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John Pilger: The war criminals in our midst who should be in the dock with ISIS

John Pilger: The war criminals in our midst who should be in the dock with ISIS

In transmitting President Richard Nixon’s orders for a “massive” bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, “Anything that flies on everything that moves”. …

Moazzam Begg complains of ‘malicious’ and ‘vindictive’ detention

Moazzam Begg complains of ‘malicious’ and ‘vindictive’ detention

During the three years after 9/11 that he wore his chains and orange jumpsuit, the most wretched moment for Moazzam Begg came after his first interrogation at Bagram in Afghanistan.…

Don’t shut courtroom door (U.S.A.)

Don’t shut courtroom door (U.S.A.)

Not content to impose restrictions on reporting at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the Obama administration now wants to bring the secretive culture of its remote island prison to the mainland.…

Rikers Island, an end to solitary confinement of children

Rikers Island, an end to solitary confinement of children

The New York City Department of Correction (DOC) has plans to minimize the solitary confinement of 16 and 17 year olds on Rikers Island according to an internal memo.…

New book examines race and violence in America through the Trayvon Martin killing

New book examines race and violence in America through the Trayvon Martin killing

With the nation still reeling from the fatal police shooting of unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, and the ongoing protests, CounterPunch examines American violence against people of color.…

High Court slaps down legal aid reform

High Court slaps down legal aid reform

The lord chancellor acted ‘unlawfully’ in the way he consulted on controversial plans to shake up criminal legal aid, the High Court ruled today.…

After Ferguson, new focus on race and policing

After Ferguson, new focus on race and policing

Last month's fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teen by a white police officer after a street confrontation in Ferguson, has drawn a new focus on other such cases throughout…

De Blasio signs solitary confinement bill at Rikers Island

De Blasio signs solitary confinement bill at Rikers Island

Amid growing criticism from relatives of inmates and jail reformers, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill that will track and limit the use of solitary confinement at the correctional…