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Hitler’s Chief of General Staff of the Army during World War II, went on to become Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

Hitler’s Chief of General Staff of the Army during World War II, went on to become Chairman of the NATO Military Committee*

Adolf Heusinger

General Adolf Heusinger (August 4, 1897 – November 30, 1982) was a German general officer who served as Adolf Hitler’s Chief of the General Staff of the Army during World War II and then served as the first Inspector General of the Bundeswehr, the West German armed forces, from 1957 to 1961. Heusinger also served as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee from 1961 to 1964.

Early years

Heusinger was born in Holzminden, in the Duchy of Brunswick, German Empire. He entered the Imperial German Army on June 17, 1915, and was assigned to 7. Thüringisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 96, an infantry regiment raised in the Thuringia region of Germany (including the Reuss principalities). He was promoted to Ensign (Fähnrich) on March 31, 1916, and was commissioned a second lieutenant on July 4, 1917. He was wounded several times in combat at Verdun and in Flanders, and was taken prisoner by the British on July 31, 1917. During World War I, he was decorated with the Iron Cross 2nd Class and Iron Cross 1st Class, Brunswick’s War Merit Cross 2nd Class, the Reuss Silver Merit Medal with Swords, the Reuss Honor Cross 3rd Class with Swords and the Wound Badge in Black.

After World War I, and upon being freed from British captivity, Heusinger returned to Germany and entered the Reichswehr, the small 100,000-man army Germany was permitted to keep under the Treaty of Versailles. He entered the Reichswehr on New Year’s Day 1920 as a second lieutenant in the 15th Infantry Regiment, based in Kassel. From 1927 to 1930 he was enrolled in the leadership assistant course.

He served in a variety of infantry and staff assignments until October 1931, when he was assigned to the operations staff of the Troop Office (Truppenamt) in the Reichswehr Ministry (Reichswehrministerium). The Troop Office was the German Army’s covert General Staff during the Weimar Republic era, as the Treaty of Versailles also forbade that institution. Promotions were slow in the small Reichswehr; Heusinger was promoted to first lieutenant (Oberleutnant) in April 1925 and a captain (Hauptmann) on October 1, 1932.

Heusinger served in Berlin with the Troop Office until August 1934, and then returned to troop assignments. He was made chief operations officer of the 11th Division in October 1935, where he served until August 1937. In the meantime he was promoted to major on March 16, 1936. With the rise of the Nazis in Germany and Adolf Hitler’s assumption of power, the restrictions of the Treaty of Versailles were abrogated and the German General Staff was officially re-established. In August 1937, Heusinger was assigned to the Operations Staff (Operationsabteilung) of the Army General Staff as a general staff officer. He served there, being promoted to lieutenant colonel on March 20, 1939, and remained in that position until October 15, 1940, when he became its chief.

World War II

With the outbreak of the Second World War, the German Army High Command (Oberkommando des Heeres, or OKH) assumed its wartime organization. Heusinger accompanied the field staff and assisted in the planning of operations in Poland, Denmark, Norway, and France and the Low Countries. He was promoted to colonel on August 1, 1940 and, as noted above, became chief of the Operationsabteilung in October 1940, making him number three in the Army planning hierarchy, after the Chief of the General Staff, General Franz Halder, and the Deputy Chief of the General Staff/Chief Quartermaster (Oberquartiermeister I), General Friedrich Paulus.

After the invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, the OKH became primarily responsible for planning operations in that theatre, while the Armed Forces High Command (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, or OKW) was responsible for other theatres. Halder was replaced as Chief of the General Staff in September 1942 by General Kurt Zeitzler. Paulus left the OKH in December 1941 and was succeeded in January 1942 by General Günther Blumentritt, who held the Oberquartiermeister I position until September 1942 when it was abolished.

Heusinger remained chief of the Operationsabteilung and was promoted to Generalmajor (Wehrmacht equivalent of brigadier general) on January 1, 1942 and to Generalleutnant (Wehrmacht equivalent of major general) on January 1, 1943.[1] In June 1944, General Zeitzler became ill, and on June 10, Heusinger temporarily assumed his office as Chief of the General Staff of the Army. In this capacity, he attended the meeting at Adolf Hitler’s “Wolf’s Lair” on July 20, 1944, and was standing next to Hitler when the bomb planted by Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg exploded.

