Almost as soon as the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee released its report on torture by the CIA, the Department of Justice reiterated the intention of the Obama Administration not to prosecute anyone who was involved in the torture, even though torture is a crime. The Democratic Party is standing behind the President’s policy of […]
Last week, when Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson learned of the release of the results of a Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing the illegal brutality with which CIA agents had tortured people who turned out to have been mistakenly imprisoned, what did he do to demonstrate the kind of moral leadership he would demonstrate if […]
Jeb Bush is planning to begin his campaign for the 2016 Republican party presidential nomination, but as he does so, his political organizing is remarkably unbalanced.
Jeb Bush is laying the groundwork for gathering huge amounts of money. He’s hitting up family friends, and calling in the debts of corporate executives who profited from […]
Yesterday, reacting to the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation that found that the CIA had engaged in widespread torture of prisoners, many of whom were not involved in terrorism in any way, obtaining no national security benefit as a result, Senator Marco Rubio, who is planning to run for President in 2016, released a statement saying […]
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So wrote USA Today without irony before describing how the United States tortured people, to no end, in our names. Today, you can read for yourself a redacted version of a 2012 Senate report, finally released after years of stalling, that confirms in detail that agents […]
Today saw the release of the Torture Report from the Senate Intelligence Committee. The CIA, whose “enhanced interrogation techniques” the report describes, has been trying to prevent the report’s release. The Central Intelligence Agency even engaged in criminal behavior to stop the facts in the report from being declassified. The agency sent spies into the […]
Before they vote on Election Day, Bob Goodlatte’s constituents need to ask themselves why their U.S. Representative opposed anti-torture legislation, and whether they are willing to endorse that action. […]
Finally, the White House has officially admitted that the United States federal government purposefully tortured prisoners as part of its War On Terror.
Torturing prisoners is a federal crime. It’s unconstitutional, a violation of the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment in the Bill of Rights.
However, President Barack Obama doesn’t seem to think that […]
On Thursday, the Senate Intelligence Committee will be holding a hearing at which it discusses whether information about the American torture programs should be made public – as if that’s a legitimate question. […]
A national march in Washington DC against Torture on June 24 2012 is said to be cosponsored by 28 social movement organizations. Cosponsorship denotes support, and the very least an organization could do to support an event is to promote it. Perhaps the simplest, lowest-cost way for a social movement organization to support this DC […]