The Dark Past Of Biden’s Nominee For National Intelligence Director

By John Kiriakou, Consortium News. -

Former acting CIA Director Mike Morell, who has disingenuously argued for years that he had nothing to do with the agency’s torture program, but who continued to defend it, has taken himself [...]

Nils Melzer Asks Trump To Pardon Assange

By Wikileaks, Consortium News. -

Geneva – A UN human rights expert today issued an open letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, asking him to pardon Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been held in Belmarsh high security [...]

Torture Victims And Advocates Oppose Biden National Security Nominees

By Witness Against Torture. -

Washington, DC - Today, torture survivors and their advocates released an Open Letter urging President-Elect Biden not to nominate torture defender Mike Morell for CIA Director and asking the [...]

Misconduct In Public Office In The Assange Case

By Rod Driver, WISE Up Action. -

Both Snow and Taylor showed extreme bias against Julian. Their hearings were about Julian seeking asylum at the Ecuadorean Embassy in 2012, which meant that he had not complied with his bail [...]

Solitary Confinement Increases Risk Of Premature Death After Release

By Andrea Fenster, Prison Policy Initiative. -

A recently published study of people released from North Carolina prisons confirms what many have long suspected: solitary confinement increases the risk of premature death, even after release. [...]

Assange Faces ‘Torturous’ Months In Tiny Cell If Extradited

By Press Association. -

The 49-year-old is fighting extradition to the US on charges related to leaks of classified documents allegedly exposing war crimes. Assange’s defence have claimed he is a “high” suicide risk, [...]

Day Five: Julian Assange Case

By AssangeDefense.org. -

Paused last week due to a COVID19 scare, Julian Assange’s extradition hearing resumed today with witness testimony from Eric Lewis, chairman of the board of Reprieve and a lawyer who “represents [...]

Torturing Assange: An Interview With Andrew Fowler

By John Kendall Hawkins, Counterpunch. -

Andrew Fowler is an Australian award-winning investigative journalist and a former reporter for the ABC’s Foreign Correspondent and Four Corners programs. and the author of The Most Dangerous Man [...]

Were Chicago’s Police Torture Reparations From 5 Years Ago Implemented?

By Flint Taylor, Truthout. -

The Chicago reparations movement offers a shining example to movements across the country, and in the past few years, activists in other cities have pursued their own calls for reparations. In [...]

Fortress On A Hill: Rebecca Gordon And American Nuremberg

By Danny Sjursen, Fortress on a Hill. -

Rebecca Gordon, a TomDispatch regular and author of American Nuremberg: The Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post 9/11 War Crimes, stop by the podcast to discuss torture and moral injury in [...]

Police Torture In Chicago

By Eve Ottenberg, Counterpunch. -

The Chicago police department has a problem. They say it’s fixed, but local African American residents can’t be blamed for being skeptical. The problem is torture. And of course the Chicago PD is [...]

Chile: 3,765 Injured,10,000 Detained Protesters Since October

By Telesur English. -

Four months of protests in Chile against the neoliberal policies of Sebastian Piñera's government has resulted in more than 3,700 people injured, 951 filed complaints of torture and 195 for [...]

Doctors For Assange Demand An End To His Torture & Medical Neglect

By Doctors for Assange, Popular Resistance. -

Ahead of Julian Assange’s upcoming extradition hearing on February 24, a letter by a group of doctors representing 117 physicians and psychologists from 18 nations calls for an end to the [...]

Torture Rears Its Ugly Head at Guantánamo, It Should Be Closed

By Andy Worthington on his blog -

2020 has, to date, been noteworthy for how much attention has been focused on Guantánamo, the US naval base in Cuba that is home to the “war on terror” prison established in January 2002, and [...]

The Inversion Of Human Rights In Brazil

By Jacob Blanc, NACLA.org. -

Aluízio Palmar, a Brazilian journalist, human rights activist, and former political prisoner, is being sued for defamation by his own torturer. The physical and psychological torture happened 40 [...]