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DHS Turns Over Occupy Wall Street Documents to Truthout

Thursday, 22 March 2012, 1:39 pm | Jason Leopold

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) closely monitored the Occupy Wall Street movement, providing agency officials with regular updates about protests taking place throughout the country, responding to requests from fusion centers for intelligence ... More >>

CIA Tortured "the Wrong Guy," Says Former Agency Operative

Tuesday, 25 October 2011, 2:29 pm | Jason Leopold

Rob Richer, the No. 2 ranking official in the CIA's clandestine service, paid a visit to Glenn Carle's office in December 2002 and presented the veteran CIA operative with an urgent proposal. "I want you to go on a temporary assignment," Carle recalls ... More >>

Former Counterterrorism Czar Accuses Tenet of Cover-Up

Friday, 12 August 2011, 4:50 pm | Jason Leopold

With the tenth anniversary of 9/11 just a month away, the intelligence failures leading up to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have started to attract fresh scrutiny from former counterterrorism officials, who have called into question ... More >>

Filling in the Gaping Holes: Guantanamo Detainee Files

Tuesday, 10 May 2011, 2:06 pm | Jason Leopold

Imagine that the more than 700 Guantanamo files released two weeks ago by WikiLeaks contained information explaining how interrogators obtained "intelligence" from "war on terror" detainees captured or sold to US forces after 9/11, such as this firsthand ... More >>

The Worst Thing Ever Invented

Thursday, 17 February 2011, 1:50 pm | Jason Leopold

In this age of supposedly fighting against rulers and on behalf of oppressed peoples, the Vietnam War offers an interesting case in which the U.S. policy was to avoid overthrowing the enemy government but to work hard to kill its people. To overthrow ... More >>

Tortured Journey With Former Guantanamo Detainee David Hicks

Thursday, 17 February 2011, 1:46 pm | Jason Leopold

I've been struggling these past few weeks. I read a book written by a former Guantanamo detainee named David Hicks titled " Guantanamo: My Journey. " It's a powerful and heartbreaking memoir and it made a profound impact on me emotionally. More >>

Army's "Spiritual Fitness" Test Comes Under Fire

Monday, 10 January 2011, 11:25 am | Jason Leopold

An experimental, Army mental-health, fitness initiative designed by the same psychologist whose work heavily influenced the psychological aspects of the Bush administration's torture program is under fire by civil rights groups and hundreds of active-duty ... More >>

BREAKING: Nigeria Files Charges Against Dick Cheney

Wednesday, 8 December 2010, 1:24 pm | Jason Leopold

The former vice president was charged by Nigerian officials Tuesday along with eight other individuals in a bribery and conspiracy scheme over the construction of a liquefied natural gas facility in the country that took place while Cheney was chief executive ... More >>

Tom DeLay Found Guilty of Money Laundering, Conspiracy

Friday, 26 November 2010, 10:04 am | Jason Leopold

Former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was found guilty by a Texas jury Wednesday of money laundering and conspiracy related to campaign contributions he funneled to Texas candidates during the 2002 elections. More >>

Employees: BP Ombudsman's Office Neglected Safety

Thursday, 28 October 2010, 1:41 pm | Jason Leopold

Over the past year, BP's Office of the Ombudsman has been presented with dozens of safety concerns and evidence that would appear to support claims of widespread retaliation against employees who work for Acuren, one of the beleaguered oil company's contractors ... More >>

DOJ Refuses to Revoke BP's Probation

Wednesday, 29 September 2010, 1:36 pm | Jason Leopold

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has refused to pursue a probation revocation case against BP after the company was found to have violated a federal judge's March 2009 felony judgment, which required BP to fulfill the terms of a settlement agreement ... More >>

Alyeska CEO Steps Down Following Truthout Exposé

Friday, 9 July 2010, 3:06 pm | Jason Leopold

Kevin Hostler, the chief executive officer of Alyeska Pipeline, informed company employees Wednesday morning that he "plans to retire to Houston and to spend time with his family." The announcement comes one day after Truthout published an extensive ... More >>

BP's Ombudsman Gave Congress Wrong Information

Thursday, 1 July 2010, 3:37 pm | Jason Leopold

Last January, Reps. Henry Waxman (D-California) and Bart Stupak (D-Michigan) sent a letter to John Minge, BP's Alaska president, seeking information about how the company was managing its Prudhoe Bay operations on Alaska's North Slope, as well ... More >>

BP's Alaska Oilfield Plagued By Safety Issues

Thursday, 17 June 2010, 12:53 am | Jason Leopold

Nearly 5,000 miles from the oil-spill catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, BP and its culture of cost-cutting are contributing to another environmental mess. According to internal BP documents obtained by Truthout, and after interviewing more than a ... More >>

How Bush's DOJ Killed a Criminal Probe Into BP

Thursday, 20 May 2010, 8:08 pm | Jason Leopold

Mention the name of the corporation BP to Scott West and two words immediately come to mind: Beyond Prosecution. West was the special agent-in-charge at the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Criminal Investigation Division who had been probing alleged ... More >>

Whistleblower: BP Risks More Massive Catastrophes

Tuesday, 4 May 2010, 6:17 pm | Jason Leopold

A former contractor who worked for British Petroleum (BP) claims the oil conglomerate broke federal laws and violated its own internal procedures by failing to maintain crucial safety and engineering documents related to one of the firms other deepwater ... More >>

Obama's Warnings Come Back to Haunt Bernanke

Monday, 26 April 2010, 1:41 pm | Jason Leopold

For those accustomed at looking into the memory hole, President Barack Obama's pitch to Wall Street bankers Thursday on backing a tough financial reform package currently winding its way through Congress shouldn't come as a surprise. More >>

Goldman Hires Obama's Ex-Counsel to Defend Bank

Wednesday, 21 April 2010, 12:46 pm | Jason Leopold

Wall Street banking behemoth Goldman Sachs, which was charged with securities fraud last Friday over its role in the subprime mortgage meltdown, has hired President Obama's former White House Counsel Greg Craig to defend the company, according to ... More >>

Bush, Cheney Knew Gitmo Prisoners Innocent

Saturday, 10 April 2010, 3:26 pm | Jason Leopold

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld once declared that individuals captured by the US military in the aftermath of 9/11 and shipped off to the Guantanamo Bay prison facility represented the "worst of the worst." More >>

Obama Admin Authorizes CIA to Kill US Citizen

Thursday, 8 April 2010, 2:30 pm | Jason Leopold

The Obama administration has lowered another legal barrier shielding Americans from extrajudicial punitive action by their own government, in this case authorizing the CIA to kill a US citizen suspected of having ties to al-Qaeda in Yemen and links ... More >>





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