Torture

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 it is not the only investigation bearing upon the U.S. torture program that promises new revelations. A much-touted “independent review” initiated by the American Psychological Association (APA) into charges it secretly […]...

December 11 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Torture

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...

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...

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...

Aug 14 2014 / No 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 »

World

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 »

Torture

The Punitive Use Of Medical Restraints On Guantanamo Hunger Strikers »

The Punitive Use Of Medical Restraints On Guantanamo Hunger Strikers

A partially redacted set of medical records released in the aftermath of the 2006 deaths of three Guantanamo prisoners shows that the use of “medical restraints” in the use of forced feeding of hunger striking detainees was used as a threat on hunger striking prisoners....

Jun 19 2014 / No comment / Read More »

World

New Report: NCIS Hid Medical Evidence About Guantanamo Suicides »

New Report: NCIS Hid Medical Evidence About Guantanamo Suicides

The Senior Medical Officer (SMO) at Guantanamo who attended at least two of three high-profile “suicides” at Guantanamo nearly eight years ago concluded at the time that, contrary to the conclusions of a later government investigation, the detainees did not die by hanging but by...

Jun 5 2014 / No comment / Read More »

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The Murky Legality of Philadelphia Police Department’s License Plate Reader Program »

The Murky Legality of Philadelphia Police Department’s License Plate Reader Program

The Philadelphia Police Department is using Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPR), which enable patrol car mounted and stationary pole cameras to collect images of over 1,800 license plates per minute over a 24/7 period. This information is then stored on servers located inside Philadelphia’s Real...

May 28 2014 / No comment / Read More »
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