An Interview with Iraqi Lawyer, Sadiq Al Timimi, on the Current Crisis in Iraq

Sadiq Al Timimi is a well-known lawyer from Baghdad, Iraq, specializing in constitutional law. He has written the internal codes for several human rights and non-governmental organisations in Iraq, and is a regular contributor to the Iraqi press, writing on issues such as constitutional law and civil society. I spoke to him on August 6th… Read More An Interview with Iraqi Lawyer, Sadiq Al Timimi, on the Current Crisis in Iraq

From Racism to Neoliberalism to National Security: AFRICOM and R2P

In a relatively short piece, Glen Ford is able to trace the genealogical links from racism and Eurocentric perspectives of “civilization”  to neoliberalism, heightened militarism, and the expansion of the national security state. He then ties these historical streams together in current phenomena, such as the “responsibility to protect” and the work of the U.S.… Read More From Racism to Neoliberalism to National Security: AFRICOM and R2P

Wikileaks’ Iraq War Logs: Obama Administration Handed Over Detainees Despite Reports of Torture

Republished from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism October 23rd, 2010  |  by Angus Stickler President Barack Obama’s government handed over thousands of detainees to the Iraqi authorities, despite knowing there were hundreds of reports of alleged torture in Iraqi government facilities. Washington was warned by the United Nations and many human rights organisations that torture was… Read More Wikileaks’ Iraq War Logs: Obama Administration Handed Over Detainees Despite Reports of Torture

Wikileaks’ Iraq War Logs: Torture Widespread in Iraqi Detention Facilities

Republished from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism October 22nd, 2010  |  by Angus Stickler When a U.S. military unit visited Diyala prison, north of Baghdad on May 25 2006, it discovered a man who had been held in an underground bunker. He had been tortured for approximately two months. May 25 2006 His hands were… Read More Wikileaks’ Iraq War Logs: Torture Widespread in Iraqi Detention Facilities