Published on Truthout, 11 January 2016. Documents obtained exclusively by Truthout reveal plans for Navy SEALs to engage in simulated combat exercises across Washington State, on public and private property, beginning this month. The exercises will deposit SEALs carrying “simulated weapons” on 68 beach areas, unbeknown to most of the relevant government regulatory agencies. Read
Navy Expands Domestic War Games, Despite Public Concern Over Alleged Illegalities
Published on Truthout, 16 November 2015. Despite public outcry, the US Navy is allegedly breaking state and federal laws to move forward with war gaming in Washington State, as well as censoring information about possible environmental destruction in the wake of its war gaming in the Gulf of Alaska. Read the full story on Truthout.
Free Speech Gets the Death Penalty
Published on Truthout, 29 September 2015. This summer, the US Department of Defense released its Law of War Manual, which gives the US military the legal opportunity to censor, capture and even kill US journalists. Read the full story on Truthout.
Sounds of War: Navy Warplanes Producing Deadly Noise Around US Bases
Published on Truthout, 27 July 2015. Medical doctors warn of “lethal” levels of noise produced by military aircraft in the US. People living in communities near military air bases are already suffering from hearing loss, immune toxicity, insomnia, stroke, heart attacks and even death. Read the full story on Truthout.
Former US Attorney General Files Brief in Lawsuit Challenging Legality of Iraq War
Published on Truthout, 15 June 2015. Sundus Saleh, an Iraqi single mother, is suing members of the George W. Bush administration for their role in the war in Iraq. Shortly after her papers were filed on May 27, former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark filed an amicus brief in a federal lawsuit that is challenging
Oscar Lopez Rivera: Will Obama Pardon This Political Prisoner?
Published on Truthout, 28 May 2015. Puerto Rican activist Oscar López Rivera, who was convicted by the US government of “seditious conspiracy” in 1981, is now one of the longest-held political prisoners in the world. President Obama has the opportunity to pardon López Rivera, 72, a move that could have political implications for the 2016
Report Shows US Invasion, Occupation of Iraq Left 1 Million Dead
Published on Truthout, 13 April 2015. A recently released casualty study, “Body Count,” estimates that at least 1.3 million people have died as a direct or indirect result of US policy in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan since the so-called war on terror began. Continue reading the full story at Truthout.
El Salvador Farmers Successfully Defy Monsanto
Published on Truthout, 23 March 2015. Multinational giant Monsanto has been thwarted again by farmers in El Salvador. Local officials, seed producers and farmer’s rights advocates have prevented the giant bioengineering company from forcing its chemical-laden products into the country. Continue reading the full story at Truthout.
US Judge Sentences US Citizen Based on Israeli Military Documents
Published on Truthout, 16 March 2015. In September 2014, Truthout reported on 67-year-old Rasmea Odeh, a Palestinian woman who sought refuge in the United States more than 20 years ago after having been tortured horrifically by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) personnel. The story, titled “Tortured and Raped by Israel, Persecuted by the United States,” outlined
Domestic Military Expansion Spreads Through the US, Ignites Dissent
Published on Truthout, 9 March 2015. What if you lived in a country that allowed its Navy to fly the loudest aircraft in the world over your home day and night, generating sonic booms that rattled the windows of people living in a neighboring country, and test new weapons in areas that would knowingly harm,