The Pentagon report, released on Tuesday, estimates that 26,000 American military service members were sexually assaulted in 2012, a major heap from 19,000 such cases reported during 2010.
In a separate report, also published on Tuesday, the US military further said that it recorded 3,374 sexual assault reports in 2012, up from 3,192 in the previous year, indicating… Continue reading
Guantanamo inmates complain of not being given drinking water and having to cope with extremely low temperatures, their lawyers have said. As the Gitmo hunger strike enters its 51st day, the White House has made its first comment on the protest.
Guantanamo detainees who have been refusing food for weeks now complain of being denied drinking water, according to Yemeni prisoner Musaab al-Madhwani, who spoke with his attorney by phone on Monday. He also claimed that temperatures at the camp were being kept extremely low.
Following the call, a group of… Continue reading
United States President Barack Obama has signed a bill into law that was written in part by the very billion-dollar corporation that will benefit directly from the legislation.
On Tuesday, Pres. Obama inked his name to H.R. 933, a continuing resolution spending bill approved in Congress days earlier. Buried 78 pages within the bill exists a provision that grossly protects biotech corporations such as the California-based Monsanto Company from litigation.
With the president’s signature, agriculture giants that deal with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and genetically engineered (GE) seeds are given the go-ahead to continue to plant and sell… Continue reading
The hacker that has targeted Hillary Clinton and the Presidents Bush has leaked a new trove of classified emails to RT that discuss in detail the Algerian hostage crisis and the relationship between the United States and Egyptian governments.
An elusive hacker using the moniker Guccifer was credited earlier this week with infiltrating the email account of journalist Sidney Blumenthal and uncovering a collection of highly sensitive memosallegedly sent to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Now for the second time in only a week, the person known only by a three-syllable screen name has provided yet another compilation… Continue reading
Twenty-one men are on hunger strike in Guantanamo Bay, a prison spokesman told AP. Eight men are being fed with a liquid nutrient mix to prevent dangerous weight loss from occurring, while two others are being treated for dehydration.
Navy Capt. Robert Durand added that no one was in immediate danger from the hunger strike.
The remark came just days after Durand downplayed the situation, denying that it was “a widespread phenomenon, as alleged.”
Obama’s plans to legalize the “so-called same-sex marriage” threaten the freedom of religion of Alaska’s Orthodox Christians, who “would never accept sin for normal behavior,” Pchyolki (“Bees”) said… Continue reading
The United States is roughly $17 trillion in debt, but President Barack Obama says there’s no reason to worry. Speaking with ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos this week, Pres. Obama downplayed concerns of an impending financial catastrophe, claiming quite to the contrary that the country is on track to turning the economy around.
“We don’t have an immediate crisis in terms of debt,” Pres. Obama told Mr. Stephanopoulos during an interview that aired Wednesday on the television program Good Morning America.
“In fact,” added the president, “for the next 10 years, it’s gonna be in… Continue reading
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Washington is reportedly considering opening all US financial records to national intelligence agencies in order to prevent future crimes. Only the FBI has had unlimited access to such databases; other agencies had to file case-by-case requests. The Obama administration is preparing legislation to enable the country’s numerous security and intelligence agencies to spy on the accounts of US citizens, Reuters has revealed. The scheme’s stated aim is to help to identify and track terrorist cells, expose money-laundering schemes, trace criminal syndicates and curb corruption.
“It’s a war on money, war on corruption, on politically exposed… Continue reading