Saturday, October 30, 2010
From 1947 - 1951, Vicent Price portrayed the radio incarnation of Leslie Charteris' character Simon Templar. At the conclusion of a radio broadcast of 'The Saint', episode "Author Of Murder", Price delivered the following message:
Thursday, October 28, 2010
WIKILEAKS 400,000 Iraq War documents C-SPAN coverage of press conference in London , UK, Oct 24, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
On October 24, 2010, Nick Clegg called for an inquiry into allegations that Allied troops in Iraq turned a blind eye to torture and murder
No “informed consent” necessary in any human experimentation by US Defense Department - Deputy Def Secretary Paul Wolfowitz's Dec 2001 memos show
After over a year of research, Jason Leopold, Truthout’s Deputy Managing Editor, and psychologist Jeffrey Kaye, compiled a track record of the development of human experimentation in the Bush administration’s Torture Program.
The compiled documents point to the fact that the Bush-era torture program gave continuation to work in the field of human experimentation that the US took over from the Nazis, and also involved the complicity of senior officials, who pretended that the program was designed to prevent future terrorist attacks.
In interview with a former Pentagon official, who worked closely with the USA Department of Defence’s ex-general counsel William Haynes, the official said that in 2002, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz loosened rules against human experimentation, apparently in recognition of legal problems regarding strategies to be used for extracting and evaluating information in the "War on Terror".
Wolfowitz issued directives to provided legal cover for a top-secret Special Access Program which experimented on ways to glean information from unwilling subjects and to achieve “deception detection.”
The full article and documents can be read at:
October 14, 2010 by Truthout
"Wolfowitz Directive Gave Legal Cover to Detainee Experimentation Program"
By Jason Leopold and Jeffrey Kaye, Truthout, October 14, 2010
"How Paul Wolfowitz Authorized Human Experimentation at Guantánamo"
24.10.10 - Andy Worthington
Sunday, October 24, 2010
The Guardian UK - Sunday 24 October 2010
WIRED - October 22, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
The Confession - the fifth estate
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Watch extracts of the confession:
CBC News - October 20, 2010
It took professional interviewers with clean hands. There was no place for "enhanced interrogation" techniques, death threats, rape or whatsoever. Not even for the bit of "some torture" some still defend as "useful".
This is real life involving smart people in both sides. The results are shown in Court:
From The National Post Youtube channel, part of the video that was played during Williams' sentencing hearing in Belleville Oct. 20, 2010:
The confession at:
Russell Willliams Interview Part 3
From the court room - October 20, 2010
Live: Col. Russell Williams in court, Day 3 - thestar.com
More on the confession interview:
CBC - Oct 20, 2010
CBC News - Canada - Williams admitted to killing Comeau, Lloyd
The Star - October 20, 2010 - as Colonel Russel Williams's confession video is being shown at Court House in Belleville:
11:19 am - "Det. Sgt. Jim Smyth simply owns him..."
11:27 am - ""I raped her in her house and then I put her in my car and took her to Tweed," #ColRW says. Spent day there. [via Twitter]"
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Spreading falsehoods - "The terrorists came from Canada", "They got a birth certificate in Montreal"...etc...
Comments by Sharron Angle , 2010 Republican nominee for the United States Senate seat in Nevada, on October 16, 2010
CBS News: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20019924-503544.html
Monday, October 18, 2010
Published October 11th, 2010 - "Secrecy News" -
"Secrecy News, a publication of the Federation of American Scientists, reports on new developments in government secrecy and provides public access to documentary resources on secrecy, intelligence and national security policy. It is written by Steven Aftergood."
In Gitmo Opinion, Two Versions of Reality - by Dafna Linzer
ProPublica, Oct. 8, 2010,
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Mental review was sought for ex-soldier after he criticized Veterans Affairs: Officials pre-determined likely outcome of psychiatric assessment, documents reveal
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
originally posted at Truthout, 10/14/2010:
"Wolfowitz Directive Gave Legal Cover to Detainee Experimentation Program" -
by: Jason Leopold and Jeffrey Kaye, t r u t h o u t | Investigative Report
Special Report at:
"No means yes, yes means anal!"
