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, [...]

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 [...]