Heusinger was hospitalized for his injuries in the explosion, but was arrested and interrogated by the Gestapo to determine his role, if any, in the July Plot. Although there was evidence that Heusinger had had contacts with many of the conspirators, there was insufficient evidence to directly connect him to the plot, and he was freed in October 1944. However, he was placed into the “Führer-Reserve” and was not assigned to another position until March 25, 1945, when he was made chief of armed forces mapping department (Chef Wehrmacht-Kartenwesen). He was taken prisoner by the Western Allies in May 1945.

Adolf Heusinger (left) and Hans Speidel (right) sworn into the newly founded Bundeswehr by Otto Blank (center).

Post-World War II

A prisoner of war from 1945 to 1947, Heusinger testified during the Nuremberg Trials.

According to documents released by the German intelligence agency (Bundesnachrichtendienst, or BND) in 2014, Heusinger may have been part of the Schnez-Truppe, a secret army that veterans of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS sought to establish in the early ’50s.

In 1950, he became an advisor on military matters to Konrad Adenauer, the first Chancellor of West Germany. He served in the Blank Office Amt Blank, the office headed by Theodor Blank, which became the West German Ministry of Defense in 1955.

With the establishment of the West Germany Army Bundeswehr in 1955, Heusinger returned to military service. He was appointed a Generalleutnant (lieutenant general) on November 12, 1955. in the Bundeswehr and chairman of the Military Leadership Council (Militärischer Führungsrat).

In March 1957, he succeeded Hans Speidel as chief of the Bundeswehr’s all-armed forces department (Chef der Abteilung Gesamtstreitkräfte).

Shortly thereafter, in June 1957, Heusinger was promoted to full general and named the first Inspector General of the Bundeswehr (Generalinspekteur der Bundeswehr), and served in that capacity until March 1961. In April 1961, he was appointed Chairman of the NATO Military Committee in Washington, D.C., where he served until 1964, when he retired. He was, according to news reports, wanted by the Russians in the early 1960s in respect of organizing the Koriukivka massacre.

Heusinger died in Cologne on November 30, 1982, aged 85.

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U.S. Sends 5,000 Tons of Ammunition to Germany ‘to help NATO alliance’*

U.S. Sends 5,000 Tons of Ammunition to Germany ‘to help NATO alliance’*

Whose PawnWashington has dispatched more than 5,000 tons of ammunition to Germany, the largest amount in 10 years, the U.S. military announced, adding that the shipment will help to “continue to enable the NATO alliance” and to defend its allies.

“In the largest single Europe-bound U.S. shipment of ammunition in 10 years, the 21st Theatre Sustainment Command … transported over 5,000 tons of ammunition …to the Theatre Logistics Support Center Europe’s ammunition depot in Miesau [Germany] Feb. 17-18,” said a statement on the U.S. army website.

“This critical shipment will help us to continue to enable the NATO alliance, and the fact that it’s the largest single shipment in 10 years demonstrates our continued commitment to the defence of our allies,” 21st TSC chief of staff, Colonel Matthew Redding, said.

Maintaining a stockpile of ammunition means the U.S. and NATO “can quickly draw ammunition in support of short notice NATO operations,” says Redding.

“All that effort pays off when we’re able to quickly deliver ammo and other supplies to those down-trace units that need them,” he went on.

The ammunition was taken in 415 shipping containers and stored in Miesau. It will be available for various troops to support operations, including exercise Anakonda 2016, one of U.S; Army Europe’s premier multinational training events, which will be held in Poland in June.

The Anakonda 2016 drills will involve more than 25,000 participants from 24 nations, including the U.K., the US, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden and Turkey.

NATO intensified its military activities in Europe following the start of the Ukrainian crisis and Russia’s reunification with Crimea in 2014.

In 2015, the alliance carried out a number of massive military drills including “Trident Juncture 2015”, the biggest since 2002, which included 36,000 international troops, as well as more than 60 warships and about 200 aircraft from 30 states.

Moscow has long called on NATO to refrain from expanding into Eastern Europe, saying that such moves have the potential to destabilize the security situation in the region.

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The Radical Work of Healing: Fania and Assata (Angela Davis) on a New Kind of Civil Rights Activism*

The Radical Work of Healing: Fania and Assata (Angela Davis) on a New Kind of Civil Rights Activism*

“Self-care and healing and attention to the body and the spiritual dimension—all of this is now a part of radical social justice struggles.”

