Newsbud Breaking News- RQ Construction to Build A Contingency Mass Migration Complex In Guantánamo Bay!

On Thursday, 22 February 2018, RQ Construction LLC received over $23 million from the Pentagon to build a Contingency Mass Migration Complex at Naval Station Guantánamo Bay (NSGB). RQ Construction is tasked with designing and constructing buildings, roads, parking lots, and electrical systems. With its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, RQ Construction is no stranger to work […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Will Obama Close Gitmo?

Peter B. Collins Presents Journalist Andy Worthington As an author and journalist, Andy Worthington is an expert on America’s offshore island prison, Guantanamo. As an activist, he helped lead a year-long campaign to free Shaker Aamer, the last British prisoner who finally went home on October 30. We talk about his return and reunion with […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: “Free Shaker Aamer!”

Peter B. Collins Presents Andy Worthington In the second of two reports on Guantanamo prisoners, Andy Worthington details the new campaign to bring home Shaker Aamer, the last Briton at Gitmo. With a large, inflatable “Shaker” and a heartfelt endorsement from Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, activists are demanding that the Cameron government negotiate the immediate […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Gitmo Force Feeding Case Update

Peter B. Collins Presents Attorney Jon Eisenberg Hunger striking prisoners at Guantanamo are often forcibly “extracted” from their cells to be force fed. Jon Eisenberg relates the recent ruling in the case of Abu Wa’el Dhiab, where Judge Gladys Kessler showed compassion for Dhiab and expressed outrage over aspects of his treatment, but failed to […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: America Yawns at Obama’s Latest Afghan Plans

Peter B. Collins Presents Journalist Anand Gopal Since 2008, Anand Gopal has reported from Afghanistan and broke the stories of the US night raids on civilians and secret prisons. He reacts to Obama’s new drawdown plans, and the passive reaction of American media and elected officials that some troops will remain until at least 2017. […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: “Will Gitmo Ever Be Closed?”

Peter B. Collins Presents Reporter Jason Leopold & Lawyer Robert Wagstaff While President Obama claims he wants to close the prison complex at Guantanamo, the prospects look slim at present. Jason Leopold just returned from another week-long reporting visit, and interviewed the new commander, Rear Admiral Richard Butler, who says he supports Obama’s call to […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: “Abu Zubaydah’s Lawyer on Gitmo & US Foreign Policy Failures”

Peter B. Collins Presents Brent Mickum Attorney Brent Mickum represented 3 former Guantanamo prisoners, and continues to represent Abu Zubaydah, whose recently published diaries offer further proof that he was not an al Qaeda leader or involved in any attacks on the US. Mickum offers insight into the netherworld of American torture and detention through […]

Processing Distortion: “Lara Logan Isn’t the Only Problem at 60 Minutes”

Peter B. Collins offers Critical Analysis As CBS News suspends chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan for the recent embarrassing and misleading report about Benghazi, Collins comments and says that Logan should be fired, in part for her criticism of the late Michael Hastings for his coverage of Gen. McCrystal, which Logan said was out of […]

Processing Distortion: “Abu Zubaydah’s Diaries Reveal Much”

Peter B. Collins Presents Jason Leopold Investigative journalist Jason Leopold has just published the second of five parts in a series based on the private diaries that were collected when Abu Zubaydah was picked up in Pakistan in March, 2002. Leopold acquired them from an unnamed intelligence source, and they offer insight into Zubaydah’s odyssey […]

Processing Distortion: “On Guantanamo, Little Changes Despite Obama’s May Speech”

Peter B. Collins Presents Andy Worthington Since Obama’s May 5 speech, very little has changed at Guantanamo. British journalist Andy Worthington notes that while two Algerians were released in August, and in early October the Pentagon named its Special Envoy for Guantanamo (and Parwan in Afghanistan), very little else has changed since Obama lamented the […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 28

“Gitmo, Syria, and Beyond” with Eugene Puryear This week, Eric sits down with activist and organizer Eugene Puryear to discuss a number of important issues. First, Eric and Eugene discuss the ongoing hunger strike at the Guantanamo concentration camp and the continued use of torture by the US authorities. Eugene also informs listeners about the […]

Obdurate Washington

“Washington is becoming not only despised but a laughing stock.” With its power declining, Washington was not able any longer to keep Russia out of the World Trade Organization. Congress showed its spite over its impotence by hooking the normalizing of trade with Russia to what is called the “Magnitsky rule.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20634768 ) Sergei Magnitsky […]

Podcast Show #100: The Black Hole Called Guantanamo

The Boiling Frogs Show Presents Andy Worthington Journalist Andy Worthington updates us on Guantanamo, where 85 men cleared for release are still held. We talk about the September death of Adnan Latif, the Yemeni who had languished for 8 years since being cleared by Bush-era officials, the almost 100% denial rate for habeas corpus suits […]

America’s Moral Degeneracy

“It is not only foreign political regimes that are corrupted by Washington’s evil, but also Americans themselves” On May 31, 2010, the Israeli right-wing government sent armed military troops to illegally board in international waters Gaza aid ships of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla organized by the Free Gaza Movement and the Turkish Foundation for Human […]

Answers in Absolute for ‘Why 9/11?’

Why ‘some’ Still Question, Seek Answer(s) & Accountability For ‘some’ reason I have been receiving more than a few ‘eye-rolling’ responses when I mention our theme for the month leading up to September 11- the tenth year. You and I know where the conscious but mostly subconscious eye-rolling and in some cases eye-aversion reactions come […]