Torture

New Questions About Conflict-of-Interest Throw Doubt on APA’s “Independent Review” of CIA Links

New Questions About Conflict-of-Interest Throw Doubt on APA’s “Independent Review” of CIA Links »

A report by psychologists and human rights workers released at the end of April charged officials of the American Psychological Association with collaborating with Bush administration officials, including members of the CIA, in furthering the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” torture program. The report, titled “All the President’s Psychologists,” drew upon emails from a deceased RAND Corporation […]...

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Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Discusses FOIA And Uncovering Government Secrets »

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Discusses FOIA And Uncovering Government Secrets

Jason Leopold joined On The Line to answer your questions about his reporting, and how he leverages the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to...

May 3 2015 / No comment / Read More »

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APA Ethics Director Consulted on Development of BSCT Training Program »

APA Ethics Director Consulted on Development of BSCT Training Program

A new report by what New York Times reporter James Risen called “a group of dissident health professionals and human rights activists” has provided...

May 3 2015 / No comment / Read More »

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APA “Independent” Torture Review Led by Attorney Who Worked With CIA’s Tenet »

APA “Independent” Torture Review Led by Attorney Who Worked With CIA’s Tenet

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA’s interrogation-torture program may or may not be released in truncated form this week, but...

Dec 11 2014 / No comment / Read More »

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Gitmo “Team Leader” In Slahi Torture Sued For Framing Innocent Chicago Man For Murder »

Gitmo “Team Leader” In Slahi Torture Sued For Framing Innocent Chicago Man For Murder

Two worlds of governmental crime. Both involve the imprisonment of innocent men. The article that follows links the torture booths at Guantanamo to the interrogation rooms run by crooked Chicago cops. It is the story of a part of America as it really is. For...

Nov 6 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

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Navy Continues To Persecute Nurse Who Refused To Force-feed Guantanamo Hunger Strikers »

Navy Continues To Persecute Nurse Who Refused To Force-feed Guantanamo Hunger Strikers

Carol Rosenberg reported today that a Navy commander had decided not to court-martial a Guantanamo nurse for refusing to participate in the forced-feeding of hunger strikers at the U.S. military prison. Announcement of the “pending court-martial” was made in late August. While on Twitter it appeared that many were...

Sep 16 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

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Busy VA Clinic Just Discovered It’s Automated Phone System Hasn’t Been Working For Weeks »

Busy VA Clinic Just Discovered It’s Automated Phone System Hasn’t Been Working For Weeks

For the past two weeks, some veterans have been complaining that they have been unable to schedule medical appointments at a busy Veterans Administration (VA) outpatient clinic in Hackensack, New Jersey, The Public Record has learned. The problem? The automated phone system veterans’ dial into...

Aug 14 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

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Obama Admits He Banned Only “Some” Of CIA’s Torture Techniques »

Obama Admits He Banned Only “Some” Of CIA’s Torture Techniques

Forgive the tongue-in-cheek, but it is almost as if the only person who reads and responds to my work on torture is President Obama.There was a cascade of coverage of the President’s August 1 remarks concerning John Brennan and his defense of his embattled CIA chief, as Obama was...

Aug 12 2014 / No comment / Read More »

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CIA Intervention In Ukraine Has Been Taking Place For Decades »

CIA Intervention In Ukraine Has Been Taking Place For Decades

  “The most powerful form of lie is the omission…” — George Orwell Of all the aspects of the current crisis over the NATO/Russia standoff in Ukraine, the determined intervention into Ukrainian political affairs by the United States has been the least reported, at least...

Aug 12 2014 / No comment / Read More »

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Forbidden Book: Douglas Valentine’s “The Phoenix Program: America’s Use of Terror in Vietnam” »

Forbidden Book: Douglas Valentine’s “The Phoenix Program: America’s Use of Terror in Vietnam”

On June 10, Open Roads publishers announced a new “Forbidden Bookshelf” series. Curated by New York University Professor Mark Crispin Miller, “Forbidden Bookshelf” aims to “fill in the blanks of America’s repressed history by resurrecting books that focused on issues and events that are too often left...

Jul 10 2014 / No comment / Read More »

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How A Former CIA Officer’s Efforts To Get Congress To Investigate Rendition And Torture Failed »

How A Former CIA Officer’s Efforts To Get Congress To Investigate Rendition And Torture Failed

Over at Al Jazeera America, Jason Leopold has this lengthy, must-read story about former CIA operative Sabrina De Sousa and the “proper channels” she went through to blow the whistle on the botched rendition of a radical Egyptian cleric from the streets of Italy. De...

Jun 26 2014 / No comment / Read More »
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