Photo by Kristin Little

 

By Sarah van Gelder

Angela Davis and her sister Fania Davis were working for social justice before many of today’s activists were born. From their childhood in segregated Birmingham, Alabama, where their friends were victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, to their association with the Black Panther Party and the Communist Party, to their work countering the prison-industrial complex, their lives have centred on lifting up the rights of African Americans.

In 1969, Angela Davis was fired from her teaching position at UCLA because of her membership in the Communist Party. She was later accused of playing a supporting role in a courtroom kidnapping that resulted in four deaths. The international campaign to secure her release from prison was led by, among others, her sister Fania. Angela was eventually acquitted and continues to advocate for criminal justice reform.

Inspired by Angela’s defence attorneys, Fania became a civil rights lawyer in the late 1970s and practiced into the mid-1990s, when she enrolled in an indigenous studies program at the California Institute of Integral Studies and studied with a Zulu healer in South Africa. Upon her return, she founded Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth. Today, she is calling for a truth and reconciliation process focused on the historic racial trauma that continues to haunt the United States.

Sarah van Gelder: You were both activists from a very young age. I’m wondering how your activism grew out of your family life, and how you talked about it between the two of you.

Fania Davis: When I was still a toddler, our family moved into a neighbourhood that had been all white. That neighbourhood came to be known as Dynamite Hill because black families moving in were harassed by the Ku Klux Klan. Our home was never bombed, but homes around us were.

Angela Davis: Fania is probably too young to remember this, but I remember that strange sounds would be heard outside, and my father would go up to the bedroom and get his gun out of the drawer, and go outside and check to see whether the Ku Klux Klan had planted a bomb in the bushes. That was a part of our daily lives.

Many people assume that the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church was a singular event, but actually there were bombings and burnings all the time. When I was 11 and Fania was 7, the church we attended, the First Congregational Church, was burned. I was a member of an interracial discussion group there, and the church was burned as a result of that group.

We grew up in an atmosphere of terror. And today, with all the discussion about terror, I think it’s important to recognize that there were reigns of terror throughout the 20th century.

Sarah: So where were you when you heard the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing had happened?

Fania: I was attending high school in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. And I didn’t take no stuff from nobody. I was always talking about James Baldwin or Malcolm X, and always bringing up issues of racial equity and justice.

I heard about the bombing when my mother told me that one of the girls’ mother had called her up—because they were close friends—and said, “There’s been a bombing at the church. Come and ride down with me so we can get Carole, because Carole’s at church today.” And they drive down there together, and she finds that there is no Carole, she’s been … there’s nobody even. I think it fuelled this fire, the fire of anger and just made me determined to fight injustice with all of the energy and strength that I could muster.

Sarah: Can you say more about what everyday life was like for you growing up?

Angela: We went to segregated schools, libraries, churches. We went to segregated everything!

Fania: Of course, in some ways it was a good thing that we were very tight as a black community.

When we went outside of our homes and communities, the social messaging was that you’re inferior: You don’t deserve to go to this amusement park because of your colour or to eat when you go downtown shopping. You must sit in the back of the bus.

At the same time, at home, our mother always told us, “Don’t listen to what they say! Don’t let anybody ever tell you that you’re less than they are.”

And so I found myself—even as a 10-year-old—just going into the white bathrooms and drinking out of the white water fountains, because from a very early age I had a fierce sense of right and wrong. My mother would be shopping somewhere else in the store, and before she knew it, the police were called.

Sarah: Let’s skip ahead to when it became clear that you, Angela, were going to need a whole movement in your defence. And Fania, you ended up spending years defending her.

Fania: Yeah, about two years.

Angela: In 1969, I was fired from a position in the philosophy department at UCLA. That’s when all the problems started, and I would get threats like every single day. I was under attack only because of my membership in the Communist Party.

Fania: Angela had been very involved with prison-rights activism at the time, leading demonstrations up and down the state. And then she was all over the news: “Communist Fired from Teaching at UCLA,” you know, “Black Power Radical.”

Angela: Then in August 1970, I was charged with murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy. And so I had to go underground. I found my way to Chicago, then to New York and Florida, and finally I was arrested in New York in October. It was during the time that I was underground that the campaign really began to develop.

Sarah: So, Fania, when did you turn your focus to supporting your sister’s cause?