The video is on Youtube:
Salon.com - "Yale fraternity pledges chant about rape" - October 15, 2010 - By Tracy Clark-Flory
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Canadian Gulf War vet personal information accessed 4,131 times over 10 years by more than 600 department officials
Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddard ordered a full audit as reported on October 7, 2010.
CTV's Question Period interview with Veteran Sean Bruyea and his wife:
Two months after he first testified against a controversial change to veterans’ disability payments, Veterans Affairs Canada attempted to discredit him by hospitalizing him and making his advocacy a psychological issue.
"As an intelligence officer who studied Soviet Russia, I mean I knew about the Gulags in Stalinist Russia, and I thought: 'This isn’t much different. They are trying to make my advocacy a psychological issue'.”
The interview can be watched at:
- "Vet alleges government tried to hospitalize him" - By Althia Raj, Parliamentary Bureau-Toronto Sun - October 10, 2010
- "Privacy breach at Veterans Affairs ‘struck terror in our hearts’"
by Bill Curry - Globe and Mail - Sep. 22, 2010
- Privacy Commissioner finds evidence of systemic abuse at Veterans Affairs
by Murray Brewster - Ottawa— The Canadian Press - Sep. 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
A few of the experiments:
Recent revelations - Guatemala - Interview on October 5, 2010
"The Dark History of Medical Experimentation from the NAZIs to Tuskegee to Puerto Rico
"PHR on Guatemala and CIA research" - October 4, 2010
Published at Psyche, Science, and Society
The Plutonium Files
Interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eileen Welsome, author of "The Plutonium Files: America's Secret Medical Experiments", which reveals some of the information about secret human experiments conducted by American military and spy agencies. She talks about the the experiment including the story of Elmer Allen, a victim of U.S. Government human experimentation who was injected with Plutonium and ended up at the hands of a psychiatrist was working with the US government, telling the family that was crazy.
The Plutonium Files - 34 min interview
Monday, October 4, 2010
PSYOPS Soldiers Embed in CBS Affiliate TV Stations to get expertise in influencing the emotions, motives and behavior of foreign audiences
PSYOPS Soldiers Embed in CBS Affiliate TV Stations:PSYOPS Soldiers embed in CBS affiliate TV Stations to learn broadcasting and communications expertise that they could apply in their mission to influence the emotions, motives and ultimately the behavior of foreign audiences.
October 4, 2010 - DemocracyNow! - HERE
"The news blog, The Upshot, has revealed the US Army has used local CBS television affiliates in Georgia and North Carolina as training posts for some of its psychological-operations personnel. Active-duty soldiers worked at the stations WRAL and WTOC as part of the Army’s Training with Industry Program. The PSYOPS soldiers learned broadcasting and communications expertise that they could apply in their mission to influence the emotions, motives and ultimately the behavior of foreign audiences."
THE UPSHOT BLOG:
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Unethical, illegal, without knowledge or informed consent Human Experiments by American doctors:" shocking, it's tragic" ...
In the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study, researchers recruited more than 350 impoverished African-Americans with syphilis for research related to the natural progression of the untreated disease.
The human experiments in Alabama, conducted between 1932 and 1972, were revealed only after Peter Buxtun, a PHS venereal-disease investigator finally went to the press in the early 1970's, after having expressed concerns about the ethics and morality of the extended Tuskegee Study as early as 1966.
The story broke first in the Washington Star on July, 2972.
In the case of the experiments in Guatemala, it took 60 years and a historian for the facts to come to light.
This is one more of the numerous human experiments the United States performed that have been considered unethical, often performed illegally, without knowledge let alone consent of the victims.
But they are sorry...
US says sorry for 'outrageous and abhorrent' Guatemalan syphilis tests- Guardian UK - October 1, 2010 - by Chris McGreal
US apologizes for '40s syphilis study in Guatemala - Associated Press - October 1, 2010 - By Lauran Neergaard
SPEECH BY Harriet Washington M.D. author of "Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present."