Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tag: torture

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.

After a Landmark Legal Ruling, Will CIA Torture Victims Finally Have...

Here in Washington state last month, Federal Judge Justin Quackenbush allowed a landmark lawsuit to move forward against the two psychologists who designed and implemented the CIA’s torture program.

Federal Judge is Allowing Torture Victims to Sue the Psychologists who...

For the first time, victims of the CIA torture program will be able to sue the Psychologists responsible for the program.

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Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Democrats are afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez too. And that’s a good thing.

Chief among the reasons for the tension? Ocasio-Cortez’s apparent support for progressive primary challenges against centrist Democrats.

Majority of Americans support a 70% tax rate for mega-rich

"I don't think it's surprising. What we see, overall, is that the vast majority of Americans know that income inequality is one of the biggest issues of our time."

Elizabeth Warren calls for investigation into Trump’s Chief of Staff

Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently called for an investigation into whether Mulvaney violated federal ethics laws governing negotiations over post-government employment.

Arizona activists face jail time for providing life-saving aid to migrants crossing Sonoran Desert

Arizona, activists with the humanitarian group No More Deaths go to trial today facing charges for a slew of federal crimes, all due to their efforts to leave water and food in the harsh Sonoran Desert to help refugees and migrants survive the deadly journey across the U.S. border.

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