Fania: The night before I left Cuba, I found out that she had been captured. So instead of going home to California, I immediately went to where Angela was in the Women’s House of Detention in Greenwich Village.

Angela: All of my friends and comrades began to build the campaign. Once I was arrested and extradited, they all moved up to the Bay Area.

We were active in the Communist Party, and, you know, whatever criticisms one might have of the Communist Party, we could go anywhere in the world and find people with whom we had some kinship, and people opened their homes.

It was the Party that was the core of the organizing for my release, and the movement was taken up by students on campus and church people.

This happened all over the world. Every time I visit a place for the first time, I always find myself having to thank people who come up to me and say, “We were involved in your case.”

Sarah: Did you know that there was that kind of support happening?

Angela: I knew, and I didn’t know. I knew abstractly, but Fania was the one who travelled and actually got to witness it.

Fania: Yeah, I was speaking to 60,000 people in France and 20,000 in Rome, London, and East and West Germany, all over the world, and seeing this massive movement to free her.

Angela: It was an exciting era because people really did believe that revolutionary change was possible. Countries were getting their independence, and the liberation movements were going on, and there was this hope all over the world that we would bring an end to capitalism. And I think that I was fortunate to have been singled out at a moment of conjuncture of a whole number of things.

Photo by Kristin Little.

 

Sarah: Your work since that time has centred on the criminal justice system. Are you both prison abolitionists?

Angela: Oh, absolutely. And it’s exciting to see that the notion of abolition is being broadly embraced not only as a way to address over-incarceration, but as a way to imagine a different society that no longer relies on repressive efforts of violence and incarceration.

Abolition has its origin in the work of W.E.B. Du Bois and the idea that slavery itself was dismantled, but the means of addressing the consequences of that institution were never developed. In the late 1800s, there was a brief period of radical reconstruction that shows us the promise of what might have been. Black people were able to generate some economic power, start newspapers and all kinds of businesses. But all of this was destroyed with the reversal of Reconstruction and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1880s.

Fania: Yeah, we abolished the institution of slavery, but then it was replaced by sharecropping, Jim Crow, lynching, convict leasing. The essence of the racial violence and trauma that we saw in the institution of slavery and in those successive institutions continues today in the form of mass incarceration and deadly police practices.

Angela: We’re taking up struggles that link us to the anti-slavery abolitionists, and the institution of the prison and the death penalty are the most obvious examples of the ways in which slavery has continued to haunt our society. So it’s not only about getting rid of mass incarceration, although that’s important. It’s about transforming the entire society.

Sarah: How might restorative justice help with this transformation?

Fania: A lot of people think that restorative justice can only address interpersonal harm—and it’s very successful in that. But the truth and reconciliation model is one that’s supposed to address mass harm—to heal the wounds of structural violence. We’ve seen that at work in about 40 different nations; the most well-known is, of course, the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

In South Africa, the commission invited victims of apartheid to testify, and, for the first time ever, they told their stories publicly. It was on all the radio stations, in all the newspapers, it was all over the television, so people would come home and tune in and learn things about apartheid that they had never known before. There was an intense national discussion going on, and people who were harmed felt vindicated in some way.

That kind of thing can happen here, also, through a truth and reconciliation process. In addition to that sort of hearing commission structure, there could be circles happening on the local levels—circles between, say, persons who were victims of violence and the persons who caused them harm.

Angela: How does one imagine accountability for someone representing the state who has committed unspeakable acts of violence? If we simply rely on the old form of sending them to prison or the death penalty, I think we end up reproducing the very process that we’re trying to challenge.

So maybe can we talk about restorative justice more broadly? Many of the campaigns initially called for the prosecution of the police officer, and it seems to me that we can learn from restorative justice and think about alternatives.

Sarah: Fania, you told me when we talked last year that your work on restorative justice actually came about after you went through a personal transition period in the mid-1990s, when you decided to shift gears.

Fania: I reached a point where I felt out of balance from all of the anger, the fighting, from a kind of hyper-masculine way of being that I had to adopt to be a successful trial lawyer. And also from around 30 years of the hyper-aggressive stance that I was compelled to take as an activist—from being against this and against that, and fighting this and fighting that.

Intuitively, I realized that I needed an infusion of more feminine and spiritual and creative and healing energies to come back into balance.

Sarah: How did that affect your relationship as sisters?

