Osama’s Secret Files

Paradise Papers Leak Revealed ; Imperialism's Continuing Legacy ; Weinstein's Army of Spies ...and More Picks

Osama bin Laden, compound, Abbottabad
Osama’s Secrets: The CIA has released nearly 470,000 additional files taken during the May 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Included are bin Laden's personal journal, practice reels for public speeches, audio correspondence, draft video statements, home videos and more. (Note: at this writing the documents were temporarily unavailable due to “technical” reasons.)
Photo credit: CIA and Hamid Mir / Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Arkansas to Execute Man 28 Doctors Say Is Mentally Ill (Trevin)

Judge rules him “competent to be executed” because the man understands it is for murder, despite letters from mental health professionals to the Governor stating that it would be “morally and ethically wrong.”

‘Paradise Papers’ Leak Reveals Secrets of the World Elite’s Hidden Wealth (Inez)

The author writes, “The world’s biggest businesses, heads of state and global figures in politics, entertainment and sport who have sheltered their wealth in secretive tax havens are being revealed this week in a major new investigation into Britain’s offshore empires.”

When the British Interfered in the US Election (Reader Steve)

The year is 1992 and Prime Minister John Major greatly prefers a second George H.W. Bush administration

Imperialism’s Continuing Legacy: Terrorism (Dan)

The background of the attacker who killed eight in New York City last week reveals a history plagued by an imperial past that lingers in his homeland of Uzbekistan.

Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies (Jimmy)

The Hollywood executive used private detectives and ex-Mossad agents to keep tabs on actresses and journalists.

12 Months Later, Trump Would Probably Still Win the Election (Jimmy)

The author writes, “Confronted with the events of the past 12 months and even Trump’s unprecedented unpopularity — 59 percent disapprove of his presidency — a new poll shows that 2016 voters look as though they’d still pick Trump, albeit about as narrowly as they did before.”

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