Trump’s Immigration Police State Persistently Violates The Law

By William Boardman, Reader Supported News. -

The US government’s treatment of immigrant children not only shocks the conscience, it is also in chronic, blatant violation of US law. The US government’s deliberate, unlawful cruelty to its [...]

Demasking The Torture Of Julian Assange

By Nils Melzer, Medium -

Finally dawned on me that I had been blinded by propaganda, and that Assange had been systematically slandered to divert attention from the crimes he exposed. Once he had been dehumanized through [...]

Demasking The Torture Of Julian Assange

By Nils Melzer, Medium.com -

I know, you may think I am deluded. How could life in an Embassy with a cat and a skateboard ever amount to torture? That’s exactly what I thought, too, when Assange first appealed to my office [...]

CIA Has Covered Up Torture For Decades. Will Torturers Ever Be Prosecuted?

By Aisha Maniar, Truthout.org -

CIA Director Gina Haspel made a rare public appearance on April 18 when she spoke at Auburn University. Haspel reflected on her 34-year career with the agency, but failed to mention the years she [...]

UN Torture Report: ‘Demonized’ Assange Has Faced ‘Psychological Torture’

By Joe Lauria, Consortium News. -

The UN special rapporteur on torture has issued a stinging rebuke to the United States, Great Britain, Sweden and Ecuador for “deliberately” exposing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to years of [...]

Assange Suffering ‘Psychological Torture’: UN Expert

By Staff, Timeslive.co.za -

Julian Assange has been subjected to drawn-out "psychological torture", a UN rights expert said on Friday, accusing the United States, Britain, Ecuador and Sweden of "collective persecution" of [...]

ICC Refuses To Investigate Crimes In Afghanistan, U.S. Torture

By Center for Constitutional Rights. -

April 12, 2019, Paris, The Hague, New York – In what human rights groups call an appalling decision, the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II decided not to grant the Prosecutor’s request to open an [...]

Witness Against Torture Activists Arrested For Sit-In At Senator McConnell’s Office

By Witness Against Torture, Popular Resistance -

Four human rights activists were arrested today and charged with unlawfully demonstrating inside Senate office buildings after sitting-in at the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. [...]

Psyched At The American Psychological Association

By Michael Brenner, Consortium News. -

This never-say-die persistence moved them, and their supporters, to make one more valiant attempt to reverse the course of justice by presenting to the APA Council of Representatives a plan to [...]

Gina Haspel CIA Torture Cables’ Dates And Times Declassified

By Staff, Nsarchive.gwu.edu -

Washington, D.C., October 18, 2018 – The National Security Archive’s Freedom of Information lawsuit against the CIA has won release of the previously censored dates and times on cables sent by [...]

Relatives Of Chile’s Disappeared Are Exposing Dictatorship-Era Torturers

By Ramona Wadi, Waging Nonviolence. -

The return of the right wing to power in Chile has come at the expense of those still seeking justice for crimes committed during the 17-year U.S.-backed dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, which [...]

Kavanaugh Is The Wrong Nominee For Our Times

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The Kavanaugh confirmation process has been a missed opportunity for the United States to face up to many urgent issues on which the bi-partisans in Washington, DC are united and [...]

Why Do We Tolerate Kavanaugh’s Complicity With Torture?

By Ted Rall, Counterpunch.org -

Liberal Democrats are out to get Brett Kavanaugh. They are right to be; he is dangerous. Confirming Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would lock in a right-wing majority for a generation. Abortion [...]

Open Letter To The United Nations As Trump Scheduled To Chair Security Council Meeting

By William Curtis Edstrom, Popular Resistance -

I am writing to request that both the 1) member states of the General Assembly and 2) member states of the Security Council hold hearings, debate and vote on an effective plan of action against [...]

Newly Released Documents Show Gina Haspel Oversaw Torture, & Sen. Burr Knew

By Ray McGovern, Consortiumnews.com -

Newly released declassified documents prove once and for all that CIA Director Gina Haspel oversaw torture in Thailand, which the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee knew all along. [...]