10 Feb

Events of Interest


UK releases ‘US torture evidence’

A British court has ordered the government to disclose classified information about the treatment of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who said he was tortured in US custody.

The information, contained in seven paragraphs redacted from a high court judgement, described the treatment of Binyam Mohamed by US authorities as “at the very least cruel, inhuman and degrading”.

It was released after judges at an appeals court on Wednesday rejected the UK government’s claim that disclosing the information would damage intelligence co-operation with US agenc


Miliband loses torture case appeal new

The Foreign Secretary wanted to block public disclosure of intelligence information relating to torture allegations in the case of the former Guantanamo detainee

Foreign Secretary David Miliband today lost his attempt to block public disclosure of intelligence information relating to torture allegations in the case of former Guantanamo detainee Binyam Mohamed.

Three of the country’s highest-ranking judges dismissed his appeal against an earlier court ruling that summaries of information received by the British security services from United States intelligence should be disclosed.


Aerial photographs released of Twin Towers’ collapse

Smoke and ash rise as the World Trade Center tower burns after terrorists flew two airliners into the New York skyscrapers

Images from a police helicopter of the 9/11 attack in New York have been released for the first time



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Waxman Launches Probe Into Blue Cross’ Massive California Rate Increases

by: Jason Leopold, t r u t h o u t | Report

Henry Waxman.
(Photo: Troy Page / t r u t h o u t)

Henry Waxman, the Democratic chairman of the powerful House Committee on Energy and Commerce, launched an investigation Tuesday into massive rate increases Anthem Blue Cross intends to impose on as many as 800,000 California customers beginning March 1. Waxman (D-California) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bart Stupak (D-Michigan) sent a letter Tuesday to Angela F. Braly, chief executive of Blue Cross parent company WellPoint »


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