillars of empire within the “homeland.” Threats of terrorism and twelve million “illegal” immigrants are being used to maintain the government’s threat of discipline, punishment, and violence here in […]

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