Solidarity From Central Cellblock To Guantanamo

By Brian Terrell, World Beyond War. -

I have been attending protests at the White House since Jimmy Carter lived there and with each succeeding administration, the space allowed for political discourse has been reduced and the once [...]

41 Hearts Beating In Guantanamo

By Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence. -

January 11, 2018 marked the 16th year that Guantanamo prison has exclusively imprisoned Muslim men, subjecting many of them to torture and arbitrary detention. About thirty people gathered in [...]

Historic Settlement In ACLU Case On Behalf Of Three Torture Victims

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By Staff of ACLU - NEW YORK — In a first for a case involving CIA torture, the American Civil Liberties Union announced a settlement today in the lawsuit against the two psychologists who [...]

Psychologists Accused Of Designing CIA ‘Torture’ Programme To Face Trial

By Jeremy B. White, -

By Jeremy B. White for Independent - Setting up an extraordinary public airing of how the American government treated terrorism suspects in the years following 9/11, a federal lawsuit against two [...]

The Torture-Friendly Trump Administration

By Medea Benjamin, -

By Medea Benjamin for Other Words - Only stupid people say torture works — and one of them is sitting in the White House. It should come as no surprise to anyone that Donald Trump is pro-torture. [...]

US Implicated In Brutal Torture In Lebanon

By Maggie Michael, -

By Maggie Michael for AP News - MUKALLA, Yemen (AP) — Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse [...]

CIA No Longer Can Defend The Indefensible—Its Torture Program

By John Kiriakou, -

By John Kiriakou for Truth Dig - James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, the two contract psychologists who were the masterminds of the CIA’s torture program, are in for a heap of trouble. They are [...]

Hiding The Ugly Business Of U.S. Torture

By Ray McGovern, -

By Ray McGovern for Information Clearing House - A grisly feature of the “war on terror” was America’s descent into torture, but the powers-that-be have decided that the common folk shouldn’t [...]

Trump Administration Suppresses CIA Torture Report

By Andrew Emett, -

By Andrew Emett for Nation of Change - In yet another reversal of former President Barack Obama’s decisions, the Trump administration has begun returning copies of the 6,700-page CIA torture [...]

New CIA Deputy Director Assisted In Destroying Nearly 100 Torture Videotapes

By Andrew Emett, -

By Andrew Emett for Nation of Change - After running a secret prison in Thailand and overseeing the torture of at least two terror suspects, the woman responsible for drafting the order to [...]

Witness Against Torture Protests In DC

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By Staff for Witness Against Torture. Clad in orange jumpsuits and Shut Down Guantanamo t-shirts, activists with Witness Against Torture took over the Hart Senate Building with a message for [...]

Senate Torture Report Being Kept From Public For 12 Years After Obama Decision

By Spencer Ackerman, -

By Spencer Ackerman for The Guardian - Barack Obama has agreed to preserve the Senate’s landmark investigation into the CIA’s use of torture after 9/11, but his decision ensures that the document [...]

Newsletter – Time To Ask Who We Are

By Margaret Flower and Kevin Zeese for Popular Resistance. The United States has reached a turning point. Where we turn is dependent on what we do as people to determine our future. Neither of [...]

Installing A Torture Fan At CIA

By Ray McGovern, -

By Ray McGovern for Consortium News - The CIA’s torturers can breathe a sigh of relief after President-elect Trump tapped a defender of “enhanced interrogation techniques” to become CIA director, [...]

Major New Court Ruling Says “Even The President” Can’t Declare Torture Lawful

By Alex Emmons, -

By Alex Emmons for The Intercept - IN A ROBUST RULING in favor of Abu Ghraib detainees, an appellate court ruled Friday that torture is such a clear violation of the law that it is “beyond the [...]