Biden Tells Supreme Court Publicly Documented Torture Is A State Secret

When Abu Zubaydah was apprehended in Pakistan in 2002, the George W. Bush administration falsely characterized him as chief of operations for al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden’s number three man. For [...]

Inside The CIA Plot To Kidnap, Kill Julian Assange

By Aaron Maté, The Grayzone. -

Michael Isikoff of Yahoo News discusses his team’s reporting on the CIA plot to surveil, kidnap, and even kill Assange — all overseen by Michael Pompeo. In response, Pompeo has called for the [...]

Outrage Over Atrocities Committed Against Alex Saab

By Orinoco Tribune. -

After receiving a letter from the diplomat Alex Saab, the head of the Venezuelan government delegation in the Mexico Talks, Jorge Rodríguez, expressed outrage at the atrocities committed against [...]

Scheer Intelligence: A Traitor To Torture

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Once upon a time, a keystone of American exceptionalism was the claim of a moral high ground when it came to how our forces operated abroad, in war or peace, especially when it came to the use of [...]

The World Is Rid Of Rizzo

By John Kiriakou, Consortium News. -

Rizzo was the unapologetic godfather of the CIA’s torture program, a monstrous crime against humanity that he defended unabashedly until his death. On the surface, he was a nice enough guy — [...]

Torture sites and mass graves reported in Colombia

By Dominic Gustavo, WSWS. -

A May 23 report prepared by the human rights organization Justicia y Paz stated that fascistic paramilitary groups, which operate in concert with the far-right and US-backed regime of Colombian [...]

Call For President Biden To Close Prison At Guantanamo Bay

By Andy Worthington, Close Guantanamo. -

In a recent op-ed for The Hill, Anthony Lake, national security adviser to President Clinton from 1993 to 1997, and our co-founder Tom Wilner, who was counsel of record to Guantánamo detainees in [...]

On Contact: Police Abuse And Torture

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

Chris Hedges discusses police abuse and torture with civil rights attorney Flint Taylor. Taylor’s new book is ‘The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago’. With his colleagues at [...]

The View From Inside America’s Child Immigrant Detention Shelters

By Staff, WSWS. -

Across the United States, hiding in plain sight in strip malls and downtown blocks and amid the suburban sprawl, a record number of immigrant children—more than 13,000—are being held in shelters [...]

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, [...]