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. [...]

EU Anti-Torture Ruling Shows Need For UK Public Inquiry

By Reprieve.org, Popular Resistance -

WASHINGTON - In a significant anti-torture ruling, the European Court Of Human Rights has held that Lithuania and Romania violated the rights of Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri by [...]

Haspel Is Not The Problem. The CIA Is The Problem.

By Ron Paul, Ronpaulinstitute.org -

As a general rule, when Dick Cheney favors a foreign policy position it’s best to be on the opposite side if you value liberty over war and authoritarianism. The former vice president’s [...]

‘Astonishing’ CIA Memo Shows Brazil’s Ex-Dictator Authorized Torture And Executions

By Tom Phillips, Theguardian.com -

Brazil’s former dictator Ernesto Geisel personally approved the summary execution of his regime’s perceived enemies, according to a newly unearthed CIA memo that has reopened a bitter debate over [...]

A Brief History Of American Torture

By Brett Wilkins, Informationclearinghouse.info -

American torture is back in the news again as Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Central Intelligence Agency, prepares for what could be a rocky Senate confirmation hearing [...]

Ray McGovern Arrested and Abused Protesting #BloodyGina

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

At the Senate hearing on the nomination of Gina Haspel, aka. #BloodyGina, to head the CIA, people protested inside and outside of the hearing. Protesters know, as everyone in the US Senate [...]

Will A Torturer Become CIA Director?

By Ray McGovern, Consortiumnews.com -

Gina Haspel faces a confirmation hearing on Wednesday to become CIA director despite her record of supporting torture, which even the Pentagon admitted does not work, says Ray McGovern. The [...]