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Torture continues in Iraq, Afghanistan, elsewhere. We’ve got more illegal wars going at once than ever before. Habeas corpus has been formally ended. The Bagram-Gitmo archipelago is here to stay. Congress has practically dropped the pretense of a rule of law. Read the rest here

Unmanned U.S. drones in Pakistan have killed at least 45 suspected insurgents in several separate attacks in the last 24 hours – the second-highest daily death toll since the drone warfare campaign began in 2004. The drone strikes came just a day after the U.S. suspended $800 million of military […]

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 European Union leaders are poised to hold an emergency summit after finance ministers acknowledged for the first time that some form of Greek default may be needed to cut Athens’ debts and stop contagion to Italy and Spain. “There will be an extra summit this Friday,” a senior euro […]

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