Torture Report

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Aug 212014

Thoughts On Torture The recent revelations came as no surprise. Now we know with certainty that the United States tortured people. What are the repercussions? The Senate Team spent five years researching and putting the CIA torture report together. Apparently, it is quite thorough. What now? Knowing this puts us in quite a bind. We can’t simply [Read More…]

Feb 082013
Globalizing Torture

Torture, Secret Prisons, & Extraordinary Rendition Amrit Singh, Senior Legal Officer for the Open Society Justice Initiative’s National Security and Counter Terrorism program has just released a exhaustive report on secret detention, torture, and extraordinary rendition by the CIA. In an interview she indicated that 54 other nations (more than 25% of all the nations [Read More…]

Jan 232013
Shameful Treatment of Whistleblowers

Obama Has Used The Espionage Act More Than All Previous Presidents Combined President Obama has opposed waterboarding as torture since the 2008 campaign. The question should be asked, why is he sending the whistleblower who helped end that practice to prison? Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who helped expose the Bush administration's torture program, recently plead [Read More…]

Jan 122012

It is the 10th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo. It represents one of the darkest events in American history. In order for Guantánamo to exist required a complete moral, ethical and legal breakdown of our system of government which is supposed to be based on the rule of law. Democracy Now! [Read More…]

Dec 222011
Do Private Military Contractors Have Impunity to Torture?

By Laura Raymond Advocacy Program Manager at the Center for Constitutional Rights. Cross posted from Firedoglake.   Unbelievably, in 2011 this question has not yet been settled in the courts of the United States. Human rights attorneys are headed back to court in the coming month to argue that, yes, victims of war crimes and [Read More…]