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Judge hears DOJ motion to dismiss case of Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki

Saturday, July 20, 2013

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By Dooler Campbell & Allie Fry U.S. drone strikes have killed four American citizens to date. The families of three of the victims are bringing a lawsuit against those responsible for the targeted killings, seeking accountability from the U.S. government. On September 30, 2011, a U.S. drone strike killed five people, including U.S. citizens Anwar [...]

CODEPINK: Veterans and Government Officials Sign Letter Rejecting Nomination of Brennan as Director of the CIA

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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  A Call from Former Military Personnel and Government Officials to Reject Nomination of John Brennan as Director of the CIA     As former military personnel and government officials, we are deeply concerned about the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. As President Obama’s current counterterrorism advisor, Brennan has been the mastermind behind [...]

CODEPINK Press Conference: Jesselyn Radach Speaks Out Against John Brennan

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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CODEPINK held a press conference on February 4th featuring ex-military, human rights and faith-based representatives warning against John Brennan’s nomination as Director of the CIA. Jesselyn Radack, attorney, former ethics advisor to the Department of Justice and current National Security & Human Rights Director at the Government Accountability Project made an excellent legal case against John [...]

10 Questions to Ask John Brennan at his CIA Confirmation Hearing

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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John Brennan’s confirmation hearing to become head of the CIA will take place at the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, February 7. There is suddenly a flurry of attention around a white paper that lays out the administration’s legal justification for killing Americans with drones overseas, and some of the Senators are vowing to ask Brennan “tough questions,” since Brennan has been the mastermind of the lethal drone attacks. But why have the Senators, especially those on the Intelligence Committee who are supposed to exercise oversight of the CIA, waited until now to make public statements about their unease with the killing of Americans that took place back in September and October of 2011? For over a year human rights groups and activists have been trying, unsuccessfully, to get an answer as to why our government killed the 17-year-old American boy Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, and have had no help from the Senators’ offices[...]

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