Fania: My sister and I had a period—right in the middle of that—when our relations were strained for about a year, due in part to this transformation. It was very painful. At the same time, I finally understood that it needed to happen because I was forging my own identity separate from her. I had always been a little sister who followed right in her footsteps.

Yeah, and so now we are close again. And she’s becoming more spiritual.

Angela: I think our notions of what counts as radical have changed over time. Self-care and healing and attention to the body and the spiritual dimension—all of this is now a part of radical social justice struggles. That wasn’t the case before.

And I think that now we’re thinking deeply about the connection between interior life and what happens in the social world. Even those who are fighting against state violence often incorporate impulses that are based on state violence in their relations with other people.

Fania: When I learned about restorative justice, it was a real epiphany because it integrated for the first time the lawyer, the warrior, and the healer in me.

The question now is how we craft a process that brings the healing piece together with the social and racial justice piece—how we heal the racial traumas that keep re-enacting.

Angela: I think that restorative justice is a really important dimension of the process of living the way we want to live in the future. Embodying it.

We have to imagine the kind of society we want to inhabit. We can’t simply assume that somehow, magically, we’re going to create a new society in which there will be new human beings. No, we have to begin that process of creating the society we want to inhabit right now.

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U.S., Russia Agree on Syria Ceasefire Starting February 27*

U.S., Russia Agree on Syria Ceasefire Starting February 27*

The deadline for the ceasefire has been outlined in a draft U.S.-Russia deal.

The U.S. State Department has confirmed the ceasefire deal. Military action, including airstrikes conducted by Syria, Russia and the U.S.-led coalition will continue against Daesh and al-Nusra Front terrorists.

According to the agreement, Moscow and Washington will establish a hotline for communication to exchange information on Syria.

The Syrian Democratic Council has not been informed yet of the cessation of hostilities plan, reportedly proposed by the United States and Russia, the council’s chairman told Sputnik Monday.

“We don’t have enough ideas on this question now, we are not informed about what happened exactly,” Haytham Manaa said.

The details of a ceasefire process between the government and opposition forces in Syria have not been agreed upon yet, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday.

“The details of the [proposed] ceasefire, whose original version was finalized in Munich, are under negotiation, and they have yet to be agreed upon,” Zarif said, as quoted by the Tasnim News Agency.

According to the media, Zarif reiterated Iran’s stance on Syria, stressing that only a political dialogue and cessation of hostilities can solve the current crisis.

On Sunday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. State Secretary John Kerry discussed ceasefire parameters in Syria during phone talks,

Syria has been in a state of  war since 2011, with the country’s government fighting multiple Islamic opposition factions and terrorists, including Daesh and al-Nusra Front.

The meeting of the International Syria Support Group on February 12 resulted in a final communique calling for humanitarian access to all besieged areas in Syria, and set a one-week deadline for measures to be implemented toward cessation of hostilities.

The ISSG was formed in November 2015 shortly after the beginning of the Syria peace talks in Vienna as an international format aiming to resolve the internal crisis in Syria. The format currently involves Russia, the Arab League countries, the European Union and some of its member states, as well as China, Iran, Turkey, the United Nations and the United States.

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Russian Space Agency Reveals the ‘Sounds of the Universe’*

Russia’s Roscosmos Space Agency published a video on YouTube revealing sounds of the cosmos.

Various sounds such as those emitted by pulsars, the Sun, Jupiter and its moon Ganymede, black holes, the Aurora Borealis and interstellar space have been recorded by Roscosmos with the help of special radio telescopes.

Russian experts said that these sounds can’t be heard in the conditions of the space vacuum. For example, solar flares, the collision of asteroids and explosions of stars occur in complete silence.

However, using a radio telescope, they were able to decipher the sound waves and transform them into sounds. Social networks’ users have already noted that the sound of a pulsar resembles a quick drumming, while the sound of the Aurora Borealis is similar to the chirping of birds.

Earlier in 2015, Roscosmos posted a video depicting Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko entering open space. During this time, the astronauts reviewed the outer surface of the International Space Station (ISS), cleaned viewports of the Zvezda Service Module “Star” and installed a new docking radio antenna.

