US Government’s Refusal to Confirm or Deny It Put American Journalist on Drone Kill List Called ‘Chilling’

US Government’s Refusal to Confirm or Deny It Put American Journalist on Drone Kill List Called ‘Chilling’ By Julia Conley Lawyers for an American journalist who believes he was placed on the government’s infamous “kill list” warned Tuesday that the rights of all U.S. citizens are at stake if the country’s drone assassination program is allowed to continue. The organization’s comments came as part of a response to the U.S. government’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit regarding its use of the list. Reprieve is representing Bilal Abdul Kareem, a journalist…

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Plans for Wheelchair-Accessible Cells at Gitmo Paint “Chilling Picture” of Detainees Held Without Trial For Rest of Their Lives

Plans for Wheelchair-Accessible Cells at Gitmo Paint “Chilling Picture” of Detainees Held Without Trial For Rest of Their Lives By Julia Conley Newly-revealed plans for expanding the Guantanamo Bay prison confirm that the future of the facility focuses on keeping detainees there well into old age—and likely for the rest of their lives. A decade after President Barack Obama signed an executive order calling for Guantanamo Bay to be shuttered, prison officials are seeking contractors to build a wheelchair-accessible 5,000-square foot compound at the detention center, according to reports by…

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Chelsea Manning Faces Contempt Charge After Refusal to Answer Grand Jury Questions

Chelsea Manning Faces Contempt Charge After Refusal to Answer Grand Jury Questions By Julia Conley (CD) – Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning expressed no regrets Thursday when she revealed that she faces a contempt hearing— and possible jail time—after declining to answer a grand jury’s questions. Manning appeared before a grand jury Wednesday after being subpoenaed, apparently to discuss her 2010 disclosure of government and military documents about the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to WikiLeaks. The subpoena came about three months after federal prosecutors in Virginia’s Eastern District, where the former Army intelligence…

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