‘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 [...]

First Person Account Of Peace Activist Detained And Tortured At SF Airport

By Jerome Succor Abba, Mindanews.com -

MANILA (MindaNews / 25 April) — Asalaamu Alaykum. Peace be upon you. I thank Allah SWT, the Almighty for giving me the strength and courage to survive the grueling 28 hours of torture. [...]

CIA’s Secret Torture Program Sparked Citizen-led Public Reckoning In North Carolina

By Alexandra Moore, Activistpost.com -

President Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, is reported to have overseen a U.S. site in Thailand where torture of a suspected terrorist took place. Later she allegedly helped [...]

World Psychiatric Association Statement Bans Psychiatrists From Participating In Torture

By Shannon Peters, Madinamerica.com -

This statement comes two years after the Hoffman Report was released, which outlined how the American Psychological Association colluded with the US government to conduct torture (for more [...]

Gina Haspel, Trump’s Pick For CIA Director, Ran A Black Site For Torture

By Glenn Greenwald, Theintercept.com -

IN MAY 2013, the Washington Post’s Greg Miller reported that the head of the CIA’s clandestine service was being shifted out of that position as a result of “a management shake-up” by [...]

Tillerson Fired As North Korea Talks Approach, Differences Over Iran

By Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge -

Back in December we asked "Will CIA Director Mike Pompeo Replace Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State?" The answer, as of moments ago, is yes. Moments ago, the WaPo first reported, and then [...]

Private Corporation May Be Sued For Role In Abu Ghraib Torture

By Staff, Ccrjustice.org -

February 21, 2018, Alexandria, VA – Today, a Virginia federal judge ruled that the treatment of three Iraqi individuals formerly detained at the infamous “hard site” at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq [...]

Israel Carried Out Extrajudicial Executions, Tortured Children

By Staff, Middleeastmonitor.com -

Addressing the use of lethal violence, Amnesty International noted that Israeli forces killed 76 Palestinians and one foreign national in 2017, adding that “many, including children, were shot [...]

US ‘Stumbled Into Torture,’ Says NYT Reporter

By Adam Johnson, Fair.org -

Two clauses stand out for their confident attribution of benevolent motives to US foreign policy. First, there’s the idea that “America stumbled into torture,” rather than planned, plotted and [...]

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

By Staff, www.aclu.org -

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 [...]