A good op-ed in The Guardian by Trevor Timm pleading that some official in the government release a full copy of the report on the torture of prisoners captured under the guise of the war on terror.
Though voted to be released by the Senate Intelligence Committee, a leak of the full report will be the only way to see all of the important info we as citizens need to know before the CIA takes a black marker to it.
The problem is that, as Timm lays out, is that the CIA itself will be redacting sections of the report themselves (along with other agencies) when the investigation was centered on the CIA itself.
I have yet to write about this issue because it seemed so unlikely to occur, but it looks like Palestinian/Israeli preliminary peace talks will begin on Tuesday thanks to a strong effort by Sec. of State John Kerry and the Obama administration. The Obama administration looks as if it wants to pad it’s legacy here, and it may actually succeed a little.
According to this report in The Guardian, Israeli P.M. Netanyahu has agreed to go against his own party leadership and the majority of Israeli citizens and release 104 Palestinian prisoners as a good faith offering before the planned talks.
Now, this is not a return to the 1967 borders or anything that monumental, but it’s a start.
A great op-ed in the NYT on the brutality & the unfairness of indefinite detention for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
This piece is essential reading if one cares about a great injustice perpetrated by the U.S. government.