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US Congress drops measure banning indefinite detention of US citizens

By Bryan Dyne, December 21, 2012

The Congress has dropped a potential amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would have provided nominal protections of US citizens and permanent residents against indefinite detention.

US spy agencies edited Benghazi “talking points”

By Patrick Martin, November 24, 2012

Their purpose was to conceal the connections between the US intelligence apparatus and gunmen linked to Al Qaeda.

US seeks to bar testimony on torture in military trial of alleged 9/11 plotters

By Don Knowland, October 26, 2012

Government motions to preclude the alleged 9/11 plotters from testifying about their detention and torture have been submitted to the military commission that is trying the defendants for war crimes.

9/11 anniversary: The terror pretext in tatters

By Bill Van Auken, September 12, 2012

The 11th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks passed with diminished official commemoration, as attempts to exploit the tragedy as a pretext for Washington’s wars have grown ever more hollow.

$40 million cable project points to Guantánamo’s permanence

By Bill Van Auken, July 7, 2012

The Pentagon’s budgeting of $40 million for a fiber-optic cable from Florida to the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba is an indication of plans to maintain the infamous detention camp there indefinitely.

Thousands of military drones to be deployed over US mainland

By Tom Carter, June 18, 2012

A recent Department of Defense report to Congress as well as a number of media investigations have exposed government plans to deploy tens of thousands of drones over the US mainland.

The Chicago frame-up: The “war on terror” comes home

By Joseph Kishore, June 15, 2012

The arrest and prosecution of five protesters accused of plotting “terrorism” at last month’s NATO summit in Chicago, Illinois is a warning to the entire working class.

Chicago police frame antiwar activists on “terrorism” charges

By Patrick Martin, May 21, 2012

A total of five men have been arrested on three separate “plots”, all organized by the same undercover police agents.

The political uses of the latest “terror plot”

By Bill Van Auken, May 10, 2012

The latest terror plot involving the CIA and a supposed Yemeni plot to bomb a passenger jet has been revealed, like so many of its domestic counterparts, as a product of the vast US intelligence apparatus itself.

Guantanamo military commission arraigns 9/11 defendants

By Patrick Martin, May 8, 2012

The proceeding became bogged down almost immediately in the efforts by the military judge and prosecutor to block any airing of charges that the prisoners had been systematically tortured in US custody.

FBI provocateur ensnares Cleveland protesters in “bomb plot”

By Bill Van Auken, May 3, 2012

The affidavit filed in the arrest of five alleged anarchists in Cleveland outlines a scenario virtually identical to the numerous terror cases manufactured by the FBI through sting operations targeting Muslims.

Pentagon clears way for military trial of five charged in 9/11 attacks

By Bill Van Auken, April 6, 2012

The Pentagon’s formal charging of Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four others in connection with the September 11 attacks sets the stage for a military tribunal rigged to suppress evidence exposing torture or contradicting the official story on 9/11.