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Noah Bingham

Waterboarding - Amnesty International

Posted by Noah Bingham on Friday, September 30, 2011.

In reference to our last post about intelligence gathering and "enhanced interrogation." This is a short and shocking piece by Amnesty International made in 2008 for their Unsubscribe campaign to combat human rights abuses in the "War on Terror."

The campaign had been endorsed by Moazzam Begg, the British man formerly held without charge for two years at Guantánamo Bay. Mr Begg said: "Removing freedoms gives rise to hostility and leads to terrorism; terrorism allows governments to justify the restriction of liberty. We must Unsubscribe to both."


Noah Bingham

CBC, The Current Interview with Ali Soufan

Posted by Noah Bingham on Wednesday, September 28, 2011.

An insightful interview with Ali Soufan on The Current - CBC Radio on Tuesday Sept 27, 2011 that can be streamed HERE. Soufan was a FBI special agent who quit in 2005 and wrote a book about his experience called The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Queda. Soufan speaks about his career in the intelligence community and the ineffectiveness of enhanced interrogation techniques, like waterboarding.

The Black Banners Cover

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Posted by Noah Bingham on Tuesday, September 27, 2011.

We know Bill O'Reilly entertains by being confrontational and sensationalist...but really??? Can you argue that Islamaphobia doesn't exist?

Catherine Lathwell

Prism Poll

Posted by Catherine Lathwell on Monday, September 26, 2011.

Prism, an online not-for-profit magazine that focuses on the in-depth coverage and analysis of national security related issues is asking for your opinion: What Do You Think Poses the Greatest Threat to Human Civilization?

Prism Magazine

Noah Bingham

ST5 CHALLENGE: Convince ONE friend to donate to the project!

Posted by Noah Bingham on Thursday, September 15, 2011.

Convince ONE friend to donate to the project by the end of the week. We are trying to reach 20K by the end of September. Help us reach this goal!

Top-up your own donation and tell others about this important project. Let's make this film happen, and tell this story!

Noah Bingham

Food for thought. Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People

Posted by Noah Bingham on Thursday, September 15, 2011.

This documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged form the earliest days of silent film to today's biggest Hollywood blockbusters.

Featuring acclaimed author Dr. Jack Shaheen, the film explores a long line of degrading images of Arabs--from Bedouin bandits and submissive maidens to sinister sheikhs and gun-wielding "terrorists"--along the way offering devastating insights into the origin of these stereotypic images, their development at key points in US history, and why they matter so much today.