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Unfair Health Contract Sparks Exodus of U.K. Medical Professionals*

Unfair Health Contract Sparks Exodus of U.K. Medical Professionals*

By Charlotte Dingle

On Feb. 11, U.K. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt informed Britain’s 55,000 junior doctors that he was going to force a new health contract on them despite overwhelming union opposition. The contract will make junior doctors work longer hours at lower pay, and remove previous safeguards that had prevented them from working too many hours. The move has been widely condemned as unsafe for patients and unfair to doctors. Shortly after announcing that the new contract would be compulsory, Hunt was slammed for launching an enquiry into junior doctors’ “morale.”

Sample rotation schedules released by the National Health Service on Friday caused further outcry, showing that doctors could potentially be made to work up to three weekends in a row – contrary to what Hunt had previously promised. Britain’s 152 NHS trusts – which are not under government control like the country’s 17,000+ standard NHS hospitals – have been told they will be punished with cuts if they exercise their legal right not to adopt the new contract.

Junior doctor Rosie Polge, 25, went missing from work a week ago – and made headlines when she walked out during her shift, leaving a note behind that blamed Jeremy Hunt for her distress. Similarly, junior doctor Rich Bowman was asked to meet with his superiors to discuss his behaviour after using social media to criticize Hunt’s decision and highlight how overstretched the NHS already is.

“Last night I was the sole doctor on site caring for over 100 patients who were acutely unwell with complications from their cancer,” Bowman wrote on his Facebook page.

“Some couldn’t breathe, some were fighting overwhelming infections with literally no immune system, one had bleeding in their head, one had a blockage in their bowels. If I made a mistake because I was tired, any one of these patients could’ve died.”

Strikingly, the day the new junior doctors’ contract was imposed, applications from junior doctors for documentation to work outside the U.K. shot up by 1,000%.

“The precedent set by this move consists of largely removing the recognition of unsocial hours but predicated on a ‘seven-day NHS’ model that is simply unproven and is more about ideology than evidence or even political mandate,” Alan Taman, campaigns and media officer for Keep Our NHS Public, told Occupy.com.

“This is no idle threat. These are gifted, highly trained people who can vote with their feet,” he added.

“How stupid must a government be to call that bluff?”

Hunt’s contract is pouring oil on troubled waters, with recently proposed changes to visa rules already encouraging overseas medical students to leave the U.K. after they qualify.

U.K. medical graduates from overseas, and international medical graduates are essential members of our medical workforce and the NHS is dependent on them to provide high-quality, reliable and safe services to patients,” said Mark Porter, the British Medical Association’s council chair.

“What these recommendations propose is that students from overseas who have obtained a U.K. medical degree will be last in line to get a job. This will… leave them with little option but to take their much-needed medical training and expertise to another country’s health service where they are able to continue their training, [and] would be a completely obstructive move at a time when the NHS is facing unprecedented pressure and huge staff shortages, with rising concerns that junior doctors will leave the NHS after the government’s imposition of a new, unfair contract.”

Not only that, a document leaked last week suggested that the new “seven-day NHS” might not actually reduce death rates, as originally suggested.

“This just proves the point that the excess deaths claim is far from based on robust evidence. It isn’t,” said Taman. Rather, “it is being hoisted as a banner for ideology that is all about privatization.”

Porter was equally unimpressed, saying the revelations “make clear that more seven-day services will require not only thousands of extra doctors, nurses and support staff but an additional investment in both the NHS and community care. Its findings also show no proven link between weekend mortality rates and consultant presence, and suggests that other investment is more necessary.”

Since the latest round of contract negotiations concluded last week, many are expressing fear that General Practitioners, or GPs, will be the next swathe of NHS workers to suffer like the junior doctors.

“The real battle to revive general practice… will require far broader solutions than tweaking the annual contract,” insisted Chaand Nagpaul, GP committee chair for the British Medical Association.

“The BMA’s GP committee was clear from the outset that these annual variations to the contract could not resuscitate general practice from the brink of collapse following years of underfunding, rising patient demand, staff shortages and un-resourced work being moved from hospitals into the community,” added Nagpaul.

“GPs are already under attack, as are nurses,” said Taman, and “it will be all NHS staff next: a deliberate process to undermine, fragment and cheapen the entire workforce. Why? To enable a transition to a U.S.-style, insurance based system, which increases health inequalities, is less fair and is not cheaper. Far from it.”

“We didn’t vote for that. And people are not being told the truth. This is just wrong. The NHS must stay as a public service, paid for through taxes.”

The new contract deals arguably one of the biggest blows to date to the National Health Service, which has offered healthcare “free at the point of use” for almost 70 years. With too few trainee doctors willing to work on Hunt’s new contract, there will be no choice but to move over to privatized services. Exactly, one is forced to conclude, what Hunt wanted all along.

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CIA Agent Jailed for Exposing Torturous Racist System that “Must be Torn Down”*

CIA Agent Jailed for Exposing Torturous Racist System that “Must be Torn Down”*

By Andrew Emett

After revealing the CIA’s torture program during an interview with ABC News, John Kiriakou is the only CIA officer sentenced to prison in connection with the use of enhanced interrogations.

Released from prison earlier this month, the former CIA case officer has recently accused the American prison system of operating with inherent racism and “must be torn down.” During an interview with ABC News on December 10, 2007, former CIA case officer John Kiriakou publicly exposed the fact that the CIA had employed waterboarding on terrorist suspect Abu Zubaydah.

Unbeknownst to the American public, on November 9, 2005, CIA Director of National Clandestine Service Jose Rodriguez Jr. authorized the burning of 92 videotapes depicting the harsh interrogations of Abu Zubaydah and ’Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. Although a CIA official destroyed evidence of government employees committing torture, the Justice Department decided not to prosecute Rodriguez. Even though Kiriakou never participated in torture nor destroyed evidence, he was charged with disclosing classified information to journalists on January 23, 2012. Following a lead concerning the harsh interrogation of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, New York Times reporter Scott Shane asked Kiriakou about a CIA interrogator named Deuce Martinez. Possessing a business card with Martinez’s contact information at Mitchell Jessen and Associates, the CIA contractor responsible for devising the torture program, Kiriakou gave the business card to Shane. Charged with violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982, Kiriakou was sentenced to 30 months in prison on January 25, 2013. Released earlier this month but remaining under house arrest, Kiriakou recently wrote an op-ed accusing the American prison system of being “racist and outdated.”

After experiencing the judicial system first-hand, the former CIA case officer immediately pointed out that although America possesses five percent of the world’s population, the U.S. also boasts 25% of the world’s prison population. “In both raw numbers and on a per capita basis, that’s more than any other country in the world, including Russia, China, and even Iran,” Kiriakou wrote.

“That’s not something to be proud of; it’s something to be ashamed of. And Americans should demand that Congress change our draconian sentencing laws immediately.”

Referencing the mandatory minimum sentencing laws from the 1980s, Kiriakou mentioned that Congress panicked during the crack cocaine epidemic and enacted exceptionally harsh legislation. Despite the fact that a kilo of cocaine could get you three years in prison, a kilo of crack cocaine would get you 30 years.

“Urban neighbourhoods are grappling with legions of homeless crack addicts,” wrote San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb.

“Thousands of young black men are serving long prison sentences for selling cocaine – a drug that was virtually unobtainable in black neighbourhoods before members of the CIA’s army started bringing it into South-Central in the 1980s at bargain-basement prices.”

“Like I said, the system is racist; powdered cocaine is a white man’s drug,” Kiriakou continued.

“In contrast, 79% of 5,669 sentenced crack offenders in 2009 were black, versus 10% who were white. The result is African-Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites.”

The former CIA officer went on,

“To make matters worse, the Bureau of Prisons, which at $7 billion controls one-fourth of the Justice Department’s entire budget, spends not one red cent on rehabilitation or training, and almost nothing on education. If you enter prison with no education at all, you can get a General Equivalency Degree (GED). If you already have a GED or a high school diploma, you get nothing. You can’t learn a skill or a trade in prison, you get no counselling or therapy, and, if you have a drug addiction, your only help comes with a weekly showing of a DVD of the A&E Network’s program ‘Intervention.’ I’m serious. That’s it.”

With no incentive to rehabilitate inmates or reduce recidivism, the Department of Corrections has merely become a regurgitating institution with a cannibalizing revolving door. As a former CIA case officer who refuses to accept the use of torture, Kiriakou offers a unique perspective from within the belly of the beast. Unfortunately, the remaining CIA case officers are too cowardly to abandon their sins for absolution.

“Instead of spending $7 billion of the taxpayer’s money every year to warehouse people who will do society no good when released, Congress should shorten sentences and spend the remaining money on training, education, and treatment,” Kiriakou concluded.

“Not only would that bring us in line with other industrialized countries, it would create more productive members of society and reduce recidivism.

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