“No-Touch” Torture at Quantico

“No-Touch” Torture at Quantico The Shameful Abuse of Bradley Manning By DANIEL ELLSBERG President Obama tells us that he’s asked the Pentagon whether the conditions of confinement of Bradley Manning, the soldier charged with leaking state secrets, “are appropriate and are meeting our basic standards. They assure me that they are.” If Obama believes that, […]

Libya: Nine non-violent options | Carne Ross

Libya: Nine non-violent options 03.04.11 | I am like many disappointed by the lack of debate about non-violent alternatives to the situation in Libya.  No Fly Zones are an extremely risky venture, have no current legal basis, and may backfire.  Above all, imposing NFZs, as Defense Secretary Gates has said, means attacking Libya i.e. entering […]

The Spectre of a Black Europe

Why Europe Fears the North African Uprisings The Spectre of a Black Europe By BEHZAD YAHMAIAN While millions in the world are celebrating the popular uprisings in North Africa, Europe is watching with skepticism and fear. The fall of the African dictators will deprive Europe of valuable allies in the fight against irregular migration. The […]

Egypt’s workers rise up (Joel Beinin)

Joel Beinin’s analysis of the contribution of workers to the anti-Mubarak uprising and the possible consequences for both the social movement generally and the Egyptian working class specifically. “Egyptian Workers Join the Revolution,” proclaimed the headline of Al-Ahram, the government-owned daily, the day before ex-President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation. Tens of thousands of workers—in textiles, military […]