Thursday, May 6, 2021

Tag: torture

No, Joe, don’t roll out the red carpet for torture enablers

“Elevating torture apologists to a leadership position within the Biden administration will damage the USA’s standing and give the world’s dictators succor and comfort.”

#FeminismNotMilitarism: Peace groups blast Biden’s DNI pick over links to drones,...

CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies recently noted that Avril Haines “provided legal cover” for CIA torture and “worked closely” on the Obama administration’s expanded drone policy.

Holding the line on torture

Here’s a disclaimer of sorts: ever since I witnessed the effects of U.S. torture policy firsthand in Central America in the 1980s, I’ve had a deep personal interest in American torture practices.

Hypocritical Democratic Senator announces support for Haspel’s nomination

Besides Sen. Mark Warner, Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly, and Heidi Heitkamp have announced their support for Haspel’s nomination.

The banality of Haspel

It would be hard to find someone with more experience to run the CIA. And that’s why she’s a terrible choice.

‘Bloody Gina’ Haspel’s disqualifying record of CIA torture

All senators should close the book on torture now and vote to oppose Gina Haspel's confirmation.

The Saudi purge shaking the Middle East

The seeming power grab consolidates all the major security forces and the military in the hands of the current King Salman and his son, the 32 year old Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman.

The torture-friendly Trump administration

Only stupid people say torture works – and one of them is sitting in the White House.

Trump administration suppresses CIA torture report

“No senator, chairman or not, has the authority to erase history.”

Federal Bureau of Prisons covered up visit to CIA torture site

With a looming Trump presidency, the ACLU and many others are gravely concerned with the President-elect’s remarks on the campaign trail regarding the reimplementation of torture.

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2 Denver police officers suspended for use of force during George Floyd protests

“Once I dispersed the fogger, the female immediately put her window up and put her head down to read her phone. I realized that I made a mistake and walked away from the female and her car.”

The Clean Transit for America Plan unveiled to Senate

“Too many buses spew dirty diesel. That hurts the workers, that hurts the commuters, that hurts everyone.”

The true meaning of the Afghan “withdrawal”

Will the nightmare of Saigon's fall return in Kabul?

New lawsuit challenges ‘fast-track’ permits used for oil and gas pipelines nationwide

For nearly a decade, pipeline companies have relied on the contested Nationwide Permit 12 when their projects cross waterbodies in the U.S.

Public health crisis looms as California identifies 600 communities at risk of water-system failures

A new report puts into focus for the first time the scope of the state’s drinking-water problems and what it will take